The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) has been nominated in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Recognition Award for Grassroots Football.
With the influx of development of the sport in the grassroots level, PFF is once again on the verge of clinching the prestigious award in the annual awards night.
The country’s football governing body last won the same trophy in 2014, when the Philippines hosted the 60th anniversary celebration of the AFC in Manila.
The Philippines have been listed together with the Hong Kong Football Association and Vietnam Football Association in the Developing category of the said award.
According to the criteria of the AFC, the accolade is given to their member association to recognize their effort of promoting grassroots football in their respective countries.
Each country will be assessed based on their “grassroots partnerships with various external organizations, as well as their technical programs such as courses, workshops and talent identification.
For the past years, the federation has been boosting their programs that will promote grassroots football through the help of its Regional Football Association.
The PFF’s flagship initiative, Kasibulan, has been thriving especially in the provinces, in encouraging and helping today’s youth in improving their game.
The AFC Awards Night Gala will be held this year in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on December 1.