Hector Wants To Set Good Example
Thursday 3rd September, 2015
Setting a good example for his children is why Hector Smith Junior wants to be a STOP Champion.
The 31-year-old Savusavu father of three said when he was offered the chance to be a part of the STOP Programme he jumped.
"The STOP Programme highlights a lot of important issues that have impacted the lives of many people," he said.
"This includes AIDS, HIV, STI's and NCD's."
Hector Junior said he was fortunate to come from a family that has a strong sporting background and being healthy was a part of that background.
"My sister was a part of this programme now my brother Adrian and I are going through this programme for our own reasons," he said.
"I would like to set a good example for my children but also through sport be an advocate for better and healthier lifestyles."
Hector Junior said their parents encouraged them to be a STOP Champion saying we were lucky because in their time there was nothing like the STOP Programme.
"But I'm grateful to the STOP Co-ordinators for approaching me," he said.
"Now that STOP feels that we are good enough to be advocates now we must play our part and be Champions."