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.
High participation marks 2nd AFC Elite Youth Special Online Session
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) conducted its 2nd AFC Elite Youth Special Online Session yesterday to highlight the role played by Member Associations (MAs) in youth development in their regions, while also discussing the ways in which the AFC Elite Youth Scheme can assist the MAs in creating National Youth Programmes.
The session, which was conducted by the AFC Technical Director, Andy Roxburgh and the Head of Youth Development, Laszlo Szalai, saw over a hundred technical directors, youth national coaches, heads of youth academies, and academy directors coming together to share ideas on how to help talented youth footballers in their crucial phase as they aim to transition into the senior teams of their respective nations.
JFA and Hong Kong FC Academy recognised by the AFC Elite Youth Scheme
Kuala Lumpur: The Jordan Football Association (JFA) is the latest Member Association (MA) to receive full membership under the AFC Elite Youth Scheme while the Hong Kong FC Academy has been granted a one-star Academy status.
As part of JFA’s recommendation, the Al Hussein Sports City for Youth – Polo Stadium have also been recognised as a two-star Academy by the AFC Elite Youth Scheme.
AFC Elite Youth Scheme recognise first football girls’ academies
Kuala Lumpur: The AFC Elite Youth Scheme has endorsed the first-ever football girls’ academies in the Japan Football Association (JFA) and Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) as the gold standard three-star and one-star elite academies respectively.
The BFF also joins the AFC Elite Youth Scheme as a full member for their focus on providing a clear pathway to develop players and coaches through their elite academy while expanding their women’s competitions.
HKFA endorsed as full member of the AFC Elite Youth Scheme
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Elite Youth Scheme continues to grow rapidly with the Hong Kong Football Association Ltd. (HKFA) becoming the latest Member Association (MA) to be approved as a full member while Kitchee Academy received an elite one-star academy status.
With the aim to qualify for the AFC and FIFA youth competitions, HKFA has established a comprehensive Strategic Plan for 2020-2025, which focuses on a wide range of areas such as organisational structure, youth programmes, talent development, competitions, academy facilities, data monitoring, education and club licensing.
AFC Elite Youth Scheme recognises FA Thailand as full member
Kuala Lumpur: The Football Association of Thailand (FA Thailand) is the latest Member Association (MA) to be endorsed as a full member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Elite Youth Scheme for its continuous efforts in youth development.
FA Thailand’s progress in youth football was reflected in the AFC competitions where Thailand, which featured the talented 18-year-old Suphanat Mueanta, reached the Quarter-final of the AFC U23 Championship for the first time on home soil last year.
LFA endorsed as full member of the AFC Elite Youth Scheme
Kuala Lumpur: The Lebanese Football Association (LFA) has been approved as a full member of the highly-acclaimed Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Elite Youth Scheme for its well-structured youth development system.
As underlined in its Vision and Mission, LFA is committed to youth development and creating a platform for young players to succeed. To further increase football participation, LFA established a comprehensive strategy which covers coach education, youth competition, talent identification, medical service, sports science, education and welfare, facilities support, philosophy and academies.
BFF recognised as full member of the AFC Elite Youth Scheme
Kuala Lumpur: The Bhutan Football Federation (BFF) is the latest Member Association (MA) to be endorsed as a full member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Elite Youth Scheme for its comprehensive youth development plan and structured competition system.
With the aim of supporting the development of each individual player and raising the standard of their performance, BFF’s efforts are focused on youth coach education, youth competition and strong partnerships with local clubs and national teams.
Kuala Lumpur: The Football Association of Maldives’ (FAM) commitment and continuous efforts in youth development has been endorsed by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) after it was recognised as a full member of the highly-acclaimed AFC Elite Youth Scheme.
Anchored on implementing international best practices and taking into consideration the country’s unique circumstances, FAM has established a well-structured youth development system which covers the construction of the national training centre, club academies, tactical education, competitions and coach qualifications.
BFA recognised as full member of the AFC Elite Youth Scheme
Kuala Lumpur: The Bahrain Football Association (BFA) is the latest Member Association (MA) to be endorsed as a full member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Elite Youth Scheme for its structured competition system and comprehensive youth development strategy.
BFA continues to underline its vision in youth development, which is to increase the pool of youth players in Bahrain and help them to become professional players capable of representing their national teams and playing abroad.