CAPTION: Eroni Tuwai and Aporosa Kunatuva with Steve McLellan General Manager of Pacific Sports Academy.
February 22, 2013…Sigatoka – The Navosa Rugby Union is pleased to announce that two of the province’s upcoming rugby stars have each earned a one year rugby sports scholarship sponsored by Sigatoka River Safari.
Eroni Tuwai of Korolevu and Aporosa Kunatuva of Edrau are the first recipients of this new programme and will be commencing their training programme at the Pacific Sports Academy in Nadi, Fiji. The Academy offers a unique opportunity for 15 and 16 year olds to progress to the highest level of Rugby Union and Rugby League.
“We at Navosa Rugby Union would like to thank Sigatoka River Safari for sponsoring the scholarship for two future rugby stars,” said Kele Leawere, a former Fiji Rugby rep and current coach of the Navosa Warriors Rugby Team. “Sigatoka River Safari has been a great supporter of rugby in the interior for the past few years with sponsorships of club tournaments, jerseys and prizes and this venture with our young ruggers has really boosted the spirits of these two young boys.
Sigatoka River Safari, Managing Director, Jay Whyte, was happy to support Navosa Rugby Union in their quest in improving rugby at grassroots level.
“We are always happy to support the vanua of Navosa particularly in sports where chances of getting into an academy like the Pacific Sports Academy is nothing but a dream to some of these young players,” Jay said. “We would like to wish Eroni and Aporosa all the best for the next 12 months and in making their people proud of their achievements,” he added.
Both boys are students of Navosa Central College and through the scholarship will undertake a number of programmes both on and off the field.
Keep up with their progress by visiting the Navosa Rugby Union page on Facebook.
About Sigatoka River Safari
Fiji’s original jet-boat safari, Sigatoka River Safari offers a half-day, uniquely Fijian adventure into the heart and soul of Fiji, aboard custom-built safari jet boats. Passengers will travel along the Sigatoka River in jet boats to visit authentic Fijian villages and experience a day in the life of the real ‘kaiviti’ (Fijian). To bring the safari to life, a driver/ guide is assigned to each group and introduces passengers to the rich culture of the Fijian people and shares the history, customs and legends of the area. Sigatoka River Safari won the Best Fiji Experience in 2008 and Best Adventure Tour in 2007 at the annual AON Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards.