Explore Your Potential During This Lockdown Period

Drodrolagi: Men should come out from their comfort zones and learn new skills like cooking and household chores during this lockdown period.
23 Apr 2020 16:49
Explore Your Potential During This Lockdown Period
Kaiviti Silktails second row forward Jowasa Drodrolagi learning how to cook at his home on April 22,2020.Photo:Supplied

Kaiviti Silktails Forward Jowasa Drodrolagi has switched rugby league talent to cooking skills.

As COVID-19 continue to keep people in lockdown, many sporting celebrities around the country are also learning various new skills while exploring their potentials off the field.

Drodrolagi used the lockdown as an opportunity to learn cooking.

“Now that I have the time I’m learning how to cook, it is something that I always wanted to do from a very long time,” he said.

“I believe it is very important to know how to cook because for young and single players like us getting a contract and playing overseas it will be hard without our family in terms of cooking”

“We will be cooking our own food so I kind of figured out that this lockdown is a perfect opportunity to learn cooking.”

“I have been learning how to cook my favourite dish which is Chopsuey and other dishes.”

“Watching mum cook, I always think that it was easy to some extend so I’m happy to be learning how to cook.”

The Ekubu, Vatulele villager said the lockdown period enabled him to get out of his comfort zone and into the learning zone.

“Moments like these can help anyone explore their potential, trying out new things they’ve never done before,” he said.

“We have to learn to adapt to new things, chase new ideas and be creative.”

“I head down to the ground which is pretty isolated and hardly has anyone there and go for runs with my friends other than that I do weight exercises and lots of work at home like  weeding etc.”

World Cup Plans

Drodrolagi,25, has set his sights on the Rugby League World Cup next year.

“It’s always an honour to play in the Bati team so I’m working hard to make the team to England next year,” he said

“First things first I have to train well there is a lot of time left till the World Cup.”

“We have been training since last year in preparation for the Ron Massey cup competition and unfortunately we just played one game.”

“Now that the Ron Massey cup is cancelled I have shifted my focus on making the Bati team to England.”


“I have been training for eight months now and there is no game time for me.”

“I have set my training programme at a standard that I maintain my fitness until the next game or tournament.”

“I know it is tough to train under these circumstances but its okay to try.”
Edited by: Percy Kean

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