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MESSAGE FROM AFC PRESIDENT
MESSAGE FROM AFC TECHNICAL COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN
LAUNCH OF AFC GRASSROOTS YEAR 2013
AFC GRASSROOTS LOGO AND SLOGAN
AFC GRASSROOTS DAY
AFC GRASSROOTS WORKSHOP
AFC GRASSROOTS AMBASSADOR
FACTSHEET
AFC GRASSROOTS COACHING CURRICULAR &
INSTRUCTORS TRAINING
AFC MEMBER ASSOCIATION OF THE YEAR FOR
GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL
MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL IN 2013
CLOSING MESSAGE FROM AFC GENERAL SECRETARY
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Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa
AFC President
FIFA Executive Committee Member
Message from AFC President
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AFC GRASSROOTS YEAR 2013 BOOK
Gr a s s r o o t s i s t h e f o u n d a t i o n o f f o o t b a l l a n d 2 0 1 3 wa s d e c l a r e d AF C
Gr a s s r o o t s Ye a r t o p r o mo t e a n d s t r e n g t h e n t h i s c o n c e p t a mo n g s t
o u r Me mb e r As s o c i a t i o n s .
I a m d e l i g h t e d t o n o t e t h a t t h i s h a s b e e n e mb r a c e d wh o l e h e a r t e d l y
a l l o v e r t h e c o n t i n e n t wi t h ma n y o f o u r Me mb e r As s o c i a t i o n s
o r g a n i s i n g e n j o y a b l e a n d e d u c a t i o n a l a c t i v i t i e s f o r t h o u s a n d s o f
c h i l d r e n t h r o u g h o u t t h e y e a r .
I t i s e n c o u r a g i n g t o s e e t h a t ma n y Me mb e r As s o c i a t i o n s h a v e
e s t a b l i s h e d t h e i r o wn g r a s s r o o t s p r o g r a mme s a n d t h a t t h e i r
a c t i v i t i e s e n c o u r a g e p a r t i c i p a t i o n f r o m t h e wh o l e c o mmu n i t y,
i n c l u d i n g p a r e n t s , t e a c h e r s a n d o t h e r v o l u n t e e r s .
Gr a s s r o o t s i s t h e b a s i s o f f o o t b a l l d e v e l o p me n t a n d I s i n c e r e l y
h o p e t h a t a l l t h e c h i l d r e n wh o h a v e a t t e n d e d t h e a c t i v i t i e s , r e g a r d l e s s o f t h e i r a b i l i t y, n e v e r
l o s e t h e e n j o y me n t o f t h e g a me wh i l e t h o s e t h a t s h o w p o t e n t i a l c o n t i n u e t h e i r l e a r n i n g c u r v e a n d
p e r h a p s o n e d a y r e p r e s e n t t h e i r c o u n t r y a n d As i a wi t h p r i d e a t t h e h i g h e s t l e v e l o f p r o f e s s i o n a l
f o o t b a l l .
I wo u l d l i k e t o t h a n k a l l o u r Me mb e r As s o c i a t i o n s f o r ma k i n g t h e AF C Gr a s s r o o t s Ye a r 2 0 1 3
i n i t i a t i v e a ma j o r s u c c e s s b u t a t t h e s a me t i me I wo u l d a l s o s t r e s s t h a t t h e y d o n o t r e s t o n t h e i r
l a u r e l s a n d I u r g e t h e m t o c o n t i n u e t o c o n t r i b u t e t h e r e s o u r c e s n e e d e d f o r t h e s u c c e s s f u l l o n g -
t e r m d e v e l o p me n t o f g r a s s r o o t s a n d y o u t h f o o t b a l l .
T h e AF C wi l l c e r t a i n l y b e a t h a n d t o p r o v i d e a l l t h e t e c h n i c a l e x p e r t i s e t h e y ma y r e q u i r e f r o m
t i me t o t i me . Ou r j o i n t e f f o r t s i n t h i s d i r e c t i o n wi l l o n l y l e a d t o a b e t t e r f u t u r e f o r As i a n f o o t b a l l .
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Message from the AFC Technical Committee Chairman
Kohzo Tashima
Chairman
AFC Technical Committee
T h e r e i s n o d o u b t t h a t As i a n f o o t b a l l c o n t i n u e s t o r i s e a n d wi t h t h e
c o n t i n e n t b e i n g h o me t o 3 . 7 b i l l i o n p e o p l e t h e r e i s t h e p o t e n t i a l t o
b e c o me t h e b e s t f o o t b a l l i n g c o n t i n e n t .
Ou r s u c c e s s i n g r a s s r o o t s f o o t b a l l o v e r t h e y e a r s i s a c o mb i n e d
e f f o r t a n d o n l y ma d e p o s s i b l e wi t h t h e d i l i g e n c e a n d d e v o t i o n o f
a l l As i a n f o o t b a l l f a mi l y, i n c l u d i n g p l a y e r s , c o a c h e s , r e f e r e e s ,
v o l u n t e e r s a n d s u p p o r t e r s wh o s h a r e t h e u n i v e r s a l b e l i e f t h a t
c h i l d r e n h o l d t h e f u t u r e o f t h i s s u c c e s s .
AF C d e s i g n a t e d 2 0 1 3 a s t h e AF C Gr a s s r o o t s Ye a r i n o r d e r t o
s u p p o r t o u r Me mb e r As s o c i a t i o n s i n d e v e l o p i n g g r a s s r o o t s f o o t b a l l ,
p r i ma r i l y f o r c h i l d r e n u p t o 1 2 y e a r s o l d f o l l o wi n g F I FA s d e f i n i t i o n
a n d p h i l o s o p h y.
As y o u c a n s e e i n t h i s b o o k , AF C h a s n o t o n l y i n i t i a t e d v a r i o u s a c t i v i t i e s b u t a l s o p r o v i d e d t h e
MAs wi t h s o me o f t h e t o o l s t h e y n e e d t o h e l p d e v e l o p g r a s s r o o t s f o o t b a l l i n t h e i r c o u n t r y. At t h e
s a me t i me , ma n y MAs h a v e a l s o t a k e n t h e i r o wn i n i t i a t i v e s a n d c o me u p wi t h t h e i r o wn a c t i v i t i e s
t o c e l e b r a t e AF C Gr a s s r o o t s Ye a r .
Ou r f u n d a me n t a l mi s s i o n i s t o c r e a t e t h e b e s t e n v i r o n me n t f o r o u r c h i l d r e n t o p l a y f o o t b a l l a n d
t o d e v e l o p a n d n u r t u r e t h e i r s k i l l s . To g e t h e r we mu s t c r e a t e a n e n v i r o n me n t wi t h o u t b a r r i e r s a n
e n v i r o n me n t t h a t e mb r a c e s a l l r e g a r d l e s s o f g e n d e r , a b i l i t y, c u l t u r e o r b a c k g r o u n d .
F o o t b a l l c a n c o n t r i b u t e t o a c h i l d s d e v e l o p me n t . I t p r o mo t e s a h e a l t h y l i f e s t y l e a n d f o s t e r s
p o s i t i v e c h a r a c t e r i s t i c s a s t h e y l e a r n t o e mb r a c e t h e s p i r i t o f f a i r p l a y.
MAs h a v e t h e a b i l i t y t o c r e a t e s u c h a n e n v i r o n me n t t h r o u g h g r a s s r o o t s f o o t b a l l p r o g r a mme s a n d ,
t h r o u g h t h e s h a r i n g o f b e s t p r a c t i c e s a n d t h e p r o mo t i o n o f t h e s p i r i t o f l e a r n i n g , AF C i s h e r e t o
a s s i s t o u r f r i e n d s a n d c o l l e a g u e s t h r o u g h o u t t h e c o n t i n e n t .
We b e l i e v e t h a t f o o t b a l l h a s t h e p o we r t o a c h i e v e t h e s e g o a l s a n d me mb e r s o f o u r As i a n f o o t b a l l
f a mi l y h a v e t h e a b i l i t y a n d p a s s i o n t o a c h i e v e t h i s mi s s i o n n o w a n d i n t h e f u t u r e .
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Launch of AFC Grassroots Year 2013
AF C h a s d e s i g n a t e d 2 0 1 3 a s t h e AF C Gr a s s r o o t s Ye a r a n d i s e n c o u r a g i n g o u r Me mb e r
As s o c i a t i o n s t o o r g a n i s e a c t i v i t i e s t o p r o mo t e a n d e mp h a s i s e t h a t f o o t b a l l i s a c c e s s i b l e a n d
s o c i a l l y b e n e f i c i a l t o e v e r y o n e .
