CAPTION: Fiji Touch Association, Vice President Mr Tom Tiko signs Memorandum of Agreement with Fiji National Sports Commission.
On Friday last week the Fiji National Sports Commission presented a $6000.00 cheque to Fiji Touch Rugby to assist them in their preparations for the upcoming Trans Pacific Touch Tournament.
The $6000.00 is part of a total allocation of $32,600 approved for Fiji Touch by the Commission for the tournament.
This support once again highlights the Commissions ongoing support for the hosting of International Tournaments on our shores recognising the associated socio-economic benefits.
Furthermore the commitment demonstrates The Fiji National Sports Commissions desire to support and raise the profile of minor sports.
The Trans-Pacific Touch Tournament will be showcasing Fiji’s finest Touch Rugby Players matching up against teams from New Zealand, Australia and Samoa, from the 18th – 21st of September at the Prince Charles Park in Nadi.
Touch Fiji has been in close contact with the overseas teams assisting them with preparations toward this tournament which sees over 300 – 400 touch players flooding the Jet Set town and is continuing to seek support from the corporate sector.
In a statement at the launching of the sport’s 2011 world cup campaign at the Holiday Inn in Suva, His Excellency the President of Fiji, RatuEpeliNailatikau, stated:
“Not often do we find a sport that can be played by anyone, male and female, young and old as it is played in beaches, village greens and communities around the country…a sport that brings the family and community together to play each other in a game that offers both a competitive as well as a social mix with a unifying force that helps to foster team work, discipline as well as social cohesion and community solidarity which are important ingredients for nation building.”