NATIONAL Paralympics coach Fred Fatiaki has called on disabled athletes in the western division to attend competitions in Suva.
He said there are talented athletes in the West who would want to represent the country.
Fatiaki made the call as athletes in Suva and the eastern division attend the weekly competitions organised by Athletics Fiji.
He said the competitions would help them identify athletes for the Pacific Mini Games that would be held in September.
"We have a couple of athletes here in Suva who are attending the weekly competition," Fatiaki said.
"These athletes are competing for four spots in the national team to the Paralympic events of the Mini Games," he said.
Events in which Fiji will participate in are men's 100m ambulant, women's shot put standing, men's seated shot put and javelin.
Fatiaki, who coached Iliesa Delana to win the country's and region's first gold medal in the Paralympic Games last year, said they wanted to be fair in selection.
He said they wanted to give athletes in the Western Division a chance to try out for the national team.
"I know there are talented athletes out there and we would like to put them in a competition to see how good they are.
"Also weekly competitions would help an athlete improve in their certain events," he said.