Athletics

124 schools to participate at the Coke games next week

A total of one hundred and twenty-four schools will be participating in the upcoming 2016 Coca-Cola games. This was confirmed by the  Fiji Secondary Schools Athletics Association Secretary General and Tournament Director Mr. Vuli Waqa this afternoon. The total number of schools that will be participating at this years Coke games is 124 not including […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

April 18, 2016 4:00 pm

A total of one hundred and twenty-four schools will be participating in the upcoming 2016 Coca-Cola games.

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The Fiji Secondary Schools Athletics Association National Championships 2016 Coca-Cola Games banner at the Suva head office. (Peni Shute/Newswire)

This was confirmed by the  Fiji Secondary Schools Athletics Association Secretary General and Tournament Director Mr. Vuli Waqa this afternoon.

The total number of schools that will be participating at this years Coke games is 124 not including maritime schools and the number of students to participate at this year’s Coke game is 2356 not including Maritime athletes.

There is a big decrease in the number of schools participating at this year’s Coke game, I think last year there was a 140 something school that participated.

Mr. Waqa said the 2016 Coca-Cola games will be a three-day event and Day 1 will start at 4pm and concludes at 8pm in the evening.

It’s something new that we are trying to do, see by Thursday all atheletes are all in Suva and we will try to complete some of the hits, this will enable us to utilise some of the time on Friday and Saturday.  We are trying to run some of the program on Thusday afternoon. The only track hits that we will do on Thursday are the hits of the 100 meter and the 400 meter.

The tickets has been on sale since last week and its $30.00 for the two day event and the grandstand alone but on Thursday it’s a $5.00 entry fee and you can sit anywhere whether you want to go to the grandstand or the embarkment this applies for Thursday only.

Mr. Waqa also confirmed that  the Coca-Cola Games Torch will not be taken around the country this year, however, the torch relay will be relayed from the Coca-Cola factory to ANZ Stadium.

The torch relay will be done at the Coca-Cola factory in Suva. It will be launched at the Coca-Cola game factory at Suva and it will be relayed from Kinoya to the ANZ stadium.

Well we always give out price money for winners, last year we gave out price money and we’ll also do the same for this year’s winner.

Natabua High School is the defending champion in the boys division while Jasper Williams High School is the defending champion in the girls division.

The Coca-Cola Games will be held from the 28th to the 30th of this month at the ANZ Stadium.

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated after the Coke games Tournament Director Mr. Vuli Waqa clarified that the number of schools that will be participating has decreased from ‘133’ to ‘124’.

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