UPCOMING bowling sensation Sema Matailevu is set to follow in the footesteps of his grandfather and former national rep Panapasa Matailevu.
The 29-year-old is expected to deliver the best in the Victor Clark Singles Bowls championship at the Lautoka Bowling Club today.
The former national rep who represented Fiji at the 2007 World Bowls Junior championship in Hong Kong and again in 2008 in Australia is back after a lay off from the sports for the past five years.
Matailevu said he was hopeful of a good outing to lay a good platform in future tournaments.
And with timely sponsorship boost of a good Samaritan, he believed he has what it takes to achieve his goal.
"Firstly, I am very grateful to Raymond Singh for sponsoring me to participate in this national event."
"I have already won a number of national events like the master Pairs Victor Clash, Super 10 fours and Fiji Airways fours events.
"I am proud to be the first bowler to represent Fiji in the World Junior Championships and now my aim is to play competitive bowls and win tournament that will set the platform to once again represent Fiji in the future International events," he said.
Under the guidance of his grandfather, he said his aim was to become number one bowler in the country.
"I started bowls at the age of 10 and was guided by my grandfather."
"I am more focused now and my aim is to be the first bowler to win a gold medal in the world stage of events.
"Where there is a will, there is always a way" and now I am hopeful to excel at a higher level," he added.