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Athletes Here To Learn

  Wallis and Futuna athletes are not here to make the numbers at their up first 2018 FMF Chow Games. They aim to return home on Monday with medals after
15 Nov 2018 11:00
Athletes Here To Learn
Wallis & Futuna athletics squad on November 14, 2018. Photo: Anasilini Natoga

 

Wallis and Futuna athletes are not here to make the numbers at their up first 2018 FMF Chow Games.

They aim to return home on Monday with medals after the two-day event which starts at the ANZ Stadium, Suva, tomorrow.

A total of 28 athletes, 15 girls and 13 boys will be taking part in track and field events.

The 15 girls are excited to be in Fiji as most of them are here for the first time and are currently en­joying the Fijian hospitality and the weather.

Leilomo Lihuvalu, 11, will par­ticipating in softball throw and long jump and is looking forward to a positive outcome.

“Most of the athletes are here for the first time and their first over­seas trip and we are all excited. We like the hospitality.

“Fijian people always look happy and it’s good to be here to learn the Fijian culture since most of us speak very little English, when the Fijian people talk to us in English we learn at the same time.

“The idea of us coming to par­ticipate for the first time this year was because we wanted to do some sports culture all exchange pro­gramme with our brothers and sisters here in Fiji.

“Our aim is to come here and win some medals and take it back to the island.

Wallis and Futuna, officially the Territory of the Wallis and Fu­tuna Islands, is a French island collectivity in the Pacific between Tuvalu to the northwest, Fiji to the southwest, Tonga to the south­east, Samoa to the east, and Toke­lau to the northeast. The capital is Mata Utu

Edited by Osea Bola

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