The Fiji FA and its President Mr. Rajesh Patel (pictured) appeal to players, referees, fans and officials throughout the country to help praise the spirit of fair pay on the FIFA Fair Play Days.
FIFA is holding its 18th FIFA Fair Play Days during the official match days from September 1-9. This initiative has the personal support of FIFA President Joseph S Blatter.
“Fair play is essential to our sport and to everyone involved in it,” declared Mr. Rajesh Patel. “We need to cherish and nurture the values of sporting spirit and work tirelessly to keep up the momentum. We are appealing to all football fans in Fiji to help us celebrate the FIFA Fair Play Days.
President Blatter recognizes the fundamental role of fair play in sport and need to apply it to all sporting activities. “Children need strong values to grow up with and football, being a team sport makes them realise how essential discipline, respect, team spirit and fair play are for the game and for life,” he commented. “FIFA ‘s Fair Play campaign involves much more than simply promoting fair play on the pitch during a competition. FIFA is committed to encouraging fair play in society too, beginning with our future- with children,” he said.
These are the 18th FIFA Fair Play Days to be celebrated since their introduction in 1997. In previous years, activities have been held in dozens of countries around the world, from grassroots to top flight football and in many community –based projects.
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