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
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
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
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.