A call to all Primary School sports masters and teachers in and around Honiara has been made to discuss plans to stage a Mini World Cup to coincide with the main world event.
There will be a meeting for all the interested primary schools and soccer school of excellence to attend.
Patrick Miniti said the meeting is to find out if this tournament can be organised and run in line with the World cup, during the school holidays.
The plan is to organise a local World Cup tournament for the Under 12 people.
This Tournament is to give a chance to the participating teams to experience some of the excitements that the people in Brazil and around the world would be experiencing throughout the world in the Football World Cup, Brazil, 2014.
The event will not only set a platform in the development of soccer in the country but it is an opportunity to identify talented football players for the future.
More importantly, this activity is an education endeavour whereby participants will learn about one of the world’s greatest events in the world of sport, the Football World Cup.
The purpose of the event is to provide an opportunity that would capture the hearts of the participants, team officials, match officials, school communities, sports federations, NOCSI, SIFF, government, sponsors, and all spectators alike, the passion and the true spirit of sportsmanship and the spirit of the Football World Cup.
The aim is for the Mini-World Cup to provide a platform for the participating teams and particularly players to show cast their talents and football potentials.
It is also aimed at all stakeholders and the public at large to be aware of the importance of providing opportunities for our children to develop, intellectually, physiologically, spiritually, socially, and emotionally, through such activity.
Miniti envisage that schools with their education authorities and other stakeholders would adopt and use this idea to develop such events for their respective schools.
The Tournament anticipates that the following objectives can be achieved throughout event; Experience the world cup football fever, Learn researching skills, Learn about the history of the world cup, Develop knowledge and skill of football, Learn the rules of soccer and Learn about the true spirit of sportsmanship and fair play.
The objective for coaches and teachers include: Learning of coaching and team management knowledge and skills, Research and learn about the world cup, Get active and improve fitness level and Learn about the true spirit of sportsmanship and fair play.
Miniti appeals to interested sponsors to support the tournament.