FNRL clubs receive timely boost for competition

Head coach Wes Naiqama of Kaiviti Silktails (left) receives the cheque from the chairman FNRL Viliame Naupoto and Australian High Commissioner John Feakes during the Fiji National Rugby League launch at Albert Park . Picture: RAMA

Respective clubs participating in the Fiji National Rugby League 2020 Vodafone Cup received a massive $22,000 boost ahead of the start of the annual competition through the PacificAusSports initiative this week.

“Rugby League is one of the most popular spectator sports in Australia, and often find ourselves cheering on our favourite Fiji rugby league star in almost every match of the National Rugby League,” said Australian High Commissioner John Feakes, who handed over the cheque.

Feakes said Fijian rugby league legends had done their part to help build and shape the game in Australia and had also committed to help progress the game more in Fiji.

“Part of this initiative we are also supporting the 26 Fijian clubs participating in the Vodafone Cup and are hoping to secure a place in the Kaiviti Silktails for the 2021 Ron Massey Cup.

“This is in recognition of the important place sports has in the relationship between our countries, and it reflects a desire in our part to back talented Fijian athletes and to provide them an opportunity to play elite rugby league in Australia.” The PacificAusSports initiative also provided 26 thermal packs for COVID-19 testing and precaution to all clubs. || fnrl22k1308 || 22K boost for FNRL 2020 Vodafone Cup

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