Rakaviti Revealed – Everything you need to know

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The name, the purpose, the people behind it and how you can join the team.

We’ve reached a big milestone! over 3500 page likes on our Facebook page is amazing and I would like to thank all of you for helping us get there. Some of you have posted very encouraging comments and it makes all the work worth it to know it is appreciated.

The Name

This one will be obvious to most of you but for our non Fijian readers, Rakaviti is a combination of the words Rakavi or Raka (Rugby) and Viti (Fiji). It was originally going to be Vitiraka but the moment I switched it around I knew it was perfect.

Disclaimer

Before you read more you should know that Rakaviti has no association or agreement with Fiji Rugby or any other official Rugby, Sevens or Rugby League organisation. All articles and posts are of the opinion of the author and have no outside influence.

The Purpose

I always thought it would be great if there was a place online where Fijians could chat about games, tournaments, and any topic to do with our players and teams. So I decided to create an online forum, once I bought the domain name (rakaviti.com) I decided to build the website to go with it and now here we are.

The forum is all set up yet still no activity so please sign up and become an active member and start a topic on anything you would like in our forums section.

The Rakaviti Forums. A place where you can chat about anything Fiji Rugby and more

Oh yes, the purpose! The purpose is to have an online platform where all Fijians can chat about rugby. A place that brings together all our players from all three codes and to help Fijians around the world by letting them be part of it if they so wish.

About Me

My name is Joshua Sevu O’Connor. I was born in Suva, raised in Nadera and Colo-I-Suva up until the age of 12 when my family migrated to Australia.

I attended Veiuto Primary School up until early form 1. Dad’s village is Lagalevu in Kadavu and mum’s village is Wailevu, also in Kadavu. You may have seen me interacting on some of the comments as myself, that is because I am a fan just like you and I am proud of all our players wherever they are around the world.

Just so there is no confusion, you should know that I have no relation whatsoever to Mr John O’Connor of the Fiji Rugby Union. My family line hails from Kadavu as I mentioned earlier.

Why I interact as Rakaviti Admin

Basically, I didn’t want this website to be about me and I thought it would be easier for people to give criticism if they were aiming it at a website name rather than a person. The support has been overwhelmingly positive so I would like to thank everyone who has engaged in our content through liking, sharing, commenting, and visiting our website.

My role on the website

The website is still in its early stages and I’m doing everything from designing the website, posting articles, player profiles, editing graphics and posting on the Facebook page. It takes a lot of work but I’m laying the foundations for what I hope will be everyone’s favourite Fijian Rugby website.

How you can join

That’s easy, you don’t need a degree or any experience, simply the passion and desire and we’ll give you your start and you help the website grow in return.

If you would like to write articles, write match reports, game previews, game reviews, maybe you would like to write a review of the latest Sevens tournament, here’s your chance to do it. You could even start small and add player profiles. If you’re watching local games, why not report about it!

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There is a lot of work to be done to get this website to realise it’s potential and better serve the Fiji Rugby community.

I understand I am in Australia and will have greater access to resources but I will help as much I can. All you need is a phone or even just pen and paper and together we can make it happen for you.

If this sounds like something you would love to do or if there are other ways you think you could help, send an email to support@rakaviti.com

Let me know what you think

Thank you for reading, before you go, I would love to hear your thoughts so leave a comment below and let me know what you think of Rakaviti and how I can improve the website and experience.

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