FIFA U-20 World Cup to Promote Grassroots Football in New Zealand
“A plan to utilise the FIFA U-20 World Cup as a platform to boost grassroots football in New Zealand is taking shape”, according to Fifa.com.
Following Auckland and Christchurch courses, football festivals to round off the activities were held, which attracted around 250 children.
“The programme will help us to achieve our overall purpose – to lead, inspire and deliver football across New Zealand”, said Andy Martin, General Secretary of New Zealand Football.
“The FIFA Grassroots Football Festivals are a fantastic opportunity for New Zealand Football to continue to expand the game by engaging new children in football, providing positive experiences and helping them fall in love with our sport,” said Owain Prosser, Football Development Manager of New Zealand Football 35.
Other grassroots festivals will be staged in each of the U-20 World Cup Host Cities and over 100 festivals will be taking place in the various football communities of each of New Zealand’s seven federations throughout the year.
Article Source: Fifa.com, May 07, 2015.
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