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Commissioner’s Trophy Recipient Eyes Senior Corrections Position

Commissioner’s Trophy Recipient Eyes Senior Corrections Position
Commissioners Trophy receipient Samuela Netzler with Tavaita Netzler(wife),Maria Netzler(daughter),Anaseini Musunacua(mother) and Tevita Raiova during the Fiji Corrections basic recruit course pass out parade on November 30, 2017.Photo:Vilimoni Vaganalau.
December 01
11:00 2017

The recipient of the Commis­sioner’s Trophy, 24-year-old Samuela Netzler, wants to be a senior Fiji Corrections Service of­ficer.

“I can do it as I’m now one of the six named to continue the cadet officer’s course,” he said.

Mr Netzler hails from Waikete, Tai­levu, and completed his secondary education from Bucalevu Secondary School (BSS) in Taveuni from 2007 – 2010 when his stepfather the Rev­erend Nacani Baba was head of the Assemblies of God Church on the island.

He said while at BSS a rugby scout from Scots College Boys School, Wel­lington, New Zealand, selected him to attend the College where he played rugby.

Mr Netzler attended Scots College from 2011 to 2012 and was sent back to Fiji when he injured his shoulder in a rugby match.

He enrolled at the Koronivia Agri­culture College in 2013 and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2015.

Mr Netzler said he worked as an at­taché at the Ministry Agriculture and applied as a recruit to the Fiji Correc­tions Service to find a permanent job.

“I’m happy that my dream to have a permanent job is happening,” he said.

He said he was not shocked when he was named as one of the six to con­tinue with the cadet officer’s course.

His dream to be a senior officer he said had started and was optimistic it would happen.

Mr Netzler’s mother Anaseini Mu­sunacua said the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) had wanted him to join them.

But she did not want him to join because he could also die in a peace­keeping duty like his father.

“His father Edward Tareguci Net­zler died in Lebanon in 1994 when our son was one-year-and-five-months-old,” she said.

Mrs Musunacua said they would support him to become what he want­ed to be in future.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa


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