Member Associations from the West region hail landmark AFC webinar
Kuala Lumpur: Following the successful conclusion in the East Zone, Member Associations (MA) and domestic leagues participating in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) club competitions in the West region continued to gain insights from the AFC's Best Practices and Football Guidelines for COVID-19 webinar on Tuesday.
The widely-acclaimed webinar, which was organised to further support the AFC MAs in resuming their domestic seasons, invited K League’s Head of Football Operations/Head of Strategic Planning & Development Park Seong-kyun to share their experiences on league preparation and operations in the new normal.
Gamechangers: Aidana Otorbaeva, a different type of football hero
Bishkek: International footballers are often framed as heroes who give every ounce of energy for their country, but few players fit the description in such a literal sense.
In the first edition of Gamechangers – the-AFC.com's new weekly series highlighting great stories within the Asian women’s game – we meet Aidana Otorbaeva, the Kyrgyz Republic international who utilised her standing as a footballer to play a courageous role in the country’s fight against COVID-19.
AFC reiterates commitment to complete 2020 competitions with new calendar
Kuala Lumpur: Following a series of constructive discussions with its Member Associations (MA), Leagues and Clubs, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has now produced a calendar for concluding the National Team, Club and Futsal Competitions in 2020.
The AFC’s National Team and Club competitions as well as the AFC Futsal Championship planned for Turkmenistan have been postponed since February and March but, thanks to the support of the Members, Leagues and Clubs, there is a determination to finish the competitions this year.
AFC Member Associations benefit from best practices in new normal
Kuala Lumpur: To further support the Member Associations (MA) on how to resume the domestic leagues, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) invited the K League’s Head of Football Operations/Head of Strategic Planning & Development Park Seong-kyun to share their best practices in a webinar today.
A total of 36 representatives from 17 MAs and domestic leagues attended the webinar which covered details on the steps of how the K League became the first major competition in Asia to resume their league following the suspension in the middle of the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Among some of the topics discussed included match preparations and operations, handling of the international media attention and broadcasting coverage, fans engagement as well as other challenges.
AFC General Secretary Dato’ Windsor John opened the workshop with a welcome speech before the K League provided a comprehensive presentation on the restart of domestic football in the Korea Republic.
Special Olympics benefit from the AFC Football Competition Management online workshop
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC), in co-operation with the Special Olympics Asia Pacific (SOAP), successfully organised an informative Competition Management webinar for Special Olympics Sports staff members on Monday.
As part of the SOAP Learning & Development agenda, the webinar covered topics such as competition infrastructure, human resources, regulations and policies, Special Olympic Football as well as communications systems during the tournament. A total of 30 Sports Directors and Coordinators from 20 Asia Pacific Programmes participated in the webinar.
Brian See Mei Chiat, the AFC’s Head of Competition Support from Competitions and Football Events Division provided an in-depth presentation on tournament organisation, match operations and the best practical strategies on competition management.