The 25-year old writer with the Samoa Observer was one of seven Pacific women sports journalists who took part in the five-day training conducted by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Apia, Samoa.
“When I heard that I was selected to be part of this training, I was shocked and excited at the same time. I knew from that moment that this will really be a good learning experience especially for us as female sports journalists,” she said.
Fruean is eager to apply all that she has learnt during the training in her daily work.
“With the Pacific Games around the corner, I believe podcast will be the best way in getting the stories across to the listeners and people interested in wanting to know the latest about the event.”
ABC Executive Producer and Training Coordinator, Justine Kelly is proud to be part of the project that is making history in the Pacific.
Kelly said the podcasts are going to highlight the remarkable female athletes from their home countries who will be competing at the Pacific Games.
“The ABC is providing training for it but it is supported and sponsored by the foreign affairs and trade and it is part of the WINS project, which is run in different regions around the world and this is the Pacific one.”
Photo Loop Samoa. Caption: Samoan sports journalist, Adel Fruean