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Girl’s Festival brings joy

The nation is football crazy and dominated by boys playing in the eight member associations but time is changing and more girls are now playing football especially in Port Vila and Luganville.
“Football is the largest team sport for male but to be honest female football is growing and developing, with the great help of OFC and FIFA.” Said Joel Rarua, VFF Woman’s Development Officer.
“You can see the joy in the girl’s faces yesterday and they have had a really good time.”
“I know some of these girls are still sleeping in tents and shelters because of their houses have been destroyed by cyclone Pam but football made them happy on Wednesday.”
“It is our aim at that VFF to engage with female players whatever their age or ability and to point them towards opportunities that are right for them.”
“Whether you’re a beginner and want to try football for the first time, want to push yourself at a higher level or maybe you’ve been away from the game for a period of time and wish to get back into it, there are opportunities for you.”
“I just want to thank OFC and FIFA for their continuous support towards Woman’s Football Development in Vanuatu.”
“I thank our volunteers too and special thank you to Port Vila Woman’s Football Development Officer, Miss Mely David for her hard work.”
“Special thank you to the schools for their participation and I am sure their girls have a great time playing football for the first time on Wednesday.” Said Joel Rarua.
Plans are already underway to have a girls football festival every month in Port Vila and Luganville, Santo,
Tomorrow Friday 29 May 2015, same girl’s festival will be held at Luganville Soccer Stadium in Santo.
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