A milestone achievement

BABY Pearls ace shooter Maliana Rusivakula is proud to carry on the family legacy in the netball court being the fourth in her family to proudly wear the national dress.

She now joins her mum Kesa , sisters Afa and Ana who have all played for either the national team or Fiji Netball Youth team.

The former Jasper Williams High School student said the achievements of her family’s role models inspired her reach this far.

She thanked her mum for helping her to fulfil her netball dream.

“I am excited and thankful to be the next in the family to represent Fiji netball,” said Maliana.

“My mum and my two sisters have been my big inspiration and I will go there and make my family proud.”

Maliana also thanked her dad for the support he provided that enabled her to re-write a new chapter of their family history book.

She said it was through the support of her parents and the encouragement of her sisters that enabled her to be part of this Fiji under- 21 team at this year’s Netball Youth World Cup.

“I am excited to be part of the Fiji team at the youth world cup and I am looking forward to the challenge,” she added.

The sharpshooter will be joined by Lautoka teammates in Verenaisi Sawana and Alisi Galo.

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