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Boivert out

Arin Kumar
Friday, December 06, 2013

THE Fiji Rugby Union board has terminated the employment contract of its national academy program manager Franck Boivert yesterday.

A statement from Rugby House said: "The termination is in accordance with the Immigration Laws of Fiji. Boivert had been working as the national academy programs manager for the FRU without a proper permit.

"As in the official correspondence issued by the Immigration Department to FRU, Boivert is in Fiji on an investors permit and therefore is not entitled to be employed in Fiji until a work permit is granted."

Acting FRU chief executive Dr Berlin Kafoa said the FRU board made the decision to terminate Boivert's contract immediately.

He said they would be "advertising the post soon" to find a suitable replacement.

"The FRU has also been served a notice for employing Boivert without following the proper immigration procedures," the statement added. Boivert first joined FRU in 2012 as its coaching director and was later appointed asthe national academy programs manager early this year.