Nestle Kids’ Football Fiesta underway with a record number of participants

The Nestle Kids’ Football Fiesta 2022 has been officially launched.

The Nestle Kids’ Football Fiesta, organised by the Soccer Veterans’ Association of Maldives, is being held after a two-year break during which the tournament could not be held due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s edition was officially launched at the Henveiru Stadium in Male’, by Vice President Faisal Naseem.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Vice President Naseem highlighted the love for football among Maldivians, adding the tournament will help to identify and develop skilled footballers at a very young age. He added the tournament will also teach important values of teamwork and friendship to the participating children.

This year’s edition of the tournament is participated by a record 720 students across grades 1 and 2 in schools of the Greater Male’ Region. A total of 40 teams from 20 different schools are participating in the tournament. The Soccer Veteran’s Association of Maldives revealed the tournament will be opened to schools in the atolls next year.