Nadawa Youth Volleyball Tournament

Kolinio Masikau and Maria Kolinio have always wanted to bring youths of the Nadawa area together to encourage community togetherness, and today was their first step of achieving that goal.

This was after weeks of planning, lobbying and requesting assistance to hold the Nadawa Youth Tournament Volleyball which was officially opened by the Minister of Defence, National Security and Policing Hon. Inia Seruiratu this morning.

Ms Kolinio said Nadawa had a high population of youth who did not know each other, and the tournament was a way of bringing them together with the hope of developing friendships.

She said organising specific activities enjoyed by youths would the first step of developing trust and camaraderie.

The Hon. Minister for Defence, National Security and Policing while officially opening the tournament acknowledged the initiative to bring the Nadawa youth community together.

“Stronger communities make a stronger Fiji”.

“Sports has a lot of benefits other than health.

It builds relationships as team sports is based on trust and develops people because organising your teams requires leadership, management, logistics, planning and preparation”.

He reminded the youth of the importance of understanding their role as future leaders.

“Please continue to be good citizens and members of your communities as you are the future of this country”.

He said the Ministry of Youth and Sports had many youth empowerment programmes, and encouraged the youths present to take advantage of the support mechanisms available.

There are two visiting teams and the one-day tournament is also supported by the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre, Fiji Sports Council, the Southern Division Community Policing Unit.

Prizes were also donated by the Hon. Inia Seruiratu and Deputy Commissioner of Police Itendra Nair.