The Vodafone Suva Open Tennis Tournament not only highlights the skills of Fiji’s athletes but encourages youth involvement in sports.
The tournament was officially launched by the Minister for Youth and Sports Jese Saukuru, aims to encourage young athletes to showcase their talents, foster sportsmanship, and cultivate a passion for tennis.
“Sports play a crucial role in building our nation, promoting unity, and encouraging a healthy lifestyle,” said Saukuru.
“The Government is dedicated to supporting sports initiatives, providing necessary infrastructure and training programs to elevate our athletes. Through sports, we envision a brighter and more prosperous future for Fiji.”
Saukuru expressed his gratitude to the Suva Tennis Association for organising the tournament and to Vodafone for their significant sponsorship.
“Your ongoing support for sports development in Fiji, particularly for tennis, enables us to uncover and nurture potential stars.”
The ‘Vodafone Suva Open’ serves as a platform for budding athletes to develop their skills, embrace a competitive spirit, and forge lifelong friendships.
Saukuru urged participants to value the spirit of healthy competition, fair play, and sportsmanship.
“This event is more than just winning; it’s about building character, discovering your potential, and forming connections.”
He hoped the tournament would be a great success and serve as a launchpad for talented young players to shine on both regional and international stages.
The tourney will host 120 players across various grades from Fiji and the Oceania region, is set to take place from 29th September to 2nd October.