Training boosts sports development

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President of S.A.S.N.O.C, Fepulea’i Patrick Fepulea’i with participants and sports administrators at the Course.

President of S.A.S.N.O.C, Fepulea’i Patrick Fepulea’i with participants and sports administrators at the Course.

The Samoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (S.A.S.N.O.C) hosted another Oceania Sports Educator Programme (O.S.E.P) Training this week.

The O.S.E.P training was for Educators, where they are being assessed in order to be able to teach courses themselves. It was attended by seven participants.

The O.S.E.P trainings are internationally recognised and are an initiative that began in partnership from the Oceania National Olympic Committees (O.N.O.C) and the Oceania Sports Education Programme (O.S.E.P). 

The programme offers sport administration, officiating and coaching training. 

These trainings allow National Federations to capacity build and improve their skill set in order to improve the outcome of athletes and team Samoa in competitions and international games. 

C.E.O of S.A.S.N.O.C Fa’amausili Ah Tong said the trainings are important for the development of sports in Samoa.

 “O.S.E.P trainings are essential to support National Federations as it is ultimately National Federations who will be training our athletes and help us in achieving our mission of sports development in Samoa,” he said.

There are currently six Master Educators, six Educators, and 120 participants who have completed community based level training in 2015-2016. 

One participant of the past week has said of the training, “by any standard’s it was well planned, classic, taut, moving and fun in a masterly fashion”. 

All O.S.E.P trainings are free for 2016. 

To be able to participate in the trainings you must belong to a National Federation and be an active member. Registration forms can be collected from the S.A.S.N.O.C Office in Faleata Sports Complex Tuanaimato, along with a schedule of upcoming trainings for 2016.

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