'Be a Leader'. 'Play Safe'. 'Play True'.
The voices of the Athletes is an initiative engaging 'Athlete Ambassadors' to advocate for Anti-Doping in sports, HIV Awareness and prevention, and the Rights and Responsibilities of athletes.
The message is simple:
'Be a Leader. Play Safe. Play True'.
The 'Athlete Ambassadors' are athletes that will be identified from current RADO member countries (Cook Islands, Fiji, PNG, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu) and endorsed by ONOC Athletes Commisson and will be trained in the 3 areas of concern.
Barbara Kendall (ONOC Athletes Commission)
Natanya Potoi (Oceania RADO)
Be a Leader
Leadership is a positive attribute that all athletes possess. What you choose to do with it is your decision. Your role as an athlete is not only limited to how you compete on the field but how you continue that performance off the field. Being a leader or role model is not always easy. People look to you for inspiration, influence and ideas so think carefully about what you do, think, say and believe. Remember when a more senior player showed you how to play better? Pass it on.
You cannot tell just by looking at someone that they are infected with HIV. Se safe- wear a condom. ~Ronaldo, Brazilian Football Champion
Discrimination can stop people from fulfilling their potential. Don't discriminate against people living with HIV. ~Cathy Freeman, Australian Track and Field Olympic Gold Medalist.
If you know it's wrong, don't do it. It doesn't help you or your family...you are bound to get caught one day. ~Seru Rabeni, Flying Fijian