Sep 9, 2016, 10:00 AM
The Gambia Football Federation, GFF, is set to launch the FIFA Live Your Goal concept in May as part of the global football governing body’s aim to develop young girls involvement in grassroots football.
According to a GFF news release, the concept is to develop and promote women’s football targeting the age bracket of 6 to 12 years. The launch of the concept will be followed by a festival, planned to take place in June 2015 alongside a seminar to talk about the early life stages of football.
The release added that the GFF will once again use this opportunity to renew its support and champion the promotion of women’s football in the country as a top priority on its agenda.
The GFF urged the public and all football stakeholders to take note of these coming programmes, as major football projects designed by FIFA and supported by the Gambia Football Federation.
In another media release, the GFF announced that its Referees Committee on Friday 3rd April 2015 resumed the regional tour to train 25 referee participants in the Lower River Region.
The third phase of the tour would take the referees instructors to the LRR, where 25 participants will have their knowledge enhanced in refereeing.
The training programme is in fulfilment of the GFF executive committee’s football development agenda to help build the technical capacity of all regional stakeholders, which is essential to put Gambia’s football on a fast lane.
The referees’ course would be on basic instructions of refereeing and the laws of the game, delivered through theoretical and practical sessions, which would also serve as assessment for the participants.
It would be recalled that the first phase of the regional tour was conducted in January 2015 and covered the Upper River Region (URR) and Central River Region (CRR), while the North Bank benefitted from the second phase.
The final leg of the tour will be conducted later, and will cover the KM, West Coast Region and Banjul.