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Come and Play football wraps up

But there was more for the kids on the final day as they were hosted to a lolly scramble before packing for home.
The come and play football program was introduced by the CIFA technical department for the first time in 2008 for children between 5 and 13 years of age.
This program is aimed at encouraging children to play football, pursue good health, good eating habits, physical activity, and encourage technical development and enjoyment of the sport.
The keen junior footballers have enjoyed fun small sided games which have been a buzz for the young enthusiast showing their peers what they think soccer is all about for them, scoring goals and their fancy footwork.
While technical aspects and team work has been the overall purpose for the older children but enjoyment of the sport was the winner of the day.
CIFA’s development officer Tahiri Elikana said into the second week they knew they were looking at some consistency in some of the young ones.
“There’s a lot of good young talent and some raw ones coming through.”
“The youngsters enjoy the involvement during the warm sessions and most of all having fun during the team matches.”
“We look forward to 2014 and would like encourage that our youngster attend the Saturday sessions.”
Cook Islands Football would like to thank all the youngsters for attending the six weeks of come and play and also to the parents for bringing your kids along to another year of fun and games with Come & Play.

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