ISF-AFC Dream Asia Legacy Project expands to Cambodia’s Battambang Province
Phnom Penh: The AFC Dream Asia Foundation’s collaboration with the Indochina Starfish Foundation (ISF) will reach new territory when the ISF-AFC Dream Asia Legacy Project stretches to the Battambang province of Cambodia.
As part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), Football Federation of Cambodia and the ISF, the five-year programme seeks to empower children from underprivileged backgrounds by increasing access to sports, improved health, and opportunities to build life-skills.
AFC President Recognition Award set to reward distinguished AFC Grassroots Charter members
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Executive Committee has ratified the AFC Technical Committee’s approval to change the categories of the AFC President Recognition Awards for Grassroots Football to acknowledge standout Member Associations (MAs) in the AFC Grassroots Charter.
Mirroring the AFC Grassroots Charter membership categories of Gold, Silver and Bronze, the AFC President Recognition Awards aims to provide an additional incentive for MAs to be recognised for their grassroots initiatives.
The updated regulations came into force on July 29, 2022 and incorporated several important updates that are applicable when granting licences to participating clubs in the AFC Club Competitions from the 2023/2024 season onwards.
Fresh dawn for Philippines as new headquarters breaks ground
Carmona: For the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) 2022 is shaping as a milestone year. It began with the national team sealing maiden qualification for the FIFA Women's World Cup™, a feat that seemed barely believable for many just a few short years ago. Now firm foundations have been put in place to secure the future of the nation’s football, with PFF celebrating the commencement of their new headquarters with a ground-breaking ceremony taking place on Saturday.
Supported with significant funding from the FIFA Forward Programme, the new headquarters will provide spacious offices with modern facilities replacing the current premises - also a FIFA-funded project built in 2007.
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.
Second batch of AFC FMC graduates ready to leave their mark on Asian football
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) today concluded the second edition of the game-changing Football Management Certificate (FMC) programme, setting its participants on course to shape the future of Asian football.
A total of 30 participants from all five of the AFC Zones underwent the seven-month online programme that instills football-based skillsets and industry knowledge to enable participants to uplift Asian football and set new standards of excellence.
WAFF & RTP webinar focuses on keeping children safe in all sports settings
Kuala Lumpur: The West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) and Right To Play (RTP) organised a three-week Safeguarding and Protection of Children in Football webinar to ensure participants were knowledgeable and well-informed on keeping children and young people safe in all sports environments.
An initiative under the WAFF-RTP Regional Educational Partnership for Sports (REPS) partnership, which was signed in January this year, the meaningful programme was supported by the AFC Regional Association Fund.
China PR’s head coach Shui Qingxia takes centre stage in the latest Coaches Circle
Kuala Lumpur: The eighth issue of Coaches Circle, now available on the-AFC.com, focuses on China PR’s winning head coach Shui Qingxia, who ended her country’s 16-year wait for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup™ trophy in February this year.
Shui, who lifted the trophy five times as a player, became the first to win as both player and head coach after her team’s 3-2 victory over Korea Republic at the AFC Women's Asian Cup™ India 2022.
Zurich: "Anyone can be a coach, but telling someone exactly what they have to do, exactly how to do it and even telling them when to do it, that takes knowledge, experience and education. That’s why it’s very important that we focus on the quality of education."
Those words belong to Arsene Wenger, who knows what he is talking about when it comes to the qualities needed not just to be a coach but to be a good coach. Appointed FIFA Chief of Global Football Development in November 2019, the Frenchman has made high coaching standards one of his priorities.