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Bright Future For Football

The Vodafone Secondary Schools Football Championships was launched in Suva yesterday. Pool A: Bulileka College, Tavua College, Central College Lautoka, Nadi Sangam College and Baulevu Secondary. Pool B: Drasa Secondary
31 Jul 2016 12:22
Bright Future For Football
(L-R) Vodafone Fiji Dealer's Manager Avichal Prasad, Fiji FA Chief Executive Officer Bob Kumar, Fiji FA Vice President Yogeshwar Singh, SSFA Ba Avinesh Narayan, SSFA President Aminesh Ram, SSFA Lautoka Shalen Prasad, SSFA Suva Jainud Dean, Ba Secondary Football Association President Vishwar Achari and Vodafone Fiji and Vodafone Fiji sponsorship specialist Shamal Sharma during the Vodafone Secondary School's Football Championship launch at Vodafone HQ yesterday. Photo: JUSTINE MANNAN

The Vodafone Secondary Schools Football Championships was launched in Suva yesterday.

Pool A: Bulileka College, Tavua College, Central College Lautoka, Nadi Sangam College and Baulevu Secondary.

Pool B: Drasa Secondary School, Khalsa College Ba, Kavanagasau College, DAV College and Vunimono High School.

Pool C: Naleba College, Kamil College, Nadi Muslim College, Sigatoka Methodist and Tailevu North College.

Pool D: Tabia College, Nukuloa College, Natabua High, Gospel School and Vashist Muni College.

Fiji Secondary Schools Football Association president Aminesh Ram said this is an important platform to nurture young footballers into stars in the future.

“Competitions like this helps in growing the sport in the country and getting more people involved,” Ram said. “I think this year’s competition will be really tough and exciting because we have had some good schools entering the competition.

“For instance, Khalsa College has been trying to get into the competition now for 35 years. They have been trying and they have finally managed to push their way through and their inclusion will make things interesting.

“So this is our way to push and develop our young ones and let them know that they can have a future and a career in football and we look forward to this tournament.”

Without the help of sponsors though, competitions such as this would not be possible which is why Vodafone has given a total of $25,000 to the Fiji Secondary School’s Football Association.

Vodafone Fiji dealers manager Avichal Prasad said they are delighted to be involved.

“Vodafone Fiji is proud to be the name behind the development of football in the country,” Prasad said.

“The true reflection of our passion and commitment for the sport can be seen in our bid to firm-up the foundation of football by supporting the grass root level through our financial boost.

“This is our third year as sponsors and we are confident that through our financial boost and training we will help further mold young blood into stars of tomorrow.”

There will be a total of 28 teams taking part for the boys Under 19, 17 and 15 grades and eight schools competing in the girls division.

Edited by Osea Bola

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