ATHLETICS Fiji recorded a low turnout in two of its clinics that began at the ANZ Stadium in Suva yesterday.
Only 27 participants turned up for the Oceania Technical Officials Systems Course for Technical Officials and the Oceania Basic Athletics Coaching Course for Coaches.
Athletics Fiji president Albert Miller said they were targeting over 25 participants for each course.
"This is half of what we expected because we got 11 for coaching and 16 for officiating," he said.
"The courses target grassroots coaches and officials and it is used to teach the basics and how to organise competitions."
He added they were also integrating practicals as part of the course to better train the participants.
"Practical is a major part of the course.
"Because you may know the things theoretically but at the end of the day, it's the practical part that we have to engage in.
"So in this clinic, we have sessions inside and then we come out and put into practice what we have learnt.
Miller said the course for the technical officials ends tomorrow while the coaching course would end on Friday.
He said they could accommodate more participants but it would require them to reorganise their schedules.
"If we get more participants tomorrow (today), the new ones would have missed out on a whole day of information and training.
"That would make us re-look at our schedule."