Fiji hosted Just Play’s first regional instructor training in three years last month in Nadi with representatives from Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Tahiti and Kiribati Islands where the programme is launching for the first time this year. The focus was on the Health and Wash curriculum …Read More »
Be A Wash Champion this Hand Washing Day!
October 15 marks World Hand Washing Day, an important date in Oceania. Sanitation is vital in our communities to prevent the spread of disease and to save lives. The theme of this year is Be A WASH Champion. WASH stands for WAter, Sanitation and Hygiene, a UNICEF initiative that focuses …Read More »
This Is How We Football: a week of activities in Fiji’s Suva!
The OFC Women’s Nations Cup kicked off on Wednesday, but Suva has also been the scene of some fantastic off the field action as well. OFC delegates have met and connected, while activities have brought smiles and happiness for local children. The week kicked off on Sunday with a referees …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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, …Read More »
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 …Read More »
Holeva adapt to futsal with ease!
The introduction of futsal to Tonga’s Vava’u island group has been embraced by the community of Holeva, with both their U-8 and U-12 teams winning their categories at the first-ever Just Play Fun Festival Tournament 2021. The competition launched in April, running in parallel to the delivery of Just Play’s Health …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
Ha’apai trains in Health and WASH!
Ha’apai are ready, willing and now able, to deliver the Health and WASH curriculum following a two-day training of Just Play coordinators in the island group. Just Play Tonga Master Instructor Lafaele Moala led the training, which took place on the islands of ‘Uiha and Kauvai, with support from futsal …Read More »