Deputy Prime Minister Napat to open Oceania Throwing Clinic

Vanuatu Paralympic Committee conducts throwing clinics to para-athletes.

Deputy Prime Minister Jotham Napat will officially open the Oceania Throwing Clinic on Wednesday at Korman.

Vanuatu Paralympic Committee president Margaret Macfarlane confirmed that Mr. Napat in the absence of Minister for Youth & Sports Francois Chani who will be travelling to Santo will officiate with the Ambassador for Japan Harumi Katsumata for the opening of Oceania Throwing Clinic.

The clinic will include javelin, shotput and discuss for 32 participants from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomons, Kiribati and Vanuatu.

Two Olympic high level performance Paralympic coaches Chris Nunn (Australia) and Chris Knight (NZ) will be training para coaches and para-athletes.

The concept is that by training coaches, sustainability will be built into the countries para programs. In the spirit of integrated approaches two abled bodied athletes and two coaches from Athletics Vanuatu have been invited as well.

There will also be intensive programme developed by the Nippon Sports and Science University (NSSU) who are sending three senior personnel to deliver and coordinate the fully funded camp generously sponsored by NSSU to assist Oceania nations on their pathway to Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

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