The International Weightlifting Federation, in cooperation with the Olympic Solidarity, held a Coaching Course in Tuvalu, Oceania, in December 2019.
Mrs. Erin Haff from Australia gave a 3-day presentation for the Tuvalu Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (TASNOC) and Tuvalu Weightlifting Federation (TWF). Participants heard several informative lectures and also had some practical lessons where they could acquire the proper weightlifting techniques. The sixteen participants carefully listened to the topics, practised the right movements and at the end, they had both written- and physical assessments.
Mr. Elu Tataua, Secretary-General of TASNOC, Mr. Lusama Fiafiaga, TWF President and Mr. Liai Mataio, TWF Vice President also paid a visit to the course.
‘The general scope and purpose of the Olympic Solidarity program excellent. I was deeply honoured to represent the IWF and assist with this program in the country of Tuvalu. There were many participants who were keen to develop and strengthen a national sports program there.’ said Mrs. Haff.