REPRESENTING Nasinu at the Milo Kaji rugby tournament last week is an achievement Amitesh Raj will live with for the rest of his life.
Being the first Fijian of Indian descent from his family to play rugby, 14-year-old Raj said he was proud to represent his district at the national level.
"I want to be the first Indian to represent Fiji in rugby," he told Times Sport after being named the Nasinu U14 Warrior for 2013.
"Playing for Nasinu at the Milo Kaji was a surprise for me. I came to the trials just to participate and I never thought I will be selected to play for the team."
Raj is a prop for the Nasinu Blues U14 side.
He has been playing rugby for Nasinu Gospel Primary School since the U9 grade.
He plans to continue his rugby at Lelean Memorial School next year.
Meanwhile, Fiji 7s interim coach Alivereti Dere was the chief guest during the Nasinu Kaji rugby under-14 awards celebration yesterday.
During his speech, Dere emphasised the importance of obedience and discipline in a rugby player's career.
"These are two elements that should be your gear throughout your rugby career," he said.
Dere said the two elements should start from home before being extended to the rugby field.
Highest points scorer - Anare Lovobalavu
Best forward - Tevita Tabua
Best player - Pauliasi Tui
Camp joker - Luke Ravula
Warrior of the team - Amitesh Raj