AFC U-14 Regional Festival of Football 2016
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
NFABD House. Brunei Darussalam will again be hosting the inaugural football festival namely the AFC U-14 Regional Festival of Football 2016 from 26th till 30th July 2016. The AFC Regional Festival of Football is focused on the higher elements of the sport at grassroots level (under 14 years old), specifically on skills development rather than emphasising competition or winning.
This year, Brunei Darussalam is again the host of the festival for the second time running after the resounding success of last yearís festival which saw an average of more than 300 spectators and fans in each match. Sanctioned and supported by AFC and organized by the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD),
a total of 180 young players, 40 team officials, more than 150 committee members and volunteers and 20 matches are set over the four days of this international festival, which will see teams from 10 countries from the ASEAN region compete, namely Brunei Darussalam as host nation, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam.
Before the festival kicks off, a referee preparatory course for AFC U-14 Regional Festival of Football 2016 young referees has begun today in the Brunei capital attended by 15 participants from 9 of the 10 participating countries. The main aim of the preparatory course is to ensure that the referees were appropriately updated and had the correct uniformed interpretation of the latest updates in the Laws of the Game. Upon completion of this preparatory course, these young referees will then be officiating the matches of the 4-day festival. The official opening ceremony will be held at the Track and Field Complex, in Berakas, where the first match of the festival between host nation Brunei Darussalam versus Myanmar will take place. The festival will be played on two venues, namely the Berakas Sports Complex and the Track & Field Sports Complex. For full match daysí information, please visit nfabd.org. Entrance is free.