Fiji

2015 Champion - Isimeli Waqabaca

Sport: Bodybuilding

Isimeli Waqabaca considers the STOP programme as the perfect way to give back to the community by being a good example for up and coming athletes.more

2015 Champion - Tessa Harman

Sport: Hockey

Tragedy has shaped Tessa Harman into the STOP Champion that she is today. The national hockey representative has taken up the fight against Non-Communicable Diseases.more

2015 Champion - Francis Tui Kirikirikula

Sport: Athletics

The Rukua, Beqa native comes from a sporting family with siblings who are also sprinters and a mother who also played volleyball and netball. Francis said athletics allowed him to rely on his own abilities and test them against the best.more

2015 Champion - Tailah Ah Yuk

Sport: Hockey

Tailah is one of the youngest Champions ever to join STOP. Despite her mother also being a national rep, Tailah has managed to stamp her own mark in her chosen sport often of hockey which includes a gold medal at the Pacific Games in 2015 in Papua New Guinea.more

2015 Champion - Hector Smith

Sport: Hockey

Hector is a father of three who is determined to ensure that he sets a great example for his children. He has also captained the national side for several years and won gold at the last Pacific Games in 2015 in PNG.more

2015 Champion - Joana Lesianawai

Sport: Cricket

Joana Lesianawai is currently a development officer with Cricket Fiji and has also played basketball. She is from Taveuni and is passionate about growing the sport of Cricket to younger women.more

2015 Champion - Adrian Smith

Sport: Hockey

Adrian Smith has been part of a dominant Fiji Men's hockey team for the past few years and currently plays hockey in New Zealand. Adrian also hails fro Savusavu and comes from a strong hockey background.more

2015 Champion - Matelita Vuakoso

Sport: Football

Matelita wants to ensure that her actions as a Champion will reflect well on her and her national federation and that she sets a great example for young girls growing upmore

2014 Champion - Litia Naiqato

Sport: Rugby

Litia Naiqato has been a prominent feature in the Women's Rugby Sevens team. She was part of the team that took part in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and currently plays professionally in France.more

2012 Champion - Adrian Lal

Sport: Hockey

Adrian Lal is now retired from the sport but prior to retirement he was considered one of Fiji Hockey's top players often making the national squad while he was a part of the Marist Clubmore

2012 Champion - Naomi Waqanidrola

Sport: Football

Naomi is an avid follower of Womens Football not only as a player, she also coaches and manages the Rewa U18 girls team. She is currently a volunteer with FASANOC.more

2012 Champion - Kinisimere Ravai

Sport: Football

Kinisimere has managed to persevere in a predominately male sport having represented the country in tournaments regionally including the recent Pacific Games in PNG. Kini has also won the women's IDC title with her club Suva.more

2012 Champion - Inia Korowale

Sport: Beach/indoor Volleyball

Inia is a stalwart in the sport of Volleyball. His experience and determination has often led to success with the most recent being the 2015 Pacific Games where Team Fiji won silvermore

2012 Champion - Sera Dakuitoga

Sport: Netball

Fiji Pearls defender Sera Dakuitoga is a recent Gold Medal winner after the Fiji Pearls won the Pacific Games final in PNG. Her experience and friendly manner allowed her to interact very well with participantsmore

2011 Champion - Nathan Shivam

Sport: Football

Former Suva soccer rep Nathan Shivam's, a teacher by profession is best remembered by Ba fans as the man that shocked them on their home ground in 2012 ending Suva's 17 year drought in local tournaments crowing them 2012 Vodafone Fiji FACT Champions. He now concentrates on his teaching profession and his new family.more

2011 Champion - Hussein Mira Sahib

Sport: Football/Futsal

Hussein Mira Sahib has been a long time national representative having played age group as well as for the national team. Sahib has also represented Fiji in the shortened version of the gamemore

2011 Champion - Sanaila Colainima

Sport: Baseball

Sanaila was one of the youngest Champions in 2011 when as an 18-year-old he joined his mentor and 2010 Champion Inoke Niubalavu. Sanaila was also considered one of Fiji's top baseballers going so far as to undergo training in Japanmore

2011 Champion - Gabriella Wong

Sport: Squash/Badminton

Coming from a sporting family, Gabriella otherwise known as Gaby, witchy poo started off her sporting career playing badminton before she took up squash where he currently is a member of Team Fiji that participated at the 2015 Pacific Games.more

2011 Champion - Viliame Cagibula

Sport: Rugby League

Viliame Cagibula became a champion the same year he was drafted into the Fiji Bati squad. The hard-running Fijian, known by his Aussie nickname of Billy, is currently living in Australia and playing for the Westside Rugby League club in the Group 11 club competitionsmore

2011 Champion - Seini Dobui

Sport: Basketball/Hockey

Seini Dobui, who plays point guard position in basketball, is also a coach for Fiji U20 Women’s Team. Her position as a coach was itself an achievement for Seini, as she was selected by FIBA Oceania Sports to coach the All Stars Oceania Team. At club level, Seini plays for Saints Club and Raiwaqa Babe.  Apart from a basketball player cum coach, Seini also plays hockey.more

2011 Champion - Laisiasa Puamau

Sport: Basketball

Laisiasa Puamau began his journey with Basketball Fiji as a player and volunteer more than 10 years ago. He became the National Basketball Development Officer, was later named the Fiji women's national team coach and has now been appointed the Chief Operating Officer for the national basketball federation.more

2011 Champion - Iliesa Delana

Sport: Athletics

Iliesa Delana is a Fijian athlete, Member of the Parliament of Fiji, and Cabinet Minister. He was the first Fijian athlete to win a medal, gold in high jump, for Fiji at the Paralympics in 2012more

