Fiji Bati boost: Help for team and fans to watch the Rugby League World Cup

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The Fiji Bati team’s preparation to the Rugby League World Cup in England next year has been boosted with a renewed Fiji National Rugby League and FMF Foods Ltd partnership.

The company is sponsoring the team to the RLWC and the sport’s community and elite pathway programs.

FNRL chairman Viliame Naupoto said FMF was a household Fijian brand that resonated with Fijian communities.

“I am delighted to announce for the first time, FMF Foods Ltd as an official major sponsor of the Vodafone Fiji Bati team and official partner of the FNRL community and pathways programs,” Naupoto said.

“It is an exciting time to be working with new partners for the Rugby League World Cup journey to the United Kingdom and I thank FMF Foods Ltd for coming onboard as our newest partner with full confidence in the Fiji Bati brand.”

The company has promised quality support for the team and fans who intend to be part of the RLWC in the UK from October 15 to November 19, next year.

“Rugby is a sport that motivates all of us Fijians to come together as one,” said FMF managing director Sanjay Punja.

“FMF is playing a vital part in this with the sponsorship of the Fiji Bati and rugby league in Fiji.

“We are no strangers in sponsoring sports and rugby league in this case. Over a decade ago, we sponsored the Fiji Bati to perform at the international stage. This belief and faith has continued and remains.

“We have been involved with players such as Noa Nadruku, Lote Tuqiri, Joeli Vidiri and more individuals in the past.

This time around we are supporting Fiji National Rugby League as a team. It is a substantial amount and if all goes well, we can do more.

“This partnership is for a long term which is also beyond the Rugby League World Cup.

“Leading to the world cup, there are many exciting promotions with FMF which includes fully paid trip, accommodation and expenses to watch the Fiji Bati live in England. I wish the Fiji Bati the best in their coming games at the world cup.”

Fiji is pooled with Australia, Scotland and Italy in Group B. Fiji meets Australia on October 15 after the opening ceremony.

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