Thu, 28 Oct, 2021
Hong Kong: The details of a football empowerment programme for girls and women in Hong Kong were confirmed at the first project working group meeting held in Hong Kong earlier this week. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) – Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) Legacy Project is a legacy programme of the AFC-EPL (English Premier League) Football Social Development Conference organised earlier this year.
The programme is funded by the AFC Dream Asia Foundation, as announced by Mahfuza Akhter Kiron Female, the AFC’s Female Member of the FIFA Council, at the AFC-EPLconference in July. This week’s first working group meeting was attended by AFC and HKFA representatives, social responsibility partners Wofoo Social Enterprise and Zesh Foundation, Plan International, Hong Kong Education Bureau and Hong Kong Education University and Hong Kong School Sports Federation.
HKFA CEO Mark Sutcliffe said: “We are thankful to the AFC for providing this wonderful opportunity of a legacy project focusing on girls’ and women’s empowerment through football. This is timely because HKFA is paying a lot attention to girls’ football development."
Zesh Rehman, founder of Zesh Foundation, added: “This is a great effort by both the AFC and HKFA and I am proud to be part of it. Zesh Foundation will do its best to assist as much as possible through previous experience in similar programmes. It is great to see the high level of stakeholder commitment and as we clearly have the right group of people involved I am confident of the success of this project.”