OWF Electoral Congress

Oct 31 2022

Dear Friends,

I wish to advise you that on Friday, 28th October in Sydney – Australia, the Electoral Congress of the Oceania Weightlifting Federation was held. In which the IWF General Secretary attended online.

The outcome of the Electoral Congress was as follows:

  • The Hon. Marcus Stephen MP – Nauru - was re-elected President un-opposed.
  • Mr. Paul Coffa MBE – Australia - was re-elected General Secretary un-opposed.
  • Mr. Jerry Wallwork – Samoa - was re-elected as 1st Vice President.
  • Mrs. Della Shaw Elder – Fiji - was elected as female Vice President (mandatory as per our constitution.)
  • Ms. Luisa Peters – Cook Islands – was re-elected Vice President.
  • Mr. Simon Kent – New Zealand – was elected Vice President.
  • Mr. John Davis Jr. – Northern Marianas – was elected as an Executive Board Member.
  • Mr. Stevick Patris – Palau – was elected as an Executive Board Member.
  • Mr. Edgar Molinos – Guam – was elected as an Executive Board Member.
  • Mrs. Lilly Coffa – Australia – was appointed OWF Assistant Secretary
  • Technical Chairperson – Sam Coffa – Australia.
  • Masters Chairperson – Coral Quinell – Australia.
  • Medical Co-Chairpersons - Dr. Lisimoni Kami -Tonga and Dr. Lawrence Teariki Puni – Cook Islands.

The Other decisions made at the Congress were as follows:

  • 2023 Oceania Senior Championships will be held in Honiara, Solomon Islands in conjunction with the Pacific Games – November 20th to 24th. It was decided unanimously that the Olympic Qualification event for 2023 for the Oceania continent will be the PACIFIC GAMES.
  • 2023 Oceania Junior & Youth, and Under 23 will be held in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. (date to be decided)
  • 2024 Oceania Senior, Junior & Youth Championships and Olympic Qualification will be held 23rd, 24th & 25th of February in Auckland, New Zealand.

Kindest regards,
Paul Coffa MBE
General Secretary

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