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Rugby League For Primary

Rugby League For Primary
Graduate Dr Kelesi Whippy with the staff from USP after the graduation on September 20,2018.Photo:Simione Haravanua.
September 04
11:55 2014

Fiji National Rugby League development officers will be visiting selected primary schools in Suva to teach children the basics of the sport.

League development officer Jone Wesele said they had been working with National Rugby League in Australia to introduce the sport at primary schools.

“This third term we are planning to visit primary schools.

“This is also part of the Pacific strategy to go right down to the grassroots level and visit a few primary schools in Suva,” Wesele said.

“This is to develop right from grassroots level compared to previous years where it was just adults. Now the NRL is trying to work with FNRL to reach out to the grassroots level. This is what we have been planning to do and we will visit some primary schools next week so that we can get numbers so that we can have competitions.”

“From Year One to Year Four, it will be just participating and from Year Five onwards, it will be competition level. We will teach them the basics like ball handling, passing, how to catch , and at the same time, we will try to drive this motto of Stay Fit, Keep Healthy and Eat Healthy,” he said.

NRL Australia met with FNRL and has sent equipment for the programme.

Raiwai and Burebasaga to join 2015 Vodafone Cup

Raiwai Raiders and Burebasaga clubs are the two new clubs which will be joining the 2015 Vodafone Cup.

“These two clubs have shown interest in joining the competition next year we are not trying to expand the competition but we will work according to what we have,” Wesele said.

Australia Indigenous team and Universities tour

FNRL has also confirmed that an Australian Indigenous team will be touring the country later in the year and alongside Australian Universities team which will tour Fiji next month for three matches.

“Game one will see Australia University team playing University of the South Pacific, game two will see the visitors playing Fiji National University (FNU) at Nasinu Campus and the last game will be against Fiji University at Lawaqa Park,” he added.

“After these games we will select a Fiji team to prepare for the 2017 University Rugby World Cup,” he added.

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