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Former Rugby Player Graduates In Management

Former Rugby  Player Graduates In Management
April 23
12:00 2016

Serevi pursued a management career to support his family


Former rugby player Meli Serevi, who is the brother of sevens maestro Waisale Serevi, graduated from Fiji National University yesterday at the Vodafone Arena in Suva.

Mr Serevi graduated with an Advanced Diploma of Management amongst the 915 FNU graduates proudly received their diplomas and certificates.

The 45-year-old pursued a career in management after he injured his leg on the rugby field.

“I broke my leg while playing rugby and I knew it will affect my rugby career and I knew I won’t play rugby for the rest of my life so I decided to look for a job to support my family,” Mr Serevi said.

Mr Serevi is from the village of Qarani in Gau and is a former student of Ratu Kadavulevu School.

He played rugby in New Zealand for three years.

With the support of his family, Mr Serevi said he achieved so much in his life and moved on with his career.

He joined Suva City Council where he has been employed for the past 18 years.

“I started as a non-established person working for the SCC at the Samabula Depot for five years till I took a transfer to the administration office where I joined as a clerk and decided to study further to pursue my career in management,” Mr Serevi said.

His advice to budding rugby players is to look for a career that will help them  support their family for the long-term.

“You cannot be a rugby player the whole of your life so try and look for a career that will help you support your family,” Mr Serevi said.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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