THE Nadi Kaji Rugby is hoping to establish the first primary schools rugby academy in the country.
For the past three weeks the Nadi Kaji has been holding clinics for coaches and parents.
Nadi Kaji coaching co-ordinator Tirani Uluinakauvadra said the focus was on the under-9 and under-10 category.
He said they were looking for sponsors to fund the academy.
"We have had good response during the clinics," Uluinakauvadra said.
"Our focus at the moment is on the U9 and U10 grades. We hope to open an academy in the near future. This will be once we have enough resources like funds, qualified coaches and equipment.
"The academy will cater for a big number of children. We are hoping to secure partnership with any company who shares our new vision of developing rugby at grassroots level.
"We want to have the first rugby academy for primary school students. Here the young players will master the basics at their level before moving up.
"We are slowly gathering momentum and are grateful to our teachers who are voluntarily taking turns in coaching on Saturdays. Our dreams are slowly being materialised."
Nadi reached the final of four grades during the annual Milo Kaji at Prince Charles Park last month.