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Dad Calls On Parents To Support Their Children

Ratu Kiniviliame Narokete, father of Rooster Chicken Fijiana Drua lock Doreen Narokete, has urged parents to support their daughters if they have decided to play rugby.
15 May 2022 13:28
Dad Calls On Parents To Support Their Children
Rooster Chicken Fijiana Drua players, Doreen Narokete (second from left) and Vitalina Naikore (right) during their joint celebration at Milverton Road, Raiwaqa, on May 13, 2022. They were accorded a traditional welcome ceremony and church service hosted by the Narokete family. Photo: Sereana Salalo

Ratu Kiniviliame Narokete, father of Rooster Chicken Fijiana Drua lock Doreen Narokete, has urged parents to support their daughters if they have decided to play rugby.

On Friday, the Narokete family in Raiwaqa celebrated their daughter’s contribution to the Drua’s Super W win and it coincided with her 20th birthday. They also hosted winger Vitalina Naikore in a joint celebration.

Rooster Chicken Fijiana Drua players, Doreen Narokete (left) and Vitalina Naikore cut their cake during their joint celebration at Milverton Road, Raiwaqa, on May 13, 2022. Photo: Sereana Salalo

Rooster Chicken Fijiana Drua players, Doreen Narokete (left) and Vitalina Naikore cut their cake during their joint celebration at Milverton Road, Raiwaqa, on May 13, 2022.
Photo: Sereana Salalo

Ratu Kiniviliame indicated that his only daughter was always hardworking.

Hailing from the chiefly village of Tavuki, Kadavu, Doreen shares maternal links to Batiki in Lomaiviti. She attended John Wesley Primary School and later John Wesley College.

“She started playing when she was 16-years-old; played touch rugby and went to the 2019 World Cup,” he said.

Narokete started playing rugby with Nadi Aviators when her father worked there.

“She was selected from there to join Saiasi Fuli’s extended squad but did not make it. She was then picked by Fijiana 15s coach Senirusi Seruvakula.

“I have always encouraged her that there is nothing impossible to God,” Ratu Kiniviliame said.

“There has been a lot of challenges along the way but with God we can overcome. I have been supporting her since she started playing; going to every tournament and it has not been easy.

“To parents, if you know your children are talented players, we should show our support for them in every way but always teach them to depend on God,” he added.



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