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Lowood provides boot boost for Fijian footy

KICK INTO GEAR: Lowood Stags juniors Moses and Isaiah Armstrong-Ravula with club treasurer Nigel Schroeder and the boots to be taken to Fiji this week.
KICK INTO GEAR: Lowood Stags juniors Moses and Isaiah Armstrong-Ravula with club treasurer Nigel Schroeder and the boots to be taken to Fiji this week. Tom Threadingham

RUGBY LEAGUE: MORE than 60 pairs of boots will run free on Fijian soils soon, thanks to the Lowood community.

After witnessing the Lowood Stags Rugby League Club's boot swap program, junior players Moses and Isaiah Armstrong-Ravula instantly thought of their rugby league brethren in the South Pacific Ocean.

The boy's mother Norma said the family travelled to see family in Fiji every few years and never left without a bit of extra luggage.

"Whenever we go there we always make sure we take something, you never go empty handed, we go through all our clothes and whatever and take that," Norma said.

"The boys saw some boots at the club and wondered what they were for and I said they were for kids who didn't have boots and that's where it all came from.

"They said 'the kids in Fiji would like that'.

After approaching the Lowood Stags about the idea of collecting boots for Fiji, the club put a call out on their Facebook page.

In less than three weeks, more than 60 pairs of boots were piled up.

Lowood Stags treasurer Nigel Schroeder said the club were happy to help out by extending their boot swap program for donations to the Armstrong-Ravula family.

"It's a good idea and we are only too pleased to help out," Mr Schroeder said.

Father Steve said the boots will be donated to the Lautoka Crushers.

"I know that they appreciate them a lot because usually they'll run around in bare feet," he said.

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