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West sports outreach

Maciu Malo
Friday, May 16, 2014

THE Fiji National Sports Commission has reached out to hundreds of youths in rural areas of the Western Division to identify and groom untapped sporting talents to become national reps.

Sports development officer West Josaia Tuinamata said the Commission was focused on educating the rural youths to fully maximise their talents on any sport of their choice.

He said his team had conducted a week-long sports outreach program to 106 youths from 17 villages in the Ba and Navosa highlands.

"The theme of this outreach is reaching and enriching the unreached," said Tuinamata.

"Another aim of this program is to introduce new sports to our rural youths and provide them the performance and participation pathways.

"We also taught the youths to learn basic skills of the sport and to promote health related fitness activities for the community.

"Most importantly is to identify talents that can be developed in partnership with the respective national sports organisation to become national reps."

Tuinamata said one of their target was to promote minor sports to rural youths at the same time identify talents that could be nurtured to represent the country for the Rio Olympics.

He said the outreach at Bukuya involved seven different sports namely rugby, netball, volleyball, boxing, athletics, Cricket and rugby league."








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