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WAFF & RTP webinar focuses on keeping children safe in all sports settings!

The West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) and Right To Play (RTP) organised a three-week Safeguarding and Protection of Children in Football webinar to ensure participants were knowledgeable and well-informed on keeping children and young people safe in all sports environments.

An initiative under the WAFF-RTP Regional Educational Partnership for Sports (REPS) partnership, which was signed in January this year, the meaningful programme was supported by the AFC Regional Association Fund.

Attended by more than 40 members, coaches, and child safeguarding officers from Member Associations (MAs) in the West zone, the online sessions from June 13-30, 2022, provided participants with the basic knowledge on safeguarding and protection in addition to in-depth training on sport for development methodologies.

It also offered coaches the opportunity to improve their awareness on designing and implementing grassroots training sessions, activities and initiatives.

A training session was held each week for specific participants – MA management staff members, coaches and child safeguarding officers. Participating MAs comprised Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria and the United Arab Emirates.

REPS applies child safeguarding and sport for development methodologies via a customised manual and training sessions for MAs to carry out their responsibilities in greater depth and meet the expected needs of beneficiaries.

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