Futuro III course ends on a high note
It was way back in 1993 Sri Lanka Football experienced the Futuro
with four principals in administration, coaching, referring and
medicine. On August 05, 2009, the official opening ceremony was held
where 26 Local football administrators from all parts of the island
participating in Futuro III Administration and Management course.
Football as a sport and as an entertainment is very challenging in
the fast moving world where Marketing, Communications and Administration
too are playing a major role in addition to technical development and
advancement of the game.
Football is a tool which is used to address post conflict mental
distress and trauma reconciliation and it will be very useful to have
the regional leagues and clubs to practice better governance through
best management. So it is very timely for FIFA to conduct the newly
developed FUTURO III Administration and Management Course in Sri Lanka
where we could apply all these elements of management such as human
resources, finance planning, event management, competitions and club
management etc. to meet the ever changing demands of the game.
Member of Parliament Laksman Wijemanna was the guest at the opening
ceremony along with The President FFSL Hurley Silveira together with
Head of Education and Technical Development of FIFA Juerg Nepfer and
Course Instructors from FIFA Peter Fousek and Imitiaz Rehman.
Juerg Nepfer elaborating on the course content and highlighted the
elements of the FUTURO III Administration and Management National
He further said the assigned Regional Instructors will share their
experiences and management skills which are very similar in standards
for application in Sri Lanka. He invited participants to be active and
interactive during the programme to make it more fruitful and to gain
maximum benefits from the programe.
The guest of honour MP Lakshman Wijemanna thanked FIFA for coming
forward to support in developing the much needed management and
Administration practices for Regional Football Administrators and
requested all participants who are gathered from North, South, West and
East to practice what is leant here for the development of the game
which will contribute for the enhancement of the living standards of Sri
Lankan sportsmen and women.