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Futsal Good Business For All

  Not only do businesses today face the challenge of creating healthier work environment, there are also concerns about staff mental and physical wellbeing. There is a consensus among business
06 Sep 2018 10:00
Futsal Good Business For All

 

Not only do businesses today face the challenge of creating healthier work environment, there are also concerns about staff mental and physical wellbeing.

There is a consensus among business leaders that a healthy workforce is a better workforce, even though some believe it is not their responsibility.

The positive attitudes stem from a growing pool of research that establishes a direct link between a healthy workforce and increased productivity – not forgetting fewer sick leaves.

While the solution seems obvious, businesses continue to struggle with how to provide staff practical and effective tools to better their health management.

One local event company believes they might have found a solution.

The Bula Events Group is hosting a business-house futsal tournament that kicked off yesterday at the National Hockey Centre in Suva.

Sponsored by FIJI Water and Sportsworld, the tournament will run until October 30 and has attracted 20 teams, including major banks and accounting firms.

Some participating businesses already compete daily with each other in their respective markets.

But this tournament gives them a chance to battle it out in a different way, playing football’s abbreviated code – and the competition is just as intense.

Futsal’s popularity is soaring locally.

The hockey centre is booked out almost daily, with some teams having to wait for weeks to get a spot, and there is always a surplus.

These days, even hockey teams are finding it hard to get a slot.

The tournament’s organisers say they want to tap in to the growing futsal community in the country.

“The Bula Events Group is hosting this league for very first time and our aim is to have it twice per year and an annual tournament,” the organisers said in a statement.

Vineet Nadan, a former Fiji Futsal rep, says employers will gain the most from such initiatives.

Edited by Osea Bola

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