USP Electronic Research Repository

Tonga Intertertiary Sports Education Programme(TISEP)

Fa'avae, David and Pakalani, Ofa (2018) Tonga Intertertiary Sports Education Programme(TISEP). [Professional and Technical Reports] (Unpublished)

PDF - Accepted Version
Download (5MB) | Preview


Sports education not only impacts the classroom but the community as well (Herrera, 2017). This brief report outlines a community initiative developed as part of the Oceania Sports Education Programme (OSEP) training delivered in Tonga for sports educators with an emphasis on sports administration. The OSEP, a programme initiated as a partnership between the Australian Sport Commission (ASC), the Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) and Sports Federations in Oceania, continues to deliver sports administration and sports coaching courses to sports national federations (NF) in the region. In partnership with the Tonga Amateur Sports Association National Olympic Committee (TASANOC), the OSEP courses were delivered by expert sports educators from the region. OSEP educators from various NFs were trained in Tonga by the OSEP team from Fiji, Lemeki Savua, Varanisese Logavatu, and Josaia Tuinamata. The OSEP educators were assessed based on their competency to transmit knowledge to administrators from the various NFs. To further develop OSEP educators’ as well as administrators’ knowledge and skills in relation to planning, organization, and implementing a sporting event, the group was encouraged by the OSEP team from Fiji to carry out the task. Hence, from September to November 2018, the organizing committee was established with the goal for educators and administrators to work alongside each other and continue the ongoing learning and development transmitted by OSEP. Because of time constraints and resourcing needs at the time, the group decided to host a volleyball event, the “Intertertiary Volleyball Competition” with two grades – male and female on Friday 23rd – Saturday 24th November, 2018. In future, it is the group’s intention that during the 2019 intertertiary competition, there would be more sports included for tertiary students in Tonga. The primary goal of this report is to evaluate the planning, organization, and implementation of the intertertiary volleyball competition. As well, the report provides evidence of NF administrators’ as well as educators’ competency in the planning, organization, and implementation of a sporting event, as part of the OSEP course.

Item Type: Professional and Technical Reports
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > Institute of Education
Depositing User: David Fa`avae
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2019 04:32
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2019 10:39

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Document Downloads

More statistics for this item...