By Sasha Pei-Silovo – EM TV Online
While host nation of the 2015 Pacific Games, Papua New Guinea, held the National Coaches Conference over the weekend, a similar gathering took place in Suva, Fiji.
Fiji’s National Sports Conference saw technical officials from the nation’s 28 sporting federations meet, to discuss matters of importance, in the lead up to the Games in July. The meet was aimed at improving the performance of sporting officials.
The sporting fraternity in Fiji have acknowledged that this year’s Pacific Games will feature national teams that are well equipped with sound knowledge of ‘sports science’. This, they say, has seen a change in the approach by athletes’ to training, and sporting events, and enable a much safer and conducive environment for all stakeholders as best practises, to world class standards, are implemented.
Participants of the conference were also presented with the latest research on sporting injuries distinct to the Pacific; and given insight on best management practises for dealing with these sporting injuries.
Local physiotherapists were part of the gathering; and on Sunday two physiotherapists were made Level One Trainers in Sports Medicines, certified under requirements of Australian Sports Medicine.