Nominess Recognised at Cocktail Event

2016 Fiji Sports Awards nominees were recognised by sponsors of the annual event at a cocktail organised by the Sports Awards Committee.

The event which took place at the ANZ Corporate Booth last Friday saw sponsors of the 11 categories award all nominees with plaques.

Sports Awards Committee Chairperson Litiana Loabuka said the evening was a first of its kind and a special one for all those involved.

"This evening is especially for all the nominees as they are being recognised for their contribution to sports in the 2016," she said.

Mrs Loabuka said the Nominees Cocktail night would ensure that on the actual Awards night only winners of each category would be announced which would make the formalities shorter.

"And everyone could enjoy the night with some good food and music," she said.

The 2016 Sports Awards Night will be held this Friday at the Vodafone Arena.

Tickets are available at $60 from the Fiji Sports Council office at the FMF Gymnasium or at the Olympic House along Bau Street, Suva.

The event will take place on the 17th of February, 2017 and will honour the achievements of those athletes, administrators and volunteers to the development of Sports in the country.

There are a limited number of tables only so get in early to avoid disappointment.

Those nominated are listed below:

Sportsman: Prabhat Prasad (Asia Pacific Taekwondo), Leslie Copeland (Athletics), Roy Krishna (Football), Epeli Asaisea Baleibau (Para Athletics), Osea Kolinisau (Rugby), Joji Veremalua (Karate), Iakoba Taberanibou (Table Tennis), Atonio Raturoba  (Volleyball), Manueli Tulo (Weightlifting)

Sportswoman: Aliyah Zareena Valentine (Asia Pacific Taekwondo), Sisilia Seavula (Athletics), Ana Maria Roqica (Rugby), Anegha Slodhika Narayan (Fiji Taekwondo Fed), Merewalesi Roden (Table Tennis), Masi Raituku (Volleyball), Eileen Floanna Maria Cikamatana (Weightlifting)

Youth Female: Tanisha Chand (Asia Pacific Taekwondo), Moana Wind (Swimming), Sally Yee (Table Tennis), Sofia Koto Kinikinilau (Weightlifting)

Youth Male: Huzaifa Abdur Rahman (Asia Pacific Taekwondo), Vicky Wu (Table Tennis), Rhys Montel Cheer (Triathlon), Sitiveni Nukuse Timi (Weightlifting)

Volunteer:  Sanjay Pratap (Asia Pacific Taekwondo), Caitlin Lyons (Gymnastics), John Shannon (Tennis), Mereia Saku Belo (Volleyball), Wallene Powell Vueti (Weightlifting)

Photographers: Anushil D Kumar, Adi Kautea Nacola, Isoa Tokolautawa, Kunal Keshneel

Administrator: Shirish Chand (Asia Pacific Taekwondo), Simione Naiduki (Rugby), Timoci Naleba (Rugby League), Anthony Ho (Table Tennis), Jone Baleilomaloma (Volleyball), Sikeli Tuinamuana (Weightlifting)

Technical: He Canguang (Asia Pacific Taekwondo), Nacani Cawanibuka (Rugby), Trisa Cheer (Swimming), Robin Dayal (Special Olympics), Sachin Shailendra Reddy (Tennis), Apenisa Saukuru (Volleyball), Della Shaw Elder (Weightlifting)

Coach: Francis Nand (Asia Pacific Taekwondo), Ben Ryan (Rugby), David Qiolevu (Karate), Nischal Nishal Karan (Special Olympics), Harvi Yee(Table Tennis), Basilio Kalokalodromu (Volleyball), Joe Vueti (Weightlifting)

Teams: Nakasi Taekwondo Club, Fiji 7s Team, Girls Poomsae Team, Fiji Women’s Indoor Volleyball Team, 2016 Oceania Weightlifting Championships-Fiji

Organisations: Fiji Rugby, Fiji Swimming, Special Olympics, Marist Volleyball, Fiji Weightlifting


Pics: Fiji Taekwondo Fed Sportswoman nominee Anegha Slodhika Narayan and her guest arrive for the Cocktail Event


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