T h e AF C Gr a s s r o o t s Da y 2 0 1 3 wa s c e l e b r a t e d o n Ma y 1 5 t h a n d a s e mi n a r wa s h e l d i n Ku a l a
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Me mb e r As s o c i a t i o n s .

To f u r t h e r p r o mo t e a n d d e v e l o p g r a s s r o o t s f o o t b a l l i n As i a , AF C o r g a n i s e d Gr a s s r o o t s
F o o t b a l l I n s t r u c t o r s Co u r s e s i n t h e r e g i o n s wi t h F I FA s c o o p e r a t i o n . Pa r t i c i p a n t s i n t h e s e
c o u r s e s we r e t r a i n e d o n h o w t o d e l i v e r s p e c i f i c g r a s s r o o t s c o u r s e s , a f t e r wh i c h t h e y we r e
e x p e c t e d t o a p p l y t h e n e wl y - g a i n e d e x p e r i e n c e a n d i n f o r ma t i o n i n t h e i r r e s p e c t i v e c o u n t r i e s .
I n a n o t h e r i n i t i a t i v e t o ma r k t h i s y e a r , AF C a s s i s t e d Me mb e r As s o c i a t i o n s wh o n e e d t o
d e v e l o p g r a s s r o o t s f o o t b a l l b y p r o v i d i n g a Gr a s s r o o t s F r a me wo r k Po l i c y t o g u i d e t h e m o n
s u s t a i n a b l e g r a s s r o o t s d e v e l o p me n t i n i t i a t i v e s .
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AFC Grassroots Logo and Slogan
T h e t wo b o y s a n d g i r l s c h a r a c t e r s i n
d i f f e r e n t c o l o u r s s y mb o l i s e s g e n d e r a n d
r a c i a l e q u a l i t y a n d t h a t t h e y c a n p l a y
t o g e t h e r a t t h e g r a s s r o o t s l e v e l ;
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As p a r t o f t h e b r a n d i n g i n i t i a t i v e t o s u p p o r t AF C, Me mb e r As s o c i a t i o n s o r g a n i s e d g r a s s r o o t s
a c t i v i t i e s , a l o g o a n d s l o g a n f o r t h e AF C Gr a s s r o o t s F o o t b a l l Ye a r 2 0 1 3 a n d o f f i c i a l l y a n n o u n c e d
t h e i n i t i a t i v e a t t h e AF C An n u a l Awa r d s h e l d o n No v e mb e r 2 9
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T h e l o g o s y mb o l i s e s t h e p h i l o s o p h y b e h i n d AF C Gr a s s r o o t s f o o t b a l l :
T h e o p e n s t a n c e o f t h e c h i l d r e n wi t h a
f o o t b a l l i n t h e c e n t r e s y mb o l i s e s t h e
u n i f i y i n g p o we r o f t h e g a me a n d i t s r o l e
i n t h e s o c i a l d e v e l o p me n t o f c h i l d r e n ;
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T h e c i r c u l a r s h a p e o f t h e l o g o
e x e mp l i f i e s p r o t e c t i o n a n d we l f a r e o f
t h e p l a y i n g c h i l d r e n wi t h t h e g r e e n c o l o r
d e p i c t i n g f u n a n d e x u b e r a n c e t h a t t h e y
e x p e r i e n c e wh i l e p l a y i n g f o o t b a l l t o g e t h e r
i n a s a f e e n v i r o n me n t
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L e t s Pl a y ! wa s c h o s e n b e c a u s e i t i s s i mp l e , f u n a n d c a t c h y wh i c h p e r f e c t l y e c h o e s t h e j o y o f
p l a y i n g t o a t t r a c t c h i l d r e n t o p a r t i c i p a t e i n t h e p r o g r a mme .
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AFC Grassroots Day
Se v e r a l Me mb e r As s o c i a t i o n s o b s e r v e d t h e AF C Gr a s s r o o t s F o o t b a l l Ye a r b y o r g a n i s i n g v a r i o u s
o f g r a s s r o o t s e v e n t s i n t h e i r o wn c o u n t r i e s .

I n o r d e r t o s u p p o r t o u r Me mb e r s As s o c i a t i o n s i n i t i a t i v e s , AF C p r o v i d e d e q u i p me n t s u c h a s b a l l s ,
AF C Gr a s s r o o t s T- s h i r t s , b i b s a n d AF C Gr a s s r o o t s F l a g s .
MAs which organized events in line with AFC Grassroots Day Celebration
AFGHANISTAN
AUSTRALIA
BHUTAN
CHINESE
TAIPEI
GUAM
HONG KONG
INDIA
JAPAN
MALDIVES
PAKISTAN
QATAR
SINGAPORE
VIETNAM
MALAYSIA
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AFC Grassroots Workshop
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t t h e c o n t i n e n t a l l e v e l , a t h r e e - d a y AF C Gr a s s r o o t s Wo r k s h o p wa s h e l d f r o m t h e
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Ma y i n Ku a l a L u mp u r , i n c o n j u n c t i o n wi t h t h e AF C Gr a s s r o o t s Ye a r
2 0 1 3 a n d Gr a s s r o o t s Da y. T h i s Wo r k s h o p o f f e r e d MA g r a s s r o o t s r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s
a n o p p o r t u n i t y t o r e v i e w, r e f l e c t a n d d i s c u s s g r a s s r o o t s p h i l o s o p h i e s , a g e
a p p r o p r i a t e c o a c h i n g t r e n d s , p l a y e r p a t h wa y s a n d d e v e l o p me n t a c t i v i t i e s o f
i n t e r n a t i o n a l s t a n d a r d .
T h e wo r k s h o p i n c l u d e d p r e s e n t a t i o n s b y s e v e r a l Me mb e r s As s o c i a t i o n s o n t h e i r
g r a s s r o o t s mo d e l s , s t r u c t u r e a n d p o l i c y, Me mb e r As s o c i a t i o n p r o j e c t s , g r a s s r o o t s
f u t s a l , a c t i o n s t o p r o mo t e g r o wt h a n d r e t e n t i o n , wo r k g r o u p d i s c u s s i o n f o r u ms a n d
g r a s s r o o t s f o o t b a l l r e c o mme n d a t i o n s f o r As i a .
I n c e l e b r a t i o n o f t h e Gr a s s r o o t s Da y, F o o t b a l l As s o c i a t i o n o f Ma l a y s i a ( FAM) o r g a n i s e d
a Gr a s s r o o t s Ca r n i v a l o n 1 5
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Ma y a s a p a r t o f t h e Wo r k s h o p p r o g r a m wi t h a r o u n d 1 0 0
c h i l d r e n p a r t i c i p a t i n g . T h e y we r e a l s o l u c k y t o b e t h e f i r s t b a t c h o f c h i l d r e n t o g e t
u p c l o s e a n d p e r s o n a l wi t h t h e AF C Gr a s s r o o t s Amb a s s a d o r s , I r a n i a n l e g e n d Me h d i
Ma h d i v i k i a a n d Ch i n e s e a c e Ba i L i l i , d u r i n g t h e s e s s i o n s a t FAM.
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AFC Grassroots Ambassador
I r a n i a n l e g e n d Me h d i Ma h d a v i k i a a n d
Ch i n e s e a c e Ba i L i l i we r e a p p o i n t e d a s
o u r AF C Gr a s s r o o t s Amb a s s a d o r s t o h e l p
t h e c o n t i n e n t a n d Me mb e r As s o c i a t i o n s t o
p r o mo t e t h e i r g r a s s r o o t s e v e n t s .
Bo t h p l a y e r s we r e o f f i c i a l l y a p p o i n t e d
d u r i n g t h e o p e n i n g c e r e mo n y o f t h e
AF C Gr a s s r o o t s Wo r k s h o p o n 1 5 t h Ma y
wh i c h t a l s o c o mme mo r a t e d t h e AF C
Gr a s s r o o t s Da y.
I t i s i mp o r t a n t t o h a v e r o l e mo d e l s t o a s s i s t
t h e Me mb e r As s o c i a t i o n s i n p r o mo t i n g
p a r t i c i p a t i o n i n f o o t b a l l a s we l l a s
e mp h a s i s i n g t h e v a l u e o f h a v i n g a s o u n d
f o u n d a t i o n a n d p a t h wa y f o r t h e e l i t e l e v e l s
o f t h e g a me t o f l o u r i s h .
L i l i i s a n AF C A Co a c h i n g Ce r t i f i c a t e
h o l d e r a n d AF C g r a s s r o o t s i n s t r u c t o r f o r
g r a s s r o o t s i n Sh a n g h a i . Sh e wa s a Ch i n e s e
i n t e r n a t i o n a l b e t we e n 1 9 9 5 a n d 2 0 0 6 .
