FASANOC recognises Tony Moore

FASANOC and its presenting partner BSP is very pleased to award posthumously the Fiji Olympic Order to John Anthony Moore, fondly know as Tony Moore, for his contributions to sport in Fiji.  We are delighted that his son Tony Moore junior, a Hall of Fame Inductee in 2009 was present to accept his father's award.

In his day, this person was highly respected and admired for the tireless work he contributed towards the betterment of sport in Fiji.  Despite also serving concurrently on about 15 parliamentary and government boards, this man always found the time to perform work for sport, which he loved with great passion.

He  was made a life member of the Fiji Rugby Union in the 1960's in recognition of his service to the organisation for 32 consecutive years on the executive board that included a term as President. He was instrumental in overseeing the FRU's transition from pre-colonial competition structure to the far more inclusive model that has evolved in what it is today. He served for several years on the Committee and as President of the Imperials Rugby Club.

Throughout the 1960's and 70's he was a committee member and former secretary of FASA that is now FASANOC.  He actively contributed to working groups within the committee where his advice was often sought and highly respected.

A man who led by example, this gentleman served in various positions with the Fiji Amateur Athletics Association that included President, Secretary and Treasurer from the early 1960's until he left Fiji in 1974 to retire in New Zealand.  He single-handedly ran car raffles and various other fundraisers, bailing the organisation out of serious financial trouble on at least three occasions. 

He  was also Team Fiji Athletics Manager to the inaugural South Pacific Games held in Fiji in 1963 and Team Manager of Fiji's Olympic Games Team to the Mexico City Olympic Games in 1968. He was also Team Fiji Athletics Manager to the Commonwealth Games held in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1974.

He served his country outstandingly, both on the field as a sportsman and off as a Sports Administrator with notable achievements being the 100 yards champion from 1927 to 1938 and having played rugby for Fiji captaining the side at the age of 21.

Mr Moore was born in 1908 in Labasa before being called to rest in 1994.



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