The OFC has a long track record of success in the area of Social Responsibility and runs a number of programmes designed to play a driving role in social development in the Oceania region.
The OFC approach to social responsibility is structured and designed to both create and retain long-term benefits for society through football.
The OFC social responsibility programmes strive for anti-discrimination and diversity, social integration and reconciliation, active and healthy lifestyles, implementing football for everyone as well as funding an important series of football foundations and charity programmes.
In addition to the core partnerships, OFC also works with a selection of associated partners. No less important, these key relationships are event and communications related or focus on long-term development and sustainability.
OFC is committed to growing football at community and school level throughout the Pacific. To this end, OFC has developed a sport for development programme called ‘Just Play’ which promotes physical activity for primary-aged children while encouraging community involvement and healthy living.
‘Just Play’ is designed for children aged 6-12 and is based around structured activity programmes as well as the distribution of equipment packs containing balls, cones, bibs, activity manuals and other resources that enable children to play football at any time and in any situation.
Volunteers and teachers, who are trained by OFC in cooperation with its member associations, provide tuition for students on how to develop games skills and lead healthier lives.
‘Just Play’ certificates and equipment bags are handed out at the end of each course.
Key facts and figures:
- 151,355 Children participating in Just Play
- 2,741 Volunteers and Teachers have been trained
- 9 Just Play Project Managers across the Pacific
- 46 Just Play Development Officers