Boost for Lami youths
12 January, 2018, 12:00 am
FIJI Sports Commission chairman Peter Mazey had announced they will work with the Lami Youth Network in upgrading the Suvavou ground.
Mazey said this would help in the development of sports and would make use of their rural outreach program to develop youths and find new talent.
“With the best view overlooking the Suva harbour I am impressed, so it is time to work on upgrading the ground for you. I think it is something that we need to put together this year,” he said.
Mazey had opened the Lami community volleyball tournament yesterday and reminded the youths of the importance of sports in this day and age.
“To our Lami zone youths and the Southern Police Division, community police, together with the Fiji Sports Commission we need to work together.
“Sports is a powerful tool and can change a person, the community and our society.
“We’ve proven that over and over again that it provides employment to our youths.
“Some of our best contributors in our economy through sports come from this very village and we’re proud of them and what they’ve presented to the country, bringing sports to the community.”
Mazey added the Government and the Fiji Sports Commission are committed to assisting the youths in all urban areas through their program.
The tournament is an effort to help divert youths from offending behaviours to more productive lifestyles.
Under the Duavata Community Policing initiative they are working with other stakeholders such as the Fiji National Sports Commission, Ministry of Youth and Sports and FASANOC.