Sisters continue family tradition

Sisters continue family tradition

Donnis Kainamoli and younger sister, Tiyana Kainamoli hope to continue carrying the basketball flag in the family.
The two Tailevu lasses hope to continue with the tradition just like their father, Peniasi Kainamoli who was once a national basketball rep.
Elder sister Donnis said they want to be like their father and follow his footsteps.
“Our dad was a very good basketball player. He represented Fiji in the sport and did well and now this is our chance to continue with the tradition,
“As they say ‘Like father like daughters’, we want to accomplish that mission,” Donnis said.
The duo played netball since primary school but switched to basketball recently with high hopes of donning national jumpers.
“We knew our dad will assist us to try and achieve our targets and switching from netball to basketball was easy for us because he was there to advise us,
“We love playing basketball and we will continue playing the sport,” Donnis added.
17-year old Donnis is a fifth former student and 14-year old Tiyana is a fourth former both at Saint Joseph’s Secondary School.
Donnis will make her international debut at the World Youth Championships on November 26 while Tiyana will be out for her second international appearance.
“Dad always tells us ‘The sky is the limit’ and ‘Always take one day at a time’. These will be some of the words that will boost our performance in Australia,” she said.
The Fiji Under-19 men’s and women’s team will be flying out for the Oceania Youth Championships in Australia, tomorrow.

Article from the Fiji Sun Newspaper on Thursday 22nd Nov, 2012


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2014 National U19 Trials

Basketball Fiji will be holding the U19 central trials for both women and men this Saturday 5th July 2014. Trials will be from 8am-11am at the FMF Gym (Old Gym). Please come dressed ready in your basketball attire, bring your water bottles, a dry towel, and a spare change of clothes. The Western U19 trials will be held at Waiyavi Courts on Saturday 12th July 2014 from 9am-12pm.

The trials is open to anyone born on or after 1st January 1996.

Those selected in the final team will represent Fiji for the FIBA U19 Oceania Championship held in Suva from December 1st - December 8th, 2014.

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