Deputy Australian High Commission Ms Clemency Oliphant with the WINS participants after the two days course at Grand Hotel yesterday. Photo: Australia High Commission

It was an exciting moment for 14 ladies representing various sports federations and organisations after successfully completing the two days Women in News and Sport(WINS) programme at Grand Hotel yesterday.

The two days training was facilitated by Melissa Fare and Anasilini Natoga which saw the 14 participants covering areas of photography how to take proper pictures for news stories, video, how to take proper video and do video editing.

Furthermore the participants were taught how to write press releases for media use, how to conduct interviews on the sports field and many other media aspects that were covered in two days.

The 14 ladies received their certificates yesterday from Deputy Australian High Commission Ms Clemency Oliphant who strongly believes on the work of women sports journalists promoting sports in Vanuatu.

”Women in News and Sport initiatives is a training and mentoring program to help female journalists in Asia and Pacific with different tools enabling them to get a carrier in male dominated world of sports media.

”WINS is an initiative of ABC’s international development unit with funding support of foreign affairs and trade of Australia and Team Up Program to organise two days training program that we are witnessing the closing today.

”It is important because: It will help Vanuatu women who are working in the fields of sports news and the other ones who involved a lot in sports such as athletes, officials staffs.

”To use media to promote and to take sports forward through mobile storytelling — It is not a secret that Vanuatu and Australia like the sports a lot ,” Oliphant said.