Rugby

Rabele Unveils Development Plans

“As a pioneer rugby league player in Fiji after its establishment in 1992 I’m still here doing development work for Fiji. This is a great programme moving forward and to look back 29 years ago this is a dream come true and a milestone achievement.
25 Feb 2021 14:24
Rabele Unveils Development Plans
Kaiviti Silktails rugby league club

Vodafone Fijian Bati head coach Joe Rabele believes the strategic development plan set in place is the way forward for rugby league in the country.

Rabele spoke during the launching of the new Fiji National Rugby League development programmes at the Yue Lai Hotel, Suva yesterday.

He unveiled the four-year strategic initiatives leading up to the 2025 Rugby League World Cup.

“The seven strategic development initiative is a result of an analysis done for rugby league in Fiji,” he said.

“As a pioneer rugby league player in Fiji after its establishment in 1992 I’m still here doing development work for Fiji. This is a great programme moving forward and to look back 29 years ago this is a dream come true and a milestone achievement.

“It’s a new programme for us because it breaks it down right to the individuals.

“This is an academy programme, rising league star programme and some others and we’d like to get sponsors to get onboard so we can take the sport to another level especially to the rural areas and maritime to identify players to be part of the League of Legends academy system.”

Rabele said this is a pathway to the Kaiviti Silktails and if they get contracts with National Rugby League clubs it will be a bonus for all stakeholders especially in selecting the 2025 World Cup squad.”

He will name his World Cup squad after returning from Australia in June.

“I will be travelling to Australia in June to monitor our boys in the NRL and the Kaiviti Silktails so when I return, I will name my 30-member squad of 24 and six non-travelling reserves,” he said.

“At the moment our Fiji Bati development squad is the 27 players that were selected to play for the Kaiviti Silktails in the Ron Massey Cup, so they are also the development squad for the next World Cup.”

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