Australian rugby league legends to run coaching clinics in Fiji

RUGBY league legends Brad Fittler and Andrew Johns will arrive on Monday for their annual “Footy for Fiji” tour.

The tour supported by InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa is a four-day coaching clinic starting on Tuesday at the resort in Natadola.

This is their third consecutive visit to Fiji.

Over previous years, the tour raised over $20,000 for local schools and distributed over $10,000 worth of National Rugby League clothing and equipment to schools and local communities.

Last year, six different schools and local communities benefited from their visit.

The tour will feature rugby league coaching clinics at local schools and nines competition to be held at Lawaqa Park on October 10.

The duo will also award two major rugby league scholarships that will be handed to the two most promising players.

“The resort has supported the “Footy for Fiji” tour for three years and it’s exciting to watch the NRL greats unveil rugby talent in our local communities,” David Pearson, the director of conference and events, said in a statement.

“InterContinental Fiji is honoured to be involved in this initiative, which will inspire our up and coming stars to keep chasing the dream.”

The main event will be the Footy for Fiji Fundraiser on October 9 at InterContinental Fiji, a rare opportunity to meet legends of rugby league at a night that will include entertainment, guest speakers, and auctions with great prizes.