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$1m target

Rashneel Kumar
Saturday, December 14, 2013

IN an effort to bring financial stability, the Fiji Rugby Union will be launching a massive fundraising drive next week.

The union on Monday will launch limited edition jerseys to commemorate FRU's centennial year.

FRU board member Baljeet Singh said there would be only 200 jerseys printed and sold at $5000 a piece.

He said they hoped to reap in $1million through the sales of these specially designed jerseys.

Singh said the jersey would be unveiled by Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama.

"We ran a competition to select the best design for the jersey which was won by a lady. We used her design on these limited edition jerseys," he said.

"People can buy them as souvenirs because it will be one of a kind. It represents 100 years of rugby in Fiji from 1913 to 2013."

Meanwhile, the FRU is content with the response from the business community in sponsoring its products.

The union in October sent invitations to individuals, companies or corporate organisations to sponsor one or more of the union's product for 2013 to 2017.

Singh said they have received "quite a few" submissions.

"It's encouraging that people are coming forward and showing interest in sponsoring the teams.

"We are hoping to do presentations to the individual organisations on the cost of each product next week."

Singh also confirmed there was an interest shown from an overseas-based company.