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Fiji Sports Coun­cil chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Li­tiana Loabuka has urged those plan­ning on us­ing their venues to book early to avoid dis­ap­point­ment.

Loabuka said that all book­ings at Fiji Sports Coun­cil venues are on a first come first served ba­sis.

“We have had group book­ings two years in ad­vance at one of our venues,” she said. “Book­ings of three months be­fore an event are not un­com­mon. There are no set times in which to book, the rule of thumb is the ear­lier the bet­ter.

“For­tu­nately, we have been able to ac­com­mo­date the sport­ing bod­ies, church and com­mu­nity groups, but most have come to un­der­stand that last minute book­ings are rarely avail­able.”

Sel­wyn Wil­liams, Athletics Fiji ad­min­is­tra­tive man­ager, (athletics are a ma­jor user of the ANZ Sta­dium) said that the Athletics Fiji cal­en­dar of events is pre­pared one year prior. “With our in­ter­na­tional book­ings, we know what the events are two years in ad­vance.

Avoid­ing the dis­ap­point­ment of not get­ting the fa­cil­ity you need all boils down to lodg­ing your book­ing well in ad­vance with the Fiji Sports Coun­cil and pay­ing the de­posit to en­sure your book­ing is held,” he said. Loabuka said: “Our team is grat­i­fied with the sup­port of all of our cus­tomers and gives us con­fi­dence that, as we grow into the fu­ture, there will be a con­tin­ued de­mand for our fa­cil­i­ties, so please book early.”

The Fiji Sports Coun­cil venues are: ANZ Sta­dium, Voda­fone Arena, FMF Gym­na­sium, Damodar City Aquatic Cen­tre, Na­tional Fitness Cen­tre, Buck­hurst Ground, Bidesi Ground,

Ground Three, FSC Sports Cen­tre, Mul­tiPur­pose Courts, FSC Carpark, Na­tional Net­ball Cen­tre, Na­tional Beach Courts, Vic­to­ria Ten­nis Courts, Suva Lawn Ten­nis Club, Thom­son Park, Lawaqa Park, Na­tional Hockey Cen­tre, Na­tional Sail­ing Cen­tre, Re­gional Ten­nis Courts, Ra Sports Grounds, Veivadrava­dra Ground.

Photo: Fiji Sports Coun­cil.

Pa­cific sprint king Banuve Tabakau­coro, left, checks out the book­ing list at the Fiji Sports Coun­cil of­fice in Suva.

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