ANZ Helping Rugby Players Beyond The Tryline

ANZ is committed to helping rugby players set up viable financial plans for when they complete their professional careers.

Speaking at the launch of the Fiji Rugby Union’s Provincial competition recently, the bank’s Fiji country head, Rabhi Yazbek said this process has begun and is proving to be a success.

“We are already doing this with some in the Fijian Drua because we want our rugby players to have something tangible to return to or lean on when professional rugby careers are over and that is why we at ANZ are adamant and intentional about helping them now with training through our financial inclusion program and helping them with sound financial and banking advice.”

“This is our way of giving back to the players and Fiji as a whole,” Yazbek added.

Several of the Fijian Drua players have undergone ANZ’s Money Minded program. Prop Tevita Ikanivere has gone further to purchase a block of land for development in Pacific Harbour last year.
ANZ Bank stated Ikanivere led by example when he signed an ANZ home loan to buy a block of land at Pacific Harbour as he is focused on his financial well-being once his playing days are over.

ANZ also sponsors Fiji’s premier women’s provincial Marama Cup competition that features Suva, Navosa, Nadi, Lautoka, Yasawa, Naitasiri, Nasinu, Nadroga, Namosi and Tailevu.

The 2024 season starts this week with the opening round. Suva host Navosa, Nadi take on Lautoka at Prince Charles Park, Yasawa will play Naitasiri at Churchill Park, Nasinu go head-to-head against Nadroga and Namosi open their account against Tailevu at Thomson Park.

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