FNRL app to keep Bati players connected
November 11, 2019 7:48 am
Fiji is more than just a destination for Bati players, it is a state of mind, under new coach Brandon Costin, and the Fiji National Rugby League is creating an app to give members of the Bati squad a daily dose of Fiji culture when they are in Australia with their NRL clubs.
Costin credits the success of the Bati in Tests he has overseen this to the culture and environment in camp and wants the players to experience that each day, via the app.
Costin said every time they go to training they sing a hymn, say a prayer and he thinks what happens with the NRL boys when they come into camp is that they get a real blast of Fiji heritage.
Speaking to nrl.com the national coach said it takes them back and they love it, but when they come out of camp they are back into the normal everyday grind.
“Because I experience Fiji every day we are really trying to make sure everyone in our squad has a connection to Fiji every single day going forward. We are just trying to build a really tight culture that comes from first and most important thing in Fiji, God, and then the Bati.”
The team chaplain will use the app to keep the players connected with their religion and Costin will provide playing related information.
“One of the goals here is to make sure we are not just going event to event to event,” Costin said.