Follow all safety rules, federation officials told
Follow all safety protocols or face the consequences of competition being stopped by relevant authorities.
This was the warning given to sporting federations that received their Sport Safe Fiji accreditation yesterday.
The sports are Shooting, Billiards and Snooker, Judo, Special Olympics, Rugby League, Chess, Motor Sports, Hockey and Touch Rugby. Speaking to SUNsports Fiji National Sports Commission executive chairman Peter Mazey stressed the importance of getting certified. “It is very important to get certified and most importantly the sporting organisation,” he said. “It is very simple follow the guidelines and rules so you can conduct sporting competitions if not then you are not able to.
“A lesson that we’ve learned from the sporting bodies that have received their accreditation is that the most important thing is not just getting the certificate.”
“You have to reach out to the members of your federations and telling them what the protocols are so that is the most important thing.” Mazey said recently they received concerns from the West and the North but they have looked into it.
He added that getting certified also opened up some new opportunities.
“One thing that Government has done is that without certification you can’t get credits for any funding,” he added.