Greetings to all!
Launch of football philosophy
We will be launching our first ever Football Philosophy tomorrow at Fiji FA Headquarters in Vatuwaqa. There have been lots of questions raised regarding the ranking and winning the competitions but as we look at football it says about national unity and nation building.
According to history, football or soccer was played in Fiji before 1938. Since then it started to grow within the then said Indigenous Fijians and Indo Fijians. As time passed away, the beautiful game of football grew its dimension in the country
Today, Fiji FA has 23 affiliated districts in domestic competition with Fiji Primary, Fiji Secondary, Fiji Coaches Association and Fiji Referees Association and today football is played by an average of 30,000 players (Registered) from all age levels.
Other stakeholder’s involvement to the sport makes about 1/4 of the country’s population who are directly or indirectly committed to football.
Football contributes a lot to the Nation Building of Fiji as a whole so those who criticises Fiji Football should think how Fiji FA is helping in nation building.
Our Philosophy will be revealed tomorrow and also we will have more than 200 primary school students who will participate in the football festival.
Our football festival will kick start in Suva and will move around the country in all the districts as part of our football philosophy.
We have invited about 200 primary school students to be part of the launching so that these children know why they are participating into football competition, it’s not about winning and losing its about unity.
I invite you all to come and witness the launch of our first ever Football Philosophy tomorrow.
Pacific Cup 2015
I would like to wish best of luck to the four teams from Fiji that will participate in the 2015 Pacific Cup in New Zealand next week.
Four teams from Fiji have qualified as per its regulations with Suva,Rewa,and Nadi accompanying Lautoka the fourth qualifier.
There were rumors that we will somehow send Ba as the fifth team from Fiji but that speculation has been put to rest with NZFFI clarifying the matter.
NZFFI funds all Fiji teams which include airfares for 18 players and two officials, accommodation, transport from accommodation venue and two meals per day and additional $5000 per team which estimates to be around $40,000.
I must thank the New Zealand Fiji Football Inc for supporting Fiji FA in every way they could to bring unity through Football among the Fiji players and overseas players.
National Women Champion vs Champion
The National Women Champion vs Champion will be held this weekend at Fiji FA Academy Grounds in Vatuwaqa.
The four best teams will participate in the two day event. Labasa the champion of North, Ba the defending champions and winners from the West and Rewa the league leaders from the South with Nasinu coming is the best team from west.
I would like to wish all the participating team all the best in the competition.
Greetings to all!