It has been brought to Fiji Rugby’s attention that a few entities, individuals and social clubs have started circulating and promoting fundraising activities for the Fijian and Fijiana 7s teams online in particular through social media.
The Fiji Rugby Union wishes to clarify that none of these initiatives have been approved or endorsed by Team Fiji or Fiji Rugby. Further, Fiji Rugby has also determined that none of these initiatives have applied for relevant fundraising permits from relevant government agencies nor sort approval from the Team Fiji or Fiji Rugby
We have had to initiate action after we had recieved concerns and complaint from the Management of the Team that they are not aware of such initiatives nor have been consulted on any of the initiatives
While Fiji Rugby appreciates the kind gesture and support for the Sevens teams it wishes to clarify that all public fundraising initiatives must comply with all relevant laws including permits, tax clearance and relevant sanction by the Team Fiji or Fiji Rugby with transparent processes.
“We advise all Fiji Rugby fans and stakeholders to verify any proposals and ensure they do their due diligence before they contribute to such initiatives ” FRU Chief Executive, John O’Connor explained today.
Meanwhile the Fijian 7s team is fit and healthy and are in their 5th day in quarantine while the Fijiana 7s team is still in Japan awaiting departure on 10 August.