Fiji’s first woman pro-football player shines in Israel
6 April, 2021, 11:07 am
TEL AVIV, 06 APRIL 2021 (ABC) – Fiji international Trina Davis says she’s keen to continue playing for Fiji after scoring her first professional goal for ASA Tel Aviv in the Israeli women’s pro-league.
The 19-year-old, who is the first Fiji woman to be a professional soccer player, said she’s been blessed with support from the Fiji football community since going professional in February.
She told the ABC she’s keen to return to national duties but right now her focus is on ASA Tel Aviv.
“I plan to represent Fiji for the rest of my life…I know it means a lot to my mom she didn’t have the opportunity to play sports,” she said.
The U.S-based player said one of the challenges she’s experienced in Israel has been to overcome the language barrier and so she has been learning Hebrew from her fellow players and friends.
Davis made her debut at the age of 16 at the 2018 Oceania World Cup qualifiers, where she scored a hat-trick against Vanuatu in Fiji’s opening match.