BEING given the captain's armband is not an easy task for Mesulame Dolokoto.
The Queen Victoria School under-18 captain will skipper the Fiji U18 team that will compete in the Tri Series against the Australian and New Zealand schoolboys.
He will be assisted by Ratu Navula's outside centre Manoa Nakolilevu, Ratu Kadavulevu School's Mosese Tikicidre and Kaveni Dabenaise of Nasinu Secondary School.
Dolokoto says he's honoured to skipper the national team.
"I'm so happy about this selection as skipper, I'm honoured and privileged to captain the Fiji U18 team," he said.
The QVS head boy thanked the team management for having faith in him.
"This is not an easy task. As captain you have to lead by example both on and off the field so I thank the management for their faith in me."
The Cakaudrove lad vows to give his best for his country against Australia and New Zealand.
He said unity would be a key element for the side.
"I believe if all the boys have one goal, and have unity among themselves, I believe we can go there and do the job very well.
"My personal aim is to go and give my best for my country and if it's God's will for me to secure a contract, then let His will be done."
He said despite the pressure, he was able to balance his school work with training.
Dolokoto will sit for his Fiji Seventh Form examination upon returning from the tour.
The team is in camp at Laucala Bay Secondary School where the boys are attending classes.
"If I can't do my school work well then I can't concentrate on the field.
"To be a complete player, it starts off-field and that's why we are here studying at LBS."
The Josaia Rokomarawa-coached side will play New South Wales Country Schoolboys in its opening game on September 23. The side will leave for Australia next week Friday.