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HISTORY of OUSA

The Oceania University Sports Association (OUSA) was formed  in 2008 Samoa in an attempt to form a Continental Association for Universties in the Oceania region. The first interim President of OUSA was Mr. Cliff Benson, who was representing the University of Fiji at the meeting. Also present at the meeting were representatives from the Samoa National University, University of the South Pacific Emalus Campus, Vanuatu, American Samoa, FSM, Kiribati, Cook Island, New Zealand and Australia. Karen Nelson who was representing the Samoa National University was elected as the interim Secretary General. Also present at the meeting was a representative of FISU.

The Second OUSA AGM was held in Fiji in 2009 where a new committee was elected to lead OUSA. Ed Imo of American Samoa was elected as the new President while Karen Nelson remain as the OUSA Sen Gen.

The third OUSA AGM was held in 2010 in Brisbane where a new committee was again elected with Karen Nelson became the new President and Albert Miller (Fiji) was elected as the new Secretary General. Board members included Ed Imo (American Samoa), Castro Joab (FSM), Martin Doulton (Australia) and Ray Preston (Cook Island).