Matelita Actions Defines Her
Friday 25th September, 2015
Team Fiji Football Women's representative Matelita Vuakoso wants to ensure that her actions as a STOP Champion will reflect well on her and her national federation.
The 22-year-old Wailevu, Cakaudrove lass said as a STOP Champion she was representing her national federation and wanted to do them proud.
"It is also about giving back to the community and to the people who need us STOP Champions the most," she said.
Matelita said she comes from a family that was very healthy and sporty.
"Ever since I could remember, my family has never had any issues with HIV or Non Communicable Diseases," she said.
"So one way I could give back is to ensure that people also live a life that is free from HIV and NCD's."
“In a way my actions as a Champion will define me and my national federation so I have to always be vigilante in what I do and to make everyone who believes in me also believe in this programme.”
Matelita is the eldest in a family of five with her younger brother also a member of the Police Rugby League team.
"My other three siblings also take part in sports with the encouragement of our parents," Matelita said.
"So being healthy and sporty is something I can relate to and making sure that other people can live a long and happy life is important to me."