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AFC contribution strengthens grassroots football in Malaysia
The Football Association of MalaysiaÃ¢Â€Â™s (FAM) grassroots and social development efforts were handed a major lift today after it received 5,200 ultra-durable footballs from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The ceremony was held in conjunction with the FAMÃ¢Â€Â™s Ã¢Â€Â˜Just PlayÃ¢Â€Â™ Community Grassroots Programme at the FAMÃ¢Â€Â™s headquarters.
The contribution by the AFC is part of a partnership with the One World Play Project to leverage on the beautiful game as a platform to enrich lives and bring about positive social outcomes.
The One World Futbol is recognised as a breakthrough in ball technology Ã¢Â€Â” an ultra-durable football that never needs a pump and never goes flat, even when punctured.
AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa said: Ã¢Â€ÂœAcross our continent, football continues to empower and bring joy to people and communities of all backgrounds.
Ã¢Â€ÂœThis contribution brings to life the AFCÃ¢Â€Â™s Vision and Mission, under the banner of One Asia, One Goal to ensure that football continues to enrich and enhance the lives of the tomorrowÃ¢Â€Â™s generation of fans and players.Ã¢Â€Â
Expressing his delight, FAM General Secretary, YH Dato' Hj. Hamidin bin Hj. Mohd Amin said: Ã¢Â€ÂœWe are delighted and thankful to partner with the AFC and One World Play Project through this wonderful and generous donation.
Ã¢Â€ÂœThis is a great opportunity for our youth footballers to enrich their passion for the game and lead inspired and fulfilling lives.Ã¢Â€Â
Through the unique and transformative power of play, One World Play Project is helping to ensure that the beautiful game continues to be accessible for children and youth of all backgrounds.
Ã¢Â€ÂœWe believe that play is the foundation for the healthy physical, social and psychological development of youth everywhere, especially those living in disadvantaged communities,Ã¢Â€Â said Stephen Sonderman, Asia Director, One World Pl
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