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Naleba Plan For Future

Fiji National Rugby League (FNRL) will expect to go through changes and focus on development, says Timoci Naleba. The FNRL new chief executive made the comment after his appointment yesterday.
20 Oct 2015 08:04
Naleba Plan For Future
From left: Fiji National Rugby League new CEO Timoci Naleba and chairman Filimoni Vosarogo.

Fiji National Rugby League (FNRL) will expect to go through changes and focus on development, says Timoci Naleba.
The FNRL new chief executive made the comment after his appointment yesterday.
The 44-year-old from Nabukadra Village in Ra said their main focus was growing the sport from the community and taking it step by step to ensure they produce the best players for selection.
“We need to make sure we come up with a very good development plan,” Naleba said.
“That is one of the most important areas I’ve been tasked with right now, in terms of the technical aspect of the game like the coaching areas, player development especially developing pathways for our players, coach and physiologist.
“For those who are going to be educators and trainers, they need to have the right knowledge only then can they deliver to clubs. And that is how we know our clubs are receiving the right training and message.
“Once that is done, we need to have the right environment; playing field, gyms, balls and other technical stuff they need to develop their core skills.
“After that, we need to have a good competition structure so that we can enhance the skills and from there have a good selection base structure and this will need to be done for each age group from the youths to the seniors.”
Naleba, who comes from a sporting background, knows what it takes to take league to whole new level and believes that it will strive with the support of the community and stakeholders involved.
“Next year is our World Cup preparation year, so there will be a lot happening, not just because of the world cup but it is also setting the platform for future world cups as well.
“We will be doing things different next year, we have a new board coming in and we would like to have some good changes being implemented at FNRL at all levels.
“We need support from the clubs, the community, business community, .Government and non-government organisations because this is one sport that has the opportunity to grow.
“There is a lot of interest in the sport, we believe in strong, healthy competition, we want discipline and that care of having player welfare at the hem of everything that we do and make sure the players develop as a whole, not just in skills but also grow as a person who can contribute back to the community.” he said.
Meanwhile, FNRL chairman Filimoni Vosarogo congratulated Naleba.
“We are very glad to have our CEO onboard now, the league is now very hopefully that we are going to start delivering what needs to be executed to grow the game here in Fiji,” he said.

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