PS Poole opens futsal tourney

PS Poole with the Kontiki Women's Team at the opening of the Gokals, Ariston, Whirlpool 2021 Southern Business House Futsal Soccer League Competition at the National Hockey Centre in Suva. Picture: SUPPLIED.

The Permanent Secretary for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Jennifer Poole opened the Gokals, Ariston, Whirlpool 2021 Southern Business House Futsal Soccer League on Wednesday evening.

According to the Fiji Government, PS Poole discussed the importance of sports programmes, particularly at the grassroots level and in marginalised, impoverished communities as a successful tool in promoting health and nutrition, and reducing restrictions on mobility and social isolation that many women and girls experience.

“Through sport, women and girls can find safe places to gather, build new interpersonal networks, develop a sense of identity and achievement and pursue new opportunities,” she said.

She told the players and officials that access to sport also empowers women economically.” Its employment opportunities to women in a wide range of areas, including as coaches, managers, physical education teachers, and journalists. Sport can propel progress for women and it offers many benefits to women and girls.”

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