Vonolagi legacy continues

Ratu Vilikesa Roko Vonolagi. Picture: RAMA

A young Tailevu chief who is from a renowned sporting family will carry the burden of leading Ratu Kadavulevu School in the defence of the boys’ title of the Coca-Cola Games next week in Suva.

Ratu Vilikesa Roko Vonolagi, of Nameka, Tailevu, is the son of former Fiji netball rep Seruwaia Vonolagi and nephew to former Fiji 7s rep Sakeasi and former Fiji football team captain Tani Vonolagi.

“It is an honour to represent Ratu Kadavulevu School in the Coca-Cola Games, especially after COVID-19 stopped it for two years,” he said during the launch of the Coca-Cola Games torch relay at Laucala Beach in Suva yesterday.

“This is my first year in the seniors after I competed in 2018 and 2019. I’ll be running in the 4×100 metres and 4x400m and we have been training well. There are a lot of competitions out there, especially from some schools which did not do well in the past games. Nakasi High School surprised everyone in the Triple N Zone last week and there are schools such as MGM High and those from outside Suva. We are preparing ourselves well hoping that we can retain our title.

“The games will be tough, but we are focused on taking the trophy back.”

About 3000 athletes are expected to converge at the HFC Bank Stadium from next Thursday in the three-day event.

Ticket sales started yesterday with $45 for three days for those on the grandstand, $12 and $10 for the concrete and grass embankments respectively.

COVID-19 protocol will be followed for everyone entering the Fiji Sports Council premises from next Thursday to Saturday.

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