Tupou Patia-Brogan, right, will oversee the ‘She Shines’ festival ‘Together with Women’ on Wednesday. CIFA/21042514
In support of women, the Cook Islands Football Association (CIFA) will be hosting the ‘She Shines’ festival ‘Together with Women’ on Wednesday.
This will be the first time that CIFA has
hosted the festival, which will be held at the CIFA complex in Matavera from
10am through to 1pm.
Inspired to empower and support women of all
ages, CIFA said it has created this ‘She Shines’ festival “to help bring
together women to build a positive relationship and a bond with one another
through playing football”.
CIFA said the festival will see the
participation of various female football players, as well as women “who come
from different aspects of life to not only engage in fun-filled football
activities but to also educate each other and show support”.
These will include women in police, the
private sector, government sectors, health, sports, and various community
CIFA said during the festival there will be
guest speakers, with multiple information booths, as well as “fun and exciting
football activities in between each of them to educate and provide information,
to build a support system, and bring everyone together through the love of
“We will be ending the event with the very
popular CC Tamure Fitness directed by Mona Taio.”
Tupou Patia-Brogan, who is overseeing the
event, says as the women’s development officer at CIFA her aim for this
tournament “is to encourage women to play football and to show them that we are
not alone in this world, as well as to create a bond of support with each
business in hopes that we will help each other in the near future”.
So, come on down to the CIFA Complex on
Wednesday at 10am to experience a fun-filled festival like no other, to empower
and support on our Women of the Cook Islands.