Police Commissioner challenges Fiji 7s trio

Fiji Airways Fiji sevens head coach Gareth Baber keeps a close eye on Livai Ikanikoda and other players during their training session at Albert Park in Suva on Wednesday, May 08, 2019. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

FIJI Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho has challenged his three police officers in the Fiji Airways Fiji 7s extended squad to be good ambassadors of the sport both on and off the field.

Qiliho watched the Fiji 7s squad during the training session at Albert Park in Suva yesterday.

It was to support his officers Livai Ikanikoda, Suliasi Volivoli and Mesulame Kunavula who are part of the extended squad.

“There are three police officers training in the squad,” Qiliho said.

“I come to show my support and the support of the Fiji Police Force.”

Qiliho said the trio had an image to uphold now that they had reached the pinnacle in joining the Fiji 7s squad.

“These are the police officers who we look up to as role models for our youth.”

Qilliho also mentioned that although some players in the national team had had brushes with the law, they had also been dealt with like any citizen of Fiji.

Qiliho also spoke with Kunavula in regards to disciplinary issues that have hindered his career in the past.

“He had some disciplinary issues that were addressed.

“I just came to speak to him to be careful and he needs to stand up to the standards of the Fiji Police Force.”

The squad is preparing for the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series’ London 7s on May 25-26 and the Paris 7s a week later.

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