As­so­ci­a­tion awaits last en­tries

Fiji Sun - - Fiji Bitter Nawaka 7s - STELLA MORESIO stella.moresio@fi­

Zones that wish to par­tic­i­pate in this year’s Coca Cola Games will have to send in their en­tries by to­day. The Fiji Sec­ondary Schools Ath­let­ics As­so­ci­a­tion sec­re­tary Vuli Waqa says though the en­tries have al­ready been closed, the As­so­ci­a­tion gave more time be­cause of the re­cent cy­clone dev­as­ta­tion.

“All en­tries have not ar­rived and we are wait­ing for all to come in, but I think by to­mor­row af­ter­noon (to­day) it should be shap­ing up pretty well. Waqa said he has so far re­ceived the en­tries from the zones in the cen­tral divi­sion, but is still wait­ing the en­tries from Western and is­land zones.

He said the full list of events has not been con­firmed yet but the 100 and 400 me­tre heats and Round 1 of the field events are likely to hap­pen on the date. The Games are set to take place from April 28 to 30.

“I think the com­pe­ti­tions go­ing to be very strong than pre­vi­ous years but in terms of schools com­pet­ing, I will also ex­pect a slight re­duc­tion in the num­ber of ath­letes.” Waqa has also con­firmed a few changes will be made in the field events. “We have brought some changes in; some of the dis­cus weights that they are now us­ing we are start­ing to use slightly heav­ier weights than what we have been us­ing in the past.” Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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