17 national sporting organisations certified to resume non-contact sports and training from Monday

17 national sporting organisations certified to resume non-contact sports and training from Monday

By Semi Turaga
Saturday 02/10/2021
[Image: Tennis FIJI]

Seventeen national sporting organisations have met all requirements for the resumption of only non-contact sports and training from Monday 4th October under the framework put in place by the National Sports Commission.

They are Tennis, Taekwondo, Cricket, Touch Rugby, Netball, Rugby Union, Outrigger (VAA), Suva Marathon, Billiard & Snooker, Lawn Bowls, Golf Fiji, Squash, Karate, Badminton, Archery, Shooting and Football.

The National Sports Commission confirms that after approval of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, certificates have been given to these sporting organisations.

It says their sports medical specialist technical working group is providing guidance on the resumption of sports and recreational activity framework.

They are working with the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Tourism and Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission which will be inspecting venues at their own discretion.

The National Sports Commission says everyone must have the CareFiji app on at all training sessions and have their vaccination cards when they are asked to present them.

It has also been stressed that people will be required to be fully vaccinated to enter sporting venues.


FRU’s main priority is the medical and physical screening of all the national teams

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Saturday 02/10/2021
[Photo: Fiji Rugby]

The medical and physical screening of all the national rugby teams in High-Performance Unit Centres in Nadi, Sigatoka and Suva will be the main priority of the Fiji Rugby Union when non-contact sports and training is allowed from Monday 4th October.

The FRU is one of the seventeen national sporting organisations that have met all requirements put in place by the National Sports Commission.

CEO John O’Connor says this will include the screening for the Fijian Drua, Men’s 7s and Fijiana 7s team, Fijiana XV, Fiji U20, Fijian Warriors and all their HPU Academy players.

He says they have received their approval certificates from the Ministry of Health and Medical Services.

The 17 sporting organisations include Tennis, Taekwondo, Cricket, Touch Rugby, Netball, Rugby Union, Outrigger (VAA), Suva Marathon, Billiard & Snooker, Lawn Bowls, Golf Fiji, Squash, Karate, Badminton, Archery, Shooting and Football.




Fiji FA discussing with players on what they can do to get their fitness level up without getting in contact with other players

By Rashika Kumar
Saturday 02/10/2021
Association President, Rajesh Patel

The Fiji Football Association says their coaches and Technical Director are meeting all the District Managers and advising players what they need to do to get their fitness level up without getting in contact with other players.

Association President, Rajesh Patel says players can do their own strength and conditioning so they can be ready when contact sports begins.

He says they have already submitted their protocols to allow for the resumption of contact sports to the Health Ministry.

Patel says they are currently in the amber stage and will probably get the green light when 80% of the target population are fully vaccinated.

The Association President says all players are fully vaccinated.

He says more than 3,000 players’ vaccination cards have been submitted to the Health Ministry for verification and they have not received any indication of there being any fake cards.

Patel adds they will be looking at resuming the Digicel Premier League and the Digicel Women’s Super League but they cannot give confirmation on any tournament now as the season will be short.




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