Fiji Time: 8:39 PM on Sunday 18 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Hockey coach confident of hitting target

Arin Kumar
Friday, January 31, 2014

NATIONAL under-18 hockey coach Tai Smith is confident of meeting their target of $80,000 for their trip to the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Oceania Qualifiers that will be held in Port Vila, Vanuatu, in March.

She said the side was in dire need of funds for the trip and while the Fiji National Sports Commission had given them a grant, it's the player levy contribution that was still pending.

She said the side had been fundraising for the trip and trying to collect spending money.

"The players have been raising funds as individuals and as a team and they have been receiving good support so far," Smith said.

"We are trying our best to convince potential sponsors to support us and, hopefully, someone will come through."

Smith said the team had been preparing well and would name the final travelling squad on February 9.

"The second half of January, the national HPU and the national team coaches were assisting the players and coaches with preparations.

"They are assisting with the pre-tournament competition and this will improve our game plan and address all areas that need improving."

Fiji's chef de mission to the YOG Carl Probert said they had seen increased interest and participation from youths, not only from Suva but from the Western Division and Levuka for the trials for the teams.

"If they do qualify for the YOG, more funds will be made available to the national U18 hockey side for preparations," he said.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62960.6106
JPY 54.089651.0896
GBP 0.35640.3484
EUR 0.40330.3913
NZD 0.68710.6541
AUD 0.63800.6130
USD 0.50590.4889

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 16th, February, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Workers walk out
  2. Biman refutes claims on sector
  3. Kuruvakadua slams landowners
  4. Dengue alert
  5. My commitment is unwavering: PM
  6. Feeding the needy
  7. Top honours for tourism stalwarts
  8. RFMF deploys team to assess damage
  9. FRA awards contracts, sets targets
  10. Plant more cane, urges Bainimarama

Top Stories this Week

  1. Love is patient and always kind Wednesday (14 Feb)
  2. TC Gita: At its closest now Tuesday (13 Feb)
  3. Gita packs power Tuesday (13 Feb)
  4. TC Gita: Eye close by at 9pm Tuesday (13 Feb)
  5. TC Gita: Devastation clear Tuesday (13 Feb)
  6. TC Gita: Rooftop gone at Doi Tuesday (13 Feb)
  7. Engine fire forces Fiji Link return Tuesday (13 Feb)
  8. Woman to appear in court on rape charge Monday (12 Feb)
  9. Gita threat Monday (12 Feb)
  10. None like Gita Friday (16 Feb)