T h e 3 4 - y e a r - o l d wa s a l s o a n a t i o n a l p l a y e r
f r o m 1 9 9 9 t o 2 0 0 6 h a v i n g r e p r e s e n t e d Ch i n a
i n t h e 2 0 0 1 Wo me n s As i a n Cu p , t h e 2 0 0 4
Ol y mp i c s As i a n q u a l i f i e r s a n d t h e 2 0 0 6
Wo me n s As i a n Cu p wh e r e Ch i n a e me r g e d
a s t h e c h a mp i o n s f o r t h e e i g h t h t i me .
Ma h d a v i k i a wa s c a p t a i n o f I r a n i a n c l u b
Pe r s e p o l i s a n d wa s a k e y f i g u r e i n I r a n s
p r e p a r a t i o n f o r t h e F I FA U- 1 7 Wo r l d Cu p i n
t h e UAE a s h i s t r a n s i t i o n t o t h e c o a c h i n g
wo r l d .
T h e 1 9 9 7 Yo u n g As i a n F o o t b a l l e r o f t h e
Ye a r a n d 2 0 0 3 As i a n F o o t b a l l e r o f t h e Ye a r
a l s o h a s wi d e Eu r o p e a n e x p e r i e n c e h a v i n g
p l i e d h i s t r a d e f o r Ge r ma n o u t f i t s
Vf L Bo c h u m, Ha mb u g e r SV a n d
Ei n t r a c h t F r a n k f u r t a n d h e a l s o
f e a t u r e d i n t h e F I FA Wo r l d Cu p
f i n a l s i n 1 9 9 8 a n d 2 0 0 6 .
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Factsheet
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A f a c t s h e e t wa s d e v e l o p e d a n d d i s t r i b u t e d t o t h e Me mb e r As s o c i a t i o n s t o c a r r y o u t a n a s s e s s me n t
o f g r a s s r o o t s f o o t b a l l i n As i a .
T h e f a c t s h e e t c o n s i s t s o f Gr a s s r o o t s f o o t b a l l c o mp o n e n t s wi t h i n e a c h Me mb e r As s o c i a t i o n i . e .
d o me s t i c f o o t b a l l d e v e l o p me n t a t t h e g r a s s r o o t s l e v e l a n d g r a s s r o o t s f o o t b a l l a n a l y s i s . T h i s wo u l d
b e u s e f u l t o d r a w u p t h e i r s p e c i f i c g r a s s r o o t s d e v e l o p me n t p l a n s i n t h e f u t u r e .
A t o t a l o f 4 2 Me mb e r As s o c i a t i o n s s u b mi t t e d t h e f a c t s h e e t . Be l o w a r e s o me o f t h e d a t a c o l l e c t e d
f r o m t h e f a c t s h e e t s :
A total of 42 Member Associations submitted the factsheet. Below are some of the data
collected from the factsheets:
Person responsible for development of Grassroots football in your MA?
No
2
9 0 . 5 %
9 . 5 %
Gr a s s r o o t s F e s t i v a l
1
Promotional activities / programs for Grassroots football
Co mp e t i t i o n ( To u r n a me n t / L e a g u e )
2
4 5 . 2 %
2 1 . 4 %
Pr o mo t i o n a l a c t i v i t i e s wi t h
a c a d e mi e s / c l u b s
3
1 4 . 3 %
Sc h o o l
1
Where is the most popular place for children to play football regularly and
continuously?
Cl u b
2
9 5 . 2 %
5 2 . 4 %
Co mmu n i t y
3
3 0 . 9 %
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1
What are the barriers within Member Associations that inhibit the growth and retention
of Grassroots football?
Co a c h Ed u c a t i o n
2
3 5 . 7 %
3 3 . 3 %
L a c k o f f i n a n c i a l s u p p o r t
3
2 3 . 8 %
De v e l o p me n t o f Co a c h Ed u c a t i o n
1
What actions are required to promote growth and retention of Grassroots football?
Co o p e r a t i o n wi t h Mi n i s t r y o f
Sp o r t s , Ed u c a t i o n , He a l t h , We l f a r e
2
5 4 . 8 %
2 6 . 2 %
Sc h o o l p r o g r a m
3
2 3 . 8 %
De v e l o p me n t o f Co a c h Ed u c a t i o n
1
Future goals for Grassroots football in the country?
St r a t e g i c d e v e l o p me n t i n s c h o o l s
2
3 8 . 1 %
2 3 . 8 %
Ta l e n t i d e n t i f i c a t i o n
3
1 9 . 0 %
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AFC Grassroots Coaching Curricular and Instructors Training
Co a c h Ed u c a t i o n i s o n e o f t h e k e y f o c u s a r e a s f o r d e v e l o p i n g g r a s s r o o t s f o o t b a l l .
I n o r d e r t o d e v e l o p c o a c h e s a t t h e g r a s s r o o t s l e v e l , AF C p r o d u c e d t h e Gr a s s r o o t s Co a c h i n g
Cu r r i c u l a r a n d o r g a n i s e d s e v e r a l I n s t r u c t o r s Tr a i n i n g c o u r s e s .
To a d d r e s s t h e d i f f e r e n t g r o wt h a n d d e v e l o p me n t n e e d s o f t h e c h i l d r e n , a g e a p p r o p r i a t e t r a i n i n g
i s e s s e n t i a l . T h e r e f o r e , t h e AF C Gr a s s r o o t s Co a c h i n g Cu r r i c u l a r c o n s i s t s o f f o u r d i f f e r e n t
c o u r s e s b a s e d o n a g e g r o u p s b e t we e n 6 - 1 2 y e a r s o f a g e a s f o l l o ws :
Fun Football
Course
(6-8 years old)
Kids Football
Course
(8-10 years old)
Development
Coach Course
(10-12 years old)
Technical
Coach Course
(6-12 years old)
Si n c e 2 0 1 2 , AF C i n c o l l a b o r a t i o n wi t h F I FA
o r g a n i s e d t h e f o l l o wi n g Gr a s s r o o t s I n s t r u c t o r s
c o u r s e s wi t h t wo r e g i o n a l c o u r s e s :
u F I FA/ AF C Re g i o n a l Gr a s s r o o t s I n s t r u c t o r s
Co u r s e f o r ASEAN Re g i o n , i n L a o s , Au g u s t
2 0 1 2
u F I FA/ AF C Re g i o n a l Gr a s s r o o t s I n s t r u c t o r s
Co u r s e f o r So u t h a n d Ce n t r a l Re g i o n , i n I n d i a ,
Se p t e mb e r 2 0 1 2
u F I FA/ AF C Re g i o n a l Gr a s s r o o t s I n s t r u c t o r s
Co u r s e f o r We s t Re g i o n , i n Ku wa i t , Oc t o b e r
2 0 1 2
u AF C Wo me n s Gr a s s r o o t s I n s t r u c t o r s
Co u r s e , i n Ma l a y s i a , No v e mb e r 2 0 1 2
u F I FA/ AF C Re g i o n a l Gr a s s r o o t s I n s t r u c t o r s
Co u r s e f o r ASEAN & Ea s t Re g i o n s , i n
Ma l a y s i a , Se p t e mb e r 2 0 1 3
u F I FA/ AF C Re g i o n a l Gr a s s r o o t s I n s t r u c t o r s
Co u r s e f o r We s t a n d So u t h & Ce n t r a l Re g i o n s ,
i n L e b a n o n , No v e mb e r 2 0 1 3
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AFC Member Association of the Year 2013 for Grassroots Football
An a wa r d wi l l b e g i v e n t o t h e b e s t Me mb e r As s o c i a t i o n i n r e c o g n i t i o n o f t h e i r e x e mp l a r y e f f o r t s
i n t h e d e v e l o p me n t o f g r a s s r o o t s f o o t b a l l i n t h e y e a r 2 0 1 3 .
