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Vodafone Fijian Residents players showcase the new merchandise at the Fiji Museum in Suva on July 7, 2017. The merchandise is to be used by the Fiji Bati side at this year’s Rugby League World Cup. Photo: Vilimoni Vaganalau
July 09
11:00 2017

Vosarogo: ‘Road to Glory’ campaign will not be easy

The Fiji National Rugby League launched their ‘Road to Glory’ campaign ahead of the Rugby League World Cup from October 27– December 2 in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

The campaign was launched at the Fiji Museum on Friday night as current sponsors, potential sponsors, supporters and players showed up to the event.

FNRL board chairman Filimoni Vosarogo said in using the tag line ‘Road to Glory’ they are hoping to get more support both from fans locally and overseas.

The journey to the World Cup will not be an easy one, given how far the Vodafone Fiji Bati team have come over the last couple of years despite struggles on and off the field, one thing remains clear, there is a lot of work to be done.

“Our journey so far, since we started in 1992, has not been easy,” Vosarogo said.

“We have been blessed to have so many people at organisations who have supported the Fiji National Rugby League and the Fiji Bati team.

“Through the years we have been trialled from administration to the field but we have persevered and recognised that despite the challenges we were able to reach the World Cup semifinals twice in 2008 and 2013.

“These achievements were a testament by the commitment of the players, the management, sponsors and the supporters.

“It shows that collectively anything is possible and it is my plea that we need your support again as we prepare for the upcoming Rugby League World Cup.

“We have seen how well our Fijian players are doing with the National Rugby League (NRL) clubs in Australia making a huge impact in the game with our style of Fijian play.

“It goes without saying that these recognitions and prominence is something that we should all be proud of and we should give credit where it is due.

“It is in this regard that the road ahead will be a battle, you can see that we still have a lot of work ahead and while the boys are undergoing training, the board and management also have its work cut out for them.

“We need to ensure that our team is well-prepared on and off the field with administration and thorough support from us all.

“Our official launch is our ‘Road to Glory’ to the World Cup because we believe that the road is not an easy one.

“Along the way, we expect bumps and a few potholes, not that it will stop us, this is our journey together and we invite everyone to come on board.

“We are hoping that with this tag line, we will get more support from our league fans locally and abroad.”

Meanwhile, Asco Motors has come onboard to support the Fiji Bati team by providing two vehicles and a 30-seater bus to help the team and management move around.

Asco Motors regional general manager Arthur Breckterfield said, they are honoured to be part of the ‘Road to Glory’ campaign by supporting the team.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

justine.mannan@fijisun.com.fj

 

 

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