Duo Promoted For Olympic Success

They were promoted to Correc­tions Officer Class A, Daveua and Corrections Officer Class B Vakurinabili.
13 Oct 2021 17:17
 Duo Promoted For Olympic Success
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games gold medallist Josua Vakurinabili (sixth from left) and bronze medallist Reijeli Daveua (eighth from left) with Fiji Corrections Service personnel, civilians and officers in Naboro on October 12, 2021. Photo: Fiji Corrections Service

Medal winning Olympi­ans, Fiji Corrections Ser­vice staff Reijeli Daveua (bronze) and Josua Vakurinabili (gold) were promoted in acknowl­edgement of their success and stupendous contribution to the na­tion.

Along with their promotion the FCS staff finally celebrated their Olympic achievement at Naboro yesterday following the recent eas­ing of COVID-19 protocols.

They were promoted to Correc­tions Officer Class A, Daveua and Corrections Officer Class B Vakurinabili.

The duo were hosted to a feast to commemorate their achievements at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The third Corrections personnel, Asae­li Tuivuaka is currently on a rugby contract in Italy.

Vakurinabili and Tuivuaka were members of the Team Fiji men’s rugby sevens team that won the gold medal while Daveua was part of Fijiana side that won bronze.

Commissioner of Corrections, Commander Francis Kean thanked them for their hardwork in doing the nation proud.

Daveua, said they were blessed to be part of an organisation that always support their sporting ca­reers.

Vakurinabili highlighted that a major factor of his achievement was due to the support of the FCS and all its personnel.

Both athletes expressed their gratitude to the Commissioner for supporting them in their Olympic journey.

Commander Kean said both have set the bar for FCS personnel to as­pire to and at the same time chal­lenge them to reflect on this life­time achievement.

“We are all very proud of them although we are missing the pres­ence of our Namosi tank, Asaeli Tuivuaka,” he added.



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