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Akbar Launches Women’s Senior League

Akbar Launches Women’s Senior League
August 13
11:09 2017

The Vodafone Fiji Women’s Senior League was officially launched at the Fiji Football Association headquarters in Suva yesterday.

Chief guest and Minister for Health and Medical Services Rosy Akbar said it was one of the significant events which would empower female players to be involved in a male dominated sport.

“Hats off to all the players for your courage and passion to develop your talents through sports. Over the past decade, there have been more and more opportunities for females to become involved in sports and participation is greater than ever,” Akbar said.

Akbar said sports played an important role in Fiji and it has enormous potential to empower women and girls.

“With teams representing districts from all over Fiji, I am sure there is lot of joy, excitement and determination that will make this league a great success. I would like to sincerely thank Vodafone Fiji for once again sponsoring the Women’s Senior League.

With this diverse representation, Akbar said the league will greatly contribute towards the selection of players to represent Fiji at the Mini Pacific Games in December.

“To the coaches, parents, families and friends, without your tremendous support these players wouldn’t be here today for this tournament. As such, I applaud you for the countless support, sleepless nights and dedication that you have given to the players.”

Vodafone Fiji chief marketing officer Rajnesh Prasad said the mobile giant was proud to be the name behind football in terms of facilitating their training and development programmes.

“Yet again we affirm our commitment to improve the stature of football in the country.

“The Vodafone Women’s Senior League will be the best platform for our talented women to make their mark in football,” Prasad said.

Fiji Football Association technical director Ravinesh Kumar highlighted their prime focus was the long term development.

“Fiji FA’s long term development plan for women’s football focuses on increasing the number of women’s participation  at all levels, equal access for girls and women in the country, raise the profile of women coaches, women to be part of board of control in every district association in Fiji, women involvement in decision making process, and fighting discrimination in sport and the society as a whole,” Kumar said.

A total of 13 districts will be participating in the Vodafone Women’s Senior League. The districts are Navua, Lami, Suva, Nasinu, Rewa and Tailevu Naitasiri from Southern Division, Nadroga, Nadi, Lautoka and Ba from Western Division while Northern comprises Labasa, Savusavu and Seaqaqa.

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