Once again it has been an action packed and fun filled week at the ‘Sports Camp’ programme, with more than 50 children joining us daily at the Fiji Sports Council facilities!
For the morning activities our staff team and local youth volunteers introduced relay races focusing upon different core skills, and these races provided a fantastic opportunity to practice some of the key skill-related fitness techniques taught in week 1. With fun elements including hopping, leaping, dribbling, shooting and leap frogging the kids were kept on their toes, and the competition element amongst the groups provided for entertainment and excitement!
Each day we continued to welcome new national sporting federations to Sports Camp for their intro sessions with the kids, and this week we were extremely pleased to host development officers from Fiji Volleyball and Fiji Baseball for their clinics, whilst the Fiji Rugby Union returned with tag rugby once again.
To provide the students with the opportunity to learn and play these new sports is a fantastic initiative, and very quickly we could see interest and talent amongst the kids when participating.
The Sports Camp team were also privilieged this week to host the Fiji National Fire Authority, who captured the childrens’ imaginations with a demonstration of the truck and fire hose, before offering some vital education on fire safety, which included a practice run through an inflatable house which was interesting and intruiging for all!
The ‘Learn to Swim’ programme was also in full swing once again, with the non-swimmers learning the basics within the water of floatation, leg kicks and arm strokes from the FSC intstructors, whilst our swimmers focused on correcting and refining their strokes, and some fun races and competitions in the pool.
As a finale to the 2 week Sports Camp programme, Friday was ‘Competition Day’, with the kids split into 6 teams to compete across Football, Volleyball and Netball. With the staff and volunteers leading their brave warriors into the ‘theatre of dreams’ there was a buzz of excitement on the courts, and as the teams rotated between the stations the kids were able to demonstrate their flair and skill across the sports!
It has been a truly fantastic 2 weeks at the Sports Camp programme, and Think Pacific feels privileged to be sponsoring and assisting with such a worthwhile initiative for youth and sports development in Fiji. We would like to thank the Fiji Sports Council and the Fiji National Sports Commission for their partnership, the Covenant Brothers Youth Group for their support in leading the daily programme with our staff team, and of course the kids for their energy, enthusiasm and smiles throughout. We very much look forward to seeing everyone in December for the Term 3 Sports Camp programme!