Boost for games

Marist Brothers Primary Schools Inoke Vulawalu (left) leads the u13 boys 800 meters final during the Suva Zone One athletics meet at the ANZ Stadium yesterday. Picture: JONA KONATACI

IN an aim to have a free flowing, prompt and an unbiased national FMF Chow Games, the Fiji Primary Schools’ Athletics Association held a technical officials’ workshop for teachers, parents, students, team managers and volunteers who will be officiating at the annual games next month.

The workshop was centred on officials’ understanding of the rules governing athletics as well as understanding the role and responsibilities of an official.

The workshop was facilitated by the IAAF certified lecturer and Athletics Fiji vice-president Vuli Waqa.

Topics covered included the general rules of track and field, management officials’ roles, event referees and their roles, events specific equipment and events specific rules.

“Another benefit from the workshop, apart from refreshing competition rules and regulations, is the understanding and application of the rules and regulations surrounding the sport of athletics in Fiji,” Waqa said.

“No doubt the mission of FPSAA was very evident throughout the workshops with the fifteen plus in attendance and the endless repetitive philosophy of providing a transparent pathway for the development of the skills of young athletes, coaches and officials in an enjoyable and friendly environment.”

FPSAA secretary Patrick Bower and former FPSAA treasurer Henry Elder Sr were also in attendance.

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