FPSAA’s aim to refresh their officials’ understanding of the rules governing athletics came to a conclusion with the Central Technical Officials’ Workshop, following the successful completion of the North and the Western ones. The workshop was held at the Corporate Box at the ANZ National Stadium, Suva on Saturday 16th September.
The workshop was facilitated by none other than IAAF certified lecturer and Athletics Fiji Vice President Vuli Waqa. Similar topics that were covered at the western and northern technical officials workshop was also covered in the central one and 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 both workshops with thefifteen plus teachers that attended 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.