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Tag Archives: Just Play

Just Play: Whānau Ora, Kia Ora and Football Ora!

The smiles said it all. When Shakael Pickering blasted a shot into the back of the net at the Kaikohe Football Club earlier this month, the humble 14-year-old probably wasn’t thinking about being a role model. But when you’re surrounded by dozens of local kids watching your every move, it’s …

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Just Play festival a welcome break for children in the Solomon Islands!

In the wake of civil unrest in the Solomon Islands which caused disruptions to everyday life, the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) held a Just Play festival just before the holiday break aimed at offering a reprieve for local children. Run jointly by the SIFF technical and social responsibility departments, …

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Just Play Youth Coaching Course trialled in Tonga!

The trial of a new course run by the Tonga Football Association (TFA) saw 75 attendees take part in three separate courses held across the islands of Ha’apai, Vava’u and Tongatapu. The Just Play Youth Coaching Course was a collaborative project between the TFA social responsibility and technical departments and …

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Health & WASH roll-out continues in Solomon Islands!

The Just Play team in Solomon Islands is continuing to roll out the 2021 curriculum across the nation with the Mwaradja community on the island of Ulawa in the Makira Province receiving their introduction last month. Just Play instructors Vanessa Kausimae and Grace Rinaoa hosted participants of both the 6-12-year …

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Skills challenge engages Fiji’s locked-down youth!

Fiji is currently experiencing its worst wave of the COVID-19 pandemic with the number of daily infections rising in their thousands. With entire communities locked down and children isolated within their household bubbles, the Fiji Football Association (Fiji FA) Social Responsibility department has rallied it’s Just Play staff in an …

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Eight new schools introduced to Oceania’s Just Play in Tonga!

Children at eight Wesleyan Primary Schools across Tongatapu, Tonga have become the latest inductees to the OFC Just Play Programme. Just Play Programme Manager and Head of Social Responsibility for Tonga Football Association, Palu ‘Uhatahi-Tu’amoheloa, said the schools are now five weeks into the 16 week programme and school principals …

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Workshops help refine 2021 agenda in Vanuatu!

Two Just Play Regional Development Officers Meetings held in Vanuatu earlier this month allowed participants to reflect on the programme in 2020 in order to build on that success in 2021. Facilitated by Just Play Programme Manager Rorona Kalsakau, also Vanuatu Football Federation Deputy General Secretary, each workshop held in …

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Tongo’s ‘Eua prepares to bring Sport to Life!

Following the arrival of the 6-12-Year Just Play Programme in October 2020, the island of ‘Eua in Tonga is ready to implement the next stage of programme thanks to the recent delivery of a two-day training course. Fifteen volunteers attended the Sport to Life training for the 13-18-Year Just Play …

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