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OAA opens 2018 events to members

THE Oceania Athletics Association has opened the 2018 athletics events to its member federations.

In a competition circular, OAA calls for Technical Officials’ Expressions of Interest to be considered for 2018 Athletics Events to be conducted in the Oceania Area.

The OAA, the circular said, would be pleased if any interested official would send through their Expression of Interest to attend any of the following events:

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Oceania Melanesian Regional Championships that will be held in Port Vila, Vanuatu from May 8 to 10, 2018; Oceania Micronesian Regional Championships that Saipan will host from June 14 to 16, 2018; Micronesian Games in Yap, from July 16 to 19, 2018 and Oceania Polynesian Championships in Apia, Samoa from Nov. 8 to 9, 2018.

OAA Executive Director Yvonne Mullins disseminated the Competition Circular 08.17 to NMA and other member federations urging their respective technical officials to reply before the Dec. 31.

The federation officials should nominate through the on-line OAA Officials’ nomination system,

The Expressions of Interest should be received no later than Dec. 31 and the Notification of appointments will be advised by Feb. 1, 2018.

The circular also said that all Officials who are considered for appointment must, in the first instance, be actively officiating at the member federation level and be approved by their member federation. To ensure that there are no delays in appointments, it is recommended that your nomination is accompanied by your Federation’s approval.

OAA also advised that in most cases technical officials will be required to meet their own travel and accommodation expenses.

Officials, the circular added, should not book non-refundable travel until they have confirmation of appointment.

For further information, please contact the OAA Office: or