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FASANOC’s Rodan plans athletes’ database   Fiji Association of National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) is working towards having a proper data base for potential athletes next year. FASANOC president Joe Rodan
24 Dec 2015 11:34
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Telecom Fijiana reps Timaima Tamoi (left), and captain Ana Roqica during training in Suva. Photo: Anasilini Ratuva

FASANOC’s Rodan plans athletes’ database

 

Fiji Association of National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) is working towards having a proper data base for potential athletes next year.

FASANOC president Joe Rodan (Senior) said having a database for athletes would assist their High Performance Unit (HPU). Therefore, FASANOC wants the 29 sporting federations to have a proper structure in place.

“We don’t really have a database at the moment, so all we want to do is formulate a database for athletes for all sporting bodies,” Rodan said.

“When we talk about potential gold medallists, we need to have a database where the High Performance Unit can go to.

“We would like to tag athletes from primary schools right up to senior level. We can only do that if we have a database. We are putting structure in place so that we can move forward and identify our potential athletes.”

Rodan strongly believes that a proper database would assist Fiji to get back to Number One position in the Pacific.

Sporting federation goals

This year was a challenging year for FASANOC and Rodan is calling on sporting federations to have proper procedures in place.

“I got in for the first time and I want to do a lot of things that I feel comfortable with. To do that, we need to put procedures in place, look at the sporting organisations if they have a vision and a mission that is in line with FASANOC.

“The only way we can move forward is for the sporting organisations to have a vision and a mission that is in line with FASANOC. Our mission is in line with the International Olympic Committee, so we all go in the same direction.

“At the same time putting proper structures in place and good governance that can enable organisations to qualify for funding from the Fiji National Sports Commission. If they don’t put that in place, they will not qualify for funding.

“Out of the 29 sporting federations, only nine have qualified for funding from the Fiji National Sports Commission next year. We need to draw up a strategic plan to help the sporting federations have a plan which is in line with ours.”

“Better Strategist- Strategises better’’

Fijians take great pride in their sports heroes and everyone loves to see them excel on the national and international arena, Rodan said.

“The transition from club level to international competitor requires a great deal of effort, organisation, dedication and planning by many people.

“High levels of planning are key factors in the governance and management of effectively run sporting organisations. It is commonly accepted that organisations that plan well are more likely to produce sustainable outcomes against of good practice and processes.”

 

He said the FASANOC initiative to put together a strategic direction would help lay the foundations for preparing athletes for the highest levels of competition.

Edited by Maikeli Seru

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