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Nadi Elects Rayasi

Nadi Elects Rayasi
Fiji Rugby Union chairman Francis Kean (left), and Nadi Rugby Union president Ponijese Rayasi.
March 20
11:00 2017


Ponijese Rayasi has been appointed as the new president of the Nadi Rugby Union (NRU).

The Tokatoka Westfield 7s Rugby Club president replaced Sekove Tuilakeba during the annual general meeting yesterday.

“It is time to give someone new to take up the post, the NRU needs a young and fresh mind to take it to another level,” Tuilakeba said.

“The change is also part of the NRU’s strategic direction, in terms of, succession planning.”

Rayasi was the NRU vice-president prior to the election. Tuilakeba will now look after the NRU’s marketing and sponsorship sub-committee.

“The NRU completed its AGM after it was called into recess on February 25, to enable the completion of the audit on the financial reports for 2016,” said secretary Ilimeleki Navula.

“The audited report was presented at the meeting for discussions, prior to, its adoption. Following the adoption of the report, the NRU held its elections, based on the nominations that were received before the closing date for submissions.”

Other notable change was Jioji Kinisi, as one of the vice-presidents of the NRU. He is current president of the Nawaka Rugby Club.

“One of the immediate tasks of the committee is to meet with our major sponsors, Jack’s of Fiji to discuss the sponsorship package for this year, as well as, our various corporate sponsors,” he added.

“The committee will also look at the establishment of a Games Committee to manage the affairs of the club competition. In addition, to the AGM also endorsed the establishment of a fulltime administration office. The recruitment of the suitable candidate is expected to be completed within the next two months.

“It was encouraging to note that most of the club’s have complied with the constitutional requirements of the Union, and have submitted their respective AGM and financial reports.”

The NRU will commence its club competition in two weeks.


Nadi executives:

President- Ponijese Rayasi

V/President – Joji Kinisi,Jone Saukuru;

Treasurer- Mataiyasi Nabau;

Assistant/treasurer – Joeli Lotawa;

Secretary – Ilimeleki Navula



Isei Navugavuga (Referees Association), Anare Wakawaka, Josateki Caucau, Sailasa Limamaka, Joe Rokocoko Senior, Sekove Tuilakeba,Inoke Momoedonu

Edited by Osea Bola


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