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Saukuru to umpire in Commonwealth Games

January 5, 2018 3:30 am

Former Fiji Beach volleyball rep Apenisa Saukuru will be Fiji’s first ever umpire in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in April.

Saukuru says being chosen to be one of the umpires at the Games is something he will cherish for the rest of his life.

“It’s a mixed emotion for me. I was excited and kind of freaked out as well but I’m excited to go and I know it comes with a lot of responsibilities.”

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He adds he is currently working with Beach Volleyball Fiji to help, guide and educate our local umpires and lift the standard of the sport in the country.

Saukuru won Fiji’s first gold medal in beach volleyball with partner Waisele Suka in the 2002 Oceania Beach Volleyball after upsetting New Zealand in two sets.

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