FSM Talent Program Underway
The FSM Talent ID Program was launched today at the Annual General Meeting of the FSMNOC on Pohnpei, Micronesia.
Anne King, the Executive Director of the Oceania Foundation, which supports this vital program through the sponsorship of Samsung, was on hand to launch this new intiative for the FSM along with Regional Sport Coordinator Brian Minikin from the Oceania National Olympic Committees and Andrew Robinson and Trovor Allen from Monash University in Melbourne.
In attendance was Australian Amabassador Ms Susan Cox, who hosted a light dinner for participants in the Program plus 6 of the FSM's promising young athletes at her residence.
The course will aim to train local people in athletic testing and measurement and introduce to them the latest in athlete testing technology.
Participants will learn how to conduct tests and plan an implementation strategy for the FSM to help provide information about the Physical performance aptitudes of the children of the FSM.
"This is not just an elite Program" explained Brian Minikin. "The Olympic Movement invests millions of dollars on sports development and the enhancement of Olympic Values, in particular, Development Through Sport, throughout the world," he said. "In this case, the important thing is that knowledge is gained about the athletic potential of children in the FSM by local experts who in turn can help formulate better plans for the implementation of health and physical education programs in the Country".