‘Young Coach Education Programme’ Kicks off in Jordan!

One GoalJordanian youth in northern Jordan will be receiving a unique football coaching workshop delivered by the Football Club Social Alliance (FCSA) and supported by World Vision Jordan and the Asian Football Development Project (AFDP).

The workshop aims to inspire young women and men to become proactive leaders by providing them with the knowledge and skill sets necessary to sustain regular football activities for children, in addition to employing the sport as a platform for strengthening social cohesion and building self-esteem.

The workshop will witness the participation of coaches from two professional European clubs: FC Basel and SV Werder Bremen at the football club in the Hakama district in Irbid.

The Football Club Social Alliance unites professional European football clubs, permanent member clubs include FC Basel 1893, SV Werder Bremen, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, FK Austria Wien and Queens Park Rangers F.C., which team up for social change on a global level. Their main mission is the Young Coach Education Programme where the clubs’ instructors empower young women and men in their role as proactive community leaders.

The workshop will run under the umbrella of ‘One Goal’ – a campaign that seeks to tackle the poor nutritional practices by leveraging the power of and the passion for football in the region, and for greater cooperation on a number of development programs that seek to empower women, build resilience amongst refugees and host communities, and promote grassroots football. One Goal is a partner-driven campaign consisting of the core partners World Vision, Asian Football Development Project (AFDP), Asian Football Confederation (AFC), Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), and Royal DSM.

The ‘One Goal’ partnership agreement in Jordan between World Vision Jordan, AFDP and Jordan Football Association (JFA) serves to strengthen joint efforts for the development of grassroots, youth and women’s football to further grow the game in Jordan, particularly ahead of the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup 2016, and to contribute to social change for improved health and education, as well as for resilience-building amongst refugees and promoting integration with the host communities in and around refugee camps in northern Jordan.

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