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FIFA and OFC facilitate competitions capacity growth

OFC Competitions Department is hosting a COMET (Player Registration & Competition Management) workshop in Auckland from October 16-18. 

Over 20 staff from the OFC Member Associations have gathered in Auckland for the three-day event  as part of a combined FIFA Connect and OFC Competitions workshop.

It brings together staff from around the region including General Secretaries, Competitions Managers, IT/Media Officers and Player Registration Officers who are working alongside FIFA Development Staff and the newly expanded OFC Competitions Department.

The purposes of the workshop are to provide an interactive environment for the MA staff to share best practice, and for FIFA and OFC Staff to deliver training in the use of the region’s competition management and player registration system, COMET, and to discuss the future timing and hosting of competitions in the region.

OFC Competition’s Director, Chris Kemp said theworkshop is part of the OFC’s strategy to invest in building the capacity of our MA’s.

“Focus is on Competitions Management, particularly the implementation and use of COMET,” he explained.

“We will also spend some time on the general organisation of OFC Competitions.

“We foresee the number of matches and competitions being played in the OFC increasing significantly in the next few years and the planning, organisation and management of matches and competitions plays a critical part in the achieving our strategy,” Kemp added.

The workshop also offers MA staff the opportunity to meet OFC’s newest Competitions Managers, Jake Piper and Ben Hill, who join OFC from Capital Football Federation (NZL) and Auckland Football Federation (NZL) respectively.



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