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Jerry Tuwai’s Mum Displays Pride In Son At Celebration

I’ll walk here to the stadi­um even if it means I walk alone. I've done it before I'll do it again - For Jerry.
17 Sep 2022 09:53
Jerry Tuwai’s Mum Displays Pride In Son At Celebration
Two-time Olympic Gold Medallist and World Cup trophy winner, Jerry Tuwai during the 2022 Rugby World Cup win celebration in Suva on Sep­tember 16, 2022. Photo: Ronald Kumar

I’ll walk here to the stadi­um even if it means I walk alone. I’ve done it before I’ll do it again – For Jerry.

These were the words of Se­ru waia Vualiku; the mother of two-time Olympics gold medallist Jerry Tuwai, dur­ing the celebration of the Melrose Cup victory held in Suva on Friday.

As a family-oriented wom­an, Ms Vualiku’s support for her son Jerry is no secret.

There has been extensive coverage highlighting the super woman who raised our rugby sevens star.

She was among the crowd of people who flocked to Suva to witness the celebration of the 2022 Rugby World Cup champions held at the capi­tal, Suva.

Ms Vualiku said her son had once again done Fiji proud.

“We woke up quite early just to be here. My boy knows how proud we are; he knows, if I keep on saying this, I might annoy him,” Ms Vua­liku said.

“He has obviously made us proud since day one, from Rio to Tokyo and now Melrose won. I just want to say how proud lam.”

She said that her son knew that she would be attending the parade ceremony from Suva Flea Market enroute to the HFC stadium.

“I told my husband if others are not marching from the flea market right to the stadi­um, today we will do it again, we will repeat history;” Ms Vualiku said.

“We’ve done it during the Rio, Tokyo celebration, so why not?”

In similar tone she congrat­ulated the Fijiana for invest­ing the effort to bag bronze

“Not much is done, but I definitely want to add and say; a big congratulation to the Fijiana women’s team for winning bronze in the 2020 Olympics; their win is also massive,” she said.

“Our girls and boys have put Fiji’s name on the map way earlier, so these players de­serve to be praised.”


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