Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 1:50 AM on Saturday 20 September

/ Front page / Sport

Savusavu hosts first archery tournament

Emoni Narawa
Friday, August 29, 2014

THE Fiji Archery Association held its first archery competition in Suvasavu last weekend.

Hailing the event as a success, FAA secretary Ajay Ballu said they were pleased to promote the sport outside of Viti Levu.

He said it was the complement of the Fiji Sports Commission and Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC).

"This is the first time, we took the sport to Savusavu," he said.

"Our goal is to promote the sport outside of Viti Levu and we're glad to have started in Savusavu."

The competition was held on Saturday and Sunday at the Hot Spring sports ground.

"We thank the Sport Commission and FASANOC for facilitating the event.

"They provided for us and definitely it is a way to develop the sport to other parts of Fiji."

Fiji's number one archer, Robert Elder was at the top of his game again winning the overall competition.

Elder won gold in the Recurve men's competition while George Fong settled for the silver.

In the men's compound category, Fred Leota won gold.

Homeboy, Jeoff of Savusavu was second and John Laynen won bronze.

Lisa Fong won the ladies compound event.

In the Novice division, Ateca Laynen came first.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Parties reject result
  2. No stop
  3. Elections supervisor to announce final results
  4. Election office begins to receive final results
  5. Political parties await response to complaint
  6. Complaints not valid: A-G
  7. Elections final results: First five polling stations
  8. Jubilant candidate thankful
  9. More count results expected today
  10. Police special response unit on watch

Top Stories this Week

  1. FijiFirst claims 60 per cent Thursday (18 Sep)
  2. Searching for answers Monday (15 Sep)
  3. Girl, 12, murdered Monday (15 Sep)
  4. Leader of the pack Thursday (18 Sep)
  5. Parties reject result Friday (19 Sep)
  6. Shocked and disgusted Monday (15 Sep)
  7. No stop Friday (19 Sep)
  8. FijiFirst leads Thursday (18 Sep)
  9. No $20m ransom Tuesday (16 Sep)
  10. Elections supervisor to announce final results Friday (19 Sep)