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May 31, 2020

FIFA delegates assess football skills of Myanmar youths

Students taking part in physical activities in school. Photo: Chan Tha (Meiktila)
Students taking part in physical activities in school. Photo: Chan Tha (Meiktila)

OFFICIALS from the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) recently made assessments and an evaluation of football performance and skills of Myanmar students in Meiktila Township, Mandalay Region.
With the aim of turning out bright and healthy young athletes within a decade, officials from the Myanmar FIFA Federation has conducted a three-month basic football training program in conjunction with other physical activities in schools since November last year.
Under the FIFA 11 for Health Programme, more than 5,000 students below 11 years of age from 144 government schools across the region have received basic football trainings and physical exercises from Myanmar FIFA Federation.
The FIFA officials on Tuesday visited No 1 basic education school in Meiktila Township to assess the performance of football skills of 175 students.
The programme also covers health seminars to make them aware of the danger of alcohol and cigarettes.  “We plan to expand the programme to reach more than 10,000 students under 11 years of age across Mandalay Region next year,” a sportsperson of Myanmar FIFA Federation. “We also provided uniforms and sports gears to those schools.”


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