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Pratt to represent Fiji in high profile cycling course

Pravin Narain
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

LEENA Pratt becomes the first Fijian to take part in a cycling course at the World Cycling Centre in Switzerland in March.

Pratt has been awarded the Olympic scholarship for the coaches to take part in coaching certificate one and two and mechanics level one.

"The course will take place from March 3-17 and it was made possible through the support of Global Cycling governing body

Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Fiji Association of Sport and National Olympic Committee, and by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), through Olympic Solidarity funding," Cycling Fiji president Peter Sinclair said.

"Leena's selection to attend the WCC is indeed a great honour and privilege for both Leena, as well as for Cycling Fiji, the National Federation for the sport of cycling in Fiji.

"Leena was the 2016 Fiji National Women's road champion, and Tour of Fiji 2017 women's champion."

Sincliar said Pratt would be an asset to Cycling Fiji in terms providing training to the other cyclists.

"On her return, it is planned that Leena will work with and alongside the Cycling Fiji to design a program to encourage women and girls to take up cycling as a sport in Fiji, and to help young aspiring women cyclists to prepare for competition," he said.

"She will take part in an all women's course in which selected participants from around the world will assemble to learn coaching and mechanics skills over a period of 14 days, and to take back into their countries for the development of the sport of cycling globally.

"The general objectives of the courses are to improve the knowledge and competence of cycling coaches, to establish a simple and complete system for training cycling coaches around all the world and to exchange coaching experiences."

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