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SPORTS TO LIFE PROGRAMME: Participants of the three-day course learn new skills and methods to teach football.

SPORTS TO LIFE PROGRAMME: Participants of the three-day course learn new skills and methods to teach football.

College teachers from Upolu are learning new social methods and tools that will help them educate children from 13 to 16 years old to develop football skills and improve decision making and discipline on and off-the field.

This is the goal of the “Sports to Life Programme” which is a three-day course being delivered by the Football Federation Samoa (F.F.S.) through the Just Play Programme this week.

The course was launched on Wednesday by F.F.S. President Laupama Solomona.

Just Play Project Manager, Lynette Laumea Fa’ai’uaso presented on the overview and importance of the Course. 

Course facilitator Malae Sofe with participants in a group activity. Photo FFS Media.
Course facilitator Malae Sofe with participants in a group activity. Photo FFS Media.

“Today’s event is a combined course for teachers from Government, Church and Private schools,” Mrs. Faaiuaso said. 

Sport to Life is a programme that uses social methods and tools to educate children from 13 to 16 years old to develop football skills and encourage them in a mentoring setting with decision making and discipline on and off-the field. 

Additional to participation of the local teachers, Just Play local partners namely Nuanua ole Alofa, Ministry of Police, Ministry of Health, National Advocacy Organization of People with Disabilities are also joining the Programme to ensure that teachers and a wider sector of the community are able to access the Programme for development purposes. 

The course ends today in Upolu and will move to Savai’i next Monday.

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