The Chiefs Rugby Academy Vanuatu (CRAV) U-16 team will be heading to Noumea on Friday to participate in an annual U-16 event coordinated under the Rugby Federation.

On Tuesday this week, a jersey presentation ceremony took place at the Jill’s café where the Interchange Ltd company officially handed over the Vanuatu team jersey to the CRAV delegates witnessed by parents and supporters.

Coach Dave Lolo said that he is happy and pleased for receiving the Vanuatu team jersey. He said that in CRAV, things they do for the company are not for themselves but for the young boys and girls. He said that it is to give out opportunities for them to shine. Mr Lolo said that the boys are all talented and are very good with what they do.

The coach mentioned that currently there are no opportunities for our young players to participate amongst their peers.

“The event is a chance to get the boys offshore and CRAV is doing all their best in making this happen. The tournament is an annual event in Noumea. We were approached by a friend, who is the President of a rugby club in Noumea, who initiated the idea along with CRAV. It is more as an invitation and opportunity for the Vanuatu boys to participate and develop from there, “said Coach Lolo.

Interchange Ltd rep said that they are proud to support the initiative and says that it stands and support community participations whether it may be sports or other various maters.

BSP Manager, Nik Regenvanu, who was also a national rugby rep said that BSP is happy to support the growth of youth developments in Vanuatu.

Mr Lolo acknowledged Interchange Ltd for coming in to sponsor the team’s official jersey, and to BSP for their support, to the coaches, Jay Jameson and Alipate La’au, for their efforts in providing trainings and making sure the boys learn the values of discipline, respect and culture which more important for the team.

The team will be leaving on Friday and will return on Monday next week.

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