SAINIMILI Vuniwaqa believes there is no age limit in setting goals even if it may seem impossible to achieve.
An ardent rugby supporter, Vuniwaqa grew up playing the sport with a bunch of boys from Dravo Village in Bau, Tailevu.
But that soon disappeared when she became a teenager and it took the gallant performance of the Fijiana side in the Rugby World Cup Sevens qualifiers earlier this year in Lautoka to reignite her passion for rugby.
Now at 32, Vuniwaqa has set her sights on donning the national jumper in the near future.
Her hard work and determination saw her getting selected in the Fiji Development women's 15s side which will play the New Zealand Samoans in Suva next month.
"I was watching the Fijiana game with my grandparents and I told them that I also wanted to play for Fiji," Vuniwaqa, who plays locks, said.
"I played rugby while growing up and the interest has always been there but I lacked the motivation.
"That's when I saw the Fijiana 7s team's performance and I made up my mind to play for Fiji."
With the help of her friends, Vuniwaqa, who works for The Fiji Times in the production department, joined the Striders club which plays in the weekly club competition in Suva.
"I have learnt a lot of skills and tactics required in this game and I believe I still have a lot to learn," she said.
"Every game is a new challenge for me and I prepare well to ensure I perform better than the last time."
National women's team coach Elenoa Kunatuba said the game against the NZ Samoans was a big stepping stone in the development of women's rugby in the country. The NZ Samoans play the Fiji Development side on November 3.