Primary IDC kicks off

Navua player Orlando Delconstantino clears the ball against a Bua player during the Fiji Primary School's Football Association Digicel 45th Fiji Primary IDC pool match at Tavua's Garvey Park yesterday. Picture: NAVNESH REDDY

Twenty district football teams from all over the country are competing at this year’s Fiji Primary School’s Football Association Digicel 45th Fiji Primary IDC.

The three-day tournament began yesterday at Tavua’s Garvey Park and Tavua College grounds.

“The teams have registered 440 players and we thank the Ministry of Education for giving the green light, enabling students to compete during the tournament,” said Fiji Primary School’s Football Association general secretary Kamlesh Deo.

He said it was pleasing to note that districts from the Northern Divison such as Bua, Nadogo, Dreketi, Taveuni and Labasa were also being represented.

“These kids are our future stars and we want them to be competitive and skilful and hopefully the tournament will help hone their skill-set.”

The Nawaicoba Public School headteacher said the first two days would see teams battle it out in the pool stages and on Friday, the knockout rounds would be played.

“We want to also identify football talents so that we can develop and groom them more,” said Deo.

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