The NZ Olympic Team (Under 23’s) are in Fiji attempting to qualify for the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.
They have started their campaign positively with a 6-1 win over a plucky Samoan team. NZ’s next game is against American Samoa and then the Solomon Islands, with the semi final and potential final awaiting them in Lautoka next week. Conditions are tough, with hot humid weather and a tight tournament schedule.
Roland is involved in preparing the team, as the physiotherapist. This is Roland’s 5th Olympic campaign with the team, having been involved in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016.