Thomas Dunn: Navua’s young star aims to shine at international level

Thomas Dunn is surely one of the most promising players from Fiji. The 17-year-old midfielder is performing in a very high level in the season and he is being a key player for Navua in Vodafone Premier League – the top-tier league from Fiji.

In an interview with New Zealand Fiji Football Incorporated (NZFFI), he revealed that his passion for football started when he was very young: “My inspiration came from playing with my brothers and uncles since very young,” he said.

Dunn began to shine two years ago when he represented Fiji in 2018 OFC U16 Championship and helped his side to reach the semi-finals of the tournament: “Representing Fiji National Team is always close to heart,” he revealed.

Born in Navua, he revealed that representing his hometown’s team is an honour to him. One of the biggest moments of his short career was surely he won the Senior League Inter District Championship’s Best Young Player Award last year.

Dunn receiving 2019 Senior League Inter District Championship’s Best Young Player Award – Fiji FA Media

His talent was also noticed by Flemming Serritslev – the head coach of Fiji National Team. Serritslev called 30 players to attend a national team camp last month and Dunn was one of the selected players to attend this camp. Despite that, he keeps his feet on the ground: “My focus now is Navua, but also to study […] I hope one day I can play in a professional league,” he stated.

Navua are currently in the eighth and last position in Vodafone Premier League with seven points in nine matches. You can check the current league standings, results and top scorers by clicking here.

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