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9th OSFO Assembly in Nadi

The Reporters' Academy - Courtney Smyth in Fiji

The 9th OSFO assembly was held in Nadi, Fiji on April 18th. Over 20 sports were represented and there were many motions put forward as part of OSFO's effort to forge stronger working relationships with its partners.

OSFO would like to thank ONOC and the PGC for their support, and look forward to the next quadrennial as we all focus on how we can build capacity in our members - the National Sports Federations more efficiently and cost effectively.

OSFO Executive meeting November 6th

Present: Steve Smith, Chet Gray, Yvonne Mullins, Will Glenwright, Edwina Ricci
Apologies: Chris Schacht

Meeting discussed the outcomes from the recent PGC assembly that impact OSFO members (see attached overview) and the current OSFO activities. Each member provided an update including the current financial position, our response to the Healthy Islands through Sports initiative, planning for the 2013 assembly and a review of our website. Will spoke of more uptake on the recent member survey and the results will be circulated as soon as they are collated.

Next meeting is scheduled for December 13th, 4pm.

Workshop Report

Attached is the 2012 workshop report that was emailed to members following the may meeting. We encourage members to review the report and send through any comments to Chet Chet as we begin planning our workshops for the 2013 assembly.

8th OSFO General Assembly, Novotel, Suva Fiji

Today at the Novotel in Suva, OSFO ran its 8th General Assembly with 18 sports in attendance and several observers. Numbers were down on previous years due to the NOCs meeting in Moscow in April. This year sees the addition of a Sport Development conference attended by sport development officers and OSFO members which will run until Saturday.

Schacht a candidate for Volleyball Presidency International

The Australian Volleyball Federation has recently announced Chairman of TACDC Chris Schacht is a candidate for the Presidency of the Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB). The other two candidates are  Ary Graca Filho  from Brazil and Doug Beal  from USA. The elections will take place on 21st September in Anaheim, California, USA.


8th OSFO annaul assembly will be held in Suva, Fiji

8th OSFO annaul assembly will be held in Suva, Fiji from May 17th - 19th.  It will follow the OSEP train the trainers course.  Registration forms are out so if you have not received yours then please email Chet.  we need to confirm our numbers ASAP.


FIJI ONE LIve Streaming of OPC 2011

A first for OceaniaSport today as Oceania Hockey live stream the finals of the 2011 OPC event in Suva.  This finishes off an excellent week of coverage brought to Oceania by the OHF and The Reporters' Academy Fiji.
For more information please visit the official website


Gold Coast wins Oceania's bid to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games

Congratulations from all in Oceania to the Gold Coast bid who ran a tough race to eventually be named winners - 43 votes to 27.  We look forward to working with you as you prepare to bring this fantastic event to our region again.


OSFO assembly 2011

The OSFO assembly began today in New Caledonia.  Members from 24 sports federations joined the 17 National Olympic Committeess in workshops to discuss the issues relating to sport development in Oceania.  The workshops consisted of presentations on the Readiness Assessment Tool(RAT) and the new Sports Educations Framework.  At their conclusion delegates broke into discussion groups to explore how best to implement both programs in their respective country or sport.


Basketball's Lorraine Landon honoured with Order of Australia Medal

Basketball's Lorraine Landon was named on Australia Day recently, as the recipient of the Order of Australia Medal in recognition of a lifetime of service to basketball.   January 26th marks the anniversary of white settlement in Port Jackson (what is now Sydney Harbour) and is celebrated with a national holiday. The Australian Government uses the occasion to name a list of distinguished Australians who deserve recognition for outstanding achievement and community service


Draft Schedule for the 7th OSFO/ONOC Assembly

The ONOC and OSFO Assemblies dates have been confirmed for March 23 – 27 2011 in Noumea, New Caledonia.

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FIFA President to attend the 21st OFC Congress in American Samoa

FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter will join OFC delegates for their 21st Congress which begins on Saturday 15th January in Pago Pago, American Samoa.


BCO Executive Committee elect new President

It is with great pleasure the BCO Executive Committee announce the appointment of Mr. Ron Finlay (Australia) to the position of President - Baseball Confederation of Oceania.
With the resignation of the former BCO President last month, the BCO Executive Committee recently conducted an election as per the BCO Constitution.

