In an aim to run a free flowing, prompt and an unbiased National FMF Chow Games, The Fiji Primary Schools’ Athletics Association held a Technical Officials’ Workshop for teachers, parents, students, team managers and volunteers who will be officiating at the Chow Games Nationals next month.

Most of the workshop was centered around officials’ understanding of the rules governing athletics as well as understanding roles and responsibilities of an official.

The workshop was facilitated by none other than IAAF certified lecturer and Athletics Fiji Vice President Vuli Waqa. Topics covered included the general rules of track and field, management officials’ roles, event referees and their roles, events specific equipment and events specific rules. Another benefit from the workshop, apart from refreshing competition rules and regulations, is the uniform understanding and application of the rules and regulations surrounding the sport of Athletics around Fiji.

No doubt the mission of FPSAA was very evident throughout the workshops with fifteen plus in attendance and the endless repetitive philosophy of “providing a transparent pathway for the development of athletic skills of young athletes, coaches and officials in an enjoyable and friendly environment.” FPSAA secretary Mr. Patrick Bower and former FPSAA treasurer Mr. Henry Elder Snr were also in attendance.

Story by: Eugene Vollmer, FPSAA (20/10/2018)

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