Rugby League

Gray Grateful To Lead Western Maroons State League

Fiji national Rugby League chief executive officer Don Natabe said they opted to revive the Vanua State of Origin this year with the tentative dates set for September 19, October 17 and November 21 which will be completed between the 2020 Vodafone Cup.
13 Aug 2020 16:51
Gray Grateful To Lead Western Maroons State League
Joe Gray

Rugby League enthusiast Joe Gray has been elected as the chairman of the Western Maroons State League for the 2020 season.

This was announced during the FNRL State of Origin launch at the Nadi International Airport yesterday where the elected committee looks forward to the re-introduction of the Fiji State of Origin tri-series.

Gray said: “It is humbling to note the confidence the western zone clubs have in me. It is a big task and I am one of their servants and also offers parental guidance note and managerial role.

Fiji national Rugby League chief executive officer Don Natabe said they opted to revive the Vanua State of Origin this year with the tentative dates set for September 19, October 17 and November 21 which will be completed between the 2020 Vodafone Cup.

“The board of the FNRL determined that it was about time to establish state governing bodies to oversee the regional leagues in the western division. These executives will look after the affair of the Western state teams in their zones,” he said.

“We have named four members of the western zone governing body. There are three zones (Nadroga Navosa, Nadi and Lautoka) that make up the westerns conference which has 10 clubs, in their special general meeting.”

The committee includes chairman- Joe Gray (Nadi Aviators), vice-president – Jonetani Nasau (Yasawa Saints), secretary – Daniel Tifare and treasurer – Sitiveni Vuniyayawa (Rabbitohs).

The Nadi/Lautoka Zone (Group C) will officially open the 2020 Vodafone Cup competition on Saturday at Prince Charles Park, Nadi.

Edited by Osea Bola

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