Just Play (Fiji)
Just Play Plus helps children to grow, learn and explore through football with a ball, a coach, and a safe place to play.
Established in 2009, Just Play is a multi-country sport for development program designed to communicate critical messages through the medium of football, recognise the importance of helping children to develop a positive relationship towards sport and physical activity from an early age, and encourage a lifelong engagement with sport and physical activity.
The critical messages are aligned to eight key programming pillars: health; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); child protection/safeguarding; emergency preparedness; gender equality; social inclusion; wellness; and life skills.
With a ball, a coach, and a safe place to play, the Just Play program improves the lives of children, adolescents, women, girls and persons with disabilities in the Pacific, empowering them to advocate as agents for change and supporting the development of positive behaviour practices. Through the integration of social messages that are aligned to the eight key pillars, the programs engage children in a series of interactive sessions allowing them to explore a variety of key areas critical to their development.
Just Play is implemented with the support of trained coaches and equipment packs containing footballs, cones, bibs, activity manuals and other resources that enable children to learn healthy lifestyle habits and social skills focusing on:
For more information about Just Play (Fiji) please use the contact details below.
Just Play Programme Manager
Fiji Football Association (FFA)
Credit: Credit: OFCJustPlay/2020/Fiji