SBD Global/December 18, 2013/International Football
Football Association, English Premier League Launch Afghan Football Partnership
Published December 18, 2013
British PM David Cameron announced a new partnership between the FA, the Premier League and their Afghan counterparts. The partnership will help the growth and development of Afghan football and the benefits it brings to communities across Afghanistan. It will also include support for women's and youth football. At its heart will be a partnership between the FA, the EPL, Afghan Football Federation and the Afghan Premier League. Together they will work to build Afghan capacity in football administration, training and education for the national and grassroots game. Under the agreement the FA will provide an invitation for members of the Afghan national side to meet and train with England national teams and coaches at St. George's Park, a full assessment of grassroots football in Afghanistan, the production of a development plan to improve capacity and potential in areas including grassroots administration; schools and youth football; women and girls football and referee development and in partnership with the AFF, the Asian Football Confederation, UEFA and others, the delivery of training in support of this plan (FA).
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