Vuidravuwalu hopes to follows brothers’ footsteps and don national jersey

Seleima Vuidravuwalu, 17, who is the younger sister of Waisea Nayacalevu wants to don the national jersey one day. Picture: VENINA RAKAUTOGA

SEVENTEEN-year-old Seleima Vuidravuwalu hopes that one day she will be able to follow in the footsteps of her brothers and don the national jersey of the country.

Vuidravuwalu who is the younger sister of Waisea Nayacalevu and Apenisa Vasuinubu said she had always looked up to her brothers since she was a child.

“My brothers are the reason I started showing interest in rugby,” she said.

“I used to see the way they play and be inspired with their performance, for them reaching an international level is where I also want to reach.”

Vuidravuwalu was also one of the players picked to represent the Fijiana extended squad side to Japan early this month.

“Being on the rugby field is something I love to do which is why I took up rugby and played for a few local clubs.

“I heard about the Fijiana trials and decided to just go and try it out. I was honoured to be chosen to represent the Fijiana team to the Japan tour.”

Vuidravuwalu said she would train hard to impress coaches and recruiters to be able to represent the country.

“I believe I still have a long way to go and I have made a good start for myself.

“I am just 17 years old but nothing is impossible if I play and be true to myself and my passion.”

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