SPORTS

$800k for Team Fiji

Government has committed $800,000 in the national budget towards the preparation of Team Fiji towards the 2019 Pacific Games in Apia, Samoa. This was announced by Permanent Secretary of Youth
15 Dec 2018 11:00
$800k for Team Fiji
From left; George Fong, Eugene Vollmer, Patrick Bower, PS Ministry of Youth and Sports Maritino Nemani, Lorraine Mar and Elenoa Vateitei in Suva on December 14,2018. Photo: Anasilini Natoga

Government has committed $800,000 in the national budget towards the preparation of Team Fiji towards the 2019 Pacific Games in Apia, Samoa.

This was announced by Permanent Secretary of Youth and Sports Maritino Nemani during the Pa­cific Games lottery tickets launching in Suva yes­terday.

“Government has committed $800,000 towards preparation and this compliments the Fiji Nation­al Sports Commissions funding to the National Federations.

“This is a true reflection of the commitment of the Government to develop sports in the country,” Nemani said.

“Sport is not just a simple game, it is much more than that. It symbolises a dream to an individual, and to a team.”

Nemani strongly believes sports bring people to­gether as athletes and spectators; it promotes na­tion building, encourages life-long participation in physical activity and a healthy lifestyle for all.

“Sports play an important role in our country. It provides young people with the right skills, mind­sets and values such as honesty, teamwork, fair play, respect, adherence to rules, discipline, perse­verance, resilience and a strong sense of purpose.

“These community sport networks, when inclu­sive, are an important source of social networking, helping to combat exclusion and fostering commu­nity capacity to work collectively to realize oppor­tunities and address challenges,” he said.

Nemani invited members of the public to support Team Fiji.

“I would like to invite our corporate houses to participate and donate for this worthy cause.

“Let us all become part of the sporting communi­ty and support Team Fiji reaching newer heights.”

Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback: anasilinir@fijisun.com.fj



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