Fun day for students at NFS

The National, Friday July 8th, 2016

THE first Digicel Cup School Programme was a huge success yesterday at Port Moresby’s National Football Stadium, with 195 students from 10 schools taking part in the fun-filled football activities.
The year seven students had a great day and were thrilled to meet players from the SP PNG Hunters team including Nickson Borana, Ase Boas, Watson Boas, Esau Siune, Benjamin Hetra, Atte Bina Wabo, Thompson Teteh, Butler Morris, Wartovo Puara Jr, Noel Zeming and Adex Wera.
Digicel chief executive officer, Maurice McCarthy, said the inaugural programme aims to promote health and well-being among local school children.
“It’s so important for our children to learn about the benefits of positive mental and physical health,” McCarthy said.
“Yesterday’s programme saw the students and football players go through five sessions which covered how to do a pre-game warm up, health and wellbeing, rugby league skills, a motivational talk, team building activities and a game of touch rugby.
“It’s a great honour for Digicel to hold this programme throughout the country to help inspire local school students.”
Hohola Demonstration School physical education teacher, Nancy Wemin, said her students were extremely excited to participate in the programme.
“The students had a wonderful time at the Digicel Cup School Holiday Programme and meeting the Hunters was definitely a highlight,” she said.
“Most of the students have never been to the NFS so they were thrilled about visiting it for the first time.
“Our students were so excited to participate in the programme; they have been counting down the days from when the awareness programme team visited our school in May to announce it.
“All of the PE teachers who attended, agreed it was a great opportunity for us to learn more rugby league skills, including the warm ups, which we will be able to use in our lessons going forward.
“We all mainly focus on volleyball, netball and soccer so learning from the Hunters players was very informative and inspiring,” Wemin said.