OFC congratulates Pacific Games Council

OFC Secretary General congratulates the PGC on its professionalism and in particular the hardwork of its Executive Director Andrew Minogue, who has worked tirelessly to contribute to that success.
OFC was delighted with the outcomes from the meetings in Noumea last week and are looking forward to an excellent Pacific Games in 2011.

OSFO meets ONOC and PGC in tripartite meeting

Chet represented OSFO at a meeting to discuss how the three regional partners can work together to improve the regional sporting outcomes.
The agenda of that meeting is attached.

OSFO Sec Gen Chet Gray presents at the PGC AGM

OSFO's secretary general, Chet Gray presented to the Pacific Games Council Assembly and from all reports was well received by countries and the council. Chet took with him the thoughts of all members and the resolutions passed were consistent with member requests.

Australian Sports Commission presentation at the OSFO annual assembly

Martin Roberts, the manager of the Commission's partnership programs, spoke about the ASC Partnership programs in 5 sports and the work of the Australian Sports Outreach Program in 7 countries. Martin highlighted the obvious gap in funding for the middle band of sports activity that sits between community sport and the elite.

OSFOs 6th annual Assembly in Nadi

The 6th OSFO assembly was held in Nadi, Fiji today. It was the biggest turn out of sports and reinforced a solidarity of Regional Federations to both work together as a collective group of sports but also to advocate best practice for the benefit of our member federations.

Welcome to Nadi

The 6th OSFO assembly opened today with a steady stream of sports arriving in Nadi for a few days of lively discussion and information forums. The highlight of Day One was the networking of Sports with National Olympic Committees and the Information and Communication forum led by ONOC, PINA and SportingPulse.

Australian Volleyball sends beach volleyballs to Fiji

Teresa Henderson from the AVF today presented OSFO with some volleyballs that will be delivered to Fiji's successful women's program. The Fiji women made it through three rounds of the last World Cup and are currently training to not only repeat the performance but improve on it.

OSFO Executive Planning Workshop Completed

OSFO executive members, along with Sport Business Partners and the ASC, finished what was a productive couple of days evaluating and planning OSFO's role in sport development over the next four years. "Being in our sixth year of operation it was time that we reflected on the past, and set some goals for the future," said Chet Gray, OSFO's Secretary General. "We look forward to reviewing our work with our members at our assembly in Nadi in March."

OSFO Executive Planning Workshop Day One

The executive of OSFO met in Canberra today to discuss the future of OSFO. Facilitated by Sport Business Partner's, Martin Hirons and supported by the ASC International partnership's program manager Marty Roberts, the executive explored the mission and vision of the 5 year old organisation with a view to developing a strong focus for the next 5 years.

ASC and OSFO meet to discuss a possible working relationship

Steve Smith, Kylie Bates, Marty Roberts and Edwina Ricci met in Melbourne to discuss the ASC sport for development initiatives in the region and how OSFO can potentially provide support.
OSFO assembly in full swing

4th OSFO Assembly gets underway in Nadi, Fiji

The 4th Olympic Sports Federations of Oceania (OSFO) Assembly got underway today in Fiji. The annual event is staged alongside the Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) annual congress and gives sport and NOCs the opportunity to discuss issues relating to the development of sport in the region. The major focus this year was to review the South Pacific Games from last August in Samoa and to present a voice to the Pacific Games Council on improvements moving forward. Another focus was updating all delegates on programs like the Oceania Sport Education Program, Australian Sports Commission programs in the Pacific region, The Oceania Foundation and new developments in OceaniaSport.
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Positive Sports Coaching

OSFO have partnered with the Oceania Australia Foundation and Matt Scholes of Positive Sports Coaching to create a FREE 30 min online course that introduces Positive Sports Coaching.

This course teaches coaches how to raise the optimism, resilience and wellbeing of their athletes to enable them to reach their potential.

Click Here to complete the course.

Click Here to watch our Launch

OSFO Updates


April 30th - UNESCO meeting 

May 1st - OSFO General Assembly 9-12

              - Sports marketplace all day

May 2nd - ONOC General Assembly all day

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