The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has announced a new partnership with global flooring group Gerflor for the AFC Futsal competitions in 2022 and 2023.
Gerflor will become an Official Tournament Supporter for AFC Futsal competitions, covering the upcoming 2022 AFC Futsal Asian Cup – Kuwait and the 2023 AFC Futsal Club Championship.
Gerflor will play a key role in the AFC Futsal Asian Cup Kuwait 2022™, employing their global expertise to provide Futsal pitch flooring solutions for the competition. The partnership stems from the AFC and Gerflor’s commitment to ensuring the optimum playing and safety standards for the benefit of all players, teams and match officials.
Gerflor are a leading global flooring solutions brand, with 85 years of experience in creating, manufacturing, and marketing innovative, decorative and sustainable flooring solutions and wall finishes to clients across the world. Since 1947, Gerflor have established themselves as a leading brand in global sports with their renowned sports flooring brand Taraflex™.
Datuk Seri Windsor John, the AFC General Secretary, said: “The AFC is pleased to enter into this partnership with Gerflor as our Official Tournament Supporter for the AFC’s Futsal competitions.
“Gerflor are well known for their experience and expertise in providing global flooring solutions and their commitment to providing an unparalleled futsal environment fits in well with the AFC’s Vision of ensuring our players and teams shine in our world-class competitions.”
Lionel Arlin, Sport Federations and Events Manager at Gerflor, said: “Gerflor is proud to pursue the journey with the AFC for another term and to provide all futsal players, from beginners to seasoned professionals, with the highest standards in safety and performance. Gerflor’s innovative and state-of-the-art futsal flooring provides the best playing conditions for the athletes at the highest AFC futsal events in 2022 and 2023 (2022 AFC Futsal Asian Cup – Kuwait and the 2023 AFC Futsal Club Championship).”
Patrick Murphy, Board Member and CEO at FMA, commented: “We are pleased to have Gerflor on board as an Official Tournament Supporter for AFC Futsal competitions. Gerflor have demonstrated their commitment to establishing the highest standards of safety and quality in providing sports solutions for venues across the world, and we look forward to working with them to bolster our offering to players and fans alike across the AFC Futsal competitions.”