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The Victorian Rugby community is being encouraged to donate their old footy boots, balls and playing kits to give hundreds of children living in Fiji another reason to smile.

Donations will be accepted at the Rising’s game against the Canberra Vikings at Frankston Park on Sunday.

The National Rugby Championship (NRC) kick-started a drive which urges locals to drop off their pre-loved Rugby gear at various matches across the country over two weeks.

The goods will then be given to The Fiji Project who will visit hundreds of locals across Fiji who are in desperate need of new sporting equipment and clothing.

Co-founder of The Fiji Project Katrina Oxenham said ‘’Most Fijian children play Rugby barefoot and have never owned a pair of boots or any other rugby kit, but their simple love for Rugby is second to none so this will mean the world to them.”

The campaign also ties into the Pasifika Round on October 7 and 8 which celebrates the influence of the Pacific Islander community on Rugby in Australia.

So now’s the time for locals to dust off their old boots, balls and kits to donate to The Fiji Project at Frankston Park on Sunday afternoon.

Donation boxes will be located at the entry gates at Frankston Park on Sunday.

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