The Athletics Fiji Annual General Meeting (AGM) has been postponed until March 29 but, it will still be held in the western division.
Oceania National Olympic Committee (ONOC) president and AF mediator Dr Robin Mitchell says he arrived at the decision after holding further discussions with AF executives Tuesday.
Despite desperate attempts by club affiliates requesting the AGM be held as initially scheduled, Mitchell says he needed more time to review the membership of AF.
The next nine days will be used to ensure only the affiliated members are identified for voting rights purposes.
All executives positions will be up for election – President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Chief Technical Official, Chief Development Official and Athletes Representative.
These positions are currently being held by Dr Ayoade Alakija (Acting President), Roy Ravana (General Secretary), Foto Ledua (Athletes rep) and Albert Miller (Executive Committee Member).
Athletics Fiji must have the AGM before March 30 in accordance with the 2008 constitution.
Meanwhile, the Fiji Sports Commission (FSC) will be holding a very important national conference in Suva on Saturday.
FSC chairman Peter Mazey says the one-day event comes at a fitting time considering on-going issues within national federations.
He says the objective of the workshop will be to educate the sporting fraternity on the importance of good governance within their national federations.
“We’ve got a young lawyer who’s been working on sports constitutions at Howards, Tahu, is going to assist us in speaking to everyone on the importance of the constitution.
Dr Mitchell is going to talk on what is required under ONOC not necessarily on the constitution but on our selection proves of our national teams. We have a set of rules for international sports, they have to be followed. We can’t just change them when we feel like it. Okay some rules get changed for local conditions when we’re dealing with youth and primary level but at international level we all have to be on the same page. We’ll talk about those issues plus we’ll talk about funding. Not just from us but there’s a lot of other sources for funding too.”
SUVA, (FBC SPORTS)