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Sorovaki is Chef de Mission To Commonwealth Games

“This is a challenge but then there have been sufficient assistance from parent bodies." “This appointment is an honour and I want to thank the Fiji Rugby Union and FASANOC for believing in me to lead the team next year."
03 Dec 2021 13:00
Sorovaki is Chef de Mission To Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games Chef de Mission, Sale Sorovaki (left) and 2022 Pacific Mini Games Chef de Mission Ajay Ballu after their appointment at the Olympic House in Suva on December 2, 2021. Photo: Leon Lord

Six months is enough time to prepare for next year’s Commonwealth Games says newly appointed Chef de Mission Sale Sorovaki.

Yesterday the Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) while announcing Sorovaki’s appointment also confirmed that Ajay Ballu will head Fiji in the Mini South Pacific Games in Saipan, Northern Marianas from June 17-25.

“Fiji will be represented in 12 sports and with good support, six months is sufficient to get ready for the Commonwealth Games,” Sorovaki said.

 

“Six months is a lot of time to prepare; all this depends on how individual sporting federations plan, organise and prepare for the Games.

On the same note, Sorovaki reminded aspiring athletes of the qualification times and performance..

“With the limited time we have, sports organisations and athletes must make sure they meet the criteria.”

 

“Since we are in the new norm athletes need to make sure they qualify although it is a challenge with restrictions in travelling.”

“This is a challenge but then there have been sufficient assistance from parent bodies.”

“This appointment is an honour and I want to thank the Fiji Rugby Union and FASANOC for believing in me to lead the team next year.”

 

Meanwhile the eight sports that will be played at the 2022 Pacific Mini Games include athletics, baseball, golf, tennis, and triathlon.

Ballu has confirmed that the Mini Games departure date is June 5, 2022.

“Upon arrival at Saipan we will head straight into our five days quarantine before we can start the competition,” he said.

 

“Team Fiji needs your prayers and support for the games next year.”

 

Feedback: simione.haravanua@fijisun.com.fj



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