New gym equipment for Tailevu North College

Students of Tailevu North College check out their new gym equipment after the handover. Picture: SUPPLIED

STUDENTS of Tailevu North College have the opportunity to prioritise and develop a healthy life and contribute positively to sports and recreational activity.
This was after the school received new gym equipment worth $5000 from the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Minister Laisenia Tuitubou last week.
Mr Tuitubou said he was delighted that the ministry was making a positive contribution towards the physical, mental and spiritual development of the
school students and those that would use the equipment.
“Exercise is a key part of a healthy lifestyle and one of the best and most fun ways to do that is through sport and recreational activity,” he said.
“Just like our youths and students I am also very passionate about sports, rugby being one of my favourite sports.
“I also share the passion, as do other rugby and sports-loving people in Tailevu, in maintaining a healthy diet and fitness.
“I am happy to be able to hand over this new gym equipment so that your school can train safely while participating actively and maintaining a healthy
lifestyle.
“However, using weights is a highly technical activity. It requires you to be trained in the theory and the practice. We have made this training available
and we continue to work with Weightlifting Fiji to ensure that you will have the correct technique in place and so to avoid injury.”
He said fitness and athletic competition were a big part of Fiji’s national life.
“I am excited to see you make use of this new gym equipment, and look forward to seeing athletes from Tailevu North College continue to excel,” he said.
“We acknowledge the school’s involvement in the Duke of Edinburgh International Award and look forward to the successful completion of the
activities carried out by the students. This can include learning a new skill like how to lift weights in a competitive environment.
“I hope soon to see bronze recipients from Tailevu North College joining other prominent schools such as Adi Cakobau School, Ratu Kadavulevu
School, Wainibuka Secondary School and few others within this calendar year.”

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