Grassroots structure in the Member
Association
Grassroots Department/Unit under the Technical Department
Designated person responsible for the development of
Grassroot football
Strategic development plan for Grassroots football
1
The winning Member Association is selected on the basis of the submission of an Activity
Report on grassroots activities under the selection criteria as follows:
Grassroots Philosophy/Policy in the Member
Association
Philosophy on Grassroots football
Policy on Grassroots football
Code of conduct for Grassroots football
2
Links with partners for Grassroots football
development
Government partners & Ministries
Non-govermental partners (NGOs, sponsors, football leagues)
3
Grassroots technical programmes and
activities
Coaching courses for Grassroots football/instructors
Promotional activities for mass participation/volunteer
Talent identifcation
4
Programmes/activities on social
responsibility in Grassroots
Disabled football
Educational programmes
Activities for social environment
5
Exchange programs
With other Member Associations
Between national association and clubs/schools
Between football clubs
6
Special developmental/promotional activities
in AFC Grassroots Year 2013
7
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Member Associations Grassroots Activities
S
h e b e r g h a n c i t y a n d Sa r - e - Po l
p r o v i n c e h o s t e d a g r a s s r o o t s
p r o g r a mme f o r t h e c h i l d r e n o f
l o c a l s c h o o l s i n c o n j u n c t i o n wi t h
t h e AF C Gr a s s r o o t s Da y.
Mo r e t h a n 3 0 0 c h i l d r e n a t t e n d e d
t h e e v e n t i n t h e n o r t h e r n p a r t o f
Af g h a n i s t a n a n d 2 6 l o c a l t e a c h e r s
a n d t r a i n e r s p a r t i c i p a t e d i n a
t wo - d a y g r a s s r o o t s s e mi n a r wh i c h
wa s c o n d u c t e d b y t h e Af g h a n i s t a n
F o o t b a l l F e d e r a t i o n ( AF F ) s
Gr a s s r o o t s De p a r t me n t .
T h e p r o g r a m wa s d e s i g n e d t o b e
i mp l e me n t e d i n s e v e n z o n e s i n
Af g h a n i s t a n c o n s i s t i n g o f t wo
d a y s o f s e mi n a r s f o r t h e l o c a l
t r a i n e r s , s c h o o l t e a c h e r s a n d
p a r e n t s wh i l e t h e t h i r d d a y wa s
d e d i c a t e d t o a f e s t i v a l .
I n a d d i t i o n , AF F s t a r t e d
a n a t i o n wi d e Gr a s s r o o t s
De v e l o p me n t Pr o j e c t c a l l e d Op e n
F u n F o o t b a l l Sc h o o l .
T h e p r o j e c t a i ms t o p r o d u c e
mo r e t h a n 2 0 0 e d u c a t e d c o a c h e s
a n d 8 0 0 p l a y e r s p e r y e a r . T h i s
i n i t i a t i v e i s b a s e d o n a 4 y e a r
c o n t r a c t wi t h t h e Cr o s s Cu l t u r e
Pr o j e c t As s o c i a t i o n a n d i s a
c o l l a b o r a t i o n wi t h F I FA a n d t h e
As i a n F o o t b a l l De v e l o p me n t
Pr o g r a m.
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AUSTRALIA
T
h e Au s t r a l i a n f o o t b a l l
c o mmu n i t y e mb r a c e d
Gr a s s r o o t s F o o t b a l l Mo n t h a l i g n e d
wi t h t h e AF C Gr a s s r o o t s F o o t b a l l
Ye a r 2 0 1 3 . T h e p r i ma r y t h e me f o r
t h e mo n t h - l o n g a c t i v i t y f o c u s e d o n
c o mmu n i t y e d u c a t i o n i n r e f e r e n c e
t o s ma l l - s i d e d f o o t b a l l f o r ma t s .
Ov e r wh e l mi n g l y, 3 , 5 0 0 c o a c h e s ,
p a r e n t s , v o l u n t e e r s a n d c l u b
o f f i c i a l s p a r t i c i p a t e d i n Gr a s s r o o t s
F o o t b a l l Ce r t i f i c a t e ( GF C) c o u r s e s
a i me d a t b e g i n n e r c o a c h e s o f
p l a y e r s u p t o s e v e n y e a r s o f a g e .
Ad d i t i o n a l l y, o v e r 7 0 0 p a r t i c i p a n t s
t o o k p a r t i n e i t h e r a Ga me L e a d e r
o r I n s t r u c t i n g Re f e r e e Co u r s e ,
d e s i g n e d t o t r a i n c h i l d r e n a g e d
b e t we e n 1 2 a n d 1 4 y e a r s o l d a n d /
o r a d u l t s t o ma n a g e a n d s u p e r v i s e
U- 6 U- 11 s ma l l - s i d e d f o o t b a l l
ma t c h e s .
I n a d d i t i o n t o t h e s u c c e s s o f
t h e Gr a s s r o o t s F o o t b a l l Mo n t h
Pr o g r a m, t h e F o o t b a l l F e d e r a t i o n
o f Au s t r a l i a ( F FA) h a s i n i t i a t e d
v a r i o u s Gr a s s r o o t s a c t i v i t i e s s u c h
a s t h e p r o g r a ms f o r p l a y e r s ( c l u b
a n d s c h o o l p r o g r a mme s ) a n d t h e
F o o t b a l l F o r Al l Mo n t h f o r c h i l d r e n
wi t h d i s a b i l i t i e s .
F FA h a s a l s o c o n d u c t e d s e v e r a l
c o u r s e s a n d c e r t i f i c a t i o n s
f o r c o a c h e s , r e f e r e e s a n d
a d mi n i s t r a t o r s t o d e v e l o p
Gr a s s r o o t s f o o t b a l l .
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B
h u t a n s e f f o r t s i n
l i n e wi t h t h e AF C s
f o c u s o n g r a s s r o o t s y e a r
2 0 1 3 we r e i n f u l l s wi n g
a s t h e f o o t b a l l f e d e r a t i o n
o r g a n i s e d p r o g r a ms i n 1 0
d i s t r i c t s wi t h p r o v i n c i a l
a n d n a t i o n a l - l e v e l
a c t i v i t i e s t o b e h e l d u n t i l
t h e e n d o f t h e y e a r .
A t o t a l o f 1 9 8 c o a c h e s
a n d 3 , 9 5 0 c h i l d r e n
i n c l u d i n g 1 , 1 7 2 g i r l s t o o k
p a r t i n t h e g r a s s r o o t s
p r o g r a ms h e l d i n t h e
d i s t r i c t s o f Ph u n a k h a ,
Ge l e p h u , Bh u mt h a n g ,
Sa mt s e , Pa r o , T h i mp h u ,
Sa md r u p j o n g k h a r ,
Ph u n t s h o l i n g , Mo n g a r a n d
Ta s h i g a n g .
Ap a r t f r o m t h e a b o v e
p r o g r a ms , Bh u t a n F o o t b a l l
F e d e r a t i o n ( BF F ) a l s o
o r g a n i s e d p r o v i n c i a l U- 1 3
f e s t i v a l s i n Se p t e mb e r a n d
n a t i o n a l - l e v e l f e s t i v a l s
i n De c e mb e r f o r c h i l d r e n
b e t we e n t h e a g e s o f 6 t o
1 2 .
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CHINESE TAIPEI
T
h e Ta i wa n Yo u t h
L e a g u e wa s
o r g a n i s e d i n t h r e e
a g e c a t e g o r i e s ( U8 ,
U1 0 a n d U1 2 ) f o r
b o t h g i r l s a n d b o y s .
So me 6 0 0 p l a y e r s
we r e f e a t u r e d i n t h e
n a t i o n a l f i n a l s wh i l e
a r o u n d 3 , 0 0 0 p l a y e r s
p l a y e d i n t h e l o c a l
a n d r e g i o n a l l e a g u e s .
Be s i d e s t h e Ta i wa n
Yo u t h L e a g u e , t h e
Ch i n e s e Ta i p e i
F o o t b a l l As s o c i a t i o n
( CT FA) h a s a l s o
p l a n n e d t o o f f e r a
t wo - d a y i n t r o d u c t o r y
f o o t b a l l c o a c h i n g
c o u r s e t o t h o s e wh o
h a v e l i t t l e k n o wl e d g e
a n d b a c k g r o u n d i n
g r a s s r o o t s f o o t b a l l
c o a c h i n g .

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D
PR Ko r e a F o o t b a l l As s o c i a t i o n ( PRK FA) o r g a n i s e d Gr a s s r o o t s c o u r s e s i n e i g h t
p r o v i n c e s i n Ma y a n d a F I FA Gr a s s r o o t s Co u r s e i n Py o n g y a n g i n Se p t e mb e r . On t h e
l a s t d a y o f t h e F I FA c o u r s e , Gr a s s r o o t s F e s t i v a l wa s o r g a n i s e d wi t h 1 4 3 c h i l d r e n . An o t h e r
Gr a s s r o o t s c o u r s e wa s c o n d u c t e d i n v o l v i n g 3 8 0 c o a c h e s i n N. Ph y o n g b u k Pr o v i n c e i n
Oc t o b e r .
