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Sunday, December 8th, 2013

East vs West 2013 – Education Workshops & Skills Training – Youth & Sports Development


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As a key iniative within Think Pacific’s sponsorship for the primary and scondary schools’ event at the national East vs West Challenge 2013, last week saw our Youth & Sports Development Officers Nigel and Tom deliver a series of education and skills workshops for the students.

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The education programmes were endorsed by the Friji Secondary Schools and Primary Schools Unions, and included modules on Time Management, Money Management, Health & Nutrition and Goal Setting, with the students engaging in activities and practical elements to encourage their knowledge and understanding so that they may be developed holistically.

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The skills training workshop focused upon core skills including the pass and running lines, as well as dynamic power work, as the students, assembled from schools across the Eastern and Western zones, finalised their preparations for the national East vs West event competition.

The first event day, held on Saturday November 30th at the National Stadium in Suva, proved a huge success, providing the students with an opportunity to play at the national facility, whilst offering them significant support under FRU coaches and exposure through national television and press coverage.

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Think Pacific was also very pleased to assist with the promotions for the event, encouraging healthy living and physical activity through a half time challenge for chosen youths attending the match. The final for the challenge was held at half time for the main event, with our 2 champions winning a T shirt and sulu for their efforts!

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We would like to thank the Fiji Sports Council for their support in endorsing Think Pacific as a sponsor for the East West Challenge, and we wish the primary and secondary school students all the best for the remaining “state of origin” series matches on November 7th and November 14th.