This Saturday January 23 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm, NMIFA is hosting a U12 Festival to test out some new soccer balls that an organization is donating to the CNMI. NMIFA is allowing up to ten U12 players from each club to attend. If your player would like to be one of the first to check out these new balls (that your school may receive soon - for more details see below) send us a quick email, and we will enter their name as one of Paire's ten U12 players.
Here is the e-mail details we received from NMIFA:
"Dear Club Officials,
NMIFA received 500 Ultra Durable Soccer Balls from the organization called One World Play Project (OWPP). The primary funder of OWPP is Chevrolet so the balls are labeled Chevrolet (see attached picture). However, distribution is made through FIFA and in Asia, through AFC (Asian Football Confederation). The ultra-durable balls are deemed indestructible and do not need pumping of air. Their design to be used on any kind of surface especially in poor regions of the world where kids are not actually playing on regular soccer fields.
The head of AFC’s Committee on Social Responsibility, Dr. Annathurai Ranganathan is coming here to Saipan to observe the launching/distribution of the balls on January 23, 2016 at 3:00pm at the Ada field. He will also conduct a seminar on footballers social responsibility the following day.
NMIFA is the primary recipient of the balls but it is required to distribute the balls to the community. NMIFA officials also agreed to donate all the balls to the different public and private schools on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota.
AFC recommended that NMIFA conduct a soccer clinic after the ball launching in order to showcase the use of the balls. Thus, I am arranging an U12 Festival to test the Ultra-Durable Balls (see attached festival lay-out). These players will test the balls on different type of soccer drills like shooting, dribbling and small sided game. The U12 Festival is open to all clubs but limited to 10 players per club only.Please advise the players to come to Ada field at 2:15pm with complete club uniform, shin guards and cleats. This is a good opportunity for the U12 players to be part of the launching and to experience playing with these indestructible balls.
The NMI U15 Girls and Boys will be attending the launching and at the same time will assist during the U12 Festival."