PRK FA a l s o o r g a n i s e d a Na t i o n wi d e Yo u t h Sp o r t s Sc h o o l F o o t b a l l Co mp e t i t i o n i n f o u r
a g e c a t e g o r i e s ( U- 1 6 , U- 1 4 , U- 1 2 a n d U- 8 ) wi t h 1 , 4 5 0 p l a y e r s a n d 1 4 2 c o a c h e s i n v o l v e d .
F u r t h e r mo r e , t h e Pr o v i n c i a l F o o t b a l l Co mp e t i t i o n wa s h e l d i n a l l p r o v i n c e s i n Oc t o b e r .
3 1 , 1 0 0 y o u n g p l a y e r s a n d 2 , 5 0 0 c o a c h e s we r e i n v o l v e d i n t h e c o mp e t i t i o n .
DPR KOREA
A
t o t a l o f 1 9 8 c o a c h e s f r o m t h e
Gu a m F o o t b a l l As s o c i a t i o n ( GFA)
c r e a t e d a n e w f o o t b a l l t r a d i t i o n d u r i n g
i t s J a mb o r e e Da y b y i n c o r p o r a t i n g t h e
g r a s s r o o t s c o n c e p t i n t o i t s c e l e b r a t i o n i n
c o n j u n c t i o n wi t h t h e AF C Gr a s s r o o t s Da y
a n d Gr a s s r o o t s Ye a r .
I n a d d i t i o n t o t h e s u c c e s s f u l o r g a n i s a t i o n
o f t h e J a mb o r e e Da y, GFA h e l d i t s
s e c o n d F I FA Gr a s s r o o t s Co u r s e i n Au g u s t
wi t h 4 0 p a r t i c i p a n t s . At t h e e n d o f t h e
c o u r s e a GR F e s t i v a l wa s o r g a n i s e d a s a
c u l mi n a t i o n .
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H
o n g Ko n g FA ( HKFA)
o r g a n i s e d a L e t s Ki c k
f o r F u n Gi r l s F e s t i v a l
wh e r e p a r t i c i p a n t s t o o k
p a r t i n f u n g a me s a n d
s ma l l - s i d e d ma t c h e s , a l l
t h e wh i l e l e a r n i n g t h e
b a s i c s o f f o o t b a l l .
A t o t a l o f 1 5 0 g i r l s
a g e d b e t we e n 5 a n d 1 4
r e c r u i t e d f r o m p r i ma r y a n d
s e c o n d a r y s c h o o l s a s we l l
a s f o o t b a l l s c h o o l s a n d
c l u b s p a r t i c i p a t e d i n t h e
e v e n t .
HKFA a l s o h o s t e d a n o t h e r
g r a s s r o o t s e v e n t - t h e
AF C Gr a s s r o o t s F e s t i v a l
2 0 1 3 o n 11 t h Au g u s t .
So me 2 0 0 b o y s a n d g i r l s
a g e d b e t we e n 9 a n d 1 2
e n j o y e d a mo r n i n g f u l l o f
j o y, f r i e n d s h i p a n d f o o t b a l l
a c t i o n .
HONG KONG
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I
n d i a n f o o t b a l l s e t a ma j o r mi l e s t o n e a s n e a r l y
3 , 0 0 0 c h i l d r e n t o o k p a r t i n 4 0 f o o t b a l l f e s t i v a l s
n a t i o n wi d e i n c e l e b r a t i n g t h e AF C Gr a s s r o o t s Ye a r
2 0 1 3 a n d Gr a s s r o o t s Da y.
T h e c o n c u r r e n t l y h e l d f e s t i v a l s we r e a h u g e s u c c e s s
d u r i n g t h e c e l e b r a t i o n o f g r a s s r o o t s f o o t b a l l wh i c h
i s a l s o o n g o i n g i n o t h e r MAs a c r o s s t h e c o n t i n e n t .
T h e f e s t i v a l s we r e h e l d i n t h e f o l l o wi n g s t a t e s :
J a mmu a n d Ka s h mi r ( o n e f e s t i v a l ) , Ch a n d i g a r h
( n i n e f e s t i v a l s ) , Gu r g a o n i n Ha r y a n a ( o n e f e s t i v a l ) ,
De l h i NCR ( o n e f e s t i v a l ) , Gu j r a t ( o n e f e s t i v a l )
Ma h a r a s h t r a ( n i n e f e s t i v a l s ) , Go a ( o n e f e s t i v a l ) ,
Ka r n a t a k a ( o n e f e s t i v a l ) Ta mi l Na d u ( o n e f e s t i v a l ) ,
Or i s s a ( o n e f e s t i v a l ) , Si k k i m ( t wo f e s t i v a l s ) ,
Mi z o r a m ( s e v e n f e s t i v a l s ) , Ke r a l a ( f o u r f e s t i v a l s )
a n d We s t Be n g a l ( o n e f e s t i v a l ) .
I n a d d i t i o n , t h e Al l I n d i a F o o t b a l l F e d e r a t i o n ( AI F F )
h a s d e v e l o p e d a s t r a t e g i c p l a n f o r Gr a s s r o o t s
f o o t b a l l i n t h e c o u n t r y a s we l l a s a s t r a t e g i c p l a n
wi t h e a c h St a t e FA t o u n d e r t a k e t h e AI F F Gr a s s r o o t s
p r o g r a m i n t h e s t a t e s i n l i n e wi t h t h e AI F F GR
s t r a t e g i c p l a n .
T h e AI F F h a s a l s o d e v e l o p e d a n AI F F GR c o u r s e
a n d ma n u a l i n l i n e wi t h t h e F I FA Gr a s s r o o t s
c o u r s e a n d p h i l o s o p h y. T h e p u r p o s e i s t o p r o v i d e
i n f o r ma t i o n a n d k n o wl e d g e a b o u t Gr a s s r o o t s f o o t b a l l
t o a l l s c h o o l s , c l u b s a n d a c a d e mi e s , a n d a l s o
t o i n d i v i d u a l s s u c h a s c a p t a i n s , p a r e n t s , s c h o o l
t e a c h e r s e t c .
T h e AI F F h a s d e s i g n e d a n o f f i c i a l a f f i l i a t i o n /
c e r t i f i c a t i o n p r o g r a m t o e n a b l e a l l t r a i n e d GR
l e a d e r s t o a f f i l i a t e t h e i r c e n t r e s t o t h e St a t e FA GR
p r o g r a m.

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T
h e I s l a mi c Re p u b l i c
o f I r a n F o o t b a l l
F e d e r a t i o n ( I RI F F )
o r g a n i s e d d i f f e r e n t
g r a s s r o o t s a c t i v i t i e s a t
t h e p r o v i n c i a l l e v e l t o
ma r k t h e AF C Gr a s s r o o t s
Ye a r 2 0 1 3 .
Ov e r a l l mo r e t h a n 3 0 0 0
c h i l d r e n we r e i n v o l v e d
i n g r a s s r o o t s f e s t i v a l s i n
1 3 d i f f e r e n t p r o v i n c e s .
T h e f e s t i v a l wa s t a r g e t e d
f o r U- 9 t o U- 1 2 s c h o o l
c h i l d r e n a s a t o t a l o f 1 3 1
t e a ms we r e i n v o l v e d .
T h e p r o v i n c i a l FAs t h a t
o r g a n i s e d t h e e v e n t s
we r e : Ma r k a z i FA,
Bo u s h e h r FA, Al b o r z FA,
Qo m FA, Kh o u z e s t a n FA,
L o r e s t a n FA, Ho r mo z g a n
FA, Es f a h a n FA, Ea s t
Az e r b a i j a n FA, I l a m FA,
Ha me d a n FA, Qa z v i n FA
a n d We s t Az e r b a i j a n FA.
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h e J a p a n F o o t b a l l
As s o c i a t i o n ( J FA)
c e l e b r a t e d t h e AF C Gr a s s r o o t s
Ye a r 2 0 1 3 o n Ma y 1 8
t h
a n d 1 9
t h

wi t h t h e i n v o l v e me n t o f a l mo s t
5 0 0 0 c h i l d r e n p a r t i c i p a t i n g
i n t wo g r a s s r o o t s f e s t i v a l s
J FA Ki d s So c c e r F e s t i v a l
a t Ya f u o k u Do me a n d To k y o
Do me .
Ab o u t 2 4 0 0 b o y s a n d g i r l s a g e d
s i x a n d b e l o w t o o k p a r t i n e a c h
o f t h e t wo e v e n t s . Ma j o r s p o r t s
d o me s i n Sa p p o r o , Se i b u ,
Na g o y a a n d Ka s h i ma St a d i u m
s a w a s ma n y a s 1 4 f e s t i v a l s
b e i n g o r g a n i s e d i n v o l v i n g
2 0 0 0 0 s c h o o l c h i l d r e n .
