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AFL Fiji kick off August with Staff Conference

Oceania

The first week of August saw an important progam held at the Holiday Inn in Suva, Fiji, with the AFL Fiji Staff Conference. In recent months Simon Highfield has joined as AFL Fiji’s new development officer and AFL Fiji have also received support from Australia’s Pacific Sports Partnerships Program. Once again – this December Fiji will be hosting the AFL Oceania Cup. However – last week it was the AFL Fiji staff getting upskilled – along with training from the Fiji Ministry of Health & Medical Services and the Fiji Women’s Crisis centre with an aim to inclusion of awareness messages into the AFL Fiji school and community programs.

The sessions across the 4 days were as follows:

Day 1 included First Aid training, importantly staff at AFL Fiji have become qualified in First Aid for the first time. This course was delivered by Andy from Handy Training Fiji.

Day 2 so the education sessions delivered by the Ministry of Health & Medical Services Fiji and the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre. The aim of the sessions to empower AFL Fiji staff to promote awareness on healthy messages around nutrition, physical activity and issues around gender based violence.

Day 3 focused on development covering reporting/participation, PSP programs, Youth Protection Policy, and Bulakick amongst other topics. Also Steve Wildschut from AFLQ was on hand sharing his expertise on social media, alcohol and drugs as well as respect & responsibility.

Day 4 so Steve Wildschut and AFL South Pacific’s Ben Drew running the Level 1 Coaching Course.

The scope of the sessions illustrates the growing professionalism around the organisation of AFL Fiji and helps build the foundations for sustainable development as well as respected reputation.

First Aid training on Day 1.