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Schoolteacher nears end of coaching course

Emoni Narawa
Thursday, January 03, 2013

FIJI was one of the many countries that participated at the International Coaching Enrichment Certificate Program last year.

Schoolteacher and weightlifting official Paula Taqua was Fiji's representative and he is working on his program which will be submitted in Lausanne, Switzerland in April. Taqua's participation was funded by the United States Olympic Committee and IOC's Olympic Solidarity Program. He started the program last September. The final module of the program is expected to be concluded in May.

Taqua was among coaches from Bahamas, Bhutan, Bosnia, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Gambia, Grenada, Indonesia, Jordan, Lesotho, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Nigeria, Oman, Palestine, Peru, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Taiwan, Uruguay, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Taqua is helping national coach Joe Vueti in Baba, Levuka in Ovalau. He represented Fiji at the 2011 Pacific Games in New Caledonia where he won gold.