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President’s Corner

Presidents Corner
Rajesh Patel
Fiji FA President

The outstanding events of the year just gone by highlighted once again the social and cultural dimension of football. At Fiji Football Association, we will therefore continue to pursue our goal of constantly developing football all over the country.
After such an eventful and exciting 2017, it is now time to focus our attention and efforts on the future. Football will continue to be at the core of our activities in 2018.
FFA’s and my personal mission for 2018 and the years that follow is clear: to show that ‘football is more than just a game’. Through its social and cultural dimension, football connects people.
Our mission 2026 continues with development from grassroots level and we will have more competition planned for our youths.
The Pillay Garments Champion vs Champions series kicked off last weekend with the 2016 Courts IDC Champion Labasa and 2017 Vodafone Premier League winner Lautoka.
The second leg of the series will be played this weekend in Lautoka.
The Vodafone Premier League will kick start this weekend with Tavua featuring in the VPL after four years and will face Lautoka on Sunday at Churchill Park in Lautoka, arch rivals Rewa will play Suva at home while Ba will battle Nadi at Prince Charles Park this Sunday.All matches will be played at 3pm.
The venues for next year’s three major tournaments have been confirmed.
Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori will host the Fiji FACT, the Battle of the Giants tournament will be played at Lautoka’s Churchill Park while Suva’s ANZ Stadium will host the Inter District Championship.
The dates for the tournaments will be confirmed later.
I wish you all health and happiness in this new footballing year and I hope that you will support me in my mission. I thank you for your trust and confidence.

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