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Football Development Programme Ends Tomorrow

Fifteen participants from around the country will be taking the knowledge in the Just Play Grassroots Football Development Programme when it ends tomorrow at the Fiji Football Association’s headquarters in
31 Aug 2017 10:00
Football Development  Programme Ends Tomorrow

Fifteen participants from around the country will be taking the knowledge in the Just Play Grassroots Football Development Programme when it ends tomorrow at the Fiji Football Association’s headquarters in Vatuwaqa, Suva.

The five-day football development programme has been designed to assist coaches, teachers, and volunteers to provide appropriate and enjoyable football activities for children aged between six to 12 years.

Speaking while officially opening the course on Monday, Fiji FA chief executive officer Mohammed Yusuf says the course provides an opportunity to develop vital skills for the participants who will be the key to implementing a successful programme.

“These instructors will be accredited to deliver the Just Play initiative, developing skills to train teachers, coaches and volunteers so that even more youngsters can be reached through this football for development programme,” said Yusuf.

He said they fully supported this kind of courses and urged participants to make full use of it.

“We at the Fiji FA are very much committed in the development of football from the grassroots and a course such as this is a great pathway.”

OFC Just Play instructors Paul Toohey, Emmie Sope with Fiji FA technical director Ravinesh Kumar are facilitating the course.

Toohey said this programme is a new door opened for the development of football in Oceania.

“It is not a coincidence that we kicked off with the pilot project in two very strong countries Tonga about three weeks ago and now Fiji,” Toohey said.

He said they were here to develop our future. Kumar said it was like dream come true for him as it was his vision to take the country forward in football.

“I’m so happy to be part of this course as a facilitator as I had a dream to see the Just Play programme and our technical department merge. We’ve been looking at this opportunity for a long time.

“While we’re together we will be sharing our knowledge to needy ones and who are these needy ones? They are our children and our community.”



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