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Kasa’s Love For Basketball

To stage an international game is a challenging task that requires team work with lots of commitment and sacrifice especially from those who have the passion for that particular sport.
07 Dec 2016 10:49
Kasa’s Love For Basketball
From Left:Gordon Biggs,Kasa Saubulinayau and Kei Long Liu at the FIBA U18 Oceania Championships 2016 at Vodafone Arena in Suva.Photo:Litia Tikomailepanoni

To stage an international game is a challenging task that requires team work with lots of commitment and sacrifice especially from those who have the passion for that particular sport. While many would flock to the tournament to watch their favourite team or players play, there are others that would volunteer for the love of the sport itself.

One such person is 17-year-old, Kasa Saubulinayau who for the first time is a volunteer during the FIBA Under-18 Oceania Championship 2016 at the Vodafone Arena in Suva.

The Lakeba native from Lau is passionate about basketball and is aiming to don the Fijian Basketball U18 jersey in the near future.

“This is the first time for me to be involved in an international game like this one and that is why when I was chosen as one of the volunteers I accepted it with honour. I’m always interested in playing this sport, and just being a volunteer has opened my eyes to the game of basketball in the international level.”

The Year 12 student of Yat Sen Secondary School was amongst a few other students who have been chosen as volunteers for the game.

“For us we have to make sure that the court is always safe and not slippery when the court is being used, also we act as ball boys. So in every break we mop the floor from one corner to another. I do this happily because to have the opportunity to be a volunteer and at the same time watch an international game is an added bonus.”

Saubulinayau who plays for his school team is also a member of the Warriors Basketball Club in Raiwaqa.

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