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Melbourne Storm will help to deliver much needed schoolbooks to Fijian students in the lead up to their groundbreaking trial match at Churchill Park later this month.

Storm CEO, Justin Rodski, and Fijian-born prop, Tui Kamikamica, announced the club will support Fiji Book Drive to encourage donations and deliver books to students who need them most.

“We are fortunate to be in a position to help schools who are in need of important and basic educational resources through our partnership with Fiji Book Drive,” Rodski said.

“While there is a lot of interest in our game against the Knights, we wanted to find a way to have a genuine impact on those who need it most while we were in Fiji.

Tui has been particularly passionate about giving back to the local community, and we hope that together with the Fiji Book Drive we can put a smile on the faces of young girls and boys at school who need these books most and give them a better education for the future.

Justin Rodski CEO, Melbourne Storm

Storm players will visit schools, local villages and junior rugby league clubs in the days leading up to their clash with Newcastle Knights on February 24th, while Kamikamica will also visit his home village during the week with a number of Storm players.

Fiji Book Drive CEO, Fiona Luth, said the not-for-profit aims to improve educational outcomes and life opportunities for students of Fiji through increased access to educational resources, predominantly focussed on literacy.

The work of Fiji Book Drive has been described to me as ‘nation building’ by teachers in Fiji, having delivered almost 300,000 books to Fijian schools over 12 years,

Fiona Luth CEO, Fiji Book Drive

“Whole islands in Fiji have been assisted with establishing library collections from Fiji Book Drive.

“Fiji Book Drive relies on donations to do this vitally important work so to help us do this work please head to our website”

Fiji Book Drive is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. Fiji Book Drive has Donor Gift Recipient (DGR) status in Australia and financial contributions are tax deductible.

Storm announce charity partnership with Fiji Book Drive

Tickets for the Storm v Knights trial match can be purchased in store or online through Jacks of Fiji starting from $10 FJD.

Melbourne Storm is proudly supported by premium partner, Fiji Airways, with local partners Tourism Fiji, Sheraton, Raddison, Novotel, Tappoo Group and Fiji Water helping to deliver the trial match and community activities in Fiji.

Acknowledgement of Country

Melbourne Storm respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.