Children are encouraged to make the most of what’s left of the school holidays, by getting down to Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka today for the next instalment in the Fiji National Sports Commission’s (FNSC) series of ‘Give it a Go’ Days.
Cricket will be just one of the sports on hand in Sigatoka today, in the FNSC’s initiative to give children a more active and meaningful school holidays, by introducing them to some of Fiji’s lesser-known sports.
This follows on from the ‘Give it a Go’ Day, which was held in the Macuata region of Vanua Levu last month. Cricket Fiji Development Officer, Ruci Kawai, reported that 472 participants attended the program to take part in sports including rugby league, AFL, basketball, hockey, and of course, cricket. The participants included 341 students and 131 youths.
President of the Macuata Provincial Youth Council, Meli Salato, said he was thrilled that the FNSC chose his community as one of the ones to visit as a part of their outreach program.
“The youths that participated have never had a chanced to play these sports before,” Mr Salato said. “We hope that by taking up these sports, our youths will have the opportunity to go overseas and make a living playing these sports.”
Mr Salato added that he hoped an outreach team from the FNSC would return to the province of Macuata soon, to help the youths further develop the skills they had already learnt in the initial program.
The ‘Give it a Go’ day in Sigatoka will continue at Lawaqa Park tomorrow.