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Changes To Protect Athletes, Federations

Changes To Protect Athletes, Federations
Joe Rodan at the Fiji National Sports Commission workshop on the 10th of March,2018.Photo: Simione Haravanua
March 11
11:00 2018

Fiji National Sports Commis­sion chairman Peter Mazey highlighted the need for changes in administrative mat­ters for all sporting federations in order to protect them and their athletes.

“Some are under the company act and some under the charity act so that is good since there is protec­tion within those,” he said.

“But there is no protection within the general structure, not for our members, our athletes and for our organisation.”

Mazey said they need to get that addressed and that was why they had the conference at the Grand Pa­cific Hotel, Suva yesterday.

“We may have to go back to the At­torney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khai­yum to see how best we can do this and maybe a new sports act will be needed.

“The government has put funding aside this year for us to go back and see how we should best administer our sports. So we are very lucky that the Minister of Economy gave us the grant.”

Mazey said they would be having dialogue with other sporting feder­ations on how they would be going about it.

Another possibility he highlight­ed was that some small sporting federations could very well be led by a single person.

“All of this will be included in to our new national sports policy or sports and physical activity policy and this is most probably the most important press conference we have ever had,” Mazey added.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua


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