SPORTS

Ministry Approves, Releases Sports Dates

The Ministry of Education, Herit­age and Arts considers sports an integral part of a child’s life as it contributes positively to the quality and well-being of the child’s develop­ment. “We are happy to announce the reintro­duction of all competitive sports activi­ties in this new academic year,” Minis­ter Premila Kumar said.
27 Apr 2022 12:14
Ministry Approves, Releases Sports Dates
Minister for Education Premila Kumar outside Parliament on April 4, 2022. Photo: Leon Lord.

The Ministry of Education, Herit­age and Arts considers sports an integral part of a child’s life as it contributes positively to the quality and well-being of the child’s develop­ment.

“We are happy to announce the reintro­duction of all competitive sports activi­ties in this new academic year,” Minis­ter Premila Kumar said.

“The past two years have been very dif­ficult for everyone, including students.”

 

“We want students to get back to their normal routine as soon as possible,” she said.

“We encourage as many students as possible to take part in sports.

“Even if it is not competitive sports, students should take part in some form of sports and physical activity.

 

“In some schools, girls do not take part in sports or Physical Education (PE).”

“I want to urge all girls to take part in physical activities and sports.”

“We should not feel that sports are only for boys.

 

“We want to inculcate healthy lifestyle practices in our children, especially with the rise in non-communicable dis­eases (NCDs) and other lifestyle related diseases.”

“I look forward to students tak­ing advantage of this opportunity in this school year. Sports and wellness go together.”

The Minister added that “participation in sports also strengthens social bond­ing of students with their peers and other people around them such as their coaches, opponents and the spectators, which leads to improved social interac­tion.

 

SPORTS EVENTS AND DATES:

  • Kaji Rugby, Deans & Raluve Finals on October 8,
  • Coke Games July 9,
  • Rugby League Vodafone Cup July 2,
  • Fiji National Schools Swimming Championship July 2,
  • Schools Football Inter-District Championship for Primary & Secondary Schools October 5-7,
  • Fiji Secondary Cricket Championship December 3,
  • Fiji Secondary School Hockey Tournament October 5-7

 

“Together with that, it helps to manage emotions as we are aware of how emo­tions run high in sports – whether it’s watching a sport or playing it,” she said.

The Ministry of Education Heritage and Arts promotes student participa­tion in sports as it helps in motivating the students to perform well in academ­ic as well as in other aspects of their life.

Details of sporting events and COVID requirements will be announced by the relevant sporting bodies over the com­ing days and weeks.

 

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