ATHLETICS Fiji hopes for an improved turnout at tomorrow's weekly competition at Cathedral Secondary School grounds in Veiuto.
The weekly competition which started in December last year is aimed at finding the best athletes for the 2013 Pacific Mini Games (PMG) in Wallis and Futuna.
Athletics Fiji administrative officer Selwyn Williams said the event was open for everyone.
"We also aim to provide athletes a good build-up for this year's Coca-Cola Games since majority of the athletes competing in this weekly event are secondary school students," he said.
"The turnout has slowly started to pick up with the school now open, we expect good numbers at the competition this weekend."
Williams said they had identified a group of athletes who were earmarked for the PMG to be held in September. He said they wanted to continue training them through the weekly competition and turn them into medal prospects.
Williams said the unavailability of rubber tracks was one of their biggest challenges but it does not hinder their preparation.
"Many of these athletes who are in the squad have the experience of running on the rubber track," he said.
"We will still have plenty time to work on the skills of the athletes on the proper track once the National Stadium is ready." The competition tomorrow starts at 9.30am and will see various events in the age group and open category taking place throughout the day.