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Support Team Fiji: Wong

The Team Fiji chef de mission, said with the theme ‘We Can and We Will’, the 28 sporting federations have already began their preparation for the four-yearly event “We need
16 Nov 2014 09:39
Support Team Fiji: Wong
Eugene Panuve of Swimming(left),Paul Yagona of Outrigger Canoeing and Chef de-Mission for PNG Games, Cathy Wong at FASANOC yesterday. Photo: Rama

The Team Fiji chef de mission, said with the theme ‘We Can and We Will’, the 28 sporting federations have already began their preparation for the four-yearly event

“We need to raise $2m and all the sports federations have been advised to start fundraising on their own,” Wong said.

“We have also launched our Team Fiji lottery and ticket cost and ticket book is $30.”

Each federation would get their cut depending on the number of books sold.

“We’re asking Fijians here and abroad to buy tickets to support team Fiji for the 2015 Pacific Games.”

Team Fiji would also be looking for sponsorships from businesses.

Outrigger Canoeing

Outrigger Canoeing secretary Paul Yaqona said they are working on a few of their new athletes to get to the Pacific Games standard.

“We’ve had four trials with 30 men and 26 women taking part in the middle distance race. We’ve to get these new athletes to Pacific Games standard, ” Yaqona said.

Swimming

Fiji Swimming hopes to improve medal count in the 2015 Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea.

Assistant coach Eugene Panuve  said, “We do not only have swimmers who are competing in regional and international competition, we also have new swimmers.”

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