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Boxing officials meet in Sigatoka

By WAISEA NASOKIA The Western Boxing and Wrestling Association stakeholders meeting in Sigatoka was deemed another huge success. Officials were impressed with about 20 people from the boxing fraternity as
06 Mar 2014 12:39

Stakeholders during the Western Boxing and Wrestling Association meeting at Casablanca Hotel in Korotogo, Sigatoka on Tuesday night.  Photo: WAISEA NASOKIABy WAISEA NASOKIA

The Western Boxing and Wrestling Association stakeholders meeting in Sigatoka was deemed another huge success.
Officials were impressed with about 20 people from the boxing fraternity as far and wide as Lautoka and Sigatoka turning up at the Casablanca Hotel on Tuesday night.
Association secretary Isireli Draunidalo said since the formation in Lautoka, late last year it has reached out to districts in the Western Division.
He said the awareness membership drive was not only to ensure more support but also to make the delivery of services and communication more efficient between Boxing Commission Federation and the boxing community within the division.
“We had a fruitful meeting just like previous meetings in Nadi. It provided an awareness and membership drive with the stakeholders in Sigatoka,” Draunidalo said.
He reminded everyone why they were there, the love for the sport and the sincere desire to build the sport up to reach its full potential.
“It was good to see people from as far as Suva present with some BCF officials. We are happy that is generating interest as we try to get more support we can.”
He said while the boxing industry all over the world seemed to be a very lucrative industry and always growing from strength to strength annually, Fiji seemed to be moving in the opposite direction.
“Our heyday was, as it stands, well and truly in our past.”
The main reason for the formation of the association was to try and change this current reality and give the boxing community something to be proud of.
He said that a good start would be to show genuine concern for the athletes welfare for example by first beginning to consistently pay them what they are promised in their contracts and immediately addressing other important issues that affect them directly such as some current registration requirements that are unrealistic to the reality of the situation on the ground.
The Nadroga/Navosa committee is made up of Mustafa Khattab (chairman), Ali Mohammed, Charlie Rollins, former boxer Binnu Singh and Tevita Navude.
BCF director (west) Usman Ali thanked WBWA president Naved Khan and Mustafa Khattab for their kind generosity towards the meeting.
The next WBWA meeting is scheduled in Ba with the date and venue to be confirmed later.




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