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Football’s fight for fairness

The woman in charge of the Solomon Islands OFC Just Play sport for development programme knows she is trying to change long-held beliefs with a message of equality but she sees glimpses of a great future, sometimes in the…

Just Play workshop gets underway

The workshop has 12 participants from schools and communities in Honiara with an almost equal attendance from men and women. Five schools are represented namely St. John Primary School, Lunga Primary School, Perch Primary School and Burns Creek Primary…

Former Bilikiki joins Just Play

Padaverana, who made 6 appearances in 2 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup tournaments, Marseille in 2008 and Dubai in 2009, joined the Just Play team last week and has already made a significant contribution to the success of the…

SIFF special projects manager, Phillip Ohoto’ona, says that April has been a particularly successful month for Just Play in Solomon Islands.“We faced difficulties at the start of the year especially with receiving the equipment that we needed but once…

The three (3) guest speakers brought attention to the theme “Just Play for Health” in their speeches which drove home messages about some of the health challenges young children will be faced with as they grow up. The 500…

Just Play day a success

Fourteen schools and communities turned up to mark the event which occupied the whole of the day. Several schools were not able to attend the event due to their end of the year programs but organisers were happy with…

Just Play day on Thursday

The event is part of the 6-week implementation program that the Honiara schools took part in October and also this month. The key feature of the event is the football competition which will be playedin the Under 10 and…

The training workshops were part of the extension of Just Play in Marovo and followed up on the pilot project carried out in the region a year ago. Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Just Play instructor, Christopher Asipara conducted the…

Tia Soakai, the media coordinator for the Just Play at the OFC, is doing the filming to try to capture the story behind the success of the program in Solomon Islands. Ms. Soakai’s trip is funded by Just Play…