Brave Janice Gutugutuwai fights on

By on March 7, 2014
Janice Gutugutuwai, a former Brisbane Netball Association representative player who is battling Demoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor (DSRCT).

SOME of the girls from Kedron Lions Red netball had a bittersweet catch-up with friend and former teammate  Janice Gutugutuwai, who is battling a rare illness.

Ms Gutugutuwai, a former Brisbane Netball Association representative player, has desmoplastic small round cell tumor, a type of cancer.

Ms Gutugutuwai, cousin to former Brisbane Broncos Petero Civoniceva and Lote Tuqiri, was a BNA regular for many years before being struck down with DSRCT.

She enjoyed many a representative trip with her nettie sistas and was part of the Redcliffe Club dynasty that saw them win five consecutive Division 1 championships at the BNA in the late 90s, a feat not since repeated by any club or team.

Ms Gutugutuwai has also represented her native Fiji at international netball levels.

In typical fighting fashion, Ms Gutugutuwai has not given up and continues to raise funds for DSRCT research and awareness. Visit to lend your support to the cause.

And she still looks fabulous in BNA red!


CHEER SQUAD: Marina Zandegiacomo, Karen Moxly, Debra Forster, Nicole White, Shannon Tobin, Nadia Mulhearn show their support for Janice

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About Tamara Hall

Tamara Hall is the secretary of the Brisbane Netball Association. PO Box 2061, Chermside Centre Qld, 4032 Ph: 07 3350 2035, Fax: 07 3350 4391,

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