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FRU targets at professionalizing domestic rugby clubs.

April 12, 2019 5:06 am

The eight teams participating in this year’s Skipper Fiji Rugby Championship will be given a grant of $50,000 to help in the development of their clubs.

Fiji Rugby Union Chief Executive John O’Connor says each teams will also be given a starter kit to help them prepare for the 2019 Skipper Cup competition.

O’Connor says the grant is mainly targeted at professionalizing domestic rugby clubs.

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“As part of the sponsorship by CJ Patel, we’ll be giving the Under-19 and the senior teams 20 rugby balls and on top of that we will be giving them a grant of $50K which will be distributed to the contracting of Manager, Coaches and to the 25 players.”

Meanwhile, the winner of the main competition wins $30,000 with the runner up getting $15,000.

The champion of the Under 19 division walks away with $5,000 and the runner up prize is $2,000.

The final of the competition is scheduled for 22nd of June.

The competition kicks off today.

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