Tulele highlights safety and wellbeing in sports

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Josh Tulele, the president of the Mid Central Association. Picture: SCREENGRAB

The recent alleged assault incident during the HBK Vulaca Championship has brought to light the need for a renewed focus on ensuring the safety and well-being of all participants in volleyball tournaments.

Josh Tulele, the president of the Mid Central Association, has rightly emphasised the importance of upholding the rules and regulations set by the Fiji Volleyball Federation during sanctioned tournaments.

“All associations must follow a strict code of conduct and implement safeguarding policies to ensure a safe environment for players, officials, and spectators alike,” said Tulele.

The initiative taken by some associations to form partnerships with organisations such as the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre and provide gender awareness sessions highlights a proactive approach to preventing violence and promoting a culture of respect within the sport.

These sessions can play a crucial role in educating participants about various forms of violence and their impacts and can empower them to seek help or resolve conflicts peacefully.

“We want our sport to be safe and enjoyable for everyone involved, players need to learn how to resolve conflicts peacefully and seek help if they encounter difficulties,” said Tulele.

“We are committed to promoting violent-free sports to ensure both on and off the court,” he added.

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