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Roela, Vetero Are Sports Stars

  Roela Mailoto hopes to take her passion in netball as a career path some day. Yesterday, the Year 7 student may have just been a step closer to it
22 Nov 2016 11:00
Roela, Vetero Are Sports Stars
Wainiyavu Primary School students and teachers with during their prizegiving ceremony with Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts, Mahendra Reddy, yesterday in Namosi. Photo: Ashna Kumar

 

Roela Mailoto hopes to take her passion in netball as a career path some day.

Yesterday, the Year 7 student may have just been a step closer to it when she received the Sportswoman of Year award at Wainiyavu Primary School in Veinuqa, Namosi.

The 12-year-old said winning the award came to her like as a surprise because she is only in Year 7.

“I love playing netball but I didn’t know my performance will win me the prestigious award,” Roela said.

She said the award meant a lot to her for her sports career.

“I hope to take my passion of netball as one of my career options in the future.

“I hope to get more awards next year and be recognised for my performance.”

Avid rugby player, Vetero Veremalumu, took home the Sportsman of the Year award.

The Year 8 dedicated this to his parents, whom he said were his first coaches.

“My parents had always supported me with rugby and helped me play it better,” the 14-year-old said.

“They will always be my first coaches.”

He said just like other rugby players of Fiji, Vetero also wishes to join the national team and make his village proud one day.

“Everyone in my village love rugby and so do I. I want to work hard and play so I can also become a part of our Fijian rugby team, one day.”

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

Feedback:  ashna.kumar@fijisun.com.fj

 



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