UAE Pro League pioneering Child Safeguarding project set to enter the second phase
Abu Dhabi: The UAE Pro League’s pioneering Child Safeguarding programme, which was lauded for adopting the best practices in safeguarding from FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) when it was launched in May this year, continues to gain strong momentum as it enters its second phase of implementation.
The first-of-its-kind project in West Asia, which aims to ensure children can enjoy their right to play football in a safe and inclusive environment, and prevent any risk of harm to children involved in the game, will allocate professional Child Safeguarding Officers (CSO) to 14 clubs to lead and expand their child protection efforts.
UAE Pro League Chairman Abdulla Naser Al Junaibi said: “We have been overwhelmed with the level of support that we have received from leading organisations such as FIFA, the AFC and UAE Ministry of Interior.”
UAE Pro League launches pioneering Child Safeguarding programme
Abu Dhabi: The UAE Pro League has become the first governing body in West Asia to launch a pioneering Child Safeguarding programme aimed at ensuring children can enjoy their right to play Football in a safe and inclusive environment, and preventing any risk of harm to children involved in the game.
The initiative is part of the UAE Pro League's commitment to promoting and protecting the safety and welfare of children, in line with FIFA's stated objective to ensure that involvement in Football, in any form, is a positive experience for all children.
GFA uses AFC Dream Asia Awards winnings for COVID-19 relief efforts
Barrigada: The Guam Football Association (GFA) has used their 2019 AFC Dream Asia Awards winnings by donating two Demistifier sets – an isolation equipment – to the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH).
The latest initiative exemplifies the ongoing efforts and commitment by the GFA towards combating the COVID-19 pandemic after contributing 300 isolation gowns in May this year.
GFA President Tino San Gil said: “I’m happy to receive the news that GMH received the Demistifier sets needed and that they can be put to use immediately. We’re still in this collective fight against the COVID-19 virus that continues to affect all of us in the community.
Inspired Youth Ambassadors hail impact of landmark e-Goal programme
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and Aurora for Training and Development’s breakthrough e-Goal project received resounding praise from aspiring Youth Social Responsibility Ambassadors from across 12 Member Associations in the West Zone after the highly interactive programme came to a close on Tuesday.
The two-week virtual pilot programme – the first-of-its-kind organised by AURORA and supported by the AFC Dream Asia Foundation – was designed to empower tomorrow’s generation through innovative and educational opportunities, to equip them with the skill sets to lead social change and to strengthen the foundations for them to encourage their peers to live more purposeful lives through football beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bhutan FF’s orange warriors showcase unity and determination to combat COVID-19
Thimphu: With the world facing its biggest health crisis of the century, the Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) Member Associations continue to contribute to communities who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Leading the way in Bhutan, the Bhutan Football Federation (BFF) has deployed 20 volunteers from various departments, including technical coaches, competitions, media and marketing and administrative workers, to lend their support in the noble cause.
e-Goal project continues to motivate young players in the West Zone
Kuala Lumpur: After ten days of productive sessions, the 23 youth ambassadors from 12 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Member Associations in the West Zone have gained valuable knowledge through the e-Goal project.
Launched by Jordan-based youth development organisation, Aurora and supported by the AFC Dream Asia Foundation, the eighth and ninth days of the programme comprised sessions focusing on Peer Education and Youth-Led Social Change in the Middle East.
Former Saudi Arabia national team player and Al Hilal SFC’s captain, Mohammad Al-Shalhoub also joined the 10-day virtual pilot project to inspire the young players by sharing his best moments in his outstanding career as well as the challenges faced by footballers.
Inaugural AFC Child Safeguarding Seminar 2019 concludes in Thailand
Chonburi: The Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) commitment to protect the welfare and safety of children across the Continent marked a significant milestone with the first-ever AFC Child Safeguarding Seminar 2019 which concluded on Tuesday in Chonburi, Thailand.
Held in conjunction with the ongoing AFC U-16 Women’s Championship Thailand 2019, the objective of the seminar was to expand the reach of the new FIFA Child Safeguarding Programme and Toolkit – FIFA Guardians - a major initiative launched by the world governing body in July this year aimed at assisting Member Associations and Confederations around the world to introduce stronger child safeguarding measures in football.