The Vanuatu Football Federation (VFF), Win In Oceania Football (WIO), project known as ‘VanuaFoot’ is continuing to grow at a remarkable speed on Television, Radio, in Newsprint and is soon to be made available online at www.vanuafoot.com.
This newly formed soccer program ‘VanuaFoot’ has been made possible through a month of expert WIO broadcast training provided to Media Officer Harry Atisson by TNTV advisor Olivier Huc.
VFF Media Officer Atisson, formerly a FIFA Referee and Referee Development Officer for Vanuatu Football, is now producing the “VanuaFoot”, the Vanuatu football show. The “Rendezvous” for the Vanuatu public is every Wednesday night at 7:30pm. The program is then replayed on Thursday mornings each week.
VanuaFoot Radio program comes out every Saturday at 10am and follows on from a full page of Vanuatu football news appearing in print in Vanuatu’s leading newspaper the Daily Post every Thursday.
Media Officer Atisson commends the Vanuatu Broadcasting and Television Corporation and the Daily Post newspaper for their recognition of football as the number one sport in Vanuatu and allowing the ‘football gospel’ to be enjoyed by the Vanuatu public on a weekly basis. He also wishes to gratefully acknowledge the instrumental role the WIO program has played by funding his VanuaFoot media initiatives.
VanuaFoot Program came about through the drive and vision of Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) President Mr Reynald Temarii. President Temarii has been, and continues to be, a major supporter of the concept of a Vanuatu football television program and is delighted with the progress made in Vanuatu.
“The rapid growth of the VanuaFoot program is evidence of the hunger and passion for football news in Vanuatu and the quality of the work being done by Media Officer Harry Atisson and his assistants,” says Temarii.
“Television is a powerful medium for showing off the beautiful game in our region and VanuaFoot is a great example to wider Oceania of what we can achieve with hard work and a passion for spreading the ‘football gospel’ around the Pacific.”
“Vanuatu is now the third country in the region to have its own football show and I hope that all our member associations will be able to follow in this example,” Temarii says.
Media Officer Atisson also wishes to thanks OFC General Secretary Tai Nicholas, OFC WIO staff, Referees RAP staffs, Competitions Department staffs, FIFA Goal OFC staffs, OFC Finance staffs, Yvon Avry OFC Advisor in Vanuatu and the Vanuatu Football Federation President Lambert Maltock for their support. The executive is a backbone to the VanuaFoot program’s success.
Mr Atisson is delighted with the support he has enjoyed and the growing success of the VanuaFoot program. “I am proud to have such a great team to work with and I am so grateful to everyone for their great support and ideas,” Atisson says.