WATCH: U-19s’ Manaia Elliott: ‘I think this is everyone’s goal when you grow up’

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New Zealand’s Manaia Elliott says her team’s visit to a local primary school in Fiji has been “a rewarding experience” as part of their participation at the OFC U-19 Women’s Championship.

“I think for the whole team, it’s such a nice way to give back to the community and promote football in Fiji,” she told OFC Media.

“I think this is everyone’s goal when you grow up as a kid and learn how to play football.

“It all starts from these moments, so we’re really grateful to be able to do this.”

Elliott and her teammates were on a break during their preparation for Sunday’s quarter-final in Suva, when they play the Solomon Islands (3pm NZT).

Main photo: The New Zealand team have a kickabout with primary school children in Suva. Photo credit: OFC Media.

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OFC U-19 Women’s Championship

Quarter final

New Zealand v Solomon Islands
HFC Stadium, Suva, 3pm (NZT)
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