Improving the lives of children and young people through football
ABOUT JUST PLAY
Just Play is a Football for Good programme that promotes learning through play for children aged 6 to 12 years old and 13 to 18 years old.
Just Play integrates messages of health, gender equality, social inclusion, safeguarding, play and physical activity through active and fun participation in football.
The programme has reached close to 500,000 children across the Pacific since 2009 with past participants showing significant development in Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviours aimed at addressing some of the most significant development challenges in our region.
Past graduates have also gone on to successful careers in football at the national and international level.
A FUTURE IN FOOTBALL FOR ALL
Just Play has been designed to ensure that every child and young person in the Pacific’s:
Initial experience in football, play and physical activity is positive
Develop a lifelong love of football, play and physical activity
Has a high-quality introduction to the game of football
No matter their circumstance or background, is inspired to play football and take part in sport and/or physical activity.
Promote gender equality and change perceptions of women among participants and their communities
HEALTH & WASH
Increase the ability to make healthy lifestyle choices and reduce risk factors associated with non-communicable diseases (obesity and diabetes)
Disseminate critical messages and support the emotional recovery of children in the wake of a natural disaster
Encourage social inclusion and promote a change of perception towards persons with disabilities