The christmas holidays kicked off in Fiji this week with the December 2014 ‘Sports Camp’ initiative in the capital city of Suva, and our staff team and local youth volunteers were once again engaged in delivering a busy programme for more than 60 kids!
The morning sessions saw the kids enjoy games and activities at the National Netball Centre facilities, including relay races and group games of football and volleyball, promoting inclusivity in sports and encouraging the students to interact together.
Following a short break for some fruits the kids then received a 2 hour coaching clinic from different National Sporting Organisations, with the core aim of the sports camp to introduce new sports to the students in a fun and interactive environment, whilst developing natural interests and talents.
During the December programme we were very pleased to welcome the development officers from Table Tennis Fiji for the first time, who ran a fantastic session. We also welcomed back Cricket Fiji, the Fiji National Rugby League and the Fiji Volleyball reps, and the kids and staff team really enjoyed the games and activity stations run by the organisations.
After lunch it was across to the Aquatic Centre for the ‘Learn to Swim’ programme, with the kids divided between the paddling pool, the junior pool and the senior pool based on age and ability for swimming lessons and stroke guidance. It once again proved a very worthwhile initiative, and each day eneded with a 20 minute ‘fun swim’ for the kids to enjoy!
Think Pacific would like to thank all the kids who attended the Sports Camp and made it such a memorable week, and of course the Covenant Brothers youth group for their volunteer assistance, the National Sporting Organisations for their participation, and all other stakeholders who made the week such a success. We look forward to being back even bigger and better in 2015!