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Football for All in Vietnam: We are winners together


Football for All in Vietnam: We are winners together

Football for All in Vietnam (FFAV) have been chosen by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to receive the Dream Asia Gold Award 2014 in the NGO category.

FFAV is working closely with the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) and relevant government institutions and partners to create a model for grassroots football in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue. “We are delighted and honoured” says FFAV Director Anders Krystad. “There is a lot of hard work behind this, and all staff at FFAV should be very proud of their efforts and determination, which has made this possible. However, I would like to share the credit with all who had worked with us over the years in Vietnam. Without commitment and contribution from government, sports organisation and other partners like donors, commercial companies and other INGOs this would not have been possible”.

Mr. Le Hoai Anh, VFF's general secretary said after over 12 years of operation in Thua Thien-Hue, the federation acknowledges FFAV's contribution to the province's football in particular and Vietnam's in general.

Mr. Dang Phuoc My – DoET vice-director/head of project management board in Thua Thien Hue Province happily shares “The Dream Asia Gold Award is the pride and the great encouragement for the cooperation between TT Hue DoET and NFF/FFAV. It is also the acknowledgment of the efforts of DoET and FFAV in creating playing conditions as well as healthy playgrounds for children and youth in schools in the province by grassroots football activities with life skills integration. In education, we often motivate and introduce various activities to help build “friendly schools and positive students”.

With the establishment of football clubs in primary and secondary schools, it not only attracts pupils but also enriches extracurricular activities. The rate of absence and dropout has been reduced, and grades have improved. The award ceremony is scheduled to be held in the AFC village in Palo, Tacloban in the Philippines on 3 October.

[This article has been edited by the Operating Team]


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Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 23:00