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Games date change

Zanzeer Singh
Monday, January 20, 2014

THE Western Primary Schools Athletics Association will host the Chow Games in November.

The venue of the divisional games will be shifted because Lautoka's Churchill Park is earmarked for major renovations with the construction of a 400metre synthetic track.

Western Primary Schools Athletics Association sponsorship manager Tirani Uluinakauvadra said the divisional games would continue following its success over the past two years.

Uluinakauvadra said the idea behind the divisional games was greater participation.

"Last year we had Yasawa and Ba/Vatukoula joining the competition," he said.

"This year we will be targeting the Nadarivatu schools. They have produced many top athletes and we hope to unearth a few hidden talents from there.

"The Fiji Primary Schools Athletics Association annual general meeting was held in Suva recently. It was decided that the divisional games will continue. We want to see the numbers increase. All the potential athletes must be given a chance to prove themselves."

Uluinakauvadra said they were thinking of rotating the venue of the competition yearly.

"With Churchill Park undergoing renovations, we may hold the competition in Ba, Sigatoka or even Ra. This will be decided later in the year."

Electronic timing and the photo finish system were utilised at the Churchill Park grass tracks for the first time last year.

The primary schools athletics competition was founded by Paula Cavu, Patrick Bower and Henry Elder in Lautoka in 1985.

This year's Western Chow Games will be held from November 7 to November 8.


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