THE Nakasi Cowboys rugby league side kept their word and yesterday participated in community service after their pre-season match with the Makoi Bulldogs was cancelled.
Over 40 players and their siblings and family members took to the main streets in Nakasi yesterday to conduct a clean-up campaign.
The president of the newly formed club Saimone Tucila said the side staged successful clean-up in the greater Nakasi suburb on February 26 and so they decided to conduct another one.
"All the players of the team including some sibling and parent joined in the clean up and we also conducted a clean-up at the Nakasi Police Post," Tucila said.
He said plans had already been drafted on the community work that the Cowboys would be involved in for the rest of the year.
"We have decided that every Saturday when we do not have a game, we will engage in some form of community work."
"Nearly all the players are either school drop outs or are currently unemployed and normally they would resort to crime so this is a way of keeping them away from crime."
"We want to make good citizens of Nakasi and Fiji," Tucila said.
The Cowboys are sponsored by Tiffany's of Canada and they will make their debut in the Fiji National Rugby League club competition this year.
Community police officer Moape Kotoisuva applauded the Cowboys for their efforts and expects more good work to be done in Nakasi in the coming weeks.
"The Cowboys have shown to us that they are responsible citizen of Nakasi and we want the other youths out there to follow their example," Kotoisuva said.
"These boys are keeping their community clean and they will do more service in the future and the business community of Nakasi should applaud the efforts of these boys," he said.