Accommodation has now been confirmed at the Mecure Hotel, Nadi.
Mercure Hotel Nadi is only five minutes from the airport and ten minutes from Nadi town centre. The hotel features 85 rooms in two accommodation blocks that overlook the swimming pool and garden, a restaurant with alfresco dining on the poolside deck and a bar.
· - Free coffee/tea making facility
· - Fridge
· - Hair dryer in room
· - International direct dial telephone
· - Satellite TV
Hotel Contact Information:
Mercure Hotel Nadi
Queens Road, Nadi, Fiji,
Telephone: +67 (0) 9 6722255
Fax: +67 (0) 9 6720187
The Mecure Hotel has an airport shuttle – all details have been forwarded to the Mecure to ensure that you will be picked up at the airport. Please look out for the Hotel Bus.
Arrangements for meals are still being finalised.
The Management Teams for Oceania, ANQ and Australia will meet on arrival in Nadi to finalise arrangements.
Competition schedules are still being finalised now that we have revised our plans for the GP Series. However, I can confirm the following:
Saturday 9 December Ba, Xavier College
Monday 11 December Lawaqa Fiji Sports Council Grounds, Sigatoka
Tuesday 12 December Apia Park, Apia
The competition schedules will be finalised on Tuesday, however they will be flexible to allow for the facilities.
Over the course of the 5 days we are in Nadi there will be a number of educational opportunities. We will be conducting a number of seminars, including:
· Massage Education
· Injury Management
· Life after the Olympics
FREE TIME ACTIVITIES:
Sunday will be a free day. There will be an opportunity to go to local Churches, close by Islands or just laze around the pool.
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT NADI:
Nadi can be a fun city – there are lots of shops and there is a market place for you to buy local souveniers. But please be careful, do not accept invitations into small shops in Nadi to buy local artefacts. If you are looking to buy souveniers in Nadi you should go into the bigger stores where the prices are competitive and you can guarantee that the articles you buy will get through customs on your return to Australia.
Like any big city you should never go out alone at night – always stay with the team!
I will be departing Townsville on Thursday, 7 December (very early in the morning), please any enquiries can you get them to me as quickly as possible.
I would like to thank, on behalf of the Oceania Athletic Association, everyone who has supported our decision to relocate the Grand Prix Series. It was a difficult decision to make, but quite obviously the best option for our teams. And I would like to especially thank Athletics Fiji for their dedicated efforts in ensuring that the Series will go ahead.
The Series, will be a success despite some of the challenges, and the opportunity to see beautiful Fiji has never been better!