Marist embraces Fun Football

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Teams led by F.F.S. coaches to teach and exercise football skills.

Teams led by F.F.S. coaches to teach and exercise football skills.

Fun Football was introduced to Marist Brothers School on Monday.

The occasion saw hundreds of year six and seven students participating, where they were placed into small teams led by Football Federation Samoa (F.F.S.) coaches to teach and exercise their football skills.

As the only all boys school in Apia, Marist Brothers School is known as a dominant breeding ground for sports legends and politicians including the current Prime Minister of Samoa, Head of State, rugby legend Brian Lima to name a few. 

Since its implementation, Fun Football is one of F.F.S. key grassroots programmes that aims to provide an opportunity for children to become youth ambassadors in football. 

As for Marist Brothers School, the excitement shown by students was refreshing. 

Fun Football is now part of the School’s Physical Education subject and gets assistance from the F.F.S. technical team every Monday at 11a.m. with classes five to eight rotating weekly.

Fun Football is a grassroots programme offered by Football Federation Samoa (F.F.S.) to organizations, communities and schools for free. 

The initiative began in 2010 to develop and enhance football skills of children aged 5 -15 years old with the aim of giving young players the opportunity to develop basic football skills including running, jumping, landing, dribbling and juggling, in a fun setting and positive environment.

Football Samoa Technical department conducts Fun Football clinics throughout the year on Monday’s and Wednesday at 3:30pm at theTuna’imato Complex as an after school program.

Other Fun Football location includes Saoluafata Primary School on Thursday’s at 1p.m. and Laulii Primary school on Fridays at 11a.m.

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