Good turnout for kite championship entry – FBC News
Eager Fijians turned up at the Fijian Broadcasting Corporation offices in Suva and Nadi today to register ahead of the FBC National Kite Championships later this month.
People started lining up at 8 a.m., two hours before registration was scheduled to start.
The competition is historic as it is Fiji’s first ever national kite fighting tournament.
Nasinu resident Benjamin Robin says he was delighted to hear about the competition as he recalls his youth when he used to get together with friends to fly kites.
“This thing was happening when I was very young, at that time there were a lot of kite competitions, after so many years there was nothing, maybe 20-25 years old, there was no There was no kite competition or anyone flying a kite.”
Losarusa Divialagi from Nadi says he was once the champion of small community competitions and is looking forward to the big event.
“I am a champion, I was a champion for a long time, like 20 years, I was the kite champion and I participated in such kite competitions and we also had it in the Suva Street of the Marist Brothers.”
About 60 of the 68 places have been reserved today.
2DAYFM program director Mario Fasala says they hope to make it an annual event.
People have come all the way to Nausori to register for the competition which will take place on July 30.