No show for Suva at FRU AGM
28 April, 2012
The Fiji Rugby Union’s (FRU) annual general meeting (AGM) got off to a late start this morning at the Force Training Group camp in Nasinu with representatives from the local provincial rugby unions coming from as far as Macuata, Ovalau and the Western Division to attend the AGM.
Perhaps the biggest surprise was the fact no representatives from Suva turned up, despite that Union submitting motions that were to be tabled at today’s AGM. Suva’s failure to attend a meeting in their own backyard did not impress many of the other unions who had travelled vast distances to be in attendance.
However it was the current financial status of the FRU that was the main concern for those delegates in attendance. In his report FRU board member and finance director, Napolioni Batimala, highlighted a number of issues that hampered the FRU’s coffers over the past year and the most prominent of these issues being the FRU Lottery saga.
Offering advice Northland President Ratu Timoci Vesikula suggested the FRU sell Rugby House as a means of the FRU paying off outstanding debts.
Also presented at the meeting was an investigative report, by FRU Chairman Mosese Tikoitoga, on the 2011 World Cup and the perceived reasons behind failure of the Flying Fijians at the tournament. The report covered the selection criteria used, the training programmes and the role and responsibilities of the management team.
At the closure of the AGM, Unions thanked the FRU Board for the transparent nature and approach that was adopted throughout the meeting.