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AFRL bars to bati program

The new Board elected for season 2011 has a great combination of Rugby League presence with an abundance of business experience all with a genuine passion to help Fijians playing Rugby League in Australia. The new AFRL Board is confident we can take this organisation to even greater heights. The current board is:

Chairman: Mr James Pickering

Ex-Canterbury Bulldogs and Sydney Roosters 1st grader and Sydney Roosters Jersey Flegg coach 2007
James Pickering is a former NRL player, Fiji Bati captain and figurehead amongst Fijians and in the Rugby League community.

Vice Chairman: Mr Manoa Thompson

Ex-South Sydney Rabbitohs, Auckland Warriors, Warrington Wolves and Fiji Bati player. Hugely popular Australian Fijian icon.

AFRL Patron: Mr Petero Civoniceva

Current Penrith Panthers, Queensland and Australian Front Rower. Former Brisbane Broncos legend on target to become the most capped Australian Forward of all time. True Australian Fijian Rugby League Icon and inspiration to all people in Rugby League.

Membership and Commumications: Joycelyn Pickering

Has completed Cert IV Community Services and currently studying Diploma of Community Services, busy mum of 9 kids, member of Blue Mountains People for Reconciliation and involved in various community projects.

Secretary/Treasurer: Mr Chuck Driscoll

Currently retired. Was the senior executive manager of the Commonwealth Bank (32 years) and CEO of South Sydney Leagues Club. Recently retired as President of Moore Park JRLFC after 10 years on their Board.

Marketing: Mr Steve Driscoll

Ex-South Sydney Rabbitohs and Leigh Centurions player. Current Sydney Roosters NYC Strength and Conditioning Coach and also Sports Marketing graduate.

Board Member:
Mr John Quintel

Prominent Sydney Dental Prosthesist and along with is Fijian wife Emily a popular member of the Fijian Community.


Player Representative: Mr Esala Vute

Current AFRL Player and respected member of the Fijian Community.