WABAG Primary School in Enga is the first beneficiary of the Fresh Water Grassroots football clinic after the launch in Port Moresby last month.
The clinic aimed to teach boys and girls at the ages of 12 and 16 basic ball handling and defensive skills for both rugby league and union.
School principal Mark Sakol invited the foundation to hold a clinic for the 17 schools in the district.
Wabag MP Sam Abal supported the clinic with logistics for the team to travel to Wabag in an effort to engage local children in activities that build team spirit and camaraderie.
Abal urged other MPs to assist their local schools in bringing the clinics to the children in their communities.
More than 180 school children from the Wabag district participated in the clinic.
The clinic was hosted by former PNG Kumul captain John Wilshere.
The clinics aim to develop youth football and teach not only basic skills but also lessons about healthy living and healthy lifestyles, and team work on and off the field.
As part of the clinic, 20 volunteers from the school community were trained to conduct clinics so that they could continue after the team departs.
A workbook complete with drills will also be sent to schools to assist those conducting the clinics, and to complete the skills transfer process from trainers such as Wilshere to the volunteers in the local community.
The Fresh Water team also donated sporting equipment to support future clinics.
To initiate a clinic at your local school contact Fresh Water via P&B Cheung, Koki in Port Moresby