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Macuata Rugby Looks For Sponsors

  The Macuata Rugby Union is trying to secure sponsors for next season. This was discussed during the Macuata Rugby Union (MRU) annual general meeting in Labasa on Friday. Club
18 Dec 2016 11:00
Macuata Rugby Looks For Sponsors
Macuata Rugby Team Photo:SHRATIKA NAIDU

 

The Macuata Rugby Union is trying to secure sponsors for next season.

This was discussed during the Macuata Rugby Union (MRU) annual general meeting in Labasa on Friday.

Club representatives raised their concern about lack of sponsorship continued to be a setback.

MRU president, Ratu Savenaca Ritova said, there were times where the committee members had to fork out money from their pockets to take care of the team’s expenses.

“We do this for the love of rugby and for our province,” Ratu Savenaca said.

“We are the farthest travelling team with no source of income except for the grant received from the Fiji Rugby Union and the Macuata Provincial Council.

“I have been with the MRU for the 11th year now and this has always been the problem. The grant given by FRU, this year for instance, covered only about 10 per cent of the total expenses.”

But in order to achieve this, Ratu Savenaca says, they needed to build a winning team.

He said they need to work hard towards developing a stronger team.

“The companies want to support a winning team because that is how they get their mileage,” Ratu Savenaca said.

It is understood that at times players had to pay for their own gym fees.

“This, however has not discouraged the players from playing to the best of their abilities and we also thank our hardworking committee members who worked free of charge.”

The Macuata will play in the Skipper Cup competition next year.

Edited by Osea Bola

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