|Children play football in the Football for All in Việt Nam (FFAV). — Photo courtesy FFAV |Viet Nam News
THỪA THIÊN-HUẾ — Football for All in Việt Nam (FFAV) has been selected as one of 27 organisations to be part of the first Common Goal collaboration cycle, where professional footballers and managers team up with football for good organisations to advance social change.
Head of FFAV’s Marketing and Communication Department, Châu Hồng Tịnh told Việt Nam News that FFAV aims to maximise the power of football for social transformation.
The first one-year collaboration cycle of Common Goal kicks off in April 2018, following the allocation of pledges from 36 players from 27 organisations championing social change across the world.
FFAV is recognised for the work of quality education by Common Goal member Shinji Kagawa (of Borussia Dortmund FC).
FFAV will receive more than US$13,000 of funding through Common Goal this year to further programmes on quality education. Together with the Common Goal players and media partners, Common Goal reaches a global audience of more than 200 million football fans.
Common Goal is a global movement run by Streetfootballworld that was launched with the support of Manchester United star Juan Mata. The football community pledges (a minimum of) one per cent of its earnings to football-for-good organisations that use the game to advance the Global Goals.
FFAV, funded by the Football Association of Norway, works to develop children’s non-competitive grassroots football for 6 to 15-year-old children. The programme focuses on disadvantaged children and promotes the development of women’s football. FFAV uses football as a tool to integrate fundamental life skill activities so they can have a useful playground to balance learning and playing.
FFAV has established 184 football clubs with the participations of more than 17,000 children in 1,541 football clubs since it was launched in 2003. — VNS