Workshops

The FIFA Regional Office values the collaborative relationship with the OFC Secretariat as essential in the successful delivery and longevity of FIFA’s various programmes in the region.

Below are programmes delivered in Oceania in 2019.

 

FIFA Women’s Football Conference

27 – 29 March, Port Vila, Vanuatu

Objective

FIFA to share its global strategy as well as the current landscape of women’s football in the OFC region, highlight FIFA Forward and its importance for women’s football development.

FIFA – Sarai Bareman (FIFA Chief Women’s Football Officer), David Peradalta,

FRO – Ronen Hershco, David Firisua

OFC – Franck Castillo (General Secretary), Emma Evans (Head of Women’s Football)

 

FIFA Technical Department Workshop

6 – 10 April, Pape’ete, French Polynesia

Objective

Update on the FIFA Development Strategy and Capacity Building approach.

FIFA – Jurg Nepfer

FRO – Ronen Hershco (Manager)

OFC – Patrick Jacquemet (OFC Head of Football)

 

FIFA Forward Development Program Workshop (Governance Workshop)

8 – 11 April, Pape’ete, French Polynesia

Objective

Strengthening the management of the Forward Programme within the administration of participating Member Associations.

FIFA – Sanjeevan Balasingam (Director Member Associations Asia and Oceania), Yazeen Buhari (FA Singapore General Secretary), Geir Thorsteinsson (Member of the FIFA Associations Committee, former General Secretary of the Iceland FA)

FRO – Ronen Hershco (Manager), David Firisua (Project Coordinator)

OFC – Franck Castillo (General Secretary), Fred Guillemont (Chief Operating Officer), Patrick Jacquemet (Head of Football), Barbara Lloyd (Head of Legal and Compliance)

 

Financial Management and Governance meeting

15 – 16 May, Apia, Samoa

Objective

Update on the new aspects of Financial Governance under the new-look Forward regulations.

FIFA – Daniel O’Toole and Leonard Gruter (FIFA’s Financial Governance)

FRO – Ronen Hershco (Manager), David Firisua (Project Coordinator)

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FIFA Infrastructure Workshop

28 – 29 August, Suva, Fiji

Objective

To support member associations in the planning, execution and Operation of infrastructure projects;  To allow representatives of the member associations invited to share their experience and knowledge related to infrastructure.

FIFA – Daniel Krebs (Member Associations Programme Manager), Esther Jones Russell (consultant for Accessibility CAFÉ), Ben Veenbrink (consultant for infrastructure The Stadium Consultancy), Marke Jennings-Temple (consultant for playing surfaces SPORTENG)

FRO – Ronen Hershco (Manager), David Firisua (Project Coordinator)

OFC – Ray Park (Head of Finance and Services)

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FIFA Connect Workshop

17 – 18 October, Auckland, New Zealand

Objective

To explain the FIFA Connect programme to the invited FIFA member associations and allow them to participate in the testing and training on the FIFA Connect ID functionality within their football management system.

FIFA – Dr. Hans Thies (Member Associations Programme Manager), Martin Sam, Dina Ameti

FRO – Ronen Hershco (Manager), David Firisua (Project Coordinator)

OFC – Chris Kemp (Head of Competitions), Michael Song (Manager Competitions)

 

FIFA TD/GS Workshop

25 – 29 October, Noumea, New Caledonia

Objective

Update on the FIFA Development Strategy and Capacity Building approach; FIFA Course 2B (Technical) for MA Technical Directors and General Secretaries.

FIFA – Jurg Nepfer

FRO – Ronen Hershco (Manager)

Oceania – Patrick Jacquemet (OFC Head of Football), Fred Guillemont (Chief Operating Officer)