AFC Cup Club Licensing Workshop held in DPR Korea
Pyongyang: Club representatives learnt about the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) club licensing regulations at an AFC Cup Club Licensing Workshop in the DPR Korea capital city last week.
The workshop was organised by the AFC Member Association Development Department for 44 clubs with the attendance of the respective general managers.
A presentation was carried out to cover all the compulsory AFC club licensing criteria that the clubs will have to comply with from 2018, such as having two youth teams, a team doctor or physiotherapist, written contracts for players and more.
A timeline on the objectives and the entire club licensing registration process for the clubs to follow was also explained to the participating club representatives.
Throughout the licensing process, the AFC will continue to support and assist the clubs through the AFC League Development Programme.
Other AFC development programmes were also discussed with the respective DPR Korea Football Association staff, and the AFC Member Association Development team also visited the National Football School which has four mini pitches built under the AFC President’s Initiatives.
The DPR Korea Football Association has plans to create a new league with three divisions in 2017, and it is important for the clubs to comply with the club licensing criteria to ensure the long-term development of football in the country.