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Village Festival Promotes Health

The thrilling Village Festival will once again partner up with the Ministry of Health and sporting codes Rugby, Cricket, Athletics and Handball to deliver this month’s community initiative.
“The Just Play Community Initiative provides all boys and girls with the opportunity to be physically active after school in their community. Quality fun afterschool programs are a vital part of the fabric of our communities that provides a rich array of fun physical activities to children” said Just Play Manager Michelle Paiti.
“We encourage all children boys and girls 5 to 13 years to come to Takitumu School Field to have a go at the variety of sports on offer, so parents organise your kids to attend the Festival after school where they will be supervised, safe and physically active.” continues Paiti.
Water will be provided during the festival but we ask that children wear hats or sunblock to keep them safe from the sun.
Health is the Social Message for this month which will be delivered by Karen Tairea from Public Health. Just Play’s Village Festival messages are to encourage the next generation to lead long healthy lives and to succeed in school and life.
“The Village Festival is a fun way to promote physical activity, learn key social messages, try different sports and give children the opportunity to make new friends in a safe environment” says Paiti.
Paiti would like to acknowledge the continued support of Australian Government (AusAid), Oceania Football Confederation (OFC), UEFA and UNICEF through the Just Play Social Development Programme as well as from our local partners in this community initiative.

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