Fiji Time: 6:33 AM on Saturday 1 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Cricket project launch

Rashneel Kumar
Friday, August 08, 2014

THE second Women's Island Cricket Project will be launched at the Wailevu Village Bazaar in Labasa today.

A team of Cricket Fiji staff arrived in Labasa yesterday to facilitate the launching.

Cricket Fiji marketing and communication officer Laura Macintosh said this project was the follow-up to the successful pilot model of the program staged in Dravo on Viti Levu.

She said the aim of the program was to create awareness about the factors that contributed to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the high-risk category of middle-aged women.

"With 80 per cent of deaths in Fiji attributable to NCDs, throughout the 20 weeks the women will be involved in practical cricket sessions to help combat the factor of physical inactivity, as well as advocacy sessions on the other three factors that contribute to NCDs such as nutrition, tobacco and alcohol use," Macintosh said in a statement.

"After the launch of the inaugural project in Dravo in 2013, Cricket Fiji saw extremely positive results, including 45.5 per cent of participants losing weight by an average of 3.2 kilograms, 43.2 per cent participants decreasing their waist circumference by an average of 11.8 centimetres, and 34.1 per cent of participants lowering their Body Mass Index (BMI) by an average of 1.4 BMI points."

The Cricket Fiji team, along with staff from the Ministry of Health, will be at the Wailevu Village Bazaar from 10am to sign up women interested in participating in the program, as well as introduce the sport to anyone who's willing to learn the game of cricket.








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 0.64940.6304
JPY 50.608347.6083
GBP 0.37960.3716
EUR 0.44010.4281
NZD 0.68800.6550
AUD 0.65010.6251
USD 0.49600.4790

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 30th September 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Carjack case on to High Court
  2. Suspended MP vows to fight on
  3. Life on a thread
  4. BAF fines Times
  5. 'Interviews not allowed'
  6. Coach's tough call
  7. Nakaora under probe
  8. Carjacking in broad daylight
  9. More suspects arrested in carjacking case
  10. ALLOWANCE Parliament approves raise for MPs

Top Stories this Week

  1. Dire straits Thursday (29 Sep)
  2. Carjack case on to High Court Friday (30 Sep)
  3. Rugby death Tuesday (27 Sep)
  4. Road closure Saturday (24 Sep)
  5. Rawaca out Sunday (25 Sep)
  6. Private jets attract attention at Nadi Airport Sunday (25 Sep)
  7. Three Cavuilati, 6 Olympians in Fiji 7s squad Sunday (25 Sep)
  8. Police investigate rugby 7s organiser Monday (26 Sep)
  9. Rawaca boosts program Monday (26 Sep)
  10. Judge convicts pastor in rape trial Monday (26 Sep)