I n a d d i t i o n t o t h o s e f e s t i v a l s
J FA o r g a n i s e d 3 0 0 f e s t i v a l s
p e r y e a r i n c l o s e c o o p e r a t i o n
wi t h p r e f e c t u r a l f o o t b a l l
a s s o c i a t i o n s r e a c h i n g o u t t o
6 0 0 0 0 0 c h i l d r e n .
St a r t i n g f r o m t h i s y e a r , J FA/
Ki r i n L a d i e s / Gi r l s So c c e r
F e s t i v a l s h a v e a l s o b e e n
i n t r o d u c e d t o p r o v i d e
o p p o r t u n i t i e s t o g i r l s wh o a r e
n e w t o f o o t b a l l . Gr a s s r o o t s
c o a c h i n g c o u r s e s b a s e d o n t h e
F I FA g r a s s r o o t s me t h o d we r e
a l s o h e l d i n c l o s e c o o p e r a t i o n
wi t h t h e J . L e a g u e .

JAPAN
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h e J o r d a n F o o t b a l l
As s o c i a t i o n ( J FA) i s i n
t h e mi d s t o f e n h a n c i n g t h e
p a r t i c i p a t i o n a n d f a c i l i t i e s i n
t h e g r a s s r o o t s p h a s e o f t h e
b e a u t i f u l g a me i n t h e We s t
As i a n n a t i o n .

J FA h a s e s t a b l i s h e d
t h e L o n g - Te r m Pl a y e r
De v e l o p me n t b a s e d
o n t h e J FA Gr a s s r o o t s
Ph i l o s o p h y. T h e d e v e l o p me n t
p l a n i n c l u d e s c o a c h i n g
p r o g r a mme s t o o f f e r a l l
p l a y e r s a t t h e g r a s s r o o t s
l e v e l a s t r u c t u r e d a n d
p r o g r e s s i v e p r o g r a mme
o f c o a c h i n g e s p e c i a l l y i n
t h e Pr i n c e Al i Ac a d e mi e s ,
t h e c o r e o f g r a s s r o o t s
d e v e l o p me n t i n J o r d a n .

T h e Pr i n c e Al i Ce n t r e s f o r
Ma l e a n d F e ma l e Gr a s s r o o t s
De v e l o p me n t a i m t o a c h i e v e
t wo d i s t i n c t g o a l s , t h e
p r o p e r d e v e l o p me n t o f y o u n g
f o o t b a l l e r s t o wa r d s t h e
r e p r e s e n t a t i o n o f c l u b s a n d
c o u n t r y i n t h e b e s t ma n n e r ,
a n d t h e d e v e l o p me n t o f
c o a c h i n g s t a n d a r d s a c r o s s
t h e p r o j e c t .
JORDAN
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wo Gr a s s r o o t s f e s t i v a l s
we r e h e l d i n L a o t i a n
c a p i t a l Vi e n t i a n e i n F e b r u a r y
a n d a t L u a n g p r a b a n g
Pr o v i n c e i n J u n e a n d we r e
s u p p o r t e d b y t h e J a p a n
I n t e r n a t i o n a l Co o p e r a t i o n
Ag e n c y ( J I CA) . I n t o t a l ,
4 0 0 c h i l d r e n i n c l u d i n g 4 5
g i r l s we r e i n v o l v e d i n t h e
t wo f e s t i v a l s . T h e t h i r d
Gr a s s r o o t s f e s t i v a l wa s h e l d
i n Sa v a n n a k h e t p r o v i n c e i n
Oc t o b e r . Ab o u t 1 0 0 c h i l d r e n
f r o m t h e 6 - 9 a g e g r o u p
i n c l u d i n g 2 0 g i r l s a n d 7 5
b o y s a n d 4 1 g i r l s f r o m t h e
1 0 - 1 2 a g e g r o u p p a r t i c i p a t e d
i n t h i s f e s t i v a l .
A wo r k s h o p o n Gr a s s r o o t s
f o o t b a l l wa s a l s o o r g a n i s e d
i n c o n j u n c t i o n wi t h t h e
f e s t i v a l s . Ab o u t 4 0 t e a c h e r s
a n d p a r e n t s a t t e n d e d e a c h
wo r k s h o p t o g a i n b a s i c
k n o wl e d g e i n f o o t b a l l
c o a c h i n g .
LAOS
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e b a n o n F o o t b a l l
As s o c i a t i o n h a s
ma r k e d t h e AF C
Gr a s s r o o t s Ye a r 2 0 1 3
b y l a u n c h i n g s e v e r a l
p r o g r a ms wh i c h wi l l
e n a b l e t h e We s t As i a n
n a t i o n t o d e v e l o p a s o l i d
f o o t b a l l f o u n d a t i o n .
On e o f t h e ma j o r wo r k s
b e i n g c a r r i e d o u t t h i s
y e a r i s e s t a b l i s h i n g
f r i e n d l y wo r k i n g
r e l a t i o n s h i p s wi t h
f o o t b a l l a c a d e mi e s a n d
s c h o o l s a r o u n d t h e c i t y
o f Be i r u t . T h e g r a s s r o o t s
e x p e r t s o f t h e c o u n t r y
h a v e a s s e s s e d t h e
p e r f o r ma n c e s o f t h o s e
a c a d e mi e s a n d s c h o o l s
a n d t h e FA h a s p l a n n e d
t o d e v e l o p f u r t h e r
s t r a t e g i e s b a s e d o n t h o s e
a s s e s s me n t r e p o r t s .
Wo r k h a s b e e n d o n e
o n e x t e n d i n g a wo r k i n g
r e l a t i o n s h i p wi t h t h e
Mi n i s t r y o f Ed u c a t i o n
f o r f u r t h e r d e v e l o p me n t
o f g r a s s r o o t s a c t i v i t i e s
i n s c h o o l s . T h e Mi n i s t r y
a n d FA j o i n t l y o r g a n i s e d
s e v e r a l c o a c h i n g c o u r s e s
f o r s p o r t s t e a c h e r s a n d
e v e n a r r a n g e d g r a s s r o o t s
f e s t i v a l s i n t h e c e n t r a l
c i t i e s o f L e b a n o n i n Ma y.
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r o u n d 1 0 0 Ma l a y s i a n c h i l d r e n
p a r t i c i p a t e d i n t h e AF C/
F o o t b a l l As s o c i a t i o n o f Ma l a y s i a
( FAM) Gr a s s r o o t s Ca r n i v a l i n Ku a l a
L u mp u r t o c e l e b r a t e t h e Gr a s s r o o t s
Ye a r 2 0 1 3 a n d Gr a s s r o o t s Da y, o n
1 5 Ma y. Du r i n g t h i s t h r e e - d a y AF C
Gr a s s r o o t s wo r k s h o p , p a r t i c i p a n t s
we r e d i v i d e d i n t o e i g h t g r o u p s a n d
u n d e r we n t v a r i o u s f o o t b a l l d r i l l s
f a c i l i t a t e d b y FAM c o a c h e s a n d
AF C.
An o t h e r f o o t b a l l f e s t i v a l wa s h e l d
i n J o h o r i n Se p t e mb e r a n d a t t r a c t e d
a r o u n d 1 5 0 b o y s a g e d s i x t o n i n e
y e a r s o l d . T h e r e we r e 1 0 s t a t i o n s
f o r t h e c h i l d r e n t o t r a i n , l e a r n
t e c h n i q u e s a n d p l a y s ma l l - s i d e d
g a me s , wh i l e mo s t i mp o r t a n t l y
l e a r n i n g t o e n j o y t h e g a me .
T h e f e s t i v a l wa s o r g a n i s e d u n d e r
t h e Na t i o n a l F o o t b a l l De v e l o p me n t
Pr o g r a mme i n c o l l a b o r a t i o n wi t h t h e
Mi n i s t r y o f Ed u c a t i o n , Mi n i s t r y o f
Yo u t h a n d Sp o r t , Na t i o n a l Sp o r t s
Co u n c i l a n d F o o t b a l l As s o c i a t i o n
o f Ma l a y s i a a t o n e o f 1 4 g r a s s r o o t s
c e n t r e s l o c a t e d n a t i o n wi d e .

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o n g o l i a o r g a n i s e d a
Ch i l d r e n - F o o t b a l l - F u t u r e
g r a s s r o o t s p r o j e c t a n d a o n e -
d a y f e s t i v a l t o c e l e b r a t e AF C
Gr a s s r o o t s Ye a r 2 0 1 3 .
