Bera aim­ing high

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Aloisio Bera aims to play rugby over­seas af­ter he was named as the best player at the Tacirua Rugby Awards Night on Fri­day. The 21-year-old has been play­ing for Tacirua since he was 18 and the award has en­cour­aged him to aim higher.

“I ac­tu­ally didn’t ex­pect this award,” Bera said.

“This is my first time to ex­pe­ri­ence some­thing like this and I want to thank the Lord for giv­ing me this op­por­tu­nity. “Re­ceiv­ing this award has only made me re­alise that I want to go fur­ther and not limit my­self to only play­ing for Tacirua. “I’ve been play­ing rugby since pri­mary school and I know I’ve grown as a player and I want to see how far I can reach in my rugby ca­reer and af­ter re­ceiv­ing the award, I’ve the courage to keep on step­ping up.”

Bera has gained a lot of con­fi­dence as rugby has taught him a lot grow­ing up in a com­mu­nity where crime is preva­lent.

“I’m re­ally ex­cited, play­ing for this team has given me a sense of con­fi­dence and I’m look­ing for­ward to next year,” he said. “I want to stay with Tacirua and see what God has in store for me be­cause be­ing in this team has taught me dis­ci­pline. “So I would like to thank the man­age­ment, the coach and the play­ers for ev­ery­thing they have done.”

Aloisio Bera re­ceives his award from Dike Raibevu on Fri­day. Photo: Anasilini Ratuva

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