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Nuku Sisters Keen To Shine

Unaisi Nuku, 17, and her older sister Mere Nuku, 18, are both happy to be part of the Fijian Under- 21 netball squad. The Namalata, Kadavu natives are students of
16 Feb 2017 11:07
Nuku Sisters Keen To Shine

Unaisi Nuku, 17, and her older sister Mere Nuku, 18, are both happy to be part of the Fijian Under- 21 netball squad.

The Namalata, Kadavu natives are students of Suva Grammar School and are members of the Lomaiviti team competing in the Suva Netball Association competition.

Una, a Year 12 who plays midcourt, said making the team after three trials was an indication that nothing’s impossible.

“It’s tough when you have to balance school and training,”Una said.

“I sleep late at night and then you have to wake up early in the morning to  do your training. But I managed to pull through and having my sister by my side is a big boost.

“Hendry Elder and Filo Korovulavula are both very helpful as they try to help us with our fitness Coach Vicki Wilson is an experienced coach and what I like about here is that she knows everyone and keeps pushing us to the limit.

“Being a student and a player is very challenging but I wouldn’t make it without the support of my family. My parents always motivated me and I’m looking forward to making the team to the 2017 Netball World Youth Cup in Botswana in July.”

Mere, 18,  a Year 13 student plays goal-defence is happy to be playing alongside her younger sister.

“We have been playing together since we started playing netball and I am happy playing with her and also at ease because I know I have somebody close to me,”she said.

“I’ve recovered from an injury and being back is a good feeling. I am just trying to get my fitness level up on par with the girls.”

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