FIFA Development

 

The FIFA Development Office for Oceania, which is based next to OFC headquarters in Auckland, works closely with the confederation to ensure the continued development of football in the region.

 

FIFA development officer Glenn Turner and personal assistant Lyn Shirley have been influential in managing a number of key projects to build infrastructure and improve technical capabilities of each member association. Patrick Jacquemet, OFC technical director, works alongside Turner and is responsible for specific areas such as developing domestic competitions and beach soccer.

 

FIFA Goal Programme

 

The FIFA Development Office is charged with managing and implementing FIFA’s hugely successful Goal Programme which promotes the independence and professionalisation of member associations through the construction of a "house of football".

 

The Goal Programme provides associations with tailor-made projects, such as the construction of association headquarters, technical centres, natural and artificial turf pitches and football schools. Where possible, projects are carried out in collaboration with the confederation and government authorities. Since 2000 the FIFA Development Office for Oceania has implemented over 30 projects (Goal I, II and III) with all 11 member associations completing or currently implementing a Goal I project at least. Additionally, three member associations have been allocated a Goal Project for the development of talented youth players. To go the FIFA website and find out more click here

 

Financial Assistance Programme

 

The FIFA Development Office is also responsible for managing FIFA’s Financial Assistance Programme (FAP). Through the programme, FIFA makes funds available to confederations and member associations to assist with long-term development projects. The primary focus is on assisting member associations from a technical and administrative perspective. These initiatives advocate principles of accountability and good governance in financial matters. FAP investment also covers the promotion of women’s and girl’s football by means of long term development. To go the FIFA website and find out more click here

 

Courses

 

In conjunction with OFC, the FIFA Development Office organises a range of courses to educate and train instructors, coaches, referees, medical personnel and various others involved in the game.

 

The Com-Unity Course Programme aims to raise awareness of the value football can have in a country by improving levels of cooperation between all parties.

 

FUTURO courses focus on the education of member association instructors in the topics of coaching, refereeing, administration and management and sports medicine. Participants in this programme are expected to be actively teaching in their member associations, both before and after the course.

 

The Member Association Course Programme provides member associations with a limited number of FIFA-run educational courses in the areas of coaching, refereeing, women's football, futsal, administrative and medical matters.

 



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