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We did it again – AFC Dream Asia Awards go to to FFAV

We did it again – AFC Dream Asia Awards go to to FFAV

Football for All in Vietnam (FFAV) is honoured to receive a Dream Asia Award 2017 by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) in the NGO and Individual category.

The Dream Asia Award is aimed to promote and raise awareness about social issues and the power of the game as a fantastic tool for change. This award is also a chance for AFC to honour organisations and individuals who have shown exemplary dedication to delivering social responsibility initiatives and have positive contributions for developing a football movement in Asia.

This is the second time FFAV receives this precious award from AFC since the first time in 2015.

After 14 years of operation in Thua Thien Hue Province, Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) acknowledges the contributions of FFAV for football movement in Thua Thien Hue as well as in the whole nation. [The] FFAV model isn’t only successful in number of established football clubs, number of children who [are] involved in football, and number of adults who were trained but also in teaching life-skills for children through football activities. This has a positive effect in the process of personality formation for children. VFF believes the success of FFAV is the premise to develop school football nationwide as well as provide human resource for professional football”, Secretary General of VFF Mr. Le Hoai Anh said.

We are deeply honoured to receive this award one more time. The acknowledgement of AFC by awarding our organisation the Dream Asia Awards asserts the values which FFAV has created in football movement. It also shows that [the] role of people who built a solid precedent for the football movement is known and recognised”, said Anders Krystad – FFAV advisor – who has built a strong foundation for FFAV before handing it over to the Vietnamese leadership.

Together with the award for an organisation in the NGO category, Mr. Nguyen Hoang Phuong, director of FFAV, is also honoured to receive the award for an individual who has shown an excellent contribution for the football movement by AFC.

It is my honour to receive this precious award from AFC. For me, this is not only [a] prize for myself but also for my friends and individuals who have contributed for the success of [the] organisation. On this occasion, I would like to say thank you to all individuals, organisations, and all members of FFAV family for going together in years in Vietnam. Without commitments and contributions from local government, partners, donors, commercial companies, and non-government organisations, it would be hard for FFAV to succeed. This is like [an] inevitable result in the king sport football, you cannot win alone in the game without your teammates. This award is great encouragement for me as well as FFAV to try and work harder in developing [a] football movement and creating more playgrounds for children and teenagers, especially for girls and disadvantaged children”, Mr. Nguyen Hoang Phuong, the director of FFAV shared.

The AFC Dream Asia Awards 2017 is held on 20 July in Hong Kong.

[This article has been edited by the Operating Team.]