The Mom and Pop League, organized by Fiji Football Association (Fiji FA) in conjunction with Oceania Football Confederation’s Just Play programme, have recorded a gigantic turnout over the past four weeks.
Fiji FA development officer Lorima Dau said the number participants have been rapidly increasing every weekend.
Last week’s programme recorded a total of 50 participants despite an unfavourable weather condition in the Southern division.
“The response has been better week by week.
“As more numbers are coming in, more skills are being developed from the guidance of our colleagues from Fiji FA and I hope there’s more in the days to come,” he said.
The Rewa utility said positive response shows the love for football kids have at such a young age.
“When more numbers are coming in, we can determine the interests and love these kids have for football.
“We are trying to instill basics so that these kids do not struggle during their latter development stages.
“In this grass-root level, we need to have women participants also so that in future they are there to lead their category of football.”
Mom and Pop League programme offers everyone the chance to play football, without discrimination and without the need for major infrastructure.
This is a 10-week programme held every Saturdays in all three divisions in Fiji.