‘Often-neglected’ sports now the target: Kumar

Participants at the Fiji National Sports Commission Annual Conference 2019 at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva on Saturday, March 09, 2019. Picture: SUPPLIED/Fiji GOVERNMENT

SMALLER and often-neglected sports will now be the target of Fiji’s Sports ministry.

And there is also confirmation that among sporting programs is the establishment of a boxing gym in the capital, Suva.

Minister of Youth and Sports Parveen Kumar also said that the Government’s principle on sports was to ensure all deliverables and approaches were on par with the international benchmarks and standards.

Addressing the Fiji National Sports Commission Annual Conference 2019 at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva today, Mr Kumar said the Government and the Fiji National Sports Commission were working with various sports federations to establish their regional and Oceania training centres in Fiji.

“One of the key areas is our commitment to ensuring Fiji has the best and accessible sports facilities,” the Minister said.

“Including our commitment to new indoor arenas in Lautoka, Nasinu and in Suva, to the new 50metre and 25metre pools and the international running track in Lautoka.

“We are working and planning for the establishment of a National Sports Academy and land has been identified for this to proceed.”

“I encourage all NSO’s here today to please show their support for these projects. We can only achieve them through working together and with everyone’s input.”

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