$5,000 each for Flying Fijian players and coaching team for RWC prep - PM

$5,000 each for Flying Fijian players and coaching team for RWC prep - PM

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Friday 08/09/2023
[Image: The Guardian]

Good news for members of the Fiji Water Flying Fijians squad as they will be receiving $5,000 each from the Government for their preparation towards the 2023 Rugby World Cup that kicks off tomorrow morning.

While speaking in a press conference this afternoon, Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka said that to support the Flying Fijians in France, the Cabinet has agreed that an incentive package should be handed out to the team.

He says the package is called Victory, Qaqa, Jeet Rugby World Cup 2023 incentive package.

Rabuka says sports is a fast-growing global business with huge economic opportunities.

He adds the team deserves our respect and continued gratitude for the untold sacrifices that they make to represent the nation and put Fiji on the global map.

The Prime Minister says while the FRU is being sorted out by the interim board, it is their hope that Fiji’s Rugby World Cup campaign will trigger the start of a new approach to sports.

He says this sum will be deposited in a local bank account of their choosing, and this is a modest allowance that will cost $250,000.

Rabuka says they are confident about the Flying Fijians and their current trajectory to bring Fiji global acclaim.


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