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Brandon Costin Named As New Fiji Bati Head Coach

Brandon Costin has signed up with FNRL for the next three years
14 Feb 2019 09:45
Brandon Costin Named As New Fiji Bati Head Coach
Brandon Costin

Former NRL player Brandon Costin is the new Vodafone Fi­jian Bati head coach.

The announcement was made last night by Fiji National Rugby League board director Tomi Finau during the Vodafone Cup launch at the Fiji Museum in Suva.

“Brandon Costin has signed up with FNRL for the next three years,” Fin­au said.

“And he will be based in Fiji for the next three workers working with the clubs, coaches and the local-based players.”

Speaking to SUNsports, Constin said he was humbled with the ap­pointment to coach the Fijian Bati.

“It’s exciting to be working in Fiji for the next three years. It’s not about the coach but it’s about the players their progress and the development of the local coaches as well.”

Costin during his NRL days played under the name Brandon Pearson. He played for Huddersfield Giants, Canberra Raiders, South Sydney Rabbitohs, Bradford Bulls and the United States rugby league team.

He is also a qualified strength and conditioning coach as well.

VODAFONE CUP LAUNCH

In a new format, there’s an air of ex­citement in this year’s Vodafone Cup competition.

From the old Top 8 format, this year’s competition has increased the number of participating clubs to 15.

The clubs are Nadera Panthers, Po­lice Sharks, Makoi Bulldogs, Nabua Broncos, Army Bears, City Storm, USP Islanders Raiders, Koli Makawa Bulldogs, West Dolphins, Ravoravo Rabbitohs, West Coast Storm, Navu­tulevu Herons, Lautoka Crushers, Saints, Lami Steelers.

The launch was done by the Assis­tant Minister of Sports Apisai Naga­ta who urged the players to use their talents well.

Also, the Fijian Bati padre Pastor Ilaitia Tagituimua told the players to build-up their character as it would protect their talent, gift and career.

“The only best way to build up your character is through your daily rela­tionship with Christ,” he said.

Edited by Grace Narayan

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