Fiji Secondary Schools Football Association president Aminesh Ram said everything is set to roll.
“From the executives’ side, we have been preparing for this tournament for about two months,” he said.
“We have been trying our best to ensure that the grounds, referees and first-aid are all organized.
“From the teams’ perspective, I can say that they have been preparing for this for almost 14 weeks and some even had been camping. Everyone is taking the tournament very seriously.”
Vodafone has boosted the morale of the youngsters by providing them with new playing jerseys for the tournament.
Manager Digital Business of Vodafone Fiji Limited, Rizvi Amith said they are proud to be the name behind the development of football in the country.
“The true reflection of our passion and commitment for the sport can be seen in our bid to firm-up the foundation of football by support to the grass root level of Football in the country.
“Through our financial boost, we assist in facilitating their training and development programs,” Amith said.
“Today, as we officially open the 2017 Vodafone Secondary School Football Championship, I reiterate the importance of training and exposure for the young players to foster growth of future stars and football in Fiji.”
The tournament will be played at five different venues from August 13-16.