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New Milo Product Helps Unearth New Talents

The partnership between Nestle’s Milo and the Rugby Academy Fiji has brought positive changes in the lives of many unfortunate children who have attended one of their outreach programmes.
05 Jul 2022 14:45
New Milo Product Helps Unearth New Talents
From left; Nestle general manager Fiji and Pacific Islands Tim Inkster and Rugby Academy Fiji founder Seremaia Bai during the new Milo product launch at Wailekutu, Lami , on July 4, 2022. Photo: Leon Lord.

The partnership between Nestle’s Milo and the Rugby Academy Fiji has brought positive changes in the lives of many unfortunate children who have attended one of their outreach programmes.

Now, that partnership has taken a step further yesterday when Nestle general manager Fiji and the Pacif­ic Islands Tim Inkster and academy founder Seremaia Bai launched a limited edition of Seremaia Bai’s 400g Milo Pack at the company’s boardroom in Wailekutu, Lami.

Inkster said the partnership was first sealed in 2019 with the Milo brand being the hallmark of the work to identify, nourish and devel­op many rugby talented children at grassroots level.

He also thanked Bai, a legendary Flying Fijian back, and his fam­ily for their positive contribution to the development of grassroots rugby.

Inkster highlighted that Nestle Fiji is promoting their Milo prod­ucts and 50 shoppers will walk away with a Milo rugby kit which includes, a rugby academy jersey and shorts, Milo cap, three Milo rugby balls and a $200 Sports World shopping voucher.

“To get into the draw, people will need to spend $5 or more in pur­chasing any Milo products. They can fill their details and put it in the entry box,” he said.

Bai was grateful to Nestle Fiji for the support as he started the acad­emy with eight children and today there are 400.

‘From my humble experience, it’s more than rugby. It’s about using rugby as a vehicle to mould these kids to become good citizens,” he said.

He indicated that to make a transi­tion from being a professional rug­by player to becoming an ordinary citizen was not easy

“The experience has helped me to motivate and encourage many of these unfortunate children that they can still make it in life.”

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