National Sports Organisations
I would like to reiterate the importance of good governance among our National Sports Organisations… We’re very keen for NSOs to create their own sports development plans of at least four years to create pathways for youths and sports to grow. –Mr. Peter Mazey (Chairman)
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FRU Development Officers/Scouts (Ben Soso and Samu Tuidraki) identified raw talent at the Lakeba Sports Outreach Program last November, 2017 and wasted no time in putting them through potential career pathways. This is an account of one of young referee Ledua Tuitubou identified in Lakeba during the program who has now moved to Suva to study and pursue his referee dreams through the Suva Rugby Referees Network. The second referee is Risiate Ciri 2017 Head Boy of Ratu Finau Secondary School who has moved to teacher training at FNU Lautoka and chase his referee dreams throughthe Lautoka Rugby Referees Association. The other young player identified by Ben Soso was 15 year old Ravunivadra Uluilakeba who has earned himself a spot at Marist Brothers High School after his raw talent was identified at the program. The other player Lenatitasi Cakacaka will join the FRU Rugby Academy and has also joined the grouped of talents identofied at the program. This is a classic exampled of how the commission and NSO's can work in partnership to identify talent out there for development into sports pathways, be it playing or officiating.
Lakeba Rugby Referee Find Nov 2017
LEDUA QALOBULA TUITUBOU – Rugby Referee – Lakeba TOT, 2017
Name: Ledua Qalobula Tuitubou
Date of Birth: 6th February 1998
Village: Waitabu, Lakeba
Height: 175 meters Weight: 63kg Occupation: Student [Rt Finau Secondary]
Sporting Background: Member of Waitabu Rugby Club and always play as a First or in the half back position.
2016 – Represented Ratu Finau Secondary School in Volleyball
2017 – Member of the Waitabu Rugby Team
2018 – Enrolled at FNU – Majoring in Accounting and Economics.
Phone Contact: 7346499 Email Address: qalobulatuitubougmail.com
I first learnt to become a rugby referee when the Fiji National Sports Commission visited our shores here in Lakeba. They arrive in November of 2017 and created awareness during their Sports Outreach Programs, and one of the sports that they brought was rugby. I had to choose between Rugby Coaching and Refereeing.
I didn’t wait and I took it upon myself that this is a pathway and a passion of my dream that I can follow and do well in. I registered my name under rugby referee.
Throughout the week I learn as much as I could from World Rugby Referee Educator – Samuela Tuidraki and I am so happy to learn from the best. We did World Rugby Level 1 MO’s Course with Theory and Practical. We did Presentation and group work on rugby ready and practicals on referee positioning, communication, hand signal / body language, running lines and AR’s lead and trail.
It was a very resourceful week with theory and practical sessions happening together. This way I could understand the principles of refereeing, roles of referees and roles of AR’s. During practicals we work on checklists for tackle, scrums, lineout, ruck and maul. We also did our online exam and received our certificates.
After receiving my certificates my first assignment wass the Annual Lakeba Sports Day – the annual vanua sports tournament that takes place on Tubou every December. The tournament attracts people of Lakeba from all over Fiji. We had our briefing with other fellow referees and I began to feel the confidence within myself that I can do this. We had our scheduled called out to us and I had to start with the Under 16 grade where I controlled 3 games and then I progressed to the Under 19 grade where I controlled 4 games. With my outstanding performance the games committee moved me up to the Open grade where I controlled 9 pool games, 2 games in the Quarter Final and 1 game in the semi-final. My biggest achievement in my career which had just started was when I was approached to control the Open Grades Final which was the main game of the day.
This was the highlight of my life, with confidence in me, with enthusiasm I had, I controlled the game well. I know I have the talent to get into this career pathway that can take me places that I’ve never been to before.
I have moved to Suva to study at FNU at the same time will chase my referee career with the help of Samu Tuidraki who identified me in Lakeba.
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Fiji National Sports CommissionWell done Team Central & FRU.This is to challenge other sports that has been part of the FNSC program once they identified - put them in proper pathways so that they can further developed their talents.1 day ago · 4
Tee KayThank you FNSC for the given opportunity by opening pathways to the people of Lakeba, especially the Youths !!! To you Kai Noqu...Malo a vakadrakai😉 Congratz & All the very Best to you !!16 hours ago
Marica Loloma TuisuvaCongratulations Na Vugoqu. .to God be the Glory qou tagane..Vakanuinui tiko vei Jisu o koya nai taukei ni ka kecega. .Lots of love from all of us here in Aotearoa. .21 hours ago
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