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Rugby: Opening of Fiji Primary Schools Rugby Union 2013 Milo Kaji Games – PM Bainimarama

A very good morning to Players, Parents, Teachers, Supporters and Game Organisers.

It is my pleasure to be your chief guest today at this annual rugby event which is the country’s largest and most important sporting competition for school boys in Fiji.

This year is one of the biggest ever Milo Kaji Rugby Tournaments with more than 3,000 players representing 630 teams from 28 Districts at the four day event. I would therefore like to welcome all the players that have travelled from all over Fiji to be here today. Without you there would be no tournament.

Rugby has always played an important role in Fiji.

With teams representing every province in Fiji I can only imagine the amount of joy, amount of excitement and determination that will be in store for us for the next four days and I would like to thank Nestle for sponsoring the Milo Kaji once again – the eighth year in a row.

To the teachers, coaches, parents, supporters and friends, without your tremendous support your sons wouldn’t be here today for this tournament.

I applaud you for the countless support, sleepless nights and dedication that you have given to the players. Vinaka vakalevu!

To the players, I would like to say that this is your tournament, your time and your playing field. Play hard and play fair and may the best team win.

I now declare the 2013 Milo Kaji competition open.
Vinaka vakalevu.