Thousands welcome Fiji 7s Olympians in the North

Thousands welcome Fiji 7s Olympians in the North

By Feroz Mohammed
Friday 26/08/2016
Crowd marches with the 7s team to Subrail park for the Gold medal celebrations.

Thousands have welcomed the victorious Fiji 7s team at Subrail Park for the Special Fiji 7s team Gold medal celebration in the Northern division.

Northerners lined the streets of Labasa town and cheered for the Fiji 7s team as they made their way to Subrail Park.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama told the people of the north that the gold medal win in Rio is a milestone achievement in the development of our nation.

Bainimarama says it is a great day to also celebrate the achievement of the players who have links to Vanua Levu.

The Prime Minister says he was determined to also hold celebrations in the Northern division.

Team Manager Ropate Kauvesi and Leone Nakarawa have also been given their $30,000 cheque by the government.

Fiji 7s captain Osea Kolinisau apologised on behalf of the players who could not be part of the celebration.

He says some players are finalising their contracts while others will be returning to their clubs this weekend.

Kolinisau says he was happy when he was informed that there was also going to be a Special Fiji 7s Gold medal win celebration in the Northern division.

He was happy about traveling to the north because of his maternal links to Macuata.
Kolinisau’s mother is from the village of Nakalou in Dreketi, Macuata.

He thanked those who traveled great distances to celebrate the gold medal win in the North.

You can check out photos of the celebration on our facebook page, fijivillage.

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