OFC Just Play extends to Qamea

The award-winning OFC Just Play Emergency Programme has extended to help the Qamea community cope with the emotional effects of a recent natural disaster. Qamea is a remote island near Taveuni, off Vanua Levu, which was recently hit by…

Huge demand for the OFC Just Play Programme in Fangaleóunga – a village in the Haápai Islands in Tonga – has led to the biweekly Sport for Development programme becoming a daily activity, with sessions running Monday to Saturday…

Thousands of girls and boys across five districts in Upolu cheered ‘No to Obesity!’ at a series of Just Play festivals to celebrate Health and Wellness week and wrap up their Just Play sessions focusing on healthy lifestyles in…

Over 200 children greeted New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English and Minister of Pacific Peoples Alfred Ngaro when the two leaders visited an OFC Just Play festival at Victoria Park in Rarotonga on Tuesday. English was over in Rarotonga…

The OFC Just Play Programme should expect an influx of numbers in Papua New Guinea during 2017 following the successful completion of the Just Play Train the Trainers Workshop last week. The objective of the four day courss is…

Just Play shortlisted for award

One year on from the devastation of Tropical Cyclone Pam and six months on from Tropical Cyclone Winston, the Just Play Emergency Programme has been shortlisted for the Beyond Sport Innovation award in recognition of the work in both…

Cook Islands Just Play Project Manager and developer of the Cook Islands Village Festivals Michelle Paiti was pleased with the large turnout and success of the festival. “We had just over 40 children participate at our last festival in…

Nico Schulenkorf of University of Technology Sydney, one of the facilitators of the seminar, said the content was focused on research for sports in development with the Just Play programme.“Basically it is about giving people here in the programme…

Recognising the importance of sport for development and sports diplomacy, Australian Ambassador to UNESCO in Paris George Mina spoke about the power of sport and its role in showcasing Australia’s identity, values and culture. “Sports diplomacy is a growing…