Jasa Tells Of Offers
LEINSTER, CIVONICEVA CHASE AFTER OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLIST
Team Fiji men’s rugby sevens Olympic gold medallist, Jasa Veremalua is considering all offers that are coming his way.
Speaking to SUNsports yesterday, Veremalua confirmed that talks are ongoing with the Leinster Rugby Club in Ireland. He also revealed, that rugby league legend and former Vodafone Fijian Bati skipper Petero Civoniceva has offered him to join the Fijian All Stars team that will be camping in Pacific Harbour and participating overseas.
“There are lots of offers that have come my way but there hasn’t been any confirmation as yet,” he said.
“But I will see offers from other clubs as well. I will wait for their proposals before I make my decision. I’m also waiting for Ben Ryan since he is having talks with his agents.”
On Civoniceva’s offer, Veremalua says, they have asked him to join.
“All I know that it is a local sort of franchise based in Pacific Harbour. All their matches are being played overseas. Every weekend you go abroad for your match and then you return home. And to play for them you will be contracted.”
Veremalua spoke at the opening of the WESTCOSE 2016 tournament at Prince Charles Park, Nadi. He challenged the students not to allow the circumstances they are in to stop them from achieving their dreams. “Without making your aim you cannot work towards your dream. Without hard work you cannot achieve your dream. You got to work hard in order to achieve your dream. You got to listen to your parents and teachers,” he said. Veremalua said they worked on a similar platform in order to win the gold medal at the Olympic Games.
“Firstly, our aim (players and management) for the past three years was to win the gold medal, so we worked towards it. Secondly, we had to make sacrifices, put in a lot of hard work and were committed to the task. Third, we had to abide by the instructions given to us and lastly we seek spiritual guidance by putting our faith in God Almighty,” he added.
Jasa Veremalua with children participating in the WESTCOSE 2016 at Prince Charles Park, Nadi yesterday.