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Most take it for its friendly people, others for the sun, sand, and sea and while the sports impassioned will most definitely vouch for its world class sevens rugby.

But there is that unique take, just ask Fiji’s first women's professional footballer, Trina Davis, who often gets quizzed about the country and she explains without skipping a heart.

It is Fiji water; it may surprise one but not her.

“When I talk to people, they sometimes don’t know where Fiji is and what that is, then I’m like do you know Fiji water and they like yeah, okay, that’s an Island and that’s Fiji and that is where I’m from”, she said.

Trina, the star on ASA Tel Aviv University football team is from Seattle, Washington, US, but chose to represent her roots, her mother, Vikaskni Davis is a Fijian, who is married to American, Scott Davis.

She had been a standout for the Fijian women’s national team during the 2018 OFC Women's Nations Cup in Fiji, where she scored 9 goals.

The 19-year-old vowed to represent the country throughout her footballing career and plans to take women’s football to the next level.

“I want to help take women’s football to the next level, be a role model, inspiring to the young and upcoming players”.

“I want Fiji to play in the Women’s World Cup, that’s my goal”.

Like the earth's finest water, Fiji water, the country has produced some of the finest athletes in all of sports.

Fijian national men’s footballer, Roy Krishna is a star player on the ATK Mohun Bagan team of the Indian Super League, where he won the Golden Ball Award for the 2020-2021 season.

He was also awarded the Johnny Warren Medal for his performances in the 2018–19 A-League season with the Wellington Phoenix of the A-League.

And there is rugby legend, Waisale Serevi Serevi and golfer Vijay Singh, who have earned fame and earned distinct awards in team and individual sport.

Serevi won the 1997 and 2005 World Cup, and in 2013, he was inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame.

Singh won the Masters in 2000 and is richly deserving of induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

And other marvelled Fijian rugby union and rugby league players are turning heads professionally outside the country.

But for Trina Davis, she best defined the country to the curiosity seek.

“Do you know Fiji water, that is the Island, Fiji”.

And after all, it could well be the water, the secret behind the success of the many Fijian athletes word over.



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