Energetic Leah Embraces Role
Tuesday 27th October, 2015
Armed with an energetic spirit and willingness to learn, Team Fiji Basketballer Leah Seru has become one of the newest graduates of FASANOC's STOP Programme.
The 23-year-old Lawaki, Kadavu lass is one of the newest STOP Champions, a role she has embraced willingly.
"I initially did not know about this STOP programme but since finding out about it I found that it would be a good time to learn more," she said.
Leah is passionate about healthy living and sports advocacy and using both to make sure people around her live a healthier and sporty lifestyle.
"I'm also a "Hoops For Health" coach which is a programme run out of our national federation, which also focuses on healthy living using basketball as a tool," she said.
"This is similar to the STOP programme, so this helps me broaden my knowledge and know how about issues that affect our lives."
Leah said there were a lot of issues that affected the youth of today especially around NCD's and HIV/AIDS.
"Being part of the youth of this country I can use my position as a STOP Champion to be a better influence and role model," she said.
"It is also about putting into perspective what we can do to help give back to the communities that have always supported us athletes."
Leah also said being a STOP Champion added credibility and would look good on her resume.
Leah who is one of 11 siblings is currently a Computer Science student at the University of the South Pacific.
Pic: Leah with Basketball