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Vodafone Fiji Fully Supports U16 Team

Vodafone Fiji Fully Supports U16 Team
August 03
11:24 2017

Vodafone Fiji have placed their full support for the Vodafone Fiji national under 16 team as they take part in the 2017 OFC Championship in Samoa.

Speaking during the team naming and presentation ceremony last Friday, Vodafone Fiji’s Head of Customer Service Vishala Raman said they were equally proud to be the brand behind the National U16 Women’s Football team.

“We are very proud to be behind the national U16 team as they embark on a journey to battle at the OFC U16 Women’s Championship for a spot at the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup next year,” he said.

She said Vodafone Fiji had supported football at various levels for a few years now and was a committed partner of Fiji FA in taking the sport to greater heights.

“The last couple of years have been outstanding on the international front for football.  The Vodafone Fiji U20 team made history by qualifying and doing wonders at the FIFA U20 world cup by beating teams such as Honduras,” she said.

And just recently last year, she said they saw the Vodafone Fiji U23 side play at the Olympics, another first in the history of football in the country.

“These are no mean feat given the resources that are available against the super powers of football.  These are proud achievements for Fiji.”

She acknowledged the effort, dedication and commitment made by the players, coaches, officials, families and Fiji FA for their part in bringing the team this far.

“On Behalf of the Vodafone Management, staff and all soccer fans, I wish the Vodafone Fiji U16 Women’s Football team, coaches and officials all the very best for their journey.”

As sponsors, she said they stood behind the team.

“We believe that with dedication, discipline and passion Fiji Football has the potential to deliver some exciting results.”

She told the players and officials that they were there to support them all the way and to do the country proud.

Raman also expressed her sympathy to late Francin Lockington who was buried last Wednesday in Ba.

“I would like to convey our sincerest condolence to the family, team and Fiji Football on the loss of a magnificent player. Francine will forever be remembered in the fondest memories for defying the odds to empower young women in sports. Her name will shine bright amidst the achievements of women in football.”

She said Francine gave strength to theVodafone Fiji under 19 girls at the OFC qualifiers to finish 2nd to scoop silver medal and win Golden Ball and Glove awards.

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