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Schools to go professional

November 21, 2012 11:58 pm

Huge growth spurts in Fiji secondary school’s rugby league has prompted the parent body (FNRL) to introduce professionalism into their system next year.

An annual general meeting will be held on Saturday and FNRL operations manager, Tomi Finau says the issue will be their main agenda for discussion.

There are two options that we are looking at. One is involving teams in six zones and the other is looking at teams grouped together in four zones next year. Quite important to this is how big we want the competition to be. While we are excited about the growth of number of schools involved in the competition, we’d also like to be mindful of its sustainability.

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Fiji Secondary Schools rugby league interest has grown since its inception in 2007 where only four schools participated when now, there are 50.

Finau adds they will also discuss processes and guidelines regarding overseas contract when scouting of players.

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