Nabua Broncos to include women ruggers

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Committee members and supporters of the Nabua Broncos Rugby League club after the AGM on Saturday. Picture: SUPPLIED

IF you want to make a name for yourself in women’s rugby league, this is your chance, says Nabua Broncos Rugby club chairman and Fiji National Rugby League women’s coach Joe Rabele.

He said the club had embarked on a journey that wanted inclusivity in the sport.

“Nabua is one of the longest running clubs in Fiji, but have yet to include a women’s team,” Rabele said.

“We are calling on young women out there who wish to play rugby league to join the club for the off-season training.

“A few of the clubs in Fiji have included women which is a challenge for us moving forward.”

Rabele said they aimed to include a women’s team when the season started next year.

“It’s a big step for us that the management has agreed to inclusivity in the sport after our annual general meeting last Saturday,” the former Fiji Bati player and coach said.

“What a way to go for the new generation of Nabua and the surrounding areas as women in the sport can boost our fight towards teenage pregnancy and at the same time give a chance for them to have a name in the sport and even contract overseas.”

For training details Rabele can be contacted on 9467466. Meanwhile, the club had its annual general meeting last week where the following committee members were elected.

Chairman: Joe Rabele, deputy chairman: Filipe Taga, secretary: Augustin Maritino, assistant secretary: Pita Masi, manager: Maika Koro, treasurer Navila Koro, men’s coach: Ledua Vakamoce, assistant coach: Veresi Cagi, strength and conditioning coach: Jonathan Hill, under-19 coach: Yaca Lino, assistant coach: Major Setareki, women’s coach: Joe Rabele