FASANOC honours sporting personnel

Fiji Olympic Order recipients

Filimoni Vuli Waqa

VuIi Waqa, the face behind the Fiji secondary school’s annual athletics game was acknowledged for his 35 years of service to athletics.

Over the past years he was awarded the following

1. 2002 Oceania Merit Award by OAAA

2. 2005 IAAF Veteran Pin

3. 2006 FASANOC Distinguished Service Award

4. 2008 IOC Youth Development Award

5. 2013 Fiji Sports Awards Administrator of the Year

6. 2014 Fiji Sports Technical Official of the Year

7. 2015 Life Member Oceania Athletics Association

Ben Ryan

Ryan is regarded as the most successful Fiji 7s coach. The Englishman took over as Fiji 7s coach in 2013. In a short span of three years, Ryan has won the most tournaments titles and became the first Fiji coach to win in Dubai.

He guided the Fiji 7s team to win two HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series titles and the highlight of his career was when he led the Fiji 7s team to create history winning the first Olympics gold medal. It was also Fiji’s first medal of any colour to be won from the Olympics.

Fiji Sports Hall of Fame recipients

The late Josaia Voreqe

The late Fiji rugby rep was a member of the 1939 invincible 15s team that toured New Zealand. Voreqe played in seven of the eight games and scored seven tries.

The team won seven games and drew one — a record that is still yet to be beaten by any rugby team touring New Zealand. The late rugby warrior joined his late captain Ratu Sir George Cakobau and Apakuki Tuitavua as Fiji Sports Hall of Fame inductees.

Rugby 7s men’s team to the 2016 Rio Olympics

Below are the names of the this magnificent Fiji 7s have been inducted in the Fiji Sports Hall of Fame

Leone Nakarawa, Viliame Mata, Apisai Domolailai, Semi Kunatani, Jasa Veremalua, Masivesi Dakuwaqa, Seremaia Vunisa Tuwai, Vatemo Ravouvou, Josua Tuisova, Osea Kolinisau, Samisoni Viriviri, Savenaca Rawaca, Kitione Taliga

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