Academy camp ‘more than just rugby league’

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FNRL Academy players help prepare a meal during the three week camp. Picture: WISE KATIVERATA

The Fiji National Rugby League Academy camp came an end earlier this week after a 3-week get together. Vodafone Fiji Bati head coach Wise Kativerata said the camp was much more than just rugby league.

“Reflecting on our unforgettable three-week academy camp, it was more than just rugby league. It’s about life’s essential lessons. From Yasayasa Moala College to Richmond Hight Methodist High School on Kadavu, St Johns College, Cawaci to Levuka Public School on Ovalau our maritime boys and girls united. Namosi Titans, Nasikawa Raiders, Lomaivuna Secondary School — “buno ga sa rawata,” our highlands girls.”

Kativeratasaid it was an opportunity for junior players around the country to get together and share ideas.

“Our Marist (Brother High School) boys brought brotherhood, Naitasiri warriors carried the heart of a warrior and a Bati. QVS stood as the heart of a gentleman.”

He said players made the most of the camp and build a brotherhood which would last a lifetime.

“In our camp, we shared the joy of a brother’s NRL signing and the pain of losing a dad. Overall, what an incredible camp! Our faith guided us every day. Indeed, stand still and let God move.”