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Plans to include more sports

Arin Kumar
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

MORE sports will be included in the provincial games next year says program co-ordinator Saiasi Fuli.

The program has been initiated by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in partnership with the Fiji Sports Council to build up for the 2014 Melanesian Games.

Fuli said the Central/Eastern Provincial Netball Tournament in Suva over the weekend was a pilot event to test if the program would work.

He said the response towards the event was positive and they were keen to continue with it next year.

"Next year we are looking at other sports like rugby, soccer, volleyball and more," Fuli said.

"We were lucky Netball Fiji allowed us to use their sport for the pilot event and the response we got was a good indication that it will get better next year," he said.

He said the program would be spread to other provinces next year.

"The whole aim of the program is to introduce provincial games to align ourselves to the Melanesian Games in 2014.

"This year we started after the sporting calendar had ended but next year, we are looking at getting behind this program in full-force to ensure it is implemented," Fuli said.