August 17, 2017
Baulevu High School U19 Coach Rohit Sharma says sheer determination, hard work and sacrifice of the students was clearly evident as they lifted the Fiji Secondary Schools IDC trophy for the first time this week in Suva.
Baulevu High School from the outskirts of Nausori with less known players defeated Cuvu College from Nadroga 1-0 in the final.
“We really faced a lot of difficulties, IDC is always during the exam time, during week 14 most of the schools are having their exams,” said coach Sharma.
However, with a little discipline the team managed to fulfill both curricular and extracurricular commitments.
“We had a plan, what we did we camped in the school for the last 2 weeks. So during the day time students went to class, they never missed any class.”
“The boys’ day would start at 4.30 in the morning whereby they would study for one hour before training for another hour and then get ready for school. After hours the boys would train till 5pm and then study from 7pm till they retire to bed at 9.”
Sharma also praised the winning goal-scorer Jovesa Raila heavily for his wonderful effort.
“He is a very good and disciplined boy, I was told to use his height as an advantage. I told him you’re in form 7 make us proud do something for our college then finally say goodbye to our college next year.”
18-year-old Raila who took up football just this year said the win was a team effort and he will always cherish the special moment when he found the back of the net.
“The goal scored was not by my own, it was a team work and therefore this win is dedicated to my school and team.”
Meanwhile Kamil Muslim College won the U17 title beating Seaqaqa Central College 1-0 while AD Patel College won the U15 title after beating Seaqaqa Central College 2-0 in extra time.
AD Patel College won the girls division beating Kamil Muslim College 1-0.
By Avneel Abhishay