Bibi sets priority

THE Women in Sports Commission (WISC) is improving its game to enhance and promote women’s participation in sports.

This was revealed yesterday by commission chairperson Hamidan Bibi.

She said emphasis had been placed on conducting a lot of awareness programs to allow women to participate in sports.

“Making sports more than a game is a priority for FASANOC’s Women in Sports Commission as we embark on several key activities in 2018,” the former national Oceania lawn tennis champion said.

Bibi said the activities emanating from last year’s annual planning workshop held last November in Suva for women and girls, including persons with disabilities participating in sports-related activities.

“It will bring substantial benefits such as reducing NCDs, sustained interest in sports for minority groups and persons with disabilities, reduce challenges faced by women in exercising leadership roles in various committees and clubs through sports education.

“The committee will also ensure that men and boys are key stakeholders in the program and thus provide the necessary support and help champion change.”

The WISC executive committee in place for the next four years, includes three male members.

Meanwhile, the commission will conduct its first round of programs at Rishikul High School this week with rugby and hockey as teaser sports to encourage and empower girls, students, and women.

The clinics start today in partnership with the Ministry of Education. Former national rep Seremaia Bai and Fiji Hockey development officer Ana Finau will be part of the clinics.

* Interested persons can contact Bibi on 9296534 or email: bibi.hamidan@gmail.com or Bai on 9774752

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