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Karate Building For The Future

Fiji had a good outing in the 2014 Oceania Karate Championships which ended at the Vodafone Arena in Suva last weekend. Fiji mentor coach Sensei Tony Hails, who has been
16 Sep 2014 09:11
Karate Building For The Future
South Africa’s Neil Powell.

Fiji had a good outing in the 2014 Oceania Karate Championships which ended at the Vodafone Arena in Suva last weekend.

Fiji mentor coach Sensei Tony Hails, who has been involved in Karate for 40 years, said Fiji had the players to make a mark in the region.

“Most of the youngsters competed for the first time and the Oceania Championships is like a stepping stone to the big arena,”Hails said.

“And it’s a good experience because they are competing against athletes from Australia and New Zealand.

“We do know New Zealand and Australia are very strong as they have a seven or eight competitions a year.

“You can do all the practice in the world but when you get out and compete against overseas opponents you really know where you stand.

“So I am very happy where we stand as we prepare for the Pacific Games next year.”

Sensei Hails coached the Fiji team to the last Oceania Championships in 2014 in Sydney, Australia and said that Fiji had improved a lot since then.

Fiji will be sending two Fijian athletes to the World Championships in Germany later this year.

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