Thag­gard, Thomas are sports stars of Vashist Muni

Fiji Sun - - Nation - ASHNA KU­MAR ashna.ku­mar@fi­jisun.

Thir­teen-year-old Sports Girl of the Year award re­cip­i­ent says net­ball is her pas­sion. Year Eight stu­dent Doreen Thag­gard, from Vashist Muni Memo­rial Pri­mary School in Navua, re­ceived the sports girl award dur­ing the school’s prizegig­ing day yes­ter­day. The Saqani Vil­lage lass said she loved net­ball since she was lit­tle and her pas­sion for the sport keeps grow­ing.

“I love net­ball and the sports girl award is an­other step for me to take part in the net­ball com­pe­ti­tions around the coun­try,” she said. Thomas Arthur Dunn, from To­goru Vil­lage in Navua, was named sports boy of the year. The 13-year-old stu­dent said the award had in­spired him to be­come a soccer player in the fu­ture. “I play soccer at school and take part in the school com­pe­ti­tions but I did not know that my per­for­mance was that great to get an award for it,” he said. While con­sid­er­ing soccer as his ca­reer, Thomas also plans to be­come an elec­tri­cal en­gi­neer. Edited by Naisa Koroi

From left: Doreen Thag­gard and Thomas Dunn in Navua yes­ter­day.

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