Letters

Three division soccer

Hirday Lakhan Tailevu Fiji FA will soon sit down to confirm a three division soccer league grouping namely the super premier, premier and the senior division. The soccer parent body
02 Oct 2012 08:14

Hirday Lakhan
Tailevu

Fiji FA will soon sit down to confirm a three division soccer league grouping namely the super premier, premier and the senior division.
The soccer parent body and the sponsors should be congratulated for the much needed, appropriate and timely change.
The Fiji FA always had problems on hand in completing the season’s league fixtures and the revision in team grouping will mean a saving of 4 weekends of fixtures.
The problem in completing season’s fixtures however is also attributed to grounds unavailability largely due to wet conditions and Fiji FA has not made any optional move towards this.
Perhaps staging more than one league match in one venue can reduce in the number of grounds needed and the patrons having a wider choice of matches to watch.
It may seem an out of proportion dream but planning for roofed playing field can greatly improve the ground availability, week in and week out.
Reduced number of teams in the SP League will also improve the quality of the matches and thus improve marketing and profitability of the sport.
I believe the Fiji FA should consider another level of soccer where teams get grouped in administrative Divisions (Central, Western and Northern/Eastern) for regular round-robin matches similar to “state of origin” rugby league games in Australia.




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