NRL donates towards Fiji
February 29, 2016 12:24 am
The National Rugby League in Australia has donated more than $76,000 to the UNICEF appeal for Fiji after the worst storm ever recorded in the southern hemisphere, Cyclone Winston, tore through the region.
In addition to the donation, the NRL has pledged to continue to work with UNICEF and their rapid response network and is encouraging fans and communities to support the appeal and the people of Fiji as they start to rebuild.
Australian Rugby League Commission Chair John Grant said the Rugby League community has close ties with Fiji, with some of the game’s finest and most popular players coming from Fiji.
NRL legend and community ambassador Petero Civoniceva, said he was praying for the people of Fiji and his homeland.
Donations to the UNICEF Fiji appeal can be made at unicef.org.au.
Meanwhile, all three matches of the Six Nations Rugby competition over the weekend observed a minute of silence before kick-off for the victims of Tropical Cyclone Winston in Fiji.