Former Fiji 7s rep Dauvucu helps unemployed youths

Action from the Lami Village volleyball tournament at Lami Village in Lami on Monday, April 22, 2019. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

FORMER Fiji 7s rugby player Aporosa Dauvucu continues to organise and co-fund mini volleyball tournaments for youths in Lami Village and surrounding areas to keep them from being involved in criminal activities.

Dauvucu has been organising volleyball tournaments for the past few years.

On the Easter long weekend, he was at it again.

This time at the forefront of the Burekalou Volleyball Tournament which he said was on its second phase of competition and which had an improvement in numbers of participating teams.

He said most of the youths were unemployed.

“I have been trying to help youths in my area financially and employment,” he said.

“Some have gone overseas. Some have not changed, but I never give up on them, so I organised volleyball tournaments.

“I built a proper court for them and hosted competitions within the area and now from eight teams in the first tournament, it has increased to 12 teams with $20 registration fees and $200 prizemoney for the winning team and $100 for the runner-up.”

Dauvucu said the area had youths with sporting talents.

“I want to expose these God-given talents to have brighter futures in sports.

“If they can’t find work, I will continue to develop and groom these youths until they are successful.”

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