Tag Archives: Just Play

FIFA Women’s World Cup provides OFC Just Play manager with Safeguarding Opportunity!

The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup has made history as the biggest Women’s sporting event in the world, reaching new highs for participating teams and audience attendance. It was also the first time FIFA has implemented safeguarding in a major tournament. The World Cup being hosted in the Oceania region …

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Just Play emergency response programme supports Vanuatu after natural disaster!

Earlier this year Vanuatu issued a state of emergency after being hit by twin tropical cyclones, Judy, and Kevin causing an estimated US$50 million in damage. To support the affected children and communities dealing with the widespread devastation, Vanuatu Football Federation have initiated the delivery of the Just Play Emergency …

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Just Play emergency response programme delivers in Tonga!

It’s been over a year since the Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai eruption and tsunami devastated Tonga, and lives are still far from normal. The eruption on January 15, 2022 affected more than 80% of the population of Tonga, with an estimated 36,500 children impacted. It caused an estimated $90.4 million in …

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Oceania’s Instructor training course kick starts Just Play in 2023!

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 …

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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 …

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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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