Fiji Time: 4:41 PM on Wednesday 26 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Family support helps Sukhu make Fiji AFL tour team

Arin Kumar
Friday, July 18, 2014

SHE may be married with two children and working but it has not prevented her from representing the country at international level.

Vilisi Sukhu is the oldest player in the AFL Fiji Vonu women's squad that will compete in the AFL International Cup 2014 (IC14) in Australia next month.

She said the support of her family had enabled her to devote more time to the sport she had come to love.

"It's interesting and it's actually a combination of rugby, touch rugby and soccer which are three main sports that we play in Fiji," Sukhu said.

"My husband is very supportive of me and allows me time to train and play and I also have two kids and even though I am working, I am able to arrange someone to look after them when I am at work or playing."

Sukhu works as an assistant court officer and was able to get sporting leave to go to Australia for the competition.

The Fiji Vonu side will face Canada, USA 1 and 2 and defending champions The Islands.

She said she was looking forward to her first international sporting competition.

"It's the first time I will compete overseas but I am confident of a good outing."








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 0.62690.6079
JPY 56.678953.6789
GBP 0.38330.3753
EUR 0.43020.4182
NZD 0.68260.6496
AUD 0.63470.6097
USD 0.50290.4859

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 26th, July, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. $300m query
  2. Missing certificates
  3. Wife strives for success
  4. Sea flows into farms
  5. Touched by Times' story, anonymous donor helps student
  6. Police outreach over sex crimes menace
  7. Battle heats up
  8. $1.2m rescue boats
  9. New festival
  10. Bainimarama opens refurbished schools

Top Stories this Week

  1. Journals from the UK Friday (21 Jul)
  2. Mother and children perish in fire Thursday (20 Jul)
  3. Space to share Thursday (20 Jul)
  4. Baber hunts for speedsters Friday (21 Jul)
  5. How the first Tui Cakau was named Monday (24 Jul)
  6. Tearful farewell Friday (21 Jul)
  7. The killer caught Tuesday (25 Jul)
  8. 'The Providers' Tuesday (25 Jul)
  9. Yuri's love for Fiji Friday (21 Jul)
  10. Police detain chief Sunday (23 Jul)