In collaboration with Samoa Cancer Society to support the fight against breast cancer, Football Federation Samoa will official launch its inaugural Soccer Sisters Festival at the Faleula Primary schools Grounds on Monday 29th October 2018.
The Soccer Sisters festival is a local initiative started in 2012 supported by OFC and FIFA’s Women’s Football Development programme, which strives to promote gender equality and the growth of women’s football worldwide.
This year, FFS is targeting primary schools as it recognizes the importance of grassroots development. Faleula and Faleasi’u Primary schools took on the first day whilst Lauli’i and Saoluafata assemble on the last day of the two day’s event.
The participating schools are active members of FFS Grassroots’ Program “Fun Football” which runs in schools and communities for free with age ranging from 5 – 15 years old.
The Chief Executive Officer for Football Federation Samoa Faumuina Michael Kapisi stated the importance of this year’s festival. “Football is growing and FFS needs to grow the participation of females in football, it’s a logical step for us to continue working with these schools and I think this time the approach is more targeted towards the schools and community that support us”.
Samoa Cancer Society representatives Verona Parker will deliver the keynote address on the last day of the two days event.