AFC Elite Youth Scheme set for updated regulations in 2024
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) reaffirmed its commitment to grooming the stars of the future on Tuesday morning at the 4th AFC Youth Panel meeting for the 2022/23 term.
The key thrust will come from the implementation of updates to the AFC Elite Youth Scheme regulations in 2024, which will further improve talent identification structures and youth development standards across the Continent.
AFC Youth Player of the Year (Men) 2022: Kuryu Matsuki
Doha: Kuryu Matsuki’s outstanding ascendancy in 2022 saw the Japanese ace claim the AFC Youth Player of the Year accolade at the AFC Annual Awards Doha 2022 at the Qatar National Convention Centre’s Al Mayassa Theatre on Tuesday.
Update: Kuryu Matsuki was presented with the trophy on November 19, 2023
Tipped by many to be the latest stand-out player in Japan’s consistent conveyor belt of exceptional talent, Matsuki has already secured a regular place in the starting 11 for his club J1 League side FC Tokyo, where he is mentored by Samurai Blue legend and former AFC Asian International Player of the Year award winner Yuto Nagatomo.
MAs and RAs recognised for unwavering commitment at AFC Annual Awards
Doha: The stellar achievements of the Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) Member Associations (MAs) and Regional Associations (RAs) were put firmly in the spotlight on Tuesday evening at the AFC Annual Awards Doha 2022, presented by the AFC’s Global Partner NEOM.
In a grand celebration dedicated to showcasing the best of Asian football, the outstanding efforts made by MAs and RAs in developing and enhancing the game, in order to continuously lift the standards of football across the Continent, were fittingly honoured at the Al Mayassa Theatre of the renowned Qatar National Convention Centre.
AFC Technical Endorsement Ceremony celebrates developmental efforts of MAs
Doha: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) celebrated the concerted efforts of its Member Associations (MAs) in strengthening the standards of the beautiful game on the Continent at the AFC Technical Endorsement Presentation Ceremony in Doha on Tuesday.
Held in conjunction with the AFC Annual Awards Doha 2022, the ceremony witnessed the AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa presenting ceremonial certificates to MAs that have been endorsed under the Confederation’s breakthrough technical programmes – the AFC Grassroots Charter, the AFC Coaching Convention, and the AFC Elite Youth Scheme.
3rd AFC Youth Panel focuses on AFC Elite Youth Scheme membership
Kuala Lumpur: Experts from all over Asia convened virtually on Thursday to discuss ways of improving youth development structures on the Continent when the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) conducted the 3rd AFC Youth Panel meeting.
Chaired by AFC Technical Director Andy Roxburgh, 12 participants from 11 Member Associations (MAs), including the likes of Korea Republic legend and Chairperson of the AFC Professional Football Task Force Park Ji-sung shared their knowledge on the best ways to enhance the transitional phase in youth football as talented youth players prepare to cross the threshold to find a place in senior teams.