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Nalaubu relishes new role

One of Fiji’s sensational strikers and the Rewa Football forward Sairusi Nalaubu believes the youngsters can make a difference in future should they be groomed and nurtured well at the developing stages.

Nalaubu has come on board as a volunteer for the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Just Play program in Fiji and is already looking forward to share his football knowledge with the children in various schools.

The OFC Just Play is a sport for development programme that helps children to grow, learn and explore through sport.

“I feel excited to join the Just Play program as this will enable me to go around in schools to motivate the children in different aspects,” Nalaubu said.

According to OFC, Just Play gives a child a ball, a coach, a safe place to play and shows children how to have fun with other children, be physically active and become confident in their abilities.

Through the integration of social messages, Just Play helps children to develop healthy lifestyle habits, encourages gender equality and leaders in the community, promotes social inclusion and insists on sport for all.

Nalaubu started his football career when he was in form 5 at Gospel High School, who was then chosen to represent Suva youth team for few months before impressing the selectors and making his mark in the main team.

The 21-year-old Korotubu, Macuata native made his debut against Nadi in the National League back in 2015 scoring a goal in his first appearance.

While speaking about the Just Play programme for kids, Nalaubu reflected back into his own childhood days.

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