Prasad’s dream to play professional rugby
20 July, 2015, 12:00 am
NOTHING is impossible if one has the will to succeed and it has come true for Anitesh Amit Prasad who wants to represent Vodafone Flying Fijians in future.
Prasad was awarded with the best player for Rishikul Nadera Primary School thanks-giving service after representing the school in the under-14 rugby competition.
The 14-year-old player, who has been selected in to the under-14 team for Nasinu Kaji team and plays at the wing, said he wanted to achieve big in his career.
“I also love playing football but I like to play rugby since it is an interesting game,” he said.
“My dream is to play in the Flying Fijians team one day.
“I want to make my debut in the Super Rugby with the Highlanders. They are a very good team.”
The Raranibulubulu-lad from Labasa said he always looked to Nemani Nadolo as his inspiration.
“For me he is one of the best players at the moment and he is the best figure for me.
“He is also my favourite because he plays for the Crusaders in the Super Rugby.”
He was also awarded the top try scorer in the Nasinu Kaji zone after scoring five tries.
“What I have achieved today is because of the hard work and supports from my family especially my parents,” he added.
“My coach has also guided me well so far and I am thankful to them for making me a good rugby player. Today if I am playing rugby is because of my manager and coach.
“My family support has been tremendous.”
Father Rajesh Chand said it was a proud moment for him to see their son developing as a rugby player.
“I want him to see him play in the Fiji national 15s team because he has potential,” he said.
“People have been telling me that the way he plays is just like an English player.
“So I went to see him play and it was marvellous.
“I want to make him a good rugby player. There were about 17 schools in the competition but he was the only Indian player.
“This was the first time the school started rugby and they reached the quarter-final.”