Help for athletes

Fiji swimmer Matelita Buadromo receives a positive edge journal from the FASANOC president Joseph Rodan during the launch of the Worldwide Olympic Partner Fiji Launch at the ASCO Motors Showroom in Suva. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

THE Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) is concerned with the development of the Fiji team to the upcoming South Pacific Games to be held in Samoa 2019.

This was revealed by the FASANOC president Joseph Rodan at Asco Motors showroom in Nabua, Suva.

Rodan said they were focused on uplifting the team preparations by providing any assistance that would elevate their overall performance.

“Right now we are assisting some of our athletes by providing scholarship and assisting them in terms of their training,” said Rodan.

“We are trying to develop coaching athletes because we want our athletes to properly train and develop their skills to compete in high level of the game.

“Most of the time we are just focusing on big sports like rugby soccer and netball but this sports come with just one medal and it’s the minor sports that contributes a lot to the medal tally so we are trying to develop our team to look at the other side of the plate.”

Rodan reiterates the lack of financial assistance towards the preparations of the team which could hinder their performance in the next Pacific Games.

“We have a lot of sporting bodies but what we lack is the finance in terms of sponsorship. “I believe if we have good support with our finance, we can produce good and standard athletes,” Rodan added.

“We are focused on finance to ensure we develop our athletes by providing them training gear and assisting them to prepare them in their individual event. “

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