Help for youth sports trainers

Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports Alipate Nagata with Tamavua Urban Youth Train the Trainers workshop participants with their certificates yesterday at the Tacirua Primary School. Picture: SUPPLIED

FORTY youths of Tamavua were awarded certificates at the completion of the Tamavua Urban Youth and Sports Zone Train the Trainers workshop held at the Tacirua Primary School yesterday.

“It is an initiative aimed at arming Tamavua youths the awareness and information to successfully officiating at certain sports,” said Fiji National Sports Commission Urban Zone development officer Saula Koroi.

Koroi said it was a move by the commission to go one step further down to the level of youths to develop them with the necessary skills to allow them to officiate in sports which are always changing.

“Most of the officiating that is done are always done to their own knowledge and or their own experiences. But to arm them properly with the proper tools and correct standards will go a long way for them.”

In closing the four-day workshop, the Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports Alipate Nagata challenged the participants that as coaches and umpires they will play an important role in future sporting events.

“You will have to understand the great responsibility placed on your shoulder,” Nagata said.

“Understand your team and help them understand the importance of teamwork to achieve the ultimate aim which is to win.

“It is a great responsibility and you will need the support of more than one person to help lead your team and this is where sport administrators play an equally responsible role.”

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