Fed­er­a­tion holds talks with min­istry over gym­nas­tics

Fiji Sun - - Sport - WAISEA NASOKIA Feed­back: waisean@fi­jisun.com.fj We are reach­ing out to chil­dren at the mo­ment as we are do­ing gym­nas­tics at club level Dar­lene Un­der­wood Gym­nas­tics Fed­er­a­tion of Fiji pres­i­dent

The Gym­nas­tics Fed­er­a­tion of Fiji is cur­rently hold­ing talks with the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion with the hope to in­tro­duce gym­nas­tics in the school cur­ricu­lum. This was con­firmed yes­ter­day by GFF pres­i­dent Dar­lene Un­der­wood dur­ing the in­au­gu­ral Ocea­nia fo­rum at the Tanoa In­ter­na­tional Ho­tel in Nadi. Un­der­wood said the sport of gym­nas­tic which has many var­i­ous forms was in­tro­duced in the coun­try four years ago in Pa­cific Har­bour, which is still very much alive to­day. “We are reach­ing out to chil­dren at the mo­ment as we are do­ing gym­nas­tics at club level,” said Un­der­wood. She said the com­mu­nity school in Pa­cific Har­bour was cho­sen to be the pi­lot for gym­nas­tics as a sport in schools way back in 2012. “We are work­ing on that. “Hope­fully once we get the green light from the min­istry we will be able to in­tro­duce it to the cur­ricu­lum.” Un­der­wood said there are six clubs in Suva, Nadi and Lau­toka and they should have an ad­di­tional two very soon. “There has been an ex­cel­lent re­sponse es­pe­cially at school lev­els but not that much for pri­vate clubs at the mo­ment,” she added, Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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