News and Stories

Tran Quoc Toan Club: a cooperation between school, parents and children

Tran Quoc Toan Football Club is a special and very active club we had the chance to visit last weekend, with our dear translator Ms Linh. In addition to the two weekly training sessions that take place at school, the parents organize sessions during the weekends, on a big artificial …

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Hai Dang Social Center

During our last weekend in Hue, we had the opportunity to visit the Hai Dang Social Center, an inspiring project close to the FFAV office. Mr Binh, one of the physical teachers, explained us that the members of the center are between 6 and 22 years old. They eat and sleep …

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Club visit to Huong An FC

The Huong An football club is located close to Hue, but when you approach the club’s premises, you feel in a totally different environment. The landscape is spectacular, including wide rice fields and other plantations. The buffalos that you cross on the way add up to the particular atmosphere, which …

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Phuong, from player to volunteer at FFAV

Phuong plays football at the Art Center since it was established in 2008. He has to deal with a physical disability and hearing impairment. Throughout the years, Phuong, in addition to his passion for football, managed to develop good designing skills. He had at heart to do something useful and …

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An example of life skills activity

Ever since we arrived at FFAV, we heard a lot about “life skills activities”, which is one of the key aspects of the association’s programme. Football activities seem to be a very efficient way to introduce prevention about important topics for children. Those topics can be about traffic safety, HIV/AIDS …

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Getting to know Quang and Hung

The Art Center Football Club is open for every children, boys and girls, with a disability (hearing, learning, etc.) or not and is coached by Mr. Thinh, who is focusing on the abilities and strength of everyone. He explained us that playing together helps the children to feel more confident …

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Discovering the FC Hope Center

Last Friday, we had the chance to visit the Hope Center in Hue, which assists people with a disability or from disadvantaged areas, by providing them with vocational training and work opportunities. We met with Minh, one of the staff member and the responsible for the football activities, who showed …

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First inspiring moments at FFAV

After only a few hours in the Football for All in Vietnam Project’s offices as volunteers, we wanted to describe how impressed we are by the girls’ football promotion in the country. In Europe, in particular in Switzerland, which is the context that we know the most, despite important improvements in …

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I am empowered through the Goal program

This is a story about a player in Nguyen Duy secondary school who has changed herself to be more confident and outgoing thanks to participating in the Goal program. I have just joined the Goal program and I like it a lot. I have learned so much useful skills and knowledge. …

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Support from UEFA Foundation for Children

The UEFA Foundation for Children has earmarked €1 million in financial support for 12 new projects, involving programs designed to help vulnerable, disadvantaged or disabled children across the world” (News from sportfordevelopment) As one among the selected 12, this is a fantastic news for FFAV as this funding source will enable FFAV …

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