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Happy To Lead: Jasa

  Olympian Jasa Veremalua will lead the Fiji Airways 7s team at the Silicon Valley 7s tournament at the Avaya Stadium, San Jose, California this week. The 29 year old
01 Nov 2017 11:00
Happy To Lead: Jasa
Fiji Airways 7s players (L-R): Netani Vakayalia, Eroni Vucago, Asesela Ratudamu, Josua Koronabuli, Manueli Ratuniyarawa, Anare Tevita, Nacanieli Batina, captain Jasa Veremalua and Alifoso Rauto at the Nadi International Airport yesterday. October 31,2017. PHOTO: KARALAINI TAVI.

 

Olympian Jasa Veremalua will lead the Fiji Airways 7s team at the Silicon Valley 7s tournament at the Avaya Stadium, San Jose, California this week.

The 29 year old Korotogo, Nadroga native  was honored to take on the role as captain for the first time.

“Being selected to captain the Fiji Airways side for the first time is no pressure at all. I have been preparing well over the past few weeks,” he said.

“But I’m happy and grateful to lead the team.

“Training was quite tough and we are all working hard to secure our spot in the final squad for the World Sevens Series which starts in Dubai and Cape Town in December.”

Veremalua was happy to see the inclusion of the new players and is hoping to help in their development.

“I’m excited to see the inclusion of new players which will be good. I will do my best to guide them throughout,” he said.

“The inclusion of young players can put a lot of pressure on the old players to live up to expectations we are all now on  equal playing fields.

“They say competition is healthy, so we very much excited on the tournament ahead and the World Sevens Series.

“I believe Coach Gareth Barber is doing a good thing trying to include a lot of young player into the squad in order to secure the best team for the series.”

The two-day Silicon Valley 7s starts on Saturday.

Fiji is pooled with Central Coast 7s winner Australia, Japan and China.

Edited by Osea Bola

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