FRU takes charge of Deans and Kaji rugby competitions
February 13, 2019 4:57 pm
The Fiji Rugby Union has brought the renown Deans and the Kaji competitions under its wings.
FRU President Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says as part of their changes to their constitution, they will now be fully responsible for their conduct and oversight, as it is the case with all other domestic rugby competitions.
“The FRU will work closely with rugby affiliates at Fiji’s primary schools –– our Kaji –– and secondary schools –– our Deans –– to ensure that these competitions are played and governed by rules and regulations that are fair, transparent, and in full compliance with all the World Rugby requirements.”
Bainimarama says this is grassroots rugby at its finest, and if they are to compete consistently at the international level, it is critical that we get it right in these competitions.
“This can be a make-or-break phase for our young ruggers; it’s a turning point where, in the absence of a good support network, they may hang up their kits –– but with that network in place, they are positioned to thrive at higher levels.”
He says our kids need to get the right coaching and guidance.
Bainimarama is urging the FRU to work closely with the two affiliates to make this happen and get it right.