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Pearls Take Time Out

The Fiji Pearls took time out of their busy schedule yesterday to visit children at St Christopher’s Home at Naulu, Nasinu yesterday. Team manager RubyAnn Sorovaki said the visit gave
13 Jan 2015 07:52
Pearls Take Time Out
Fiji Pearls netball team members and officials, children and staff of St Christopher’s Home in Nakasi, Nasinu yesterday. Photo: Rama

The Fiji Pearls took time out of their busy schedule yesterday to visit children at St Christopher’s Home at Naulu, Nasinu yesterday.

Team manager RubyAnn Sorovaki said the visit gave the players a chance to meet the very people who watched them on television and helped them see what’s happening outside the court.

“This adds to the level of preparedness for the girls going into next week’s Oceania Tri Series against the Silver Ferns and Samoa,” Sorovaki said.

“This is just something outside the box, and it gives them an appreciation about what is happening around them.

“We had the Amazing Race event last Saturday and this is just an addition in terms of providing a platform for the girls to get in touch with the community.

“We thought we would pick children because we have some mothers in the team and players who are siblings and this gives them a psychological boost.”

While it was a moment celebrated by the children getting to the Fiji Pearls, it was an emotional afternoon for Teimumu Moce Vukinavanua.

She said the experience brought a sense of joy to the children which was really important.

“Our visit was really emotional because we get to think of our kids, especially us mothers,” Vukinavanua said.

“Being here just brings us down to their level and it brings us so much joy seeing the smiles on their faces. I’m extremely humbled and while it has been emotional, it would really drive me to work hard and I intend to bring my son here one day as well.”

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