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Fiji Rugby gets new General Manager

The Fiji Rugby Union today confirmed the appointment of Mr Geoff Webster as the General Manager Rugby for a term of three years. In a statement, the FRU said Mr Webster had knowledge and experience gained from 22 years of coaching which included overseas roles in Portugal and Ireland. Mr Webster highlighted that he was excited […]

Calvin Prasad

December 18, 2016 6:02 pm

The Fiji Rugby Union today confirmed the appointment of Mr Geoff Webster as the General Manager Rugby for a term of three years.

Fiji Rugby's new GM Rugby, Mr Geoff Webster.
Fiji Rugby’s new GM Rugby, Mr Geoff Webster.

In a statement, the FRU said Mr Webster had knowledge and experience gained from 22 years of coaching which included overseas roles in Portugal and Ireland.

Mr Webster highlighted that he was excited about his role and his involvement with Fiji Rugby and was looking forward to the challenge.

WEBSTER: “While I understand the size of the challenge, I am also excited about the opportunity, and I am looking forward to getting to know the Rugby Family in Fiji, understand the culture and tradition and working with everyone involved in moving Rugby here to greater heights. I am confident that I will make a positive contribution to Fiji Rugby.”

Webster is an accredited Level 3 Rugby Coach with the ARU and certified Level 1 Rugby League Coach. He has a Diploma in Elite Coaching (ASC/AIS) and also has a Master’s in Business Administration.  He commenced his new role at the FRU on the 8th of December.

Before taking up his new position, he was employed with Athlete’s Foot as Group Chief Operations Manager.

FRU Chief Executive Officer, Mr John O’Connor said that the Board and World Rugby were excited with the appointment of Mr Webster.

O’CONNER: “We are very pleased that he has accepted our offer and the challenge to further enhance the Development of High-Performance Rugby throughout all levels of our Rugby Structures in Fiji starting from the grassroots club level, primary school, secondary school, provincial and elite levels.”

The FRU CEO said Mr Webster’s role would now include strategic and operational matters including all domestic competitions, junior development programs and competitions and development programs for officials.

Mr O’Connor further added that former General Managers were only responsible for the High Performance and Development Unit of FRU, but the current Board and Management firmly are of the view that high performance at the elite level could not be sustained if the basics at grassroots national levels were not correct.

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