THE Fiji University Sports Association (FUSA) received a major boost yesterday in their bid to send a team to the 2011 World University Games.
The undoubted star of the Oceania Regional Athletics Championships that have recently finished in Apia, Samoa, was the 18-year-old sprinter from Fiji, Ratu Banuve Tabakaucoro.
The school term is drawing to a close in Fiji and that signals the Finals of the Fiji Secondary Schools Athletics Championships, this year known as the Powerade Games. It seems as though for months the local press has been full of stories about inter-house competitions and zone competitions, but now there will be a couple of frenzied weeks of articles about the main individual contenders and the more fancied schools, with the occasional concession made to athletes from remote parts of the country who will be making their first entry into this competition.
National Fiji javelin champion Leslie Copeland is on track with his preparations for the Pacific Games in September, taking out two more competition titles in Australia recently.
Fiji's top Javelin thrower, Leslie Copeland and his coach James Goulding fly out of the country for an 8-week training attachement at the Oceania Athletics Association's High Performance Training Centre (HPTC) based on the Gold Coast in Australia.
ILIESA Delana created history last weekend by winning a Silver Medal at the World Paralympics Championships which was held in Christchurch in New Zealand
2009 FASANOC Sports Techinical Official of the year was also presented with PGC Technical Official of the year, which was presented at PGC AGM in New Caledonia.
The Board also unanimously voted current Board Member MR. ROY RAVANA as the new Secretary General of Athletics Fiji.