SPORTS

Netball Gets Nod, Now Plans Ahead

Rugby League handed in application after making necessary corrections: Mazey
10 Jul 2020 11:57
Netball Gets Nod, Now Plans Ahead
Netball Fiji Vice President Development Lupe Drasuna receiving their Safe Sports Fiji Sports Accredation certificate from the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Youth and Sports Maritino Nemani at the Nasoqo House conference room in Suva on July 9,2020. Photo: Sereana Salalo.

Fourteen (14) sporting federations, including Netball Fiji, got accredited yesterday.

The Safe Sports Fiji accreditation would enable sports organisation to resume competition.

Netball Fiji development vice- president, Lupe Drasuna said they were happy to finally receive their certificate after months of non-active sports.

“The important thing for us right now is getting these documents, we have got accredited and getting our members accredited,” she said.

“We will be having our council next week that is where we are going to put these documents through.

“That will roll out to our associations, clubs and to our members right now that is our main focus.

“After our meeting with council members then we will be able to move on from there.

“Netball New Zealand has been very helpful in putting together our accreditation document and in other areas too,” she added.

“Right now our priority is getting this to our members for them to adhere to.

“For netball, we have to adhere to all the necessities, in any form of gathering that we have that are done by our members.”

Fiji National Sports Commission chairman Peter Mazey said it was unfortunate that some federations did not submit their applications.

“It’s quite sad, hockey and handball and powerlifting did not submit theirs.

“However, Fiji National Rugby League had to make more changes regarding their applications and is yet to be accredited.

“FNRL has done their corrections, we have received it. They will be able to know next week,” Mazey said.

“And rugby league is a major contact sport so they got to have a lot of extra rules and helping them to make sure it is right,” he added.

Other sports that got accreditated are archery, surfing, badminton, weightlifting, marathon, Futsal (Bula Event), table tennis, amateur boxing, baseball, volleyball, athletics, basketball and swimming.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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