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NRL League Legend continue developing local schools and communities with "Footy for Fiji"

NRL League Legends Brad Fittler & Andrew Johns
NRL League Legends Brad Fittler & Andrew Johns are back for their annual “Footy for Fiji” Tour. Proudly supported by InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa, the four day coaching clinic is hosted at the resort and will benefit nearby local schools and communities. The four day coaching clinic will start on the 7th October, 2014 and this will be their third consecutive good will visit to Fiji.

Over previous years the tour has raised over $20,000 Fijian dollars for local schools and distributed over $10,000 dollars worth of NRL clothing and equipment to schools and local communities. Last year alone six different schools and local communities benefited from their visit.

The tour will feature the rugby league coaching clinics at local schools and will host the Rugby League Fiji Secondary Schools 9s competition or open 9s competition that will be held at Lawaqa Park this Fiji Day. As part of their initiative the program will also allow for the awarding of two major rugby scholarships that will be handed to the two most promising players.

The main event will be the Footy for Fiji Fundraiser Event at InterContinental Fiji, a rare opportunity to meet legends of rugby league at a night that will include entertainment guest speakers, and auctions with great prizes. This event will help raise funds to upgrade sporting equipment for local schools and communities throughout Fiji.

"The resort has supported the “Footy for Fiji” tour for three years and it's exciting to watch the NRL greats unveil rugby talent in our local communities,” said Director of Conference & Events, David Pearson. “InterContinental Fiji is honored to be involved in this initiative, which will inspire our up and coming stars to keep chasing the dream,” he said.

Since pre-opening the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort has been working closely with the local schools in Natadola to help fund numerous projects through arranged guests visits and donations by from the hotel and in-house guests.

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