Just Play fun in Matavera

Monday March 12, 2018 Written by Published in Soccer
Children from 5 to 13 years are invited to take part in the Just Play village festival to be held on Tuesday next week at the Takitumu School field. 18030950 Children from 5 to 13 years are invited to take part in the Just Play village festival to be held on Tuesday next week at the Takitumu School field. 18030950

A whole lot of fun is arriving in Matavera on Tuesday with the Just Play Village Festival at the Takitumu School field.

The festival provides the best fun for kids aged 5-13 years and there will be lots of activities aimed at enabling youngsters to burn off excess energy.

The sports for development programme is all about trying something new, getting hands-on, discovering a new passion and learning, but in a totally fun way that provides positive experiences for children to want to keep playing sports.

This time the programme will be linked with celebrating International Women’s Day, which was officially recognised on Thursday.

Just Play project manager Michelle Paiti said with gender equality an important component of the Just Play programme, it was imperative that the organisation recognised these events.

Tuesday’s event will see a fun-filled hour for children to learn and develop their skills to run, jump, roll and either kick or pass the ball. These are among the many activities taking place from 2.30pm.

The event is geared towards encouraging active and healthy lifestyles through family-friendly sports activities including soccer, athletics, badminton, cricket and gymnastics.

Respecting each other will be the key message shared on the day, with both girls and boys learning the importance of working and playing together.

The Just Play village festival has seen a huge success over the past two to three years with the event attracting more and more children every year.  

            - CIFA Media

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