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Boost for Fiji FA

Chung was on had to inaugurate the refurbished futsal court as well as the conference facilities and accomodation at the Fiji FA headquarters on Saturday in Vatawaqa.
Chung said Fiji FA had identified a number of areas where they could improve infrastructure and in turn, the development of football across the nation.
“The upgrading of the futsal court is one such area and I believe we will now see Fiji quickly return to the upper echelons of regional futsal, “said Chung.
“From what I understand, since the completion of the futsal court, it has been booked by clubs, teams and community groups who are all interested in further development of futsal skills,“ he said.
“This was exactly what we wanted to see and the addition of floodlights means the hours could be extended allowing even more people to use the fantastic facilities.”
Chung said this could have a positive effect on futsal in Fiji and I look forward to seeing the national team reap the benefits in the future.
“In addition to excellent field, accommodation, offices and the existing conference facilities, the upgrade of the conference room and commercial kitchen has helped Fiji FA headquarters in Suva become a world class facilty.”
“This site has established itself as a hub for football in the capital both as a training base for national teams and a site for club players to develop their skills, “he said.
Fiji Football Association president Rajesh Patel said the project has had a huge impact on the development of football in the country, both in the male and female game and particularly at elite level through the preparation of national teams at all levels.
“It is a milestone achievement for Fiji Football Association,” he said.
“The refurbished accommodation and dining facilities at the Headquarters has already begun generating income for the association.”
Patel said the newly fabricated futsal court is in high demand and is being used to house the Suva and Nasinu Futsal Leagues which has enhanced the development of futsal in the country.
“It is also in demand from public and clubs.”
He thanked football’s world governing body FIFA and its development officers like Glen Turner and Lyn Shirley who had worked closely with Fiji Football Association.
“I would like to thank FIFA Development Officers for getting the approval for the project and who have seen the project through to its completion. Finally, thank you to OFC President David Chung and the OFC officials for their support.
The inauguration ceremony continued on Sunday with the opening of the Ba Academy Gymnasium which will provide training opportunities for national teams, as well as the wider community.
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