President of the Barbados Football Association (BFA), Randy Harris, is asking all involved in the upcoming FIFA World Unites Fair Play event scheduled to commence September 21 at Emmerton in The City to promote the spirit of fair play.
He appealed to players, referees, fans and officials throughout the country to help promote the spirit of fair play on FIFA Fair Play Days in order to cherish the value of sports.
“We need to cherish and nurture the values of sporting spirit and work tirelessly to keep up the momentum. We are appealing to all football fans in Barbados to help us celebrate the FIFA Fair Play Days.”
The FIFA Fair Play Days was introduced in 1997 and since that time has been held in dozens of countries around the world, from grassroots to top-flight football and in many community-based projects.
“Children need strong values to grow up with, and football, being a team sport, makes them realise how essential discipline, respect, team spirit and fair play are for the game and for life,” he commented.
“FIFA’s Fair Play campaign involves much more than simply promoting fair play on the pitch during a competition. FIFA is committed to encouraging fair play in society too, beginning with our future – with children,” said FIFA president Sepp Blatter in his message recognizing the importance of having such an initiative.
Two games will be played on that day starting at 3:30 p.m. between Technique and Empire and following that Genesis take on Eden Stars Unity at 5:30 p.m. Before the second match starts there will be a 15 minute ceremony that includes Harris, the two team captains and the games referee.
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