14 April, 2018, 12:00 am
IT’S high time Netball Fiji does some soul searching on its development programs.
It was a pathetic performance at the Commonwealth Games.
ONE appreciates coverage of the Commonwealth Games on the television.
One sport that stood out was beach volleyball.
Despite our men and women going down to Australia and Canada by a huge margin, they displayed talent and some promise against the world champs.
More importantly, I got to thinking about the potential of this sport at home.
In particular, can a competition be introduced at secondary school level?
Perhaps, getting schools to field teams in the junior, intermediate and senior level!
Our students have much athletic abilities.
We have so much sand in our beautiful islands.
After all, what is stopping us from tapping into this potential at secondary school level?
TEAM Fiji needs to come up with a smart strategy to attain gold for future Pacific, Commonwealth, World and Olympic games.
A brilliant idea would be to identify 10 elite athletes in the respective sports and invest in them.
The most sensible thing would be to let these athletes train overseas on a full-time basis.
Probably two athletes each from these sports: swimming, boxing, athletics and four in weight-lifting.
Otherwise, our athletes will continue to be a joke in the world-class games.
We do not have the expertise in Fiji to produce the results.
Rewa St, Suva
I believe the joint FRCS and FNPF identification card is perhaps one of the most powerful and recognised identification means especially for financial institutions.
Is it because our Tax Identification number (TIN) is clearly printed on it along with our names?
A colleague of mine said “our FNPF number is invisible to the naked eye but somehow embedded in the joint card. Wow, is this some kind of magical explanation!”
Regardless, I am wondering why our FNPF number is not visibly printed on the joint card as well?