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Revenue for rugby league

Arin Kumar
Tuesday, January 01, 2013

PLAYERS involved in Fiji National Rugby League competition this year will have to be registered with the national body and will also be required to pay a membership levy.

The new concept is expected to earn the national body some revenue to cater for development needs in the future.

FNRL general manager Tomi Finau said in the past only the club or the team was charged a levy of $250.

But he said from this year, the players will be required to pay for their own membership and registration.

"We are looking at charging $3 to school students for their competition and for club competition the players will have to pay $5," Finau said.

"That is all they will need to pay for their membership levy for the whole year and I think this is quite a manageable amount for them," he said.

"The revenue generated from this concept will go towards the development of the sport." He added the levy will also apply to match officials and team officials of the competing teams.

"This is the first time ever we are trying this but I think this is a positive concept that will bear fruit."

The first competition under the FNRL calendar this year will be the secondary schools competition that will begin on February 23.