NFABD to organise nation-wide Grassroots Football Month in May
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
THE National Football Association of
Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) will be organising the
Grassroots Football Month in May.
Children will be separated into two
categories: A (6-8 years old) and B (9-11 years old).
The festival is set to be held in all
four districts beginning with the Brunei-Muara district
on May 4 at the Jerudong International School, said
NFABD in a press release yesterday.
The second session will be held in
the Belait district at the Arena Field in Seria on May
11 followed by the Tutong district at the Tutong Sports
Complex on May 18.
The festival will culminate at the
Temburong Sports Complex in the Temburong district.
All sessions will run from 7.30am to
NFABD held the first national
grassroots festival back in November at the Balapan
Track and Field of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports
Complex in Berakas.
The event which was held in
conjunction with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC)
Grassroots Year saw 200 students take part.
NFABD President His Royal Highness
Prince Hj Sufri Bolkiah and his son YAM Pg Muda Abdul
‘Aleem graced the event.
A range of football activities was
conducted by the coaches from NFABD as well as the
Sports Coaching and Development Unit at the Department
of Youth and Sports.
AFC’s website states that through the
AFC Grassroots Year and also AFC Grassroots Day - which
fell on May 15 - the AFC is encouraging member
associations to organise activities to promote and
emphasise that football is accessible and socially
beneficial to everyone.
“This is a very good event for the
young students who are interested in football,” said
Mohammad Nadzif Hilmi Hj Ta’in, a physical education
teacher from the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah (YSHHB)
Primary School in a previous article in The Brunei
“This is the first time that we have
been involved in this kind of event where the students
mingle together without having to compete.
“With the great support and response
today, I hope that this event can be organised every
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