November 22, 2012
  Follow @ Twitter

Govt sets up inaugural Sports Commission

By Sunil Sharma

In a first Fiji’s Govt today announced the establishment of a National Sports Commission to cater and assist national sporting federation that intend to host international tournaments in Fiji.
 
The newly established commission was today allocated a grant of $1.5 million dollars in the Govt’s 2013 Budget announcement
.
This allocation will also cover the cost of short term expert’s coachers and overseas sporting tours.

Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama said $4.2 million will be directed to Fiji Sports Council to assist with the upgrade of the National Stadium to international standards.

“Once completed, the National Stadium will enhance Fiji’s ability to bid for and host regional and international sporting events. This will develop sports tourism,” Bainimarama said.

Government will also invest $2.7 million in an ambitious program to set up new integrated sporting facilities in rural communities, with the assistance of the Chinese Government.

“Further boost for sporting in the country sees more sporting facilities to be built in rural areas,” Bainimarama said.

Under this program, in 2013, three integrated sporting facilities will be built at Vunidawa, Seaqaqa and Rakiraki. And in 2014, an additional three will be built on Gau, Kadavu and at Korovou in Tailevu.

“The construction of these integrated sporting facilities will give those in the rural and maritime areas access to amenities which are currently only enjoyed by those living in the urban centers.

“We will commit $490,000 for various sporting activities, such as outreach programs, sporting tours, hosting of international tournaments and sports scholarships.”

An extra $200,000 was set aside for the development of sports grounds in rural communities.

FijiLive
 

bang-bang

PREVIOUS STORY
Australia to ban shoulder charge
NEXT STORY
Naupoto clarifies Sports Commission role

Post a Comment
Bookmark and Share

 


Posted Comments
No comments, but you can post the first comment!

 


 






FOOTBALL
Champs Nadi escape with late winner
Striker Samuela Drudru's late strike saw reigning champs Nadi escape with 2-1 win over New Zealand Nadroga Stallions in the second match of the Pacific Cup tonight in Sydney.
RUGBY
Fiji Rugby seeks coach for U20s
The Fiji Rugby Union is seeking for a head coach to lead Fiji U20s in its participation in the regional qualifying tournament to the 2015 Junior World Trophy.
FIJI NEWS
Rokovunisei FNPF case judgment deferred
Judgment on the case of Olota Rokovunisei against the Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) on claims of wrongful dismissal has been deferred till tomorrow.
HEALTH/FITNESS
Chavez in Venezuela after cancer surgery
President Hugo Chavez surprised and in many cases delighted Venezuelans by returning home on Monday, albeit to an uncertain future, ending a more than two-month absence in Cuba for cancer treatment.
ENTERTAINMENT
Afghan street kid heads for the Oscars red carpet
An Afghan street kid is off to Hollywood and the red-carpet treatment at the Oscars -- a fairytale ending to a chance encounter that led to a starring role in a movie.
TECHNOLOGY
Apple hit by hackers
Apple on Tuesday said it was hit by hackers who wormed their way into the California company's system but evidently failed to steal any data.
NEWS SPORTS INFOTAINMENT SERVICES MOBILE EXTRA HOT TOPICS