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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: PIRIE ENZO- Andrew Pirie
Was born in New Zealand moved to Sydney, Australia and worked there and now works and lives in Manila, Philippines. A retired sprinter that ran for 15 years he competed at the Philippine National Championships for having a Filipino lineage from his mother. Started competing in the PHI NCAA, Weekly relays, Asian Grand Prix and other meets for 12 years and was a former member of the national training pool.
Formerly a Mapua Computer science student, he earned a bachelor in International Relations and International Business in 2007 from International Pacific College in New Zealand.
Pirie is widely known throughout the Philippine Athletics community for his advocacy and many contributions, He helped coach athletes, he is the former co-author of pinoymiler, is currently the primary Athletics statistician in the Philippines and he was a key organizer in contacting and recruiting athletes for the ‘Hypersports Team’ for the National Games (2012) and helped recruit athletes for the ‘Run for Change Team’ in 2013 and co-managed Airforce Team in 2014, as well as choosing and assistant manager of the ASEAN School Games team in 2014 (Philippines Under 18). As well as advisory regarding selection matters for SEA Games.
He also was instrumental in helping coordinate and plan the 2014 PSC-PATAFA Weekly relays, introducing the Invitational A races and bring in reforms to improve the event from its dismal performance in 2013. 2014 saw massive upturn with 2500 athletes and pinoyathletics.info was very proud to cover and provide valuable information to the athletic community during these times.
Also in Australia he was the general secretary and recruitment officer for the UNSW Athletic club in Australia. As well as helping the PATAFA identify and recruit athletes such as multiple SEA Games Gold Medalist Eric Cray. He also helped bring in Fair Selection to PATAFA using data by in part to select training pools and SEA Games teams.
- ATFS Statistician
- Liason/Representative for Fil-Heritage Athletes in Athletics
Author: KUYAAIR- Airnel T. Abarra, MSc.is the a part-time faculty member of the Department of Physical Education and concurrent head of the Track and Field Program of the Ateneo de Davao University, Davao City, Philippines. Originally teaching in San Pablo City, Laguna specializing in teaching Social Studies, he is a graduate of Master of Science in Human Movement Science Major in Exercise Science from the University of the Philippines- College of Human Kinetics. He is also the event manager of the Davao City Monthly Track Meet which is the sustainable and independent Athletics meet in Mindanao region
His other credentials includes being the lone Filipino delegate at the 2014 Summer School in Sport and Social Science at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark and in the Global Dialogue Training Course of the International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA) which was held in Hong Kong (2012) and being part of the 2012 Summer School of Catholic University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Germany. He also presented research papers to different international scientific conferences which includes Ovidius University Constanta in Romania (May, 2013) and recently at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden (December, 2013) .
Writing mostly about sports science and Palarong Pambansa (National Games), his interests revolves mostly in physical education, sport for all, and sociology of sport. Currently, he is preparing for admission to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program at the Department of Sociological Studies- University of Sheffield, UK and University of Paris-East La Marne.
Airnel is also a keen photographer and backpacker/traveler. He believes that all must be given opportunity to excel in the field of Athletics, including genuine grassroots program using genuine and scientific training programs, and participatory governance in different sports organizations.
Call for New Writers
By Pirie Enzo As I am based in Australia, Airnel Abarra will be arranging meetings with applicant authors, if outside Manila we can arrange a skype meeting.
Writers who are interested in writing articles for us please express intentions via email to email@example.com .
Firstly I would like to say when myself and Airnel Abarra founded ‘pinoyathletics’ which later became ‘pinoyathletics.com’ we had intended for this blog later website to become a website not just for the athletic community but also shared by the athletic community in terms of articles and opinions.
For the last few months I had produced the majority of the articles for this site. However this was a time-consuming and lengthy process. We did however gain a lot of contributing authors, quite notably US Coach Adarian Barr, NCAA Athlete Allyson Bodenbach and more recently Run4Change Founder Eric Pasion. While we did get a few offers by guest writers to write articles our niche is Firmly Track and Field news and anything about the sport.
One of the goals of pinoyathletics.com is to produce quality articles by a variety of authors. It is now our mission over the next few months to meet with and recruit new authors for our website. This is a good initiative which I am in full support of as it will add variety to our website and boost the quality content of our articles. firstname.lastname@example.org 2012-13 Pinoyathletics Reports
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