National Sporting Federations around the country took part in the International Day for Sports, Development and Peace (IDSDP) around the country yesterday.
At the Olympic House a Pacific Volleyball Program and involving several National Federations spoke on issues involving Sports, Development and Peace.
Involved were the Sports and Training Outreach Programme, Netball Fiji, Basketball Fiji, Cricket Fiji and Baseball Fiji whose representatives spoke on what the International Day meant for them.
FASANOC's Sports Development Manager Lyndall Fisher thanked all those present for their support for the International Day.
"IDSDP is commemorated globally to honour the role that sport plays in society, whether by encouraging healthier lifestyles, making sport more widely accessible or using it as a vehicle for development in areas made vulnerable by conflict, poverty and inequality," she said.
Lyndall said sport was something that brought us together, empowered people and communities, encouraged disability inclusion and gender equality.
"FASANOC recognises the transformative power of sport and its great potential in advancing positive social change.
"These concepts are embraced by FASANOC through the Sport Training and Outreach Program, which uses sports champions to promote healthy living and address social issues, which you will hear more about soon," she said.
Champions of the program include Mere Rodan (table tennis), Marica Sala (volleyball) and Jone Bogidrau (seated shotput).
"It's an exciting time for us in sports in Fiji with a greater emphasis on inclusiveness going forward.
"It should also be acknowledged that the Pacific Sports Partnership is assisting some of our national federations further in bringing about change," Lyndall said.
Last Modified on 07/04/2017 09:00