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ONOC Promoting Archery: Jensen

With rugby and football being the dominant sport in most Pacific Island countries, sports such as archery barely get any attention. As the first Market Sports Day was held yesterday,
02 May 2015 07:59
ONOC Promoting Archery: Jensen
From left; Tongan Archer Arne Jensen with Archery Fiji representative Robert Elder at the Market Sports Day at the Grand Pacific Hotel, Suva, yesterday. Photo: Justine Mannan

With rugby and football being the dominant sport in most Pacific Island countries, sports such as archery barely get any attention.

As the first Market Sports Day was held yesterday, archery was one of the sports displayed at the Grand Pacific Hotel.

Tongan archer Arne Jensen who was promoting the sport said that the Market Sports Day was important to promote minor sports in the region.

“We just wanted to promote archery and what the different kind of bows we use,”Jensen said.

“As the Olympics loom it’s a perfect time to let people know what is allowed in the Olympics and what isn’t.

“There are different bows that cannot be used in the Olympics. We want to educate people on what archery can be and where it has got people today.

“Archery is one of the only sports that have actually been there for centuries and it has not only just been a sport, it has been a way to win wars.

With all the different delegates from around the Pacific region, Jensen hopes to get more people involved in the sport.

“We are hoping to bring a few more people into archery.

“It is all just about making the sport bigger and just making people realise that archery still exists.”

“Hopefully those who are interested can go back to their individual countries and start the sport there if it hasn’t been already set up.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to be able to do that,” he said.

Feedback:  justiune.mannan@fijisun.com.fj

 



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