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Tag Archives: Grassroots

Oceania Just Play Emergency Programme gets a revamp!

Like so many in the sports world, OFC Just Play Programme teams across the Pacific are adjusting to a new normal. For the staff in Fiji that means putting their heads together to develop and revise Just Play Emergency Programme resources, and support the design of two new components – …

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UEFA Grassroots Football Week 2020: protecting the purest form of the game!

UEFA kicks off its annual Grassroots Week today, with the 2020 edition highlighting the importance of ensuring everyone, everywhere can continue to safely play the world’s number one sport – in their own garden, at school or with a local amateur club. Over the next week, UEFA.com and our official …

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Football 1, Drug trafficking 0: Golden Baby Leagues assist Pulwama to win the Beautiful Game!

Until a few days ago, it was not a regular sight for beholders to find a bunch of lively kids, clad in colourful gears running after a football in the valley of Pulwama, Kashmir. The northernmost state of India, referred to as the ‘Paradise’ for its exquisite natural beauty enjoys …

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Evolution of Indian Football: The Clubs, Grassroots Development, Challenges & Opportunities Ahead!

Watch R. Vineel Krishna (IAS, Additional Secretary & Director Sports, Youth Services Department, Government of Odisha), Sunando Dhar (CEO, Leagues Department, AIFF), Rohan Sharma (President, Odisha FC), Mandar Tamhane (CEO, Bengaluru FC), and Mukul Vinayak Choudhari (CEO, Jamshedpur FC) discuss and exchange their perspectives on the evolution of Indian Football …

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#ShePower comes to the fore, drives social change through Golden Baby Leagues in Punjab!

The Golden Baby Leagues initiative was launched by All India Football Federation (AIFF) in 2018 with the primary objective of engaging children from ages 6-12 with football and give them exposure from a very young age. However, in communities across the country, it is also helping break societal stereotypes and …

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China FA launches online grassroots football programme!

The Chinese Football Association (CFA), in collaboration with HUAAO (a Chinese sports industry resource trade service platform) and Douyin, a social media platform, has launched an online grassroots football programme titled “Football for All Challenge”, which aims to strengthen the public enthusiasm for football during this challenging period. From China …

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Oceania FC & WIFA extend MOU for Just Play in Maharashtra region!

The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) and the Western India Football Association (WIFA) have extended the Memorandum of Understanding which will ensure a further nine months of OFC Just Play activities in the Maharashtra region. The OFC Just Play Programme was first introduced in India in July 2016 with a pilot …

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Oceania’s Football development continues amid pandemic!

Oceania FC’s Football Development department is operating a range of training courses while the coronavirus pandemic continues to bite. A move to alert level 3 in Auckland, New Zealand has forced OFC staff to work from home for the past fortnight, while border restrictions remain in place throughout the Pacific, …

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