VoA popular with athletes, officials and parents!
The VoA set-up at the National Hockey Centre in Laucala Bay has been popular not only with athletes and officials but also accompanying parents!
"It was a scream working out of the VoA booth yesterday (Wednesday 7th December, 2011). Mainly parents of athletes on the Australia Country teams were there and articulated their desire to also experience the interactive activities offered via VoA! There was one mum who really wanted to win a wrist band from the 'Play True' component - so much so that she wanted to keep attempting to win 10 on 10 from the anti-doping quiz, no matter how long it would take her... I offered my band to her. She was so ecstatic, she almost climbed over the table separating us! There were lots of hugs exchanged for such a little gesture. What a happy and humbling experience it was for me," said Margaret Eastgate the day's Facilitator.
Even Libby, mum to John Ah Tong who made his debut on the Fiji Men's Team filed through the VoA booth with lots of enthusiasm. She was pleased to note the type and level of education athletes were not only getting but delivered right at their own sporting venue. She had heaps of fun going through the 3 components of 'Play Safe', 'Play True' and 'Be a Leader.'
Comments from the parents were taken on board by the VoA Team, as we look to improving the delivery of education to our Oceania athletes.
Top: The ecstatic mum (standing in white and blue) with her wrist band whilst other mums have a go at the quizzes!
Bottom: Libby Ah Tong, mum to John who is making his debut on the Fiji national side at the 2011 OPC completes the HIV Quiz