Fiji Time: 1:04 PM on Friday 31 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Yee 'The Ninja' and Simpson

Arin Kumar
Monday, January 13, 2014

WATCHING a national champion in action back in 2010 drew young Jioji Simpson to squash.

And now, he wants to become a national champion himself.

The 16-year-old is now training under the guidance of that champion, Warren Yee.

Although Yee has lost the national number one title, he still remains a force to reckon with in the country.

And Simpson is aiming to follow in his footsteps in order to make a name for himself.

"Ever since I can remember, I've always looked up to Warren Yee, 'The Ninja', as everyone knows him," he said.

"Ever since I witnessed his prowess on the court that Thursday evening in 2010, I never looked back.

"He stayed on the court for a good five games, being challenged by every squashie bold enough to step onto the court with the 2008 Pacific Games double gold medallist.

"He was amazing to witness, and moved around the court with such an ease, that it was quite incredible to watch.

"He has always been a driving force in my squash and I owe a lot of my skill to him."

Simpson is confident he will be able to stamp his name in the sport in the country in another few years.

"I've grown to love the sport of squash, and have thus far nursed a desire to one day don the Fiji jersey.

"Another major goal of mine has always been to hit the top of the rankings in the Fiji circuit.

"I have no doubt that with much training and dedication I will be able to stamp my name on the sport in the years to come."

He also paid tribute to the late Temo Tikoitoga who harboured a desire to give back to the junior squash community.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61530.5963
JPY 59.284856.2848
GBP 0.30290.2949
EUR 0.43260.4206
NZD 0.72270.6897
AUD 0.65180.6268
USD 0.47520.4582

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 31st July 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Teary farewell for trio
  2. Accident at mill
  3. No say over lease
  4. $16.7m park upgrade
  5. Goodwill payment for landowners
  6. Fiji Pearls want top eight finish
  7. 'Empower girls'
  8. Education important
  9. Investor-friendly policies
  10. Road helps seal friendship

Top Stories this Week

  1. Deaths haunt 15-year-old Monday (27 Jul)
  2. Nakasi rape suspect in court Sunday (26 Jul)
  3. Dad dies, kids worry Tuesday (28 Jul)
  4. Three dead Sunday (26 Jul)
  5. Distraught mum recalls promise Tuesday (28 Jul)
  6. Flying Fijians spoil Samoan celebrations Monday (27 Jul)
  7. Truck sinks into town road Monday (27 Jul)
  8. Sex trafficking source Thursday (30 Jul)
  9. Final goodbye Wednesday (29 Jul)
  10. Unrealistic airfares Monday (27 Jul)