Following the World Mental Day and Fiji Day celebrations, Athletics Fiji was at it again with their Kids' Athletics Program at the annual Dash for Diabetes which was organised by the Petero Civoniceva Foundation.
This year’s World Mental Health Day fell on 10th October which just so happened to be Fiji Day and so piggy backing on Fiji Table Tennis’ drive to celebrate the day with a sports day for the Special Schools around Suva, Athletics Fiji took advantage of the opportunity to also set up Kids’ Athletics alongside the tables.
Bonasere caps off Team Fiji's participation in the sport of athletics at the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games with a personal best and a 2017 number 1 national ranking.
Athletics Fiji selected 10 athletes to the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games that currently underway in Turkmenistan in the city of Ashgabat. Despite the long travel, the team arrived all well to Turkmenistan and made quick work of trying to get used to the time zone difference and the 28 degree weather by day and 18 degrees by night.
Athletics Fiji held their 3rd and final trials for the 2017 Mini Pacific Games (MPG) over the weekend (16/09/2017) and the highlight of the trials was Shawntell Lockington's record high jump of 1.71m in the open women's final.
Following the MOU Agreement signing between Athletics Fiji and the Fiji National Sports Commission, another milestone was achieved this morning when another MOU Agreement was signed with the specialist volunteer organisation, Think Pacific.
Athletics Fiji will be represented by 10 athletes to the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games that will be held in Turkmenistan in the city of Ashgabat from the 17th to the 27th of this month.
Aaron Powell led the charge for the Suva team over the two day athletics competition during the Fiji Games over the weekend winning 2 out of the 23 gold medal haul and helped his relay team come from behind to snatch the 4x100m relay gold away from team Taveuni.
The 2nd of 3 mini pacific games trials for athletics begins today as Athletics Fiji look towards being at the top of Pacific Island Athletics once again. National Athletics coach and development officer, Albert Miller Snr, in an interview with Fiji Times after the 2017 Oceania Championships said that the focus of most athletes have now shifted towards the pacific mini games in Vanuatu in December.
Athletics Fiji in conjunction with Oceania Athletics and the Pacific Sports Partnership Program (PSP) donated a brand new Kids’ Athletics kit worth 2000 euros and entered into an agreement with the Fiji National Sports Commission (FNSC).