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.
The Foundation is a non-profit organisation that aims to harness the power of sport to inspire communities and transform lives by developing pathways and providing opportunities for young people to achieve their potential through sport & education; enabling them to build a better life for themselves and their communities.
The 5km dash or dash for diabetes is one of the many ways that the foundation uses to help boost their cause in Fiji. Working closely with newly appointed AF development officer Albert Miller Snr, co-founder Lauren Jagger managed to finally get AF on board this year (2017) after two failed appearance in the past two years of the annual dash.
The day was nothing short of a typical Fiji Saturday morning with clear skies and a radiant sun that brought out the vibrant colors of the surroundings especially the colors of the Kids’ Athletics kit, not only did it attracted the young ones but it also drew the attention of the the ever so curious adults who, by the look of their outfits, had recently been bitten by the “health & fitness movement” disease.
However despite the innovative Formula 1 style set up, the Vortex became the most popular choice for many and soon enough the whole baseball boys team that were there to volunteer their time were set up in two teams across the width of the rugby field from each other tossing both Vortex, back and fourth, competing to see who could throw the best spiral.
AF is looking forward to its Kids’ Athletics Facilitators Course on November 2nd and 3rd that will be facilitated by none other than Albert Miller Snr.