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Tuitubou: Plan For Future

The coaches, players, administration staff and referees of the Fiji National Rugby League have been urged to up their performance to another level in 2016 These were the sentiments shared
17 Jan 2016 14:03
Tuitubou: Plan For Future
Rookie of the Year Joe Tubailagi his award from the Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou at De Voss on the Park on Friday night. PHOTO JONA KONATACI.

The coaches, players, administration staff and referees of the Fiji National Rugby League have been urged to up their performance to another level in 2016

These were the sentiments shared by Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou during the Fiji National Rugby League awards night at De Vos on the Park in Suva last Friday.

“I want to ask you that you better your achievements from last year,” Tuitubou said.

“The Fiji National Rugby League Limited is on the verge of becoming a fully fledged commercial body and as such you should have targeted set of outcomes you would like to achieve and you must do so without any constraints.”

Tuitubou stressed there was an abundance of talent in the country when it comes to rugby league especially when rugby union is the most dominated sport.

“There is an abundant source of natural talent which can be evidenced with the ever increasing interest coming from clubs to play,” he said.

“And with the Melbourne Storm and the West Tigers keen to set up bases here, this could very well see an increase in the number of local players.

“This is a feat in itself because rugby union is our national sport and the increased popularity of rugby league is something you can all confidently say you had contributed to.”

While celebrating the achievements of 2015, the FNRL also launched plans for the future.

Kalawa 17.21.25 is the FNRL’s future goals which are the World Cups in 2017, 2021 and 2025 and the slogan is aimed at growing responsible citizens.

“As the sport plots its way into unchartered waters of the future, a proposition has been birthed, and coined: Kalawa 17.21.25,”FNRL chairman Filimoni Vosarogo said.

“This proposal has been adopted as the mainstay in our quest to progressively nurture and develop the God-given talent blessed into the lives of our young ones.

“The award’s night not only marks the launch of Kalawa 17.21.25, but more importantly, it is to honour and acknowledge our players, sponsors, supporters, managers, game officials, volunteers, friends and families who have in one way or another contributed to the sport of rugby league.”

 

Edited by Osea Bola

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