LAUTOKA Football president Shalend Prasad has lauded the Fiji Football Association's decision to honour former national reps and officials for their contribution towards the game.
"That's a breath of fresh air, long overdue, much anticipated, very timely," Prasad said.
"Just the way to go to coincide with the FFA's 75th anniversary. Thumbs up to the parent body, good work."
Medals will be presented to chosen former reps during the 2013 Courts Inter-district Championship.
The IDC will not only feature football. It will be a celebration to mark the anniversary and a week-long festival will coincide with the championship.
Each of the eight super premier teams will enter a charity queen. This means double pay day for the districts as 75 per cent of the funds raised by the queen will go to the districts with 25 per cent to the FFA. With a good turnout expected at both the festival and championship, the teams will also be looking at a good payout from their gate shares after the event.
"This will perhaps be the biggest IDC ever. It will be a family affair. It's good for the players, good for the fans and as host district good for us," Prasad said.
The 2013 IDC will be held over October 9-13 in Lautoka.
The IDC draws will be held today at the Courts Lautoka branch from 11am.
Games will be played over 60 minutes.