2010 Champion - Iliesa Namosimalu

Sport: Athletics

Fiji sprinter Iliesa Namosimalu made the toughest decision of his career opting to accept the scholarship offered to him at the Fiji College of Advanced Education to study to be a teacher. Ilies is an SPG Gold Medalist in athletics and has also represented Fiji in the Commonwealth Games in 2005. Iliesa is currently a teacher.more

2010 Champion - Rosa Dalituicama

Sport: Volleyball

Rosa is a currently a member of the Fiji Kulawai Women Volleyball League. She has been part of the Fiji Kulawai team that prepared for FIVB World Qualifying Rounds to NZ, THAILAND, KOREA and CHINA. Rosa also played for the University of the South Pacific Women Volleyball Team during her university days. She works as an information officer for Prime Minister Officer in Suva.more

2010 Champion - Saimoni Turaganivalu

Sport: Weightlifting

Saimone first international outing was to the 2003 South Pacific Games held in Suva, Fiji where he won a bronze medal. He also represented Fiji to Sydney, Darwin, Palau, and Samoa. His latest outing was to Rarotonga for the Mini South Pacific Games. Apart from weightlifting, Saimone is an electrician by profession.more

2010 Champion - Mereoni Lewesi

Sport: Beach Volleyball/Indoor Volleyball

Mereoni played netball and volleyball during her secondary education. She has captained her USP Team to major local volleyball competitions. Lewesi is currently part of the Fiji Women Kulawai team. Apart from indoor volleyball she has also represented Fiji in beach volleyball with her first major international outing for Oceania Games in Tonga in 2008.more

2010 Champion - Inoke Niubalavu

Sport: Baseball

Inoke played soccer from primary to secondary level. His interest to play baseball started in 2001. Baseball was something new and exciting so Inoke made the switch to the sport and never looked back. Today he is the development officer for Fiji Islands Baseball and Softball Association. Inoke plays for Central Pirates for the Suva Baseball Associationmore

2009 Champion - Jone Wesele

Sport: Rugby League

Jone Wesele represented Fiji on the 2008 Semi Finalist Rugby Leage World Cup team and the 2007 South Pacific Games team. Jone has played at club level for the Darlington Point Roosters in New South Wales, Australia and stays fit through other hobies including hunting, fishing and cycling.more

2009 Champion - Leena Pratt

Sport: Swimming and Triathlon

Leena has represented Fiji in both swimming and triathlon and has been involved with the sports as either a competitor, trainer or adminstrator since 1990.more

2009 Champion - Della Shaw

Sport: Weightlifting

The star of Fijian and Pacific weightlifting, 2 times South Pacific Games Gold Medallist and Commonwealth Games competitor, Della now coaches the Olympic teams and manages sports facilities.more

2009 Champion - Moape Ravudolo (Vu)

Sport: Netball

Moape has represented Fiji as a player since 2000 and as a National umpire since 1992. He also coaches, plays and umpires and club level and conducts trainings for and coordinates the Netball umpires. Moape teaches Primary School students and is largely involved with his church youth group.more

2009 Champion - Lucretia Smith

Sport: Hockey

Lucretia has captained the Fiji Women's Hockey Team in several regional, oceania and international tournaments. Lucretia has played hockey since she was 7 years old, coached by her father who has been the biggest influence on her hockey career.more

2009 Champion - Melaia Druwani

Sport: Netball

Mela is a trainer, technical offical and National Umpire of Netball. She works as an auditor for Fiji Savings and Credit Union League. Mela has had 15 plus years experience as a Netball administrator. She says "Tell people the Truth about HIV"more

2009 Champion - Jone Wainiqolo

Sport: Athletics

Having represented Fiji in Athletics and having played provincial rugby, Jone also participated in the hurdles event of which he continues to hold the record set at the South Pacific Games in 2007more

2009 Champion - Waisale Suka

Sport: Beach Volleyball

Suka and his Beach Volleyball partner, Eroni, won silver at the 2007 South Pacific Games in Samoa which has inspired many kids to join the sport at the start of the season in 2008.more

2009 Champion - Reginald Eastgate

Sport: Hockey

Reg has represented Fiji from 2003 - 2006 and has been involved with all levels of hockey for the past 20 years. Reg is also known as the 'gentle giant.more

2009 Champion - Mitieli Savu

Sport: Athletics

Mitieli represented Fiji at the Grand Priz and Oceania Games in 2008 and hopes to go to the Mini Games this year in the Cook Islands. He is currently in his final year of Secondary School at Suva Grammar and is also the sports president in his community group in Galoa Village.more

2009 Champion - Soko Salaniqiqi

Sport: Athletics

Soko has represented Fiji in both Athletics and Hockey and currently holds the Triple Jump record for the South Pacific Games which she will be defending at the Cook Island Mini Games in September. Soko is extremely dedicated to her training and loves staying fit and continuing to break records!more

2009 Champion - Ana Finau Ah Yuk

Sport: Hockey
Ana has represented Fiji on the womens hockey team since 1988. Despite having two kids and working full time with the Fiji Amateur Sports and National Olympic Committee, she continues to play regularly for her Club - Marist. Ana also represented Fiji in touch rugby in 1996 in Japan.more

2009 Champion - Venina Galuinadi

Sport: Netball

Having represented Fiji as a competitor in Netball, Athletics and 7s rugby Venina was part of the 1996 Commonwealth Games Netball team that placed 9th. She is currently the team manager for the National Women's Netball team and has a wealth of experience at all levels of sport. Venina holds a degree in computing science and information systems.more

2009 Champion - Trevor Lenati

Sport: Netball and Hockey

Trevor represented Fiji in the Mens Open team in 2006 and currently plays both Netball and Hockey at club level. In addition to working full time, Trevor also studies part time at the University of the South Pacific.more
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