FOOTBALL FOR ALL IN VIETNAM Bóng đá Cộng đồng tại Việt Nam
A Brief Project Introduction
Our mission, our vision
VISION: NFF/FFAV to collaborate with VFF, MoET and relevant stakeholders in the development of grassroots football in Vietnam. .
MISSION: FFAV educate parents, volunteers, teachers and empower local communities to create sustainable grassroots football structures.
STRATEGY IN BRIEF
In order to achieve the above-mentioned objective, NFF/FFAV will employ the following strategies:
A. Support VFF to develop and standardize the VFF’s grassroots football development related structure and system.
B. Advocate to and cooperate with VFF and related stakeholders for the replication of FFAV model to other provinces with focus at MoET and INGOs/local NGO, private sectors.
C. Reinforces the FFAV organization to meet with the requirements of 2019 – 2022
D. Strengthen the FFAV model in TT Hue province through providing technical support, with focus at the social mobilization solutions, for further expansion and development in TT Hue and other provinces in Vietnam.
FFAV then and now
As a cooperation of the Norwegian Football Federation (NFF) and the Vietnamese Football Federation (VFF), the project started first in 2001 in Hanoi. Due to a lack of enough space for proper pitches in the capital back then, the project moved to Thua Thien Hue province in 2003 and has since then seen a steady growth in outspread, quality and staff. After the methodology was initially developed in cooperation with coaches and experts from Norway and the UK, local staff have taken over all aspects of the project step by step. Most of staff today have a long time commitment with the project, often starting out as volunteers, then becoming office interns, before being hired full time.
Internationally FFAV has become a well received and well connected project. As a member of the streetfootballworld network, we are constantly exchanging experiences and ideas with other Football-for-Development projects around the globe. Awarded and endorsed by the Asian Football Confederation and the United Nations, FFAV has become a trusted partner for VFF to develop the grassroots football structure all over Vietnam.
The 1st of May 2016 marks big changes in the organizational structure for FFAV: From here on the project will be run by an entirely Vietnamese leadership, the direct operations will focus less on implementing, but more on supporting activities and strengthening local capacities. This way, communities and the Vietnamese football family can take full ownership of the entirety of grassroots football, creating a mass movement throughout the whole country.
Initial Agreement between NFF and VFF to develop grassroots football
Project start in Hanoi
FFAV moves to Hue
Training Center in established
First Fun Football Festival
First FFAV Cup as an international children’s football festival
Cooperation with Hue Football Federation (HFF)
First Women’s clubs within HFF established
AFC Dream Asia Award for the development of grassroots football
Vietnamese leadership takes over
AFC Dream Asia Awards in the NGO and Individual category
Head of Program Department and Life Skills Department
Mobile: +84 905 842 601
Nguyen Ngoc Yen Nhi
Part time staff
Mobile: +84 913 192 509
Child protection guidelines
FFAV has developed a set of guidelines that ensure safety for every child, for every player and young volunteer. These guidelines tackle issues ranging from traffic safety, to food hygiene, to mechanisms on reporting abuse – physically and psychologically. Participants, clubs and government agencies agree to these guidelines at every FFAV event and work together to ensure they are followed. Like this every child can feel safe and every adult knows their role as a guardian as well as a responsible behavior model.
The majority of our workload relies on heavy support from our volunteer system. At the moment we have about 200 volunteers at office level, consisting mostly of university students and former child players, and around 2,000 community volunteers, mostly teachers and P.E. experts.
Volunteers have chances to develop their skills by engaging in different training courses with FFAV, based on their field of interest. Coaches and referees are being trained by our technical group in football rules and skills, life skill education, and the unique FFAV methodology. We also offer trainings for club managers in finances, fundraising and event organization. Our volunteers at office level get to work in an international team, gain experience in community projects, and have chances to take part in different vocational training courses.
Promoting this sense of volunteerism amongst communities is the essence of sustainability. Grassroots football clubs – for adults and children alike – can only be sustainable if they are run and managed by dedicated locals with a love for football and their community. If you are interested in supporting our project or becoming a volunteer for your local club, please contact our volunteer coordinator below.
FFAV are proud of the fact that a number of organizations, government agencies and institutions have noticed our work and efforts in building grassroots football as well as providing important Life Skills in Vietnam.
FFAV have been endorsed by the UN Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP), we have been named the best NGO in football in Asia by the Asia Football Confederation (AFC), and we have received prices for our contribution from the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) and from the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) as well as having received various prices and recognition from other actors within the sports sector and government in various levels.
Such prices provide us with evidence that we must be doing something right, and gives us motivation and inspire us to enhance our efforts for make our vision come through: that all children in Vietnam should have the opportunity to play the beautiful game of football if they want to.
We owe these organizations and institutions a big thank you, and promise to keep up our work.