A grassroots football tournament in Tonga is drawing huge numbers to Loto-Tonga Soka Centre in Tongatapu as youngsters scramble to take part in the new initiative from Tonga’s Just Play department. Malie Soka is a 12-week tournament featuring three…

OFC Just Play has headed into new territory in Papua New Guinea as the Motuan village of Vabukori in Moresby South welcomed the Grassroots football programme. A traditionally volleyball-centric village, PNGFA Just Play Project Manager Micah Kaneng said he…

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Just Play extends reach in Fiji

The OFC Just Play Programme continues to grow and inspire in Fiji, with the Nasinu district preparing their launch of the programme following a Just Play course at Rishikul Primary School this week. Fiji Just Play Project Manager Lavenia…

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…