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Rugby league legends to visit

Zanzeer Singh
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

AUSTRALIA rugby league legends Brad Fittler and Andrew Johns together with former Fiji Bati Wise Kativerata will arrive today for a weeklong tour to promote the sport in local communities and schools.

The tour, which will be filmed for a documentary, begins in Nadi with a coaching clinic.

The trio will conduct clinics at the Malomalo Primary School.

InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa general manager Scott Williams said the Malomalo community was excited about spending the day with the rugby legends.

"We hope to inspire the children to dream big," Williams said.

"InterContinental Fiji has a commitment to the community and we are proud to be a part of this tour in the country."

Assistant coach of the Wests Tigers Joel Greig said this was a chance to lift the spirit of the community after the floods earlier this year.

"This is a chance for National Rugby League players to give back and inspire the next generation of league players in Fiji," Greig said.

Fittler represented Australia from 1990 to 2001 while Johns played for Australia from 1995 to 2006. Affectionately known as "The People's Resort" because of its ownership by the Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF), the resort has been working with the school since it opened in 2009 and runs a longterm community care fund which finances numerous projects.


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