News and Stories

FFAV Cup 2016 – Simple joys

Girls and boys alike, colourful football clothes, green Milo caps, neatly tied shoes on their feet and proud smiles on their faces; the children shone brighter than the summer sun in central Vietnam.  After a year of anticipation and preparation, FFAV Cup 2016 is finally here. This is the first FFAV …

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Ready for FFAV Cup 2016

          It is over a month left until the Football for All in Vietnam Cup (FFAV Cup 2016) to be kicked off for the fourth time in Hue city on 28th and 29th of July. Although the time for FFAV Cup 2016 is shorter than previous …

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Club fundraising – Key to club sustainability

On Friday, Jun. 3, FFAV organised a workshop at the Art Center to celebrate the success in fundraising of 24 of its clubs from various districts of Thua Thien Hue province. The workshop became a warm environment where the members could share experiences in fundraising with each other. The elements that …

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Local partners start to take over

Handing over the project to local partners in Do Son on May 28, 2016 was one of FFAV’s first steps in its project handover process. Having grown together with FFAV in the last nine years, grassroots football in this district has seen great development and meaningful outcomes, contributing to education, …

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The story: Football and Lifeskills

Let's enjoy the story of Bùi Nam Anh - a kid player from Tran Quoc Toan primary school club about his feeling and memories in FFAV Cup 2015. When I was in 1st and 2nd grade, I saw the students in my school playing football happily and excitedly on either practice sessions or …

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Handover Strategy/Challenges and Opportunities

Now, in 2016, time is changing dramatically for FFAV. In our next agreement with our main donor, NORAD, we have received less funding and a shorter agreement period. It has also been a clear requirement that the time has come for handing over, and that after 2018, FFAV cannot expect …

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Handover strategy/Possibilities?

All in all, a good job has been done, and a foundation for continued work is there, and together we can build and develop the FFAV model. It is actually our hope that this can also inspire and motivate other national Football Federations, as well as national and international NGOs …

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Handover strategy/Strategy for handover

FFAV have created, in a very short time, an overall strategy for the steps needed to be taken in the coming time. This is the theory, and we expect to work closely with all involved stakeholders in the coming time to improve, adjust and adapt. The foundation is the idea …

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Handover strategy/Always look on the bright side of life

Again a song title, made famous by Monty Python. We give this reference because there are not only grey skies above, but many positive issues too to highlight. We know we can pull this through.  In the last few years NFF has come a lot closer to FFAV, and given it …

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Heartfelt Coaching

Friends and relatives of Mr. Vo Quoc Thinh (teacher at the Art Center) call him “Thinh with disability” after he became the coach of the football club for children with disability sponsored by the Football Association of Norway (NFF). Thinh was called so because he was close-knit with the students with disability …

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