Palestine school students benefit from fun-filled Grassroots Festival
Al Ram: The Palestine Football Association (PFA) organised 11 fun-filled grassroots festivals from October 14 to 29 in their bid to resume grassroots activities as well as schools that cancelled sports activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The festivals put smiles on 1,580 students which included 80% participation from girls in the various football activities designed by the PFA.
Students from the schools of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) and Palestine Ministry of Education (MoE) were divided into different classes for football games, training stations and matches.
PFA honours Grassroots Coach Volunteer of the Year
Al Ram: The Palestine Football Association (PFA) awarded Khalid Abu Ghoush as the Best Grassroots Coach Volunteer of the Year at their Grassroots Annual Award 2019-2020 for his contribution in volunteering the PFA grassroots activities which include attending training sessions, participating grassroots festival, and assisting in grassroots competition.
Organised by the PFA Grassroots Department, the Grassroots Coach Volunteer of the Year award recognises the efforts of volunteers for growing the grassroots game and for developing football in accordance with 10 Criteria which include enthusiasm, responsiveness to players, children’s services, physical and emotional education, patience, interpretation of the Laws of the Game, sportsmanship, time management, relationship with players as well as the feedback from parents.
Beijing: The Chinese Football Association (CFA), in collaboration with HUAAO (a Chinese sports industry resource trade service platform) and Douyin, a social media platform, has launched an online grassroots football programme titled “Football for All Challenge”, which aims to strengthen the public enthusiasm for football during this challenging period.
From China PR legend Sun Wen, head coach of the men’s team Li Tie and women’s head coach Jia Xiuquan, to the current football stars and fans in China PR, the project has attracted more than 1,500 football enthusiasts who uploaded short videos of their skills such as 1v1, free kicks, dribbling and ball control on Douyin under the #FootballforAllChallenge. A total of 16 players from the CFA Super League (CSL) clubs have been selected as ambassadors of this activity to share their football experiences through clubs’ accounts.
Young players in Hong Kong benefit from landmark online learning programme
Hong Kong: To further strengthen a lifelong passion for football, the Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) partnered with the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) Charities Trust, to launch an Online Learning Programme to engage with young football players during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
More than 1,500 players from the ages of four to 17, participated in the informative online lessons that consisted of various topics such as warm-up/cool-down activities, football exercises, physical drills and mini lectures of football related knowledge.
Jerry, a participant from the Boy’s programme, said: “It was helpful to follow the coaches and do some exercises by attending the online training classes organised by the HKFA. Despite not being able to play football with my teammates on the pitch, we could still see each other and learn through the online platform.”
Damascus: The Syrian Football Association (SFA) strengthened the knowledge of its grassroots trainers from the Institute of Physical Education by conducting a five-day course comprising of theoretical and practical lectures.
SFA remains committed in developing grassroots football and the course, which benefitted 112 men and women trainers, is an important element in their process of applying for the AFC Grassroots Charter later this year.
9th AFC Grassroots Panel Meeting (Online) concludes
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Grassroots Panel held its 9th meeting today, with more Member Associations (MA) receiving their endorsements from the game-changing AFC Grassroots Charter.
AFC Technical Director Andy Roxburgh opended the meeting by emphasising on the mission of the Grassroots Panel: “With the aim to increase the participation of grassroots, provide social inclusion, inspire young people as well as foster an interest in the sport, the AFC Grassroots Panel is committed to promote football at all levels regardless of their abilities and provide people with opportunities to play in a safe and enjoyable environment.”
A total of 14 panel members discussed the current situation of grassroots development in their countries before deliberating on key issues of the AFC Grassroots Charter and the challenges faced.
AIFF celebrates the first-ever online Grassroots Football Day
New Delhi: As football activities continue to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) celebrated its Grassroots Football Day by respecting the rules of physical distancing and organising various online activities.
More than 7,900 boys and girls from diverse provinces of 12 states participated in the celebration which comprised interactive webinars, online games, online training sessions, social media quizzes, drawing competitions and other creative activities.