NFABD thank stakeholders for a successful Grassroots Event
Wednesday, June 01, 2016


The National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) held the “NFABD Grassroots Football Festival 2016 in Partnership with DST” on the month of May which is also called “NFABD Grassroots Football Month”. This is because all festivals held in 4 districts on the month of May.

This NFABD initiative event sanctioned by FIFA and AFC has attracted more than 1,000 young football players aged 12 years and under on events held in:

  • Brunei Muara District on the 15th May 2016 (Sunday),
  • Belait District on the 20th May 2016 (Friday),
  • Tutong District on the 22nd May 2016 (Sunday) and
  • Temburong District on the 29th May 2016 (Sunday).


In promoting football as a sport that can be played by all levels, this Grassroots Football Festivals is also aimed to provide the opportunity to our younger generations to explore football.

Speaking of behalf of NFABD, Haji Rozaimienizam Haji Jainal, Football Technical Officer, very much appreciates the cooperation of the Department of Youth and Sports, Ministry Culture Youth & Sports in providing venue field of sports complex in Belait District, Tutong District and Temburong District for NFABD Grassroots Football Festival 2016 In Partnership with DST to be held, as well as cooperation from the Co-Curricular Education Department of The Ministry of Education to invite primary school students from all 4 districts to participate. At the same time, Belait District, Tutong District and Temburong District Football Association also play an important role for the festival preparation in each district.

Following the recent grassroots award bestowed on NFABD by Asian Football Confederation (AFC), the grassroots initiative in Brunei Darussalam has gone from strength to strength in line with FIFA's and AFC's vision in developing and enriching football growth globally. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank FIFA, AFC (Asian Football Confederation) and JFA (Japan Football Association) for their unrelenting efforts in supporting youth programs and especially grassroots which help to benefit Member Associations like NFABD. Furthermore we also praise the consistent support and partnership of Data Stream Technology (DST) who has always been positive and are keen to be a part of our footballing success throughout. NFABD highly hopes that with the best reception received in this program, all parties will continue to support and involve themselves in together developing football in this country.

NFABD Grassroots Football Festival was introduced since year 2013 and was attended by National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) President, His Royal Highness Prince Sufri Bolkiah.

The NFABD Grassroots Football Festival in 4 districts is held in alternate years and also called as “NFABD Grassroots Football Festival Nationwide”



Source: NFABD


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