Fiji Volleyball Wins International Award
Thursday 5th November, 2015
FASANOC would like to congratulate Fiji Volleyball Federation which was awarded with the Sport Federation Governing Body of the Year in London, England late last month.
The Fiji Volleyball Federation was nominated alongside the National Rugby League, International Tennis Federation, and the USA's National Hockey League.
Fiji Volleyball Partnership Program Manager Semaima Lagilagi who received the award on behalf of the Federation said their nomination at the awards has been largely because of the Pacific Volleyball Partnership program, which is designed to engage women from the age-group of 13-35 in the sport as well as reduce the risk factors of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
"It was such an exciting experience to have been here learning about innovative projects from around the world and seeing how sports is being used to bring about positive social change in the communities," she said.
Despite this Semaima said there was still a lot more that they could do.
"I admit that there is still a lot to be done with FVF, there are still gaps, however the program will continue to strive to overcome these challenges to continue to move the sport forward," she said.
"This achievement is something that all our sporting federations can be proud of.
"While receiving the award I knew that it was not only about the federation, it was also about representing Fiji in the international scene," Semaima said.
Boxing legend Barry McGuigan awarded Fiji Volleyball Federation with the award.
The Beyond Sports Awards promotes supports and rewards the best projects across the globe that use sport for positive social change.