News and Stories

When many girls spend qualified time together

GOAL is a program that uses sport and life skills education to transform the lives of adolescent girls. FFAV has implemented this program to make deeper impacts for young girls since 2015. Beside regular GOAL sessions occurring on a weekly basis for 730 girl members across 13 FFAV clubs, we …

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New FFAV – New webpage

FFAV has operated as a project in Vietnam for over 14 years and in May 2016 the Football Association of Norway (NFF) handed over the leadership of FFAV to Vietnamese leaders, but will remain as a consultant for the management for at least 2 years. As part of the restructuring …

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Good news from FIFA – Football for Hope

We are proud to announce that our project just got approved the funding 50.000 USD for the period from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2018 from “Football for Hope Programme Support”. This is not only a big raise for our budget next year, but also an official recognition by …

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My first FFAV Fun Football Festival

Michael Dao is a PhD candidate of the University of Toronto doing his research on sports for development in Vietnam. He is now working as a volunteer in FFAV project. Yesterday, it was the first time he participated in FFAV Fun Football Festival. Let's see how he enjoyed and experienced …

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Creative fundraising activities

Tran Quoc Toan football club is quite famous in Phong Dien district for their successes in fundraising. These achievements originated from the determination of the headmaster and the joined forces of club members with the final aim to maintain football activities for children.   To ensure the financial sustainability of club, Ms. …

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The community transformer

Here is a successful fundraising story from a football club which provides a foundation to believe in a sustainable future of FFAV programs. A story that shows a reality that nothing is impossible with a leader who never stops believing the values that FFAV’s football/life skills activities bring to children, …

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The power of football

Football has special power to connect people no matter who you are, how you are or where you are. This story from our player in Phong Dien district will prove this. My name is Tran Loc Hai, class 7/1, Dien Loc secondary school, Phong Dien district. I used to see …

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Children’s rights protection in FFAV Cup 2016

In FFAV Cups, children and teenagers' safety is an utmost priority. Safety is one of the criteria to evaluate the success of FFAV Cup. By considering these principles as the pre-requisites for football clubs to participate in the event and convincing all event participants, including club members, coaches, referees and volunteers, …

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Women in football

“Football is a man’s sport”, “football is for guys with hairy chests”, “women can never understand the offside rule”, “women football is cool, then we have something to laugh at”, “the only women who would like to play football are lesbians”. Statements like these do not date back 50 years or …

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Playing for Peace

For a child, play, fun and the peace of just being a child has no beginning — nor does it have an end. “I used to go to FFAV Fun Football Festivals when I was in grade Seven, up to grade Nine; they didn’t have FFAV Cups back then,” confided Ha …

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