FIFA and Vanuatu Football Federation (VFF) have been collaborating on amateur football analysis, to gain a comprehensive understanding of how the amateur game in Vanuatu is organised and can be supported by FIFA in the future.
VFF Technical Director Peter Takaro said Vanuatu can benefit from this initiative by FIFA, as long as they are organised and plan ahead.
“The sessions this week have been very helpful in guiding us and also for FIFA to understand the football we play in the national level down to grassroots.” he said.
Following the conclusion of the in-depth analysis of elite football and the successful launch of the FIFA Talent Development Scheme (TDS) in February 2022, FIFA are now seeking to gain a comprehensive understanding of how the non-elite part of football is organised.
FIFA launched the Amateur Football Environment Analysis, with the long-term objective of supporting its Member Associations (MAs) in fulfilling their potential to develop the game in their respective countries.
Elite and amateur football are closely connected. Without a well-functioning amateur football structure, elite football cannot realise its full potential in the long run. Amateur football has many facets, and cooperation with internal and external stakeholders (e.g. clubs, regional football associations, governments, schools, etc.) is essential.
FIFA in June 2022 that it is only through optimal collaboration and liaison between all parties that they will be able to achieve their goal of offering everyone the chance to play the sport.
The session conducted this week with the VFF staff will enable FIFA to gain an understanding of the areas in which Vanuatu might need support and the assistance and services that they can offer.