18-year-old high school sensation Philip Baselala and 24-year-old Flying Fijians prop Livai Natave have been awarded full time playing contracts and drafted into the main Swire Shipping Fijian Drua squad.
“The fact that we have already identified players to move from the development group into the main playing squad for two key positions showcases our commitment to our player pathways. It’s one of the key strategic objectives of our Club, to offer capable young Fijian players a clear progression to being professional footballers right here at home.”
"When the opportunity comes for a spot in our squad, we want our pathway players to be given the first chance. Obviously, they have to be capable of taking on that role, and that’s what having them here as a part of the development programme is about."