STC Harold: Fiji 7s try-scoring machine responds to call of duty
10 April, 2020, 3:48 pm
Fiji 7s team try-scoring machine Aminiasi Tuimaba was among military officers that were clearing debris left by tropical cyclone Harold that affected the Fiji group on Wednesday.
“This is my calling to serve and I will serve the people when there’s a need but at the same time, I have my responsibility of making my country be the best in the World Sevens Series,” Tuimaba said.
“In order to be the best, I am making use of my free time at work to train and keep my fitness level on par because we never know when we will be called back in to represent Fiji.”
The Yasawa flyer is one of the few military officers in the national team like Alasio Naduva who were part of the RFMF 3FIR battalion personnel who were involved in clearing operations.
With the assistance of the Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle (PMV) which has been used during Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief operations in the country, the team managed to clear a tree at the Waidamudamu settlement that had partially blocked the entrance of the road used daily by residents.
“We are here to carry out our responsibility, and that is to help the members of the public clean up their homes and surroundings since we are facing these hard times of the outbreak of COVID-19 and tropical cyclone Harold that destroyed many homes.
“This is our responsibility and at the same time, we want to help the public and keep them happy, especially to the affected. This is also a chance for us to maintain our fitness.”