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Siliva Havili today celebrated the culmination of his hard work and commitment to graduate from Auckland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry).
The 23 year old New Zealand Warriors admits it has been a challenge to balance a professional rugby league career and university study over the past three years but was thrilled to complete his degree.
“Highlight of my weekend was seeing 3 years of study put into one big joyful smile on my parents face,” said Havili in an Instagram post after the graduation ceremony. “A promised fulfilled.
“Humbled with this achievement due to the many who helped me along the way,” he said.
“Full time studying and full time footy was reality, from missing classes and clinics, exam frustrations, assignment balances with footy, late to training and all, but it was all possible through Christ,” said Havili who also acknowledged the support of his family and partner Loretta.
Warriors Welfare and Education Manager, Jerry Seuseu, says Havili took advantage of every opportunity.
“(He) will go down as one of the players to come through the NYC (National Youth Competition) system and all its hurdles and challenges to become a poster boy for what is possible'” said Seuseu.
“His hard work and commitment to getting the job done will be held up as a benchmark of what is possible for any young man entering our development system at the club.”
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