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Know Where Your Children Are, Sports and School Holidays Are Here

The Fiji Police Force is again advising parents, guardians and teachers to ensure that children are safe as we near the school holidays. This weekend’s rugby fest in Sigatoka means
06 Aug 2016 09:55
Know Where Your Children Are, Sports and School Holidays Are Here

The Fiji Police Force is again advising parents, guardians and teachers to ensure that children are safe as we near the school holidays.

This weekend’s rugby fest in Sigatoka means that there will be a lot of young students out there cheering their schools on.

Primary school students are already on their way to their camp sites in preparation for next week’s primary schools netball and Kaji rugby competition.

While teachers have been entrusted with the responsibility to look after our young

during these sports outings, parents should still take the time to be at these venues if possible.

They need to be vigilant about their children’s whereabouts – especially with recent incidences of juveniles being victims of crime.

Statistics indicate that children as young as five have sadly become victims to both unknown and known perpetrators. This is why parents and guardians need to know where their children are at all times.

Do not assume that your child is safe among their peers. Call them.

Call their friend’s parents/guardians. If they are late, do not pretend that everything is alright – question your child.

As members of the community, we all need to ensure that our children are growing, learning and living in a safe, secure environment.

While we love to watch our children excel in sports, their safety remains paramount – both inside and outside the home.

Let’s enjoy this weekend in the true spirit of sportsmanship and may the best teams win.

 

 

 

Different football class

 

Our 0-8 loss to South Korea in our opening soccer game is a stark reminder of the gap that separates us from the top  soccer-playing nations of the world. South Korea belongs to a different class.

While we hung on to a one-goal deficit at halftime, the floodgates opened in the second half.

Our goalie Simione Tamanisau did a sterling job keeping the Koreans at bay in the first half. But he could not sustain it.

It’s now back to the drawing board for the next game.

Feedback: rosi.doviverata@fijisun.com.fj

 

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