Baber resigns as National 7’s coach
October 15, 2021 12:27 pm
Fiji 7s coach Gareth Baber
National 7’s coach Gareth Baber has decided it’s time to move on.
The Fiji Rugby Union this morning confirmed Baber has stepped down.
Since taking up the role in 2016, Baber helped Fiji to its fourth World Sevens Series title and its second Olympic gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Fiji Rugby Union Chief Executive, John O’Connor says it’s a sad day for Fijian rugby but they wish Baber well in his future endeavors.
“The board has accepted Gareth’s request to be released early from his contract. His last day of work will be on the 30th of November.”
This is not the end of the road for the Welshman as he hopes to continue with coaching 15s.
Baber has indicated that he would love to return to Fiji to coach a 15’s outfit.
“My ambitions is in 15s and I want to develop that and it was a challenge for me as a coach to come in. My time in Fiji has really moved me on as coach.”
In the meantime the team will be guided by Fijiana Head coach Saiasi Fuli and Olympic gold medalist captain Jerry Tuwai.
Your 🥇🥇🥇achievements speak the volume of the immense work you have done for the 🇫🇯Fijian 7s in the last five years.
A big 🙏Vinaka Vakalevu from Fiji Rugby and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
It’s not a goodbye and we hope to see you back in Viti soon.🇫🇯🇫🇯 pic.twitter.com/kgN2lbwpaz
— Fiji Rugby Union (@fijirugby) October 14, 2021