Rugby

Bati Coach Targets Young Talents

“I’ll try and build up these boys from the under-15 to the under-18 just to prepare ourselves for the 2023 Youth World Cup.”
05 Mar 2021 16:37
Bati Coach Targets Young Talents
Joe Rabele

The Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League players now have the opportunity to be selected and prepared in a more professional environment.

Vodafone Fijian Bati head coach Joe Rabele will be monitoring and selecting players from around the country.

“This year, I will try and select the best 30 players from the East, Sigatoka and the West and try to put them in the academy system,” he said.

“It’s a new programme for us because it is one programme like development.

“Now we’ve to break it down to individual programmes and it is new especially for the development of rugby league in Fiji.

“We will do selection for the secondary schools players when the competition finishes.”

“We are also trying to identify young players from the islands to be part of this.

“I’ll try and build up these boys from the under-15 to the under-18 just to prepare ourselves for the 2023 Youth World Cup.”

Rabele added the plan is to get the students playing more games together.

“Getting these players involved early and having them at the academy will help them develop and grow into the game more,” he said.

“The combination is very important and we will need to work very hard to get there.”

Fijian Secondary School rugby league players who have made it to the National Rugby League includes Viliame Kikau, Marika Koroibete and Suliasi Vunivalu.

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