ONOC backs FSJA revival
August 24, 2015 6:15 pm
The Oceania National Olympic Committee (ONOC) has backed the revival of the Fijian Sports Journalists’ Association which has been defunct for over a decade.
The association was revived in a meeting yesterday in Suva.
ONOC President, Dr Robin Mitchell is pleased with the revival and says this will greatly enhance and improve networking locally and regionally.
He is delighted that majority of the media for the Rio Olympics would be coming from Fiji and it would be beneficial that the Fijian Sports Journalists’ Association affiliates with the Association of International Sports Press or AIPS.
ONOC Communication and Media Manager Matai Akauola says the idea to revive the association has been discussed many times but things started to materialise when a group of sports journalists came together during the ONOC General Assembly in April.
An interim committee has been selected to organise and facilitate the proper registration of the association locally and internationally.