NINETEEN-year-old Adi Kulamailagi Tabete scooped the Sportswoman of Year Award during the Fijian Community Sports Awards held in Auckland, New Zealand earlier this month.
The daughter of former Netball Fiji president Alice Tabete, who is part of the Fiji under-21 squad for the World Youth Championship next year, is affiliated with the Westlake Netball Club in North Harbour. Adi Kulamailagi works as an apprentice coach for the Netball North Harbour and has been helping in the promotion of the sport in her community.
She has been involved in Fun Ferns program, School Holiday program and extension coaching clinics at the AMI Centre in North Harbour.
"Adi Kulamailagi started her netball career at the age of nine and started playing at the national level five years later in Fiji," Netball Fiji secretary Alini Sovu said.
"When she migrated to Auckland, she was selected to represent North Harbour in 2008 to 2012.
"Her breakthrough to the regional level came in 2010 and she has played representative netball for the North Region since then."
New Zealand sevens star Tomasi Cama was named the Sportsman of the Year while former Silver Fern Vilimaina Davu was awarded the Hall of Fame.
The Fijian Community Sports Awards is an annual event that recognises the achievements of Fijians living in New Zealand.