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Fiji Sports Commission to discuss reward for weightlifting great Paul Coffa
By Lena Reece
Wednesday 16/05/2018
Pacific weightlifting great Paul Coffa. [Photo:InsideTheGames]

Providing Pacific weightlifting great, Paul Coffa a reward is something that will be discussed by the Fiji Sports Commission under the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

This was highlighted by the Minister for Youth and Sports while responding to a supplementary question by Opposition MP, Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu on whether there are plans to reward Paul Coffa from Nauru for helping Pacific Islanders attain so much in the Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games.  

Tuitubou also highlighted that Nauru was not present at the Pacific Sports Ministers Meeting where this issue was also discussed.

While responding to Fiji First MP, Mohammed Dean for an update on the recent outcome of the regional Pacific Sports Ministers Meeting, Tuitubou says the Sports Ministers from 11 countries discussed action plan coordinating policy development in the area of Sports Autonomy, the format and the mode of the Pacific Games as costs continue to escalate, priorities of Sports in the region and relationships with other regional organizations.

Tuitubou also highlighted in parliament that the 11 Sports Ministers have asked that Fiji continue to Chair the Pacific Sports Ministers Meeting annually.

He adds that the Pacific Sports Ministers have also agreed to develop a comprehensive vision for all.

Tuitubou also revealed that funding was also discussed where the 11 Sports Ministers resolved to establish a Secretariat to be hosted by Tonga to support the Ministers’ in their business action plan.

Meanwhile, Opposition MP, Viliame Gavoka also highlighted in Parliament that another achievement that should be acknowledged is the performance of the Ratu Kadavulevu School U18 rugby team that won the Sanix World Rugby Youth Invitational Tournament in Japan.

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