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NRL Rugby League Organise Cyclone Appeal

The Fiji National Rugby League is organising a pre- season Vodafone cup Nines tournament next Saturday to help out with those victims who were affected by the Tropical Cyclone Winston.
02 Mar 2016 12:48
NRL Rugby League Organise Cyclone Appeal

The Fiji National Rugby League is organising a pre- season Vodafone cup Nines tournament next Saturday to help out with those victims who were affected by the Tropical Cyclone Winston.

FNRL chief executive officer Tevita Naleba confirmed the Nines tournament will be held in Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka and Suva, (venue is yet to be confirmed).

“Our hearts go out to those who have been badly affected by Cyclone Winston. We keep in mind as most of our club members are from Ra and other affected areas that was hit badly by the cyclone.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with them and for now we are organising this meet in aid for their assistance,” Naleba said.

 

Vodafone cup registration

Meanwhile the Vodafone Cup registration fees for each club who wish to participate will be $3000 compared to the $250 last year.

Naleba said this was the amount the committee wants to clarify that was usually spent by the clubs annually.

“Some spend more than $3,000 in trying to get their teams into this tournament so it is not an increase but actually putting it all down on how much is spent.

“What we are trying to do, we are trying to collectively put out into the market good teams as we are training to become an Olympic sports career.”

Naleba added the cost of registration is also keeping in mind to market good teams.

With this he said: “FNRL believes that if there are good club committees, they will ensure that there are quality services to the club member and to the players themselves.

“Once we have good club leadership than we can expect good zone competition.

“This is one of the governance issues that we had before regarding clubs not managed properly.

“We are not blaming the club committees we are just trying to make sure that we build the capacity. With good governance they will be able to do the job descriptions well.”

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