Fiji Football Association chief executive Mohammed Yusuf says plans are in place to build beach pitches in Suva, Ba and Labasa.
Yusuf said this after clubs expressed their interest to play in the beach soccer league next year following the announcement that Fiji will participate in the OFC Beach Soccer Championship next year.
“Fiji FA is planning to build its own beach soccer pitches in Suva, Ba and Labasa and I am sure with our commitment and the support of the participants who are going under a week-long coaching course we will strive high in beach soccer,” Yusuf said.
“Our plans are to take beach soccer to maritime islands like Yasawa, Kadavu, and Lau where we have beautiful beaches so that we can grow beach soccer.”
“Playing beach soccer is not tough and I am sure most of us have played and some still play while they go on picnics with a ball and play.”
“We have seen some potential players in beach soccer during some of the regional club beach soccer tournaments in the past and recently.”
Meanwhile, Fiji FA Head of Futsal and Beach Soccer Jerry Sam said the association is aiming to expand beach soccer next year.
“We are also planning to host a beach soccer championship on the Sigatoka Sand dunes next year for the western teams.”
“Yes we need to start this code from the grassroots and we will start early next year.”