Abana tops sports award

Fiji Sun - - Sport - SHAHANI MALA Edited by Osea Bola

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

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