Fiji Time: 9:31 PM on Wednesday 29 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Training invitation

Rashneel Kumar
Monday, July 21, 2014

THE Fiji athletics team to the Glasgow Commonwealth Games is making good use of the opportunity provided to them by the Dumfries & Galloway Council.

The council has invited the team to a pre-games training camp based in Dumfries, an hour's drive south of Glasgow.

The Fiji athletics team includes athletes Banuve Tabakaucoro (100m, 200m), Leslie Copeland (javelin), Eugene Vollmer (triple jump) and female sprinter Younis Bese (100m, 200m) and are supported by javelin coach, James Goulding and the athletics team manager, Paul Yee.

"They were welcomed to the David Keswick Athletic Centre in Dumfries by a mass of Fiji hand wavers and flags after arriving on Wednesday afternoon," a statement from FASANOC said.

The Dumfries & Galloway Council also purchased three new sprinter starting blocks to be used by the Fijian athletes during their stay in Dumfries which will then be presented to local athletics clubs.

Council Leader Councillor Ronnie Nicholson while presenting the starting blocks said "We are delighted to be welcoming the athletes from Fiji here to Dumfries where they will stay and train before and during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

"We are one of a handful of local authorities who have been able to attract a team on a pre-games training camp and build on the legacy that the Commonwealth Games is bringing to our country.

"It is fantastic that we also have the young people from our athletics clubs here who can only be inspired by listening to these athletes' stories and joining them in a training session on the track here in our own region."

The Commonwealth Games will start on July 23.





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 0.61450.5955
JPY 59.248756.2487
GBP 0.30390.2959
EUR 0.42940.4174
NZD 0.71770.6847
AUD 0.65130.6263
USD 0.47710.4601

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 29th July 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Final goodbye
  2. Suspended teacher to explain
  3. $114m highway opens
  4. Prison overcrowding
  5. $20m early repayment
  6. Unequal income a challenge
  7. PM tells villagers to take advantage
  8. Family support drives Isaac to pursue career in music
  9. Child labour worry
  10. Team works on road improvement

Top Stories this Week

  1. Nightmare Thursday (23 Jul)
  2. Deaths haunt 15-year-old Monday (27 Jul)
  3. Nakasi rape suspect in court Sunday (26 Jul)
  4. Dad dies, kids worry Tuesday (28 Jul)
  5. Three dead Sunday (26 Jul)
  6. Distraught mum recalls promise Tuesday (28 Jul)
  7. Where's the money Friday (24 Jul)
  8. Truck sinks into town road Monday (27 Jul)
  9. Flying Fijians spoil Samoan celebrations Monday (27 Jul)
  10. Court date for minister Thursday (23 Jul)