Fiji Sports

Women’s League launched

WAISEA NASOKIA BA The 2014 Fiji Football Association Rooster Women’s League was launched in Ba yesterday. Association’s president Rajesh Patel said it was a historic moment as the women in
04 Aug 2014 10:22

Fiji FA president Rajesh Patel (front left), hands over the equipment to the Lautoka Women Football Association in Ba yesterday. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

WAISEA NASOKIA
BA

The 2014 Fiji Football Association Rooster Women’s League was launched in Ba yesterday.
Association’s president Rajesh Patel said it was a historic moment as the women in the country received equipment provided by FIFA in partnership with the world renowned brand, Adidas.
He said this was part of the FIFA grant provided to the member associations to improve the standard of women football.
“This is the first of its kind for the women in the country and Fiji FA is indeed appreciative to FIFA for this historical package,” Patel said.
He said with the sponsorship of the CJ Patel Group and Vodafone women’s football would definitely grow.
“We believe that the league will be the most watched event in the country,” Patel said.
“There has been drastic involvement of young girls in the school’s competition. We are serious with the Under 17 age group including the Oceania qualifier next year.”
Patel also reminded the players to focus on the Oceania competition including the Women’s World Cup and the 2015 Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea.
The equipment included balls, shin pads, beeps etc is provided for the 12 district teams which consisted of 22 players per team.
Meanwhile, the Southern Zone league will kick off on August 16 while the Northern Zone league starts on August 23.
Results: Ba 6 –0 Rakiraki/Tavua0, Lautoka 0 – 1 Nadi, Ba 7 –0 Nadroga, Rakiraki/Tavua 0 – 1Nadi.
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