Organized in collaboration between Vanuatu Football Federation and Vanuatu Government through the Ministry of Education, the program features a wide range of football skills for kids aged 12 to 15 years.
VFF technical advisor Christian Chosson, CEO Fabien Hoppe, Technical Director Charles and all the coaches gathered together for the presentation of 40 new soccer balls, cones, markers, bibs and whistles to the principal of Central School Mr. Matthew Hall from Canberra, Australia.
VFF Ceo Fabien Hoeppe said “Class Foot is a special program for students from year 7 to year 10”.
“Class foot is for secondary schools (years 7 to 10). This is a new program we are trying to put in place, in order to have a pathway between Just Play (6-12 years old) to senior level”.
“Little by little, with U17 championship, we will almost have a full pathway. Class foot will introduce football to secondary schools and football will be part of PE curriculum for some years (7 and 8). Class Foot will be contacted after school hours, 3 times a week to give basic football training to kids.”
“Richard Iwai and Obed Jimmy will be in charge of the Class foot program with the advices of Christian Chosson. “
“Central School is currently the pilot school and Lycee Bougainville might be the next one, according to discussions made with them.” Said Fabien Hoeppe.
In reply to the launching ceremony Mr Hall thanked VFF for choosing Central to be the first pilot school for this new program designed by VFF. He added on by saying that he hopes this class Foot program will run smoothly and will be of a great benefit for the children at Central School.
Program will be on every Mondays from 11:55am to 12:55pm for year 8 students only. On Wednesday and Fridays there will be an after school program from 2:30pm to 3:30pm for year 9 and 10 students.