Qiliho stresses on maintaining physical fitness

Samoan Police Constable Stowers Tugaga (second from right) was amongst 21 others who completed the Pacific Physical Training Instructors Course. They were also part of the closing ceremony which was officiated by the chief guest Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho in Nasova today. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

THE first Pacific Physical training instructions course ended today with twenty-two soldiers and police from the region now eager to put into practice their new skills.

The participants were from Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Niue and Tonga.

The course began on May 7 and taught the trainees how to design and conduct  a range of physical training classes, sport and recreational events and fitness tests.

The program also included lessons on the principles of physical fitness.

Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho said members of the discipline force tend to let their guard down in terms of maintaining physical fitness.

“As members of the disciplined forces one would think that health and wellbeing would be on the very top of the list of our priorities, considering we all had to achieve a required level of fitness, a mandatory criteria for joining either the military of Police,” Brig-Gen Qiliho said.

“Somewhere down the line, we let our guards down and literally some have let themselves go, physically speaking.”

The course was designed and led by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF).

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