FFA, Black Dog Institute join forces to provide support to football community
Sydney: Football Federation Australia (FFA) announced on Friday it is partnering with Black Dog Institute to provide mental health education and support to the grassroots football community and FFA’s employees, national team players, directors and staff.
The announcement comes after the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, revealed there have been more than one million telehealth calls relating to mental health since mid-March, as families and individuals across the country suffer stress from isolation.
The new initiative will see FFA share Black Dog’s extensive range of mental health resources across its digital properties and large football network, as the Australian football family continues to assist the slowdown of the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social isolation and social distancing.
The Black Dog Institute is internationally recognised as a pioneer in the identification, prevention and treatment of mental illness, and the promotion of wellbeing. It produces online resources, tools and apps which aim to reduce the incidence of mental illness and empower everyone to live the most mentally healthy lives possible.
#BreakTheChain campaign continues to raise public awareness
Kuala Lumpur: Jordan and Al-Jazeera right back Feras Zeyad Shilbaya, Singapore’s national team centurion Baihakki Khaizan and Laos midfielder Phoutdavy Phommasane are the latest stars to feature in the Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) #BreakTheChain series.
The trio are among 130 Asian icons and officials from 40 Member Associations who have joined forces to raise awareness on health and personal hygiene guidelines put in place by the World Health Organization (WHO) to stop the transmission of COVID-19.
AFC elite match officials join forces in latest AFC’s #BreakTheChain series
Kuala Lumpur: Asia’s finest match officials have joined the chorus of the Continent’s icons and stars in the latest Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) #BreakTheChain series which continues to encourage communities to play an active role in preventing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
FIFA and AFC Elite referees Christopher Beath from Australia, Japan’s Yoshimi Yamashita, Jordan’s Adham Makhadmeh and Mohammed Abdulla from the United Arab Emirates – all of whom have graced the biggest stages in world football – are the latest to feature in the mass awareness campaign urging fans to follow the best practices outlined by the World Health Organization.
Kassem, Zhu and Soeuy join the latest #BreakTheChain campaign
Kuala Lumpur: Lebanon and Nejmeh SC defender Kassem El Zein, Shanghai Shenhua’s Zhu Chenjie as well as Cambodia and Syay Rieng FC’s Soeuy Visal feature in the latest Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) #BreakTheChain campaign which continues to receive overwhelming support across Asia.
The AFC’s public awareness series has brought together more than 120 Asian icons and officials to share messages of hope and unity while encouraging communities to follow the best personal hygiene practices and guidelines initiated by the World Health Organization (WHO) to stop the spread of COVID-19.
AFC’s #BreakTheChain continues to inspire hope in battle against COVID-19
Kuala Lumpur: Vietnam and Viettel FC defender Bui Tien Dung, Thailand star Charyl Chappuis as well as China PR and Shanghai Shenhua winger Cao Yunding are the latest trio of Asian stars to feature in the Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) BreakTheChain campaign, which continues to engage with millions of fans to do their part in combating the transmission of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Advocating the World Health Organization’s (WHO) guidelines on social distancing, personal hygiene and where applicable, staying at home, the mass awareness campaign has garnered the support of more than 120 Asian icons offering helpful and hopeful reminders amidst these unprecedented times.
AFC’s #BreakTheChain inspiring messages continue to reach new territories
Kuala Lumpur: China PR international and Beijing FC midfielder Li Ke, Guam national team skipper Jason Cunliffe and Qatar and Al Duhail forward Ismail Mohammad are the latest Asian stars to pledge their support behind the Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) BreakTheChain series.
The mass awareness campaign, which today marks one month since its launch, has been widely supported by the AFC Member Associations with more than 120 players and officials lending their voices to stop the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak by adhering to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) guidelines, while galvanising millions to remain calm and positive during these unprecedented times.
AFC MAs continue to contribute towards the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) Member Associations as well as Asian clubs and players continue to lend their unwavering support to the communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic by donating funds, medical supplies and hospital equipment.
The Myanmar Football Federation (MFF), Chinese national team members and clubs exemplify the AFC’s Social Responsibility message that “Football Cares” by assisting the hospitals, medical teams and people in need.