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Nakarawa and Cikamatana wins Sportsman and Sportswoman awards

Alisi Vucago
Sunday, March 04, 2018

Update: 1:48PM ELEVEN awards were given out at last night's 2017 Fiji Sports Awards ceremony held at the FMF Gymnasium in Suva.

There was a total of 81 nominees vying for Coach of the Year, Administrator of the Year, the Technical Official of the Year, Sports Photographer of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Sports Team of the Year, Young Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year, with the two main categories - Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year.

Speaking at the event, Fiji President Jioji Konrote encouraged the athletes to believe in themselves, be passionate and work hard to achieve their dreams.

"To our present generation of young athletes, I would like to take this opportunity to urge and encourage you to have a revamped and renewed sense of achievement and continue the momentum in pushing beyond your boundaries," he said.

The winners include:

- Fiji Sportsman of the Year - Leone Nakarawa (Rugby)

- Fiji Sportswoman of the Year - Eileen Cikamatana (Weightlifting)

- Young Female Athlete of the Year - Grace Yee (Table Tennis)

- Young Male Athlete of the Year - Vicky Wu (Table Tennis)

- Organisation of the Year - Weightlifting Fiji

- Team of the Year - Fiji Airways Flying Fijians

- Administrator of the Year - Robin Dayal - (Special Olympics Fiji)

- Sports Photographer of the Year - Meet the Green Machine - Jonacani Lalakobau - The Fiji Times

- Coach of the Year - John McKee - National 15s coach (Fiji Rugby Union)

- Volunteer of the Year - Kinisimere Ravai (Fiji Football Association)

- Technical Official of the Year - Ernest Movick (Fiji Hockey Federation)

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