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Team leaves for Vanuatu

Arin Kumar
Monday, April 21, 2014

A TEAM of officials from Island Breeze Rugby Plus have left the country to conduct clinics in Vanuatu.

Rugby Plus national co-ordinator Lasarusa Nasenaivalu said the clinics would be for two weeks and would help develop players at grassroots level.

"The clinics are all about strengthening players from grassroots level to show them the way to become elite players," he said.

"We will use four competency-based approaches — knowledge, skill, character and resources.

"Also we will focus on the player and his life, the player and his family, the player and his farm and the player and his game."

The organisation has been running clinics on Ovalau and has even taken a team from Ovalau on an overseas tour.

"Another main aspect of our clinic is chaplaincy so that we can interact with the players and help them in their individual lives and motivate them to think and live positively on the field and off the field.

"Rugby Plus helps as a whole — physically, mentally and spiritually."

Island Breeze is a Melbourne, Australia-based organisation that focuses on the holistic development of players and officials on and off the field. Nasenaivalu said funding came from friends and families in Australia.

"We would also like to thank our sponsors Kooga, Footies for All and PACMAS."

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