By Erin Greene on 29/05/13 at 4:18 pm
Oceania Sport Development continued last week in Fiji with a two-day technical Level 1 course held in Suva. This course was followed by an event where course participants officiated at the popular Denarau Resort in Nadi.
The course was facilitated by Oceania Sport Development coordinator Terry Sheldrake and had 30 enthusiastic participants. Triathlon in Fiji is making great progress as a sport and thanks must go to the Fiji Association of Sports and the National Olympic Committee, who supported the event with solidarity funding and provided their building to host the training.
“The future looks bright as Fiji triathlon now looks forward to providing more opportunities not only for these officials, it is also looking to deliver more events and opportunities for athletes and school children,” said Fiji Triathlon President Andrew Pene.
Whilst in Suva, Sheldrake also met with Peter Mazey Executive Chairman of the Fiji Sports Commission and discussed a potential new Continental Cup event for Fiji.
During the training, local television visited the seminar, which made the national 6:00 pm news that evening. This is all excellent promotion for triathlon in a country that is predominantly known for its great Seven’s national Rugby team.