“God has been so good to me.”
These are the words from the young Feagaiga Stowers who will represent Samoa in the Oceania Training Camp that will be held in New Caledonia this week.
She told the Samoa Observer that God works in mysterious ways and despite her passed God has raised her up again.
“This sport gave me a second chance in life and for that I am so grateful to the man who gave me hope and made me the person I am today Tuaopepe Jerry Wallwork,” she said.
“Before I was just this girl at the S.V.S.G searching of where to start from again but our coach gave me hope.
“I am now known to the world and I am now going to places and travelling the world, it’s something that I thought would never happen to me.”
Having to say that the young lifter also acknowledge the President of the S.S.V.G Siliniu Lina Chang.
“All of this would not have come real for me if it wasn’t for the love and kind of Mama Lina,” she said.
“I know if I wasn’t living at the campus of hope I wouldn’t be able to make it to the sport, so these two people have moulded me and pushed me to become the person I am today.
“This week I will be training with some of the junior elites from different countries and it’s an honour.
“I’ll get to meet a lot of people and I will train as hard as I can and learn from others.”
President of Weightlifting Tuaopepe Jerry Wallwork said that the training camp is two weeks.
“Feagaiga will be there from now until the 18th of this month.
“She has been selected as one of the elite within the Oceania juniors to participate in this training camp.
“This is all for the development of weightlifting and also her as a young lifter.
“Mary Opeloge will be accompanying Feagaiga Stowers.
“She was also invited by the Oceania Weightlifting Federation as a special guest for the Women’s training Camp.
“All airfares and accommodation are fully funded by the Oceania Weightlifting Federation.
“The training camp and competition will be run under the well known Coach Paul Coffa.”