Fiji Born Makare Desilets Visits Fiji

Makare Desilets & Daughter Wakaya who is named after a luxury Fijian resort

Makare and her daughter Wakaya mingled with the Fiji Volleyball executives and players on wednesday 6th June at FASANOC.

Makare answered various questions posed by the players and the media.  She is back in the country after more than 20 years. 

Story courtesy of Otilly Rabuku of Fiji Times - Friday 8th june 2007

BEACH Volleyballers preparing for the South Pacific Games in Samoa will rub shoulders with USA professional player Makare Wilson Diselet in a two-day clinic next week.

The Fiji-born athlete, who is ranked 4th in the AVP Pro Tour which is played all over the United States of America between March and August, is eager to outreach her skills.

"I'm looking forward to the clinic to teach the local players some of the things which I started off with," Diselet said.

She said fine tuning the basic skills would pave the way to success.

"I'm just going to be working a lot on basic ball controls because that's such a huge part of the game," Diselet said.

"Indoor volleyball is a lot differ from outdoor volleyball where techniques are quite different so we'll just be running through the basics and incorporate some other techniques along with that," she said.

"I'm sure players here are already developed and done well so I'll contribute whatever skill or drill I can add to their success," she said.

2004 was her first season on the AVP Pro Tour and she was placed 5th three times despite having to go through the qualifier in her first three events. On the domestic scene, Diselet and her partner Tyra Turner have been ranked 3rd twice and raked in a total prizemoney of $69,185.

She was raised in Suva, Pacific Harbour and Nadi, was educated at Yat Sen Primary School and Nadi Airport School. Diselet's mum Mere Vuluono hails from Matuku in Lau.

Taking a break from a hectic indoor season for her Turk Telekom Club in Turkey, Diselet on a holiday with daughter Wakaya and her mum Mere.


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