T h e Mo n g o l i a n F o o t b a l l
F e d e r a t i o n ( MF F ) , i n
c o o p e r a t i o n wi t h p r o j e c t
p a r t n e r MCS Co c a Co l a L L C
Mo n g o l i a , o r g a n i s e d t h e e v e n t s
f o r c h i l d r e n a g e d b e t we e n 6
a n d 1 2 y e a r s o l d t o p r o mo t e
f o o t b a l l .
MF F i n c o o p e r a t i o n wi t h F I FA
o r g a n i s e d g r a s s r o o t s e v e n t s
f o r s i x p r o v i n c e s i n Se p t e mb e r .
Ea c h e v e n t i n c l u d e d t wo d a y s
o f g r a s s r o o t s i n s t r u c t o r s
c o u r s e s a n d a o n e - d a y f e s t i v a l
o f f o o t b a l l .
MONGOLIA
T
h e F o o t b a l l As s o c i a t i o n o f
Ma l d i v e s ( FAM) o r g a n i z e d
s e v e r a l f o o t b a l l f e s t i v a l s f o r
s c h o o l c h i l d r e n i n d i f f e r e n t
p a r t s o f t h e i s l a n d d u r i n g t h e
mo n t h o f Ma y.
T h e c e l e b r a t i o n p r o g r a m wa s
o r g a n i s e d i n Ad d u ( So u t h o f
t h e Ma l d i v e s ) a n d a l s o i n
s e v e r a l s c h o o l s i n Ma l e .

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h e Pa k i s t a n F o o t b a l l
F e d e r a t i o n ( PF F )
mo b i l i s e d 7 0 g r a s s r o o t s
c o a c h e s t o 1 9 c e n t e r s a n d
t h e i r t e a ms ( 2 5 p l a y e r s e a c h )
t o o r g a n i s e f o o t b a l l f e s t i v a l s
t h r o u g h o u t t h e c o u n t r y i n
c o n j u n c t i o n wi t h t h e AF C
Gr a s s r o o t s y e a r 2 0 1 3 a n d
AF C Gr a s s r o o t s Da y.
A t o t a l o f 3 5 t e a ms we r e
t r a i n e d b y 7 0 q u a l i f i e d
g r a s s r o o t s c o a c h e s .
PAKISTAN
T
h e Qa t a r F o o t b a l l As s o c i a t i o n ( QFA) o r g a n i s e d a QFA Gr a s s r o o t s F o o t b a l l d a y o n 1 6 t h
Ma y 2 0 1 3 t o c e l e b r a t e t h e AF C Gr a s s r o o t s F o o t b a l l Da y.
A t o t a l o f 1 3 t wo - d a y F e s t i v a l s we r e o r g a n i s e d f o r c h i l d r e n b e t we e n t h e a g e s o f 7 11 . I t
t o o k 2 6 we e k s t o c o mp l e t e t h e p r o g r a m a n d wi t h 1 8 c l u b s p a r t i c i p a t i n g i n t h e e v e n t wh i c h
f e a t u r e d a t o t a l o f 1 2 5 0 ma t c h e s .
We e k l y wo r k s h o p s we r e a l s o o r g a n i s e d t o t a r g e t t h e g r a s s r o o t s c o a c h e s o f t h e
p a r t i c i p a t i n g c l u b s . A t o t a l o f 3 8 0 0 g r a s s r o o t s p l a y e r s a n d 1 4 4 g r a s s r o o t s c o a c h e s we r e
r e g i s t e r e d wi t h QFA.

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o o t b a l l As s o c i a t i o n Si n g a p o r e
( FAS) o r g a n i s e d t h e Pr i ma r y
Sc h o o l s U9 F o o t b a l l F i e s t a
o n 4 t h Ma y 2 0 1 3 t o c e l e b r a t e
AF C Gr a s s r o o t s Ye a r & Da y
c e l e b r a t i o n s .
T h e U9 F i e s t a i s a f r i e n d l y
5 - a - s i d e t o u r n a me n t f o r p r i ma r y
s c h o o l s wh i c h d r e w a t o t a l o f 2 9
t e a ms wi t h 2 9 0 p a r t i c i p a n t s .
I n a d d i t i o n , FAS o r g a n i s e d t wo
o n e - d a y f o o t b a l l t o u r n a me n t s
c a l l e d SPSSC/ FAS I n t e r Sc h o o l
U1 0 7 - a - s i d e F o o t b a l l F i e s t a
2 0 1 3 i n v o l v i n g 4 4 t e a ms wi t h 4 4 0
p a r t i c i p a n t s a n d t h e FAS Gi r l s
F i e s t a 2 0 1 3 wi t h 1 6 3 g i r l s a g e d 9
t o 1 2 y e a r s o l d p a r t i c i p a t i n g .
F u r t h e r mo r e , FAS o r g a n i s e d a
wi d e r a n g e o f a c t i v i t i e s s u c h a s
t h e Gr a s s r o o t s Yo u t h Co a c h i n g
Co u r s e i n J u n e , a t h r e e - d a y
Na t i o n a l Ki d s Ca mp i n J u l y a n d
SPSSC/ FAS I n t e r Sc h o o l U11
7 - a - s i d e F o o t b a l l F i e s t a 2 0 1 3 i n
Se p t e mb e r . T h e Na t i o n a l Ki d s
Ca mp we l c o me d a t o t a l o f 1 4 4
k i d s a g e d 1 0 t o 11 y e a r s o l d
a n d t h e k i d s g o t a n o p p o r t u n i t y
t o h a v e s p e c i a l s e s s i o n s wi t h
t h e Si n g a p o r e n a t i o n a l t e a m l e d
b y n a t i o n a l t e a m c o a c h Be r n d
St a n g e . T h e U11 F o o t b a l l F i e s t a
i n Se p t e mb e r i n c l u d e d s p e c i a l
n e e d s p l a y e r s i n c o l l a b o r a t i o n
wi t h t h e Si n g a p o r e Di s a b i l i t y
Sp o r t s Co u n c i l .
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u r k me n i s t a n F o o t b a l l F e d e r a t i o n o r g a n i s e d
t h e f i r s t e v e r Gr a s s r o o t s F o o t b a l l F e s t i v a l
t o f u r t h e r d e v e l o p g r a s s r o o t s a n d r a i s e
a wa r e n e s s o f i t s i mp o r t a n c e . T h e r e we r e
1 0 0 p a r t i c i p a n t s a n d t h e i r a g e v a r i e d f r o m
1 2 t o 2 0 y e a r s o l d . T h e t e a ms p e r f o r me d
v a r i o u s f o o t b a l l d r i l l s i n c l u d i n g b a l l j u g g l i n g ,
d r i b b l i n g , e x e r c i s e o n c o o r d i n a t i o n , s p e e d ,
s h o r t a n d l o n g p a s s a s we l l a s s ma l l - s i d e d
g a me s .
TURKMENISTAN
T
h e Un i t e d Ar a b Emi r a t e s F o o t b a l l
As s o c i a t i o n ( UAEFA) r e p o r t e d t h a t F I FA/
UAEFA Gr a s s r o o t s Co u r s e wa s o r g a n i s e d i n t h e
Emi r a t e s i n Ma y.
I n a d d i t i o n , t h r e e wo r k s h o p s f o r s p o r t s t e a c h e r s
we r e o r g a n i s e d t o p r o mo t e Gr a s s r o o t s f o o t b a l l
i n s c h o o l s a t t e n d e d b y a r o u n d 3 0 0 s c h o o l
t e a c h e r s f r o m a c r o s s t h e Emi r a t e s . UAEFA
o r g a n i z e d 1 4 Re g i o n a l F e s t i v a l s i n Ma r c h a n d
Ap r i l a n d o n e Na t i o n a l F e s t i v a l i n Ma y f o l l o wi n g
t h e UAEFA s Gr a s s r o o t s v i s i o n .

UAE
U
z b e k i s t a n F o o t b a l l F e d e r a t i o n ( UF F )
o r g a n i s e d t h e F e s t i v a l f o r b o y s & g i r l s a g e d
1 0 a n d a b o v e i n Ma y i n v o l v i n g 1 6 t e a ms f r o m 1 4
r e g i o n s . UF F a l s o r e p o r t e d o r g a n i z e d s e v e r a l
c o mp e t i t i o n s a t g r a s s r o o t s l e v e l s u c h a s t h e
F u t b o l i mi z Ke l a j a g i a n d F o o t b a l l Gu n c h a s i a n d
Ch a mp i o n s h i p s .
