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New Flying Fijians coach looks to build player confidence
11:06 pm GMT+12, 31/05/2020, Fiji

Coming across as a humble man, Flying Fijians Head Coach Vern Cotter will ensure that he incorporates this virtue to the Fijian players and their nature.
 
Cotter took over the role of head coach from John McKee, whose contract came to end in December 2019.
 
Cotter who has been in contact with players and Fijian Rugby officials says he will be working hard to ensure that all align to values he has in mind.
 
“We need to have humble values and set values no matter where you are and what you do, we are all playing for the Flying Fijians. There will be no people that are above other people. We will all be working hard together. I think that is an important thing that Fijian players will align and embrace it.” 
 
Cotter says building players’ confidence is top of the agenda for him once he is able to arrive in Fiji.
 
Having previously coached star Fijian Players in the French Top 14, the New Zealander is looking forward to working with the team.
 
Meanwhile, the  Fiji National Sports Commission has commended the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians Head Coach Vern Cotter for being actively involved with Fiji Rugby and its players.
 
This comes as Cotter has taken an initiative to be constantly involved with local and international players via digital technology.
 
Commission Chair Peter Mazey says Cotter has been revising the play manuals reviewing the international player’s performances.
 
“His been doing a lot of work looking at manuals in Fiji from New Zealand and he is reviewing all our players internationally and doing a lot of video conferencing. We haven’t got word when he is going to arrive into the country and we haven’t gotten any transport moving.”
 
Cotter was expected to arrive and begin coaching in April, but that was put on hold due to the pandemic lockdown.
 
Despite the restrictions, the 58-year-old has been up-to-date with the Fiji Rugby Union and goes online to perform his duties as coach from New Zealand....

SOURCE; FBC SPORTS/PACNEWS


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