The Fiji Football Association is holding its first ever Development Centre Competition in Taveuni.
Fiji FA Technical Director Ravinesh Kumar said this is the first time a competition of this nature would be happening in the Garden Island of Fiji.
‘Five primary schools will be participating in the one-day competition,” Kumar said.
He also confirmed that the competition would incorporate two grades.
“We will have U-12 and U-14 grades from our five Development Centres,” Kumar said.
“Some schools will be bringing in two teams, one in each grade, as there is a lot of interest in football there.”
The former Fiji U-20 coach said Fiji FA and the participating schools have prepared well for this first-ever competition.
“Our northern development centre staff are currently in Taveuni and assisting the coaches in making the competition the best it can be for our young people,” Kumar added.
Taveuni Football Association secretary Shiven Chand said it would be a great day for the people of Taveuni.
“The people are looking forward for this competition and I must thank Fiji Football for looking after the development at our small district,” Chand said.
He said there was a lot of interest been generated from children and parents as well.
“I must thank the teachers and parents for their support, “Chand said.
The competition will be held this Saturday at Holy Cross Grounds in Taveuni.