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Fukuoka Ready to Host Fijians in 2020

The organising committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games is looking forward to see the Team Fiji men’s rugby sevens team at Fukuoka City. Fukuoka Prefecture project manager Toshihito Nakahira
02 Apr 2017 11:01
Fukuoka Ready to Host Fijians in 2020

The organising committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games is looking forward to see the Team Fiji men’s rugby sevens team at Fukuoka City.

Fukuoka Prefecture project manager Toshihito Nakahira told SUNsports yesterday there is an air of excitement among the Fukuoka community as they watched sevens rugby.

“We are looking forward to see the Fijian rugby sevens team in action at Fukuoka.

“The people in Fukuoka are excited to see the Fijian boys.

“We also hope to get some Fijian boys to play for Japan too,” he added.

 

LONG TERM PROGRAMME

The Fukuoka Prefecture group looks forward to the sports exchange programme with the Oceania region. The two main areas include athletes and coaches exchange programmes.

“There are plans to have long term plan for athletes where they will enrol in high schools or universities in Fukuoka.

“From a few weeks to several years, sports training will also be offered while studying.”

 

SHORT TERM PROGRAMME

There are short term programme and pre-games training camp as they prepare for Tokyo 2020.

Also athletes will have a chance for acclimatising and preparation for the Games- from a few weeks to several months.

 

PROPOSAL

“On the job training, working alongside Fukuoka coaches at the training camps, learning new coaching techniques.

“Curriculum based- training programme including study of sports medicine and psychology.

“Beginner coaches from Oceania are invited to work as researchers in Fukuoka’s sports universities and sports science information centre, as part of a short term study abroad programme,” Nakahira added

“Also we will be sending coaches from Fukuoka to Oceania to help athletes’ development in their countries or particular sports which request them.”

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