NRL to reward Pacific talent
November 20, 2014 3:51 am
The Australian National Rugby League is urging more Fijians to pursue their dreams in the 13-man code.
NRL Head of Football Todd Greenberg says there is a huge number of Pacific Islanders playing in international rugby league competitions such as the NRL and Super League in Europe and they hope more players can realize their dreams by initiating the Pacific Strategy.
This initiative will see the NRL conduct rugby league clinics around the country,
The first phase was launched today and included Vodafone Fiji Bati rep and Penrith Panthers winger Kevin Naiqama and Australian Kangaroos coach Tim Sheens giving tips to junior players.
“There are a lot of rugby league players that have come from the Pacific as you just heard before. We wanna make sure that we say thank you and we wanna make sure that we reflect back and say thank you to our friends in the pacific for their contribution."
The clinic is part of the NRL’s Pacific Strategy to introduce rugby league in primary schools across the country.