NFABD, AFC conduct seminar as part of under-14 football festival
Sunday, July 24, 2016
AFC Head of Social Responsibility Dr Annathurai Ranganathan (R) speaks to the participants of the seminar at the NFABD Office in Berakas. Picture: Courtesy of NFABD
THE National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) and Asian Football Confederation (AFC) organised a seminar themed — Holistic Development through Social Responsibility.
The one-day seminar at the NFABD Office in Berakas was
held in conjunction of the second Asian Football
Confederation (AFC) Under-14 Regional Festival of
Football that will kick-off on Tuesday.
A total of 50 participants from the government and
private sectors took part in the seminar which was
facilitated by a number of professionals.
Head of Social Responsibility, Dr Annathurai Ranganathan
delivered a talk on ‘Social Responsibility and
Development in Football’. NFABD Technical Director Mike
Wong touched on the issue of social engagement ‘How we
use Football as Tool for Social Development’.
Danish Zaherudin, Chief Officer at Sports Medicine and
Research Centre of the Youth and Sports Department
presented a slide on ‘Anti Doping’, while, Dr Rachvind
Singh delivered a topic on ‘Health Awareness’.
NFABD general secretary Pg Hj Mohiddin Pg Badarudin in
his welcome speech highlighted the importance of social
development in football. “Football is arguably an
integral part of global society and the world’s most
popular sport to play a valuable role in driving social
development,” said Pg Hj Mohiddin.
“We are lucky
to have these distinguished gentlemen to deliver the
topics of this seminar, they are experts in their own
“With this package of one-day seminar I
hope all the participants today would gain the values
and knowledge with regard to holistic development
through social responsibility.
“NFABD with the
continuous support from the AFC is consistently planning
towards a more holistic and positive approach to giving
back to society, spreading awareness and youth social
development by using football as the medium,” he
A total of 180 players from 10 ASEAN
countries with the others: Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia,
Mynamar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor
Leste and Vietnam will be competing at the four-day
festival. The first match will see host Brunei taking on
Myanmar following the opening ceremony at the Balapan
Track and Field of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports
Complex in Berakas
The main aim of the festival
is to provide a continuous player development pathway
from the grassroots to the elite level and ensure a
smooth transition for elite players to the national
Sanctioned by AFC, the festival is
supported by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports
(MCYS) and other related agencies.
Source: The Brunei Times