More interest from children and parents in Mom & Pop League

The Fiji Football Association Mom & Pop League which entered its second Saturday last weekend had drawn more interest to kids and parents.

About 50 children attended the grassroots development program set up by the Fiji FA development staff at Albert Park in Suva.

Former Suva, Nasinu and Tailevu Naitasiri defender Nitan Kumar said he was very happy with the initiative put by the Fiji football body this year.

“I am very happy with Fiji FA because it is something new and I really appreciate what they are doing,” Kumar said.

Kumar said he was at Albert Park with his two sons to support the new development program.

“I am a footballer myself but I am here with my kids so they can learn more from the development officers and I believe the development staff will teach everything new,” the former defender said.

He urged Fiji FA to continue this program for the betterment of football in the country.

“We are heading in the right direction and I urge Fiji FA to continue this program and develop our future stars.”

Another parent Darrel Serber also shared similar sentiment and thanked Fiji FA for the initiative.

“It’s just not a good initiative, but the good thing is that it’s free and the equipment that is provided is fantastic and I hope it continues,” Serber said.

He said he could see some of the kids with good skills and molding them was the best way for the future of football in Fiji.

“Some kids have great skills even though they are toddlers and if proper guidance is given to them, I am sure they will become stars of the future.”

The Mom & Pop league is a five-week program for children under 10 years of age.

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