On Friday night, Silktails Chairman Petero Civoniceva and Head Coach Wes Naiqama attended the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation Rebranding Ceremony in Suva, and presented the 2023 Silktails #1 Jersey to the Fijian Prime Minister, Mr. Sitiveni Rabuka.
Civoniceva spoke of the honour of presenting the jersey to the Prime Minister, and the role Mr. Rabuka played in the origination of our club’s name.
“It was an absolute honour, alongside Kaiviti Silktails Head Coach Wes Naiqama, to present the Fiji Prime Minister and his wife – Mr and Mrs Rabuka, our 2023 Kaiviti Silktails RLFC Jersey as our official Number 1 Supporter!” said Civoniceva.
“In 2020, as a sign of respect and acknowledging Prime Minister Rabuka’s connection to Fiji Rugby League, I asked him what our Fijian Development Pathway Club should be called – I was left speechless when he replied – your father and I are from Cakaudrove and the Silktail bird is from there – the team should be called the Silktails!”‘
“I rang my father straight away and he was emotional thinking about that connection!”
“On behalf of the Kaiviti Silktails family – players and staff – Vinaka vakalevu Sir!”