GOV’T SHOULD SET ASIDE SPORTS BUDGET, SAYS FSII

The Forum Solomon Islands International Facebook logo. Photo: Courtesy of FSII.

The Forum Solomon Islands International Facebook logo. Photo: Courtesy of FSII.

Social networking group the Forum Solomon Islands International has urged the government to seriously consider setting aside a budget purposely to engage international coaches to develop and improve the performance of athletes in the country.

FSII president Redley Raramo said it is about time that government recognizes the potentials of athletes in the country.

In a media statement Mr. Raramo said these men and women have the potential to become competitive at world staged events.

But he adds the issue is that the country doesn’t have experts to oversee and groom these budding sports people.

Mr. Raramo urged the government to emulate the governments of Papua New Guinea and Fiji, who have been setting aside budgets of that sort for their athletes.

Mr. Raramo said Athletes from our two neighbouring countries have graced international events because they have international coaches at their disposal to develop them to be competitive.

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