Think Pacific would like to congratulate Vilikesa, a class 7 student from the Moturiki District School, for being named Player of the Tournament at the National Rugby Finals in Nadi in August 2011. This award has not only earnt Vilikesa a scholarship at the prestigious rugby school Ratu Navula in Nadi, who were finalists in 3 age groups during the 2011 Schools championships, but also selection to the Fiji Under 14 team that shall tour Tonga in December of this year.
Vilikesa was first coached by our Think Pacific teams when playing for the Moturiki District School Under 12s team at the Old Capital Festival in Levuka in 2009, and very quickly showed a huge amount of natural talent, as well as an eagerness to learn and improve his skill sets. Since then he has been recognised by a number of our teams for his potential on the rugby field, culminating in his award as “Coaches Player of the Season” at the climax of the April 2011 project.
After competing for Moturiki at the Regional finals in Levuka in August of this year, supported and trained by our July 2011 team, Vilikesa was selected to represent Ovalau-Moturiki at the national finals, and this was where he made a very significant impact and was awarded the Player of the Tournament.
With a fundraiser in his village of Navuti on Moturiki already completed to raise funds for his trip to Tonga, Think Pacific shall do all we can to support and encourage this emerging rugby talent from the island!