Direct quote and letter from Fiji NSWRL Bid Co-Cooridinator Petero Civoniceva.

“Bula Vinaka! We are currently awaiting the endorsement from the FNRL Board. It has been 3 years of hard work with my Fiji NSW ISC Bid team putting together an extensive proposal. We have the endorsements of the NRL, NSWRL, Fiji Sports Commission, Fiji Sports Council and Fiji Government. We had 2 previous written endorsements from the last 2 FNRL Boards and a verbal endorsement in April this year. We are the only Fiji Bid proposal that the NSWRL will accept. We are ready to start as we have sponsorship and just require the written endorsement from the current FNRL Board. We are independent of FNRL to ensure our financial viability and to operate without political interference or regional affiliations- we want a fair and even playing field operating openly, honestly and transparency assured for our supporters, sponsors, FNRL and Fiji Government. This is a tremendous opportunity for Fiji’s elite local players- to be contracted as a full time professional rugby league player ( Full time wage) – playing against Australia’s best 2nd tier Rugby League Comp – the NSW Intrust Super Cup. I feel this is the missing link for local players – now they will get the opportunity to show case their talents towards a lucrative NRL contract – which is life changing. We await to here from the FNRL Board. This will be a fantastic opportunity in 2019- we hope the FNRL Board feel the same way. Vinaka vakalevu. Petero Civoniceva”
2017 NRL – Grant Trouville © NRL Photos