Football for Schools kicks off in Thailand

BANGKOK (23 January 2023) – The past week was incredibly eventful for Thai football.

The national men’s team won a record seventh title at the AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022 and FIFA President Gianni Infantino paid a visit to the Land of Smiles, during which he inspected projects and facilities supported by FIFA’s Forward program.

Furthermore, a group of local female coaches began their AFC A Diploma course, supported by FIFA’s Women’s Football Division. Last, but by no means least, FIFA’s Football for Schools (F4S) project was launched on Friday 20 January.

Joint efforts

Launched in 2019 by FIFA in collaboration with UNESCO, Football for Schools is a program aimed to make football accessible to both boys and girls across the globe by incorporating football activities into the education system. Pathumthani, a central province north of Bangkok hosted the launch across three days between 20-22 January, involving 30 local coaches and 100 youngsters.