Sport 2 Life is now warmly welcomed by the Vahe Nukunuku District Officer, Sione Nuku Kata in a short opening ceremony at the Houma Catholic Hall to mark the beginning of this very vital training coming to their district with all the Town Officers of Haákame, Útulau, Nukunuku, Houma, Matafonua, Vaotuú and Lakepa, also coaches from these villages.
Sport 2 Life also invited Mrs. Tupou Mahe Lanumata of the Women and Children Crisis Centre to come forward and make a short presentation on many issues that they directly involved such as ‘’Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Rape and Sexual Harassment and few others.
In Kata’s speech, he extended his gratitude to Tonga Football Association for considering their district to be one of the recipients.
‘’ In here, we have been faced so many problems such as using drugs and alcohol, and I am hoping Sport 2 Life will assist in stopping our youth from attracting to problems’’, Kata added.
”We are glad that we invited as we will support our volunteers and of course we must look after our volunteers as well. Also we need to help the volunteers when they want to deal with the parents, ” Kata said.
Ms. Palu Úhatahi, the Just Play Project Manager started the program in giving clear message from the Sport 2 Life.
‘’Sport 2 Life helps coaches / volunteers from any Sports code to facilitate positive outcomes by helping players to develop the skills to make consistent, long term, healthy lifestyle choices on and off the field of play. Priority (P), Goal (G) and Plan (P)
This Sport 2 Life training will run for three days to volunteers, and at the end Town Officers will be back on Friday afternoon to receive their equipment.
Mr. Lafaele Moala, a Just Play Development Officer is also assisting Ms. Úhatahi in conducting these three days training.
Sport 2 Life has produced and open for boys and girls at the age of 13 to 16, and also fully funded by UNICEF.