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Legends Return for Footy for Fiji

National Rugby League (NRL) legends Brad Fittler and Andrew Johns will be back next week for their annual “Footy for Fiji” tour. Proudly supported by InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and
04 Oct 2014 16:22
Legends Return for Footy for Fiji

National Rugby League (NRL) legends Brad Fittler and Andrew Johns will be back next week for their annual “Footy for Fiji” tour.
Proudly supported by InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa, the four-day coaching clinic is hosted at the resort and will benefit nearby local schools and communities.
The four-day coaching clinic will start on Tuesday and this will be their third consecutive good will visit to Fiji.
Over previous years, the tour has raised over $20,000 for local schools and distributed over $10,000 worth of NRL clothing and equipment to schools and local communities.
Last year alone, six different schools and local communities benefited from their visit.
The tour will feature the rugby league coaching clinics at local schools and will host the Rugby League Fiji Secondary Schools 9s competition or Open 9s competition that will be held at Lawaqa Park on Fiji Day.
As part of their initiative, the programme will allow for the awarding of two major rugby scholarships that will be handed to the two most promising players.
The main event will be the Footy for Fiji Fundraiser Event at InterContinental Fiji, a rare opportunity to meet legends of rugby league at a night that will include entertainment guest speakers, and auctions with great prizes. This event will help raise funds to upgrade sporting equipment for local schools and communities throughout Fiji.
““The resort has supported the “Footy for Fiji” tour for three years and it’s exciting to watch the NRL greats unveil rugby talent in our local communities,” said director of Conference and Events, David Pearson.
“InterContinental Fiji is honoured to be involved in this initiative, which will inspire our up and coming stars to keep chasing the dream,” he said.”
Since pre-opening, the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort has been working closely with local schools in Natadola to help fund projects through arranged guests visits and donations from the hotel and in-house guests. For more information on InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa, visit www.intercontinental.com/fiji.

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