Vai is new face of trustee fund

The National,Friday June 10th, 2016

Lynette Vai, triple gold medallist in squash at the Pacific Games last year, has been chosen by Melanesian Trustee Services Ltd and its trustee, Pacific Balance Fund, to be the brand ambassador for the fund.
The fund’s administration general manager Rosa Teria said that Vai with be the face of a new campaign by PBF to re-engage with their 20,000 unit holders, who have investments but lost contact with the fund.
“Previously Lynette received support from the PBF when competing at the World Junior Squash Championships in Namibia in 2014, at just 15-years-old,” Teria said.
“As we have seen from her performances in the Pacific Games last year, Lynette is a positive role model for young people”,
“She has the potential to fulfil her dream of reaching the top 30 in professional squash in the near future,” she said.
Eighteen-year-old Vai, who last weekend claimed the Port Moresby Women’s Single Squash Open title, returned to Penang, Malaysia, on Wednesday were she is currently studying and training.
Via told the media: “I’m so grateful and blessed that sponsors have come on board. I think this is the first time that an athlete in squash has been supported in this way. Athletes in individual sports don’t receive much support from sponsors.
“Because we rarely get opportunities like this, I want to take it with both hands and make everybody proud,” Vai said
Vai said her sole focus this year will be the World Junior Championships in Poland in August, were she wants to improve on her performances from   2014.
Vai was presented K19,800 to assist with her preparations for the championships.