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Hardwork and dedication pays off and with God by your side, nothing is impossible, says Tavui Veitata. Tavui is the father of Kinivuwai Veitata, captain of the victorious Deans  Under-18
19 Dec 2016 11:00
Family Support For Veitata
From left: Taraivini Vosawale with his son Kinivuwai Veitata and their father Tavui Veitata during his prefects induction. Photo: SUPPLIED.

Hardwork and dedication pays off and with God by your side, nothing is impossible, says Tavui Veitata.

Tavui is the father of Kinivuwai Veitata, captain of the victorious Deans  Under-18 champions Queen Victoria School.

The proud dad who is away on peacekeeping duties in the Middle East said being away from his family and especially his son was very difficult.

“We give our full support to Kini leading QVS and now playing for the Vodafone Fijian Under-20 team.

“I’m thankful to my wife and my kids and everyone back home for rallying behind Kini, watching him play and supporting him while I’m not there. It’s a big task managing a family alone and I’m grateful for their support,” Veitata said.

Kinivuwai who hails from Nasigatoka, Rewa and have maternal links to Kadavu Koro, Naceva, Kadavu is the eldest of four siblings.

“He is good example to his siblings at home and portrays a discipline attitude whether he is on or off the field. He is always around the family helping them and is just like a baby of the family.

“Whatever he do he is always thankful to the man upstairs for guiding him and giving him the strength to do what he loves to do and that is playing rugby.

“So what we do now is continue to support him in his career and whatever he decides we will 100 per cent support him all the way there is nothing more I could ask for than thanking God for giving me a son who listen and love his family,” he said

Proud mum Taraivini said she was proud of her son’s achievement.

“He is a good listener, disciplined and a dedicated person.

I’ve supported him ever since he wanted to join QVS. He started playing in the under 14, 15 and then he played up in the under 18 in 2015.

“This is his last year and it will be a memorable one for him, donning the Fiji jersey and representing his country in the under 18 and now under 20 is a blessing to him and me as a mother would not stop supporting him now and forever,” she said.

The 18-year-old represented Fiji in the Oceania Rugby Under-20 Trophy competition where they beat Tonga at the ANZ Stadium last week.

He is also the deputy head boy of Queen Victoria School.

Kinivuwai was named in the Fiji Babaas 7s extended squad to march into camp at USP tomorrow.

Fiji now qualify for the 2017 World Rugby U20 Trophy and the 2017 Oceania Rugby U20 Championship (joining Samoa, New Zealand and Australia).

 Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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