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…

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Just Play recognised

OFC President David Chung was ecstatic when he received news of the win.“This award is a credit to the hard work of the Just Play team in Auckland, and across the Pacific,” Chung enthused.“The statistics in regards to non-communicable…

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…

Celine Haapuea of Tahiti, Brendan Sanga from Papua New Guinea and Srijit TM of India have all joined the Just Play family, with Haapuea and Sanga receiving one-on-one training in Auckland, while TM’s training took place in India.Following his…

On 4 April, new Tahiti Football Federation Project Manager Céline Haapuea joined the OFC Just Play team in Auckland for a week long training which focused on technical aspects of the programme, partnership management, monitoring as well as evaluation…

Fiji Just Play Project Manager Lavenia Yalovi says “The adapted content replaces regular programme sessions in Fiji for two months, and focuses on increasing knowledge and understanding of coping with an emergency.”“The updated content covers handwashing and water safety,…