FASANOC's VOA Attend Oceania Beach Volleyball
FASANOC's Voices Of the Athletes champions continued to advocate against Non-Communicable Diseases, anti-doping and about the environment at the recent Oceania Beach Volleyball tournament on the November 20th to the 26th, 2016.
Targeting more than 160 athletes from Fiji, Tuvalu, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Cook Islands, New Zealand, Australia and Papua New Guinea, VOA champions advocated issues that many athletes faced.
VOA Champion Tessa Herman said the response they got from participants was encouraging.
"Athletes are getting more involved in these kind of issues and are willing to learn more," she said.
"Especially with the drug component or anti-doping where they get to know more about the difference between good and bad drugs."
Australian Beah Volleyball team of Marcus Ferguson and Paul Bennett said the VOA programme was setting a good example for young athletes like themselves.
"Taking care of the environment and issues about drugs are important issues that young athletes like us need to know and understand so this is a great programme," said Paul.
FASANOC's VOA will also be taking part in the upcoming FIBA U18 Oceania Championship to be held in Suva from the 5th to the 10th of December as well as the Team Fiji workshop on the 3rd of December.