The San Francisco Golden Gate rugby community is mourning the loss of one of their most beloved and respected members, Sitiveni Naqica.
The father of former USA 7s team captain Jone and longtime all-star Brian, “Papa” Naqica worked tirelessly to support rugby with SFGG and also with the Denver Barbarians and Aspen clubs. Papa was a mentor, coach, and father figure to many. He passed away unexpectedly on Christmas Day at the age of 60.
He leaves four sons and four daughters, and eight grandchildren.
Papa Naqica’s passing has left his family, especially his widow, Colleen Naqica, in some difficult financial straits. The club is asking for donations to help with final expenses for the family.
Donations can be made to Bank of the West under the account of Sitiveni and Colleen Naqica.
If you need more information about the account or how to donate, contact Jone Naqica at 415-846-6330 or Brian Naqica at 720-255-6045