8 Jun 2020

Pasifika rugby league trailblazer, Olsen Filipaina

From Nine To Noon, 10:10 am on 8 June 2020
Olsen Filipaina

Olsen Filipaina Photo: Patrick Skene

Olsen Filipaina was one of the first talented Pasifika-Maori athletes to be involved with the Sydney rugby league professional competition, long before there was adequate pastoral care for young players. His story of success on the field, while dealing with racism, cultural dislocation and depression is told in a new book, The Big O: The Life and Times of Olsen Filipaina.

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