First Pacific physical training instructors course for June

From left, Petty officer Navy Raelene Olsen-NZ Navy, Sergeant Shane Williamson-Australia Defense Force, Captain Eroni Duaibe of the Republic of the Fiji Military Forces, Warrant officer Samantha Marra- Contingent Commander (RNZAF) and Flight Sergeant and Chief Instructor Leo Wiapo-(RNZAF) in Suva on Tuesday, May 01, 2018. Picture: SUPPLIED/ NZ DEFENCE FORCE

THE Pacific Physical Training Instructor Course(PPTIC) will commence from next Tuesday until June 1 at the Fiji Police Force Academy at Nasova in Suva.

The PPTIC is being co-hosted between the New Zealand Defence Force(NZDF) and the Republic of Fiji Military Forces(RFMF) and is the first of its kind to be held in the Pacific region.

Chief instructor flight sergeant Leo Wiapo of the RNZAF, said a stringent high standard requirements was set for participants wanting to take part in the training.

“It was a motivating factor for them  turning up physically for the course. The course  will be very tough and physical,” Sergeant Wiapo said.

“The suggested requirements and minimum fitness levels for the training was that  participants had to run 2.4 kilometres in under 10minutes and 30 seconds for females and under 10 minutes for the males. Forty push-ups for the men and recommended push ups for women were 30.”

He added the course would be run according to participants  ability levels.

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