Australian Fijian Rugby League continues to support community
The Australian Fijian Rugby League (AFRL) is a not-for profit organisation based in Sydney that has been supporting Fijian rugby players in Australia for around ten years.
Through training, personal development and promotion, the AFRL aids the players in becoming positive contributors to society.
Arieta Tora Rika volunteers with the AFRL and said the organisation also works with parents, community leaders and the Fijian community to help the players become elite in Rugby League, but also to be well-rounded human beings who contribute to society.
“It gets to young people before they are influenced by fame and fortune, it shows them that there is a community of people who care about them and are willing to support them as they grow and develop,” she said.
The AFRL has already produced many great players, including but not limited to Junior Roqica, Kane Evans, Eloni Vunakece, Akuila Uate, Apisai Koroisau, Marcelo Montoya, Sitiveni Moceidreke, Joe Lovodua, Henry Raiwalui, James Storer and Junior Fainga’a.
This June, the club has organised an event to celebrate the upcoming, established and past Fijian rugby league players based in Australia.
Former player, Petero Civoniceva will be presenting the medals and awards on the evening, in support of the players, as well as their families and friends who have played a major role in the players’ journeys.
The award night will take place June 22 and tickets are $100 per person.