Abana tops sports award
Simon Abana won the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation’s 2016 Best Sports Journalism Award during the University of the South Pacific’s Journalism Awards night. Abana was grateful to the Fiji SUN for giving him the opportunity to cover different sporting events during his attachment with the newspaper.
The 25-year-old, who hails from Malaita in the Solomon Islands, was happy to receive the award on Friday.
“This is my final year in university and I’m so happy to be part of USP journalism studies. Again I thank
Fiji SUN for the opportunity they had given me to explore the sporting landscape here in Fiji. I’ve learnt a lot as I covered different sporting events.” Abana said the award was dedicated to his mother.
“I’m always interested in sports and this is what made me decide to takeup journalism studies. “When I was in high school, I used to buy newspapers everyday just to read the sports news,” he said. Abana plans to return home and join the print media.
“But, I will miss Fiji,” he added.
Fiji Sun’s managing editor digital Rosi Doviverata with Simon Abana during the University of the South Pacific’s Journalism Awards night on Friday. Photo: Filipe Naigulevu