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Asian Football Confederation to promote the game in Sri Lanka

Asian Football Confederation ( AFC ) has orgainzed a variety of activities for the development of the game in Sri Lanka and the project commenced on March 5 and will be in operation till March 14.

The AFC Women Referees Seminar was held from March 5 to 8 at City Football Complex auditorium. The AFC Instructor Mashoud Enayat conducted the seminar along with practical at City Football Complex grounds. Twelve referees, two each from Bhutan, India, Iran, Jordan, Palestine and Sri Lanka, took part in the referee course.

Referee Instructor Masoud Enayat hoped that the referees for the AFC U-13 Girls’ Football Tournament were ready for duty in the matches which kicked off on Saturday.

Masoud, after the five-day course to prepare the referees for the matches, is impressed with the participants and feels the referees will excel on the field of play.

He highlighted the importance to maintain a good physical condition throughout their career as it helps them to perform better and to gain respect from the spectators and players for a job well done. I'm sure you will do well in the upcoming matches.

The referees from six participating nations spent strenuous five days under the guidance of Masoud from Iran who was assisted by China’s Neu Huojun.

During the practical sessions five of the participants two Indians, two Sri Lankans and a Bhutanese referee made good impact with their performances and received high commendation from both instructors.

The participant referees thanked the instructors for educating them on the latest Laws of the Game and the new technology which was of vital importance.

They they all had the same idea that it was a new experience gained by attending the course during the five days and thanked the AFC for carrying out an event of this nature for the betterment of the sport at large.

AFC Football Medical Seminar for Physiotherapists’ which commenced on Tuesday ended successfully on Thursday.AFC Instructor Dr. Farrah Hani Imran facilitated the programme for medical officials of 6 participating countries. Bhutan ,India, Iran, Jordan ,Palestine & Sri Lanka.

In line with the World's Women's Day the Women's Empowerment Programme a, five day social project, in association with ZONTA Club, commenced at FFSL on Thursday and will conclude today. The programme has been core up to address on several topics including women and future challenges, Domestic Violence ,Leadership, Stress and Depression Manangement, Pregnency ,Life style,Balancing act, Wife-Mother and working lady . Head of CSR at AFC Dr. Annathurai Ranganathan conducts the programme. A one-day seminar themed “ Women’s Empowerment through Football for women’s leaders was held on Thursday.

AFC Women Referees seminar – March 5th to 8th March

AFC Football Medical Seminar -6th to 8th March –AFC Instructor Dr.Farrah Hani

AFC - CSR activity – World’s women’s day

AFC Girls U 13 Football Tournament for West, South and Central Asian countries

Asia Football Confederation (AFC ) under 13 Girls’ League Football Tournament commenced at Police Park grounds on Saturday and will continue till Wednesday. The tournament which is an event among various other programmes ,has been organized by AFC Social Responsibility Department in parallel to the World Women's day celebrations.

The League Tournament for participants from Bhutan ,India, Iran, Jordan ,Palestine and Sri Lanka is coordinated and assisted by Tran Huong and Cyntia Carvalho from AFC.


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