THE Fiji National Rugby League has promised to be more actively involved in community work.
The governing body of rugby league in Fiji conducted a flood relief drive earlier last week and FNRL operations manager, Rusiate Ratakele said there was more to come. "We have a theme in place 'Rugby League: Making a Difference in the Community' and we are going to stick by it," Ratakele said.
"We had received good response from the rugby league clubs that had taken part in this initiative and they simply enjoyed doing community work," he said.
Players and team management of the Lami Steelers, Police Sharks, Topline Warriors, Nabua Panthers and the Kinoya Sea Eagles took to the streets and conducted door-to-door drives that saw them collect clothes, beddings, utensils and other material.
"Also the response from the communities we visited was really good and we would like to thank the people of Lami, Delainavesi, Nabua, Mead Road, Laucala Beach Estate and Kinoya for assisting the FNRL in the flood relief drive." The drive saw over four truck loads of donation being collected.
"We were supposed to go from Valelevu towards Nakasi but unfortunately the weather was not in our favour."
"I would like to apologise to the teams from Nadera, Narere, Makoi, Kinoya, Nakasi and Davuilevu, we know you were ready to do community work but don't worry you will get your chance."
The next date for the drive will be determined tomorrow and Ratakele has requested the people of the communities from Valelevu to Nakasi to lend a hand.
"Please give generously towards the drive, anything that you give will help make a difference in the lives of the people affected by the floods in the western division," he said.