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i e t n a m F o o t b a l l F e d e r a t i o n ( VF F ) o r g a n i s e d s e v e r a l
f o o t b a l l c o mp e t i t i o n s a t g r a s s r o o t s l e v e l s u c h a s t h e
U1 0 c o mp e t i t i o n wi t h 1 6 t e a ms i n Vu n g Ta u Ci t y, U1 3
c o mp e t i t i o n wi t h 3 5 t e a ms i n t h e q u a l i f i c a t i o n r o u n d a n d
2 6 t e a ms i n t h e f i n a l r o u n d i n Kh a n h Ho a p r o v i n c e a n d
U11 c o mp e t i t i o n wi t h 4 0 t e a ms i n Ng h e An p r o v i n c e . VF F
a l s o h e l d 4 c o mmu n i t y t r a i n i n g c o u r s e s f o r l o c a l c o a c h e s
a n d d i s a d v a n t a g e d c h i l d r e n i n c o n j u n c t i o n wi t h t h e
Br i t i s h Co u n c i l i n Ho c h i mi n h Ci t y a s we l l a s t h e Na t i o n a l
Be a c h s o c c e r t o u r n a me n t a n d AVG s t r e e t f o o t b a l l
t o u r n a me n t s .
A r e g i o n a l g r a s s r o o t s f e s t i v a l wa s c o n c l u d e d i n Vi e t n a m
i n a F o o t b a l l f o r Al l i n Vi e t n a m Cu p ( F FAV Cu p ) 2 0 1 3 t o
ma r k t h e AF C Gr a s s r o o t s Ye a r 2 0 1 3 .
T h e r e we r e 2 0 2 U- 1 2 c l u b s , 1 0 3 U- 1 5 t e a ms a n d 1 5
t e a ms o f c h i l d r e n wi t h d i s a b i l i t i e s f r o m d i f f e r e n t s o c i a l
s e r v i c e c e n t e r s a t t h e e v e n t wh i c h s a w 3 , 1 5 0 p l a y e r s
a n d mo r e t h a n 1 0 0 0 c o a c h e s , t e a c h e r s , v o l u n t e e r s ,
r e f e r e e s , s u p e r v i s o r s a n d f a c i l i t a t o r s t a k i n g p a r t .
A t o t a l o f 1 , 3 6 9 ma t c h e s t o o k p l a c e d u r i n g t h e e n t i r e
Cu p wi t h t h e o r g a n i s i n g a n d r e f e r e e s c o mmi t t e e s wo r k i n g
t o g e t h e r t i r e l e s s l y.
I n a d d i t i o n , F FAV a n n o u n c e d t h e i r a c t i v i t i e s t o d e v e l o p
Gr a s s r o o t s f o o t b a l l i n Vi e t n a m a s f o l l o ws :
Four basic coaching courses for teachers
One follow up coaching courses for Key Instructors
One club development courses for Club Developers
Five peer leader courses for children who participate on the Club Boards
One peer coaching for children
Five club referee courses for children
F FAV s e n t a t e a m o f 1 2 y o u n g p l a y e r s t o p a r t i c i p a t e
i n a n i n t e r n a t i o n a l f r i e n d l y t o u r n a me n t i n J a p a n a i me d
a t c r e a t i n g a g o o d c o mp e t i t i o n f o r y o u n g p l a y e r s a n d
s t r e n g t h e n i n g t h e r e l a t i o n s h i p b e t we e n J a p a n a n d
Vi e t n a m.
VIETNAM
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Closing Message from AFC General Secretary
I t i s a ma t t e r o f g r e a t p r i d e t h a t t h e AF C Gr a s s r o o t s Ye a r 2 0 1 3
c a mp a i g n h a s f a r e x c e e d e d o u r e x p e c t a t i o n s i n h e l p i n g o u r
o n g o i n g mi s s i o n t o i mp r o v e a n d e n h a n c e t h e f o u n d a t i o n s o f
f o o t b a l l t h r o u g h o u t t h e c o n t i n e n t .
T h e c r e d i t o f t h i s p h e n o me n a l s u c c e s s u n q u e s t i o n a b l y g o e s t o
o u r Me mb e r As s o c i a t i o n s f o r t h e i r t i r e l e s s e f f o r t s i n o r g a n i s i n g
f e s t i v a l s a n d a c t i v i t i e s a t t h e d i s t r i c t , s t a t e a n d p r o v i n c i a l l e v e l s
i n t h e i r r e s p e c t i v e c o u n t r i e s .
So me Me mb e r As s o c i a t i o n s a l r e a d y h a v e g r a s s r o o t s a c t i v i t i e s
i n t h e i r c a l e n d a r s a n d a r e r e a p i n g t h e b e n e f i t s wh i l e o t h e r s ,
e s p e c i a l l y d e v e l o p i n g MAs , a r e n o w u n d e r s t a n d i n g t h e
i mp o r t a n c e o f i n v e s t i n g t h e i r r e s o u r c e s wi t h o n e e y e f i r ml y o n
t h e f u t u r e o f f o o t b a l l i n t h e i r h o me l a n d .
Dato Alex Soosay
AFC General Secretary
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T h r o u g h o u t AF C Gr a s s r o o t s Ye a r 2 0 1 3 n u me r o u s MAs h a v e o r g a n i s e d a v a r i e t y o f f u n - f i l l e d
a c t i v i t i e s t h a t n o t o n l y i n t r o d u c e s c h i l d r e n t o t h e g a me i n a f r i e n d l y e n v i r o n me n t b u t a l s o h e l p s
d e v e l o p t h e i r t e c h n i c a l a b i l i t i e s .
Mo r e o v e r , s u c h a c t i v i t i e s wi l l h e l p f o s t e r a n e n j o y me n t f o r t h e g a me t h a t wi l l a t t r a c t t h e m b a c k
t o t h e p i t c h o n a r e g u l a r b a s i s .
To a s s i s t MAs f u l l y e mb r a c e t h e c a mp a i g n , t h e AF C a l s o p r o v i d e d t h e m wi t h a g r a s s r o o t s
c o a c h i n g DVD a n d g r a s s r o o t s h a n d b o o k s .
Mo r e s i g n i f i c a n t l y, we a r e d e v e l o p i n g a g r a s s r o o t s c o a c h i n g c u r r i c u l u m a n d wi l l b e i n t r o d u c i n g
a n e w g r a s s r o o t s c o a c h i n g c o u r s e t h i s y e a r . An d f o r t h o s e MAs wh o wa n t t o e mb r a c e a
c o mp r e h e n s i v e s t r a t e g y b u t n e e d a s s i s t a n c e g e t t i n g s t a r t e d we wi l l b e d e l i g h t e d t o s e n d t h e m
t h e r e c o mme n d e d AF C Gr a s s r o o t s Po l i c y.
On c e a g a i n , I wo u l d l i k e t o t h a n k a l l t h e MAs f o r t h e i r e f f o r t s i n ma k i n g AF C Gr a s s r o o t s Ye a r
2 0 1 3 b o t h p r o d u c t i v e a n d p l e a s u r a b l e a n d I wi s h t h e m a l l t h e s u c c e s s i n t h e y e a r s t o c o me .
Acknowl edgement
We expr ess our gr at i t ude t o al l Member Associ at i ons i n or gani si ng act i vi t i es t o br i ng
chi l dr en i nt o f oot bal l and t o keep t hem i n our game f or t he r est of t hei r l i ves.
AFC al so acknowl edge t he cont r i but i on of phot ogr aphs of Gr assr oot s f oot bal l act i vi t i es by
t he f ol l owi ng Member Associ at i ons:
Af ghani st an Foot bal l Feder at i on, Foot bal l Feder at i on of Aust r al i a, Bhut an Foot bal l
Feder at i on, Chi nese Tai pei Foot bal l Associ at i on, Guam Foot bal l Associ at i on, The Hong
Kong Foot bal l Associ at i on Lt d, Al l I ndi a Foot bal l Feder at i on, I R I r an Foot bal l Feder at i on,
Japan Foot bal l Associ at i on, Jor dan Foot bal l Associ at i on, Laos Foot bal l Feder at i on,
Lebanon Foot bal l Associ at i on, Foot bal l Associ at i on of Mal aysi a, Foot bal l Associ at i on
of Mal di ves, Mongol i a Foot bal l Feder at i on, Paki st an Foot bal l Feder at i on, Foot bal l
Associ at i on of Si ngapor e, Foot bal l Feder at i on of Tur kmeni st an, UAE Foot bal l Associ at i on,
Uzbeki st an Foot bal l Feder at i on and Vi et nam Foot bal l Feder at i on.