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Women ruggers push for cause at AGM

September 3, 2012 7:15 pm

Big decisions are expected to be made at the Fiji Women’s Rugby Union Annual General Meeting on Saturday.

FWRU president, Vela Naucukidi will be raising concerns regarding better communication with the Fiji Rugby Union who she believes has not been forthcoming.

“Right now we are powerless, everything is run by FRU. The only thing the FRU should understand is the channel of where they should feed information more especially to the executives instead, we are finding out through things players.”

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Fiji and Oceania women’s rugby development officer, Elenoa Kunatuba says if they are to move in a positive direction towards the Olympics in 2016, the FWRU needs to play a more active role.

“Basically my job is to develop women’s rugby but being new in this position there is nothing from Fiji Women’s Rugby Union in terms of structure, pathways which at the moment we are currently doing and the national coaching director has set pathways, we’ve worked with him and now we are trying to implement startegic plans which is big. Even though they (FWRU) have been in existence, there is nothing constructive from them.”

A national sevens team will be selected soon to compete in the qualifiers in India in October – Fiji needs to win this tournament to book their place at the World 7s in Moscow next year.

Another upcoming event for women’s rugby is the two match series planned with the visiting New Zealand-Samoan 15s team in November.

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