New mem­bers to boost Fi­jian surf­ing

Fiji Sun - - Sport - Edited by Leone Cabenatabua JUS­TINE MAN­NAN Feed­back: jus­­nan@fi­

Six new mem­bers have been elected dur­ing the Fiji Surf­ing As­so­ci­a­tion’s an­nual gen­eral meet­ing at the Beach House in the Co­ral Coast yes­ter­day.

They are- Pres­i­dent: Isei Tokavou, Vice-Pres­i­dent: Romeo McKel­lar, Sec­re­tary: John Philip, Trea­surer: Andy Eames, Le­gal Ad­vi­sor: Scott Dowd, Con­sul­tant: Ed­ward Lovell McKel­lar said the AGM was a suc­cess with a good turnout from all the eight clubs. “We are happy with the out­come of the AGM, we dis­cussed all the is­sues that were there and we are try­ing to en­hance surf­ing at the club level,” he said. “We have put a strate­gic plan in place and dis­cussed our cal­en­dar, it was a suc­cess and very pos­i­tive.” The up­com­ing event in line for Fiji Surf­ing is the Girls Go Out Surf­ing com­pe­ti­tion which will be held on Septem­ber 24 at Nata­dola. “This is an event where all women and girls are in­vited to take part in, like most sports it is chal­leng­ing to get the fe­male in­volve­ment but we are try­ing to change that. “Surf­ing is male dom­i­nated but we need to make it so that it is also a fe­male dom­i­nated sport as well and that’s what we are try­ing to do, get­ting more girls to take part. We are work­ing with our new coach Ian Portin­gale and we are look­ing for­ward to a pos­i­tive year ahead.”

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