GFA uses AFC Dream Asia Awards winnings for COVID-19 relief efforts
Barrigada: The Guam Football Association (GFA) has used their 2019 AFC Dream Asia Awards winnings by donating two Demistifier sets – an isolation equipment – to the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH).
The latest initiative exemplifies the ongoing efforts and commitment by the GFA towards combating the COVID-19 pandemic after contributing 300 isolation gowns in May this year.
GFA President Tino San Gil said: “I’m happy to receive the news that GMH received the Demistifier sets needed and that they can be put to use immediately. We’re still in this collective fight against the COVID-19 virus that continues to affect all of us in the community.
Bhutan FF’s orange warriors showcase unity and determination to combat COVID-19
Thimphu: With the world facing its biggest health crisis of the century, the Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) Member Associations continue to contribute to communities who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Leading the way in Bhutan, the Bhutan Football Federation (BFF) has deployed 20 volunteers from various departments, including technical coaches, competitions, media and marketing and administrative workers, to lend their support in the noble cause.
MFF donates 2018 AFC Dream Asia Awards winnings to State Emergency Committee
Ulaanbaatar: The Mongolian Football Federation (MFF) has donated the funds received for winning the 2018 AFC Dream Asia Awards in the Aspiring category to the Mongolian State Emergency Committee to battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Vice President and MFF President Ganbaatar Amgalanbaatar and other representatives from MFF held a meeting with the State Emergency Committee Chairman and Mongolia’s Deputy Prime Minister Enkhtuvshin Ulziisaikhan on Tuesday before delivering the donation, face masks, protective suits and electronic thermometers.
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.
UAE Pro League launches pioneering Child Safeguarding programme
Abu Dhabi: The UAE Pro League has become the first governing body in West Asia to launch a pioneering Child Safeguarding programme aimed at ensuring children can enjoy their right to play Football in a safe and inclusive environment, and preventing any risk of harm to children involved in the game.
The initiative is part of the UAE Pro League's commitment to promoting and protecting the safety and welfare of children, in line with FIFA's stated objective to ensure that involvement in Football, in any form, is a positive experience for all children.
AFC partners with IFRC to help affected COVID-19 communities
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC), through its AFC Dream Asia Foundation, has partnered with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to identify and deliver direct assistance to communities whose lives have been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
IFRC will focus on Asian countries who require priority assistance – Afghanistan, Malaysia, Mongolia and Cox’s Bazaar in Bangladesh – by providing medical services and supporting those in quarantine.
In addition, the Japan Football Association (JFA) has also generously pledged to donate their 2019 AFC Dream Asia Award - Inspiring Member Association prize to the IFRC initiatives.
Innovative ‘Social Distance Football’ launched in Cambodia
Phnom Penh: The Indochina Starfish Foundation, a partner of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), has launched an inventive format of football called ‘Social Distance Football’ which includes elements of the sport while incorporating the best health guidelines to stay safe from COVID-19.
Coaches in Cambodia mooted the idea of ‘Social Distance Football’ after watching children continue playing football despite concerns of the pandemic which has forced the suspension of the sport around the world.