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Games Gauge Athletes: Burchell

  Allison Burchell anticipates a very eventful Pacific Mini Games especially with athletes vying for a spot in Team Fiji squad for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
03 Dec 2017 12:28
Games Gauge Athletes: Burchell
Team Fiji men’s sevens reps Batinisavu Uluiyata (left) and Alosio Naduva in the plane as they arrive in Port Vila, Vanuatu on December 1, 2017. Photo: Peni Komaisavai

 

Allison Burchell anticipates a very eventful Pacific Mini Games especially with athletes vying for a spot in Team Fiji squad for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

The Ministry of Youth and Sports permanent secretary highlighted the 2017 Pacific Mini Games would be a very important benchmark with how athletes have developed.

“It is going to be interesting how athletes are developing with the Commonwealth Games just around the corner in April next year,” Burchell said.

“We are excited and I think it is going to be a very important benchmark to see how the athletes are focused on their training.”

She said they would be able to determine their respective levels of training after they had competed at the Pacific Mini Games.

Burchell highlighted that it would also be beneficial too for the officials and coaches who had the responsibility of choosing the squads for the Commonwealth Games.

“It will also be easier for the coaches and officials in choosing their squads for the Commonwealth Games so hopefully everyone will be able to perform.”

She said the young weightlifting team would be the one to watch.

“And hopefully the athletics team will be performing to expectations as well so it will be interesting to see how the results come through and the measure of their development.”

Burchell travelled with Team Fiji to Vanuatu last Friday.

 Edited by  Osea  Bola

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