Samoa Football > Development


“To be a well governed, structured and credible Member Association that effectively and efficiently delivers football for all, through youth development, health & well being, communities, family support, ongoing education and partnerships”.

Education – To help improve education, using football as a tool.

‘Just Play’ grassroots programme, initiated by OFC, is expected to be launched in May 2010, will focus on promoting healthy living for children aged 6-12, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture and local villages.

FFS also hold a ‘Fun Football’ programme each Saturday for children aged 3-14, in which FFS volunteers teach football drills. Registration is free.

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Just Play

OFC is committed to growing football at community and school level throughout the Pacific. To this end, OFC has developed a unique grassroots programme called ‘Just Play’ which promotes physical activity for primary-aged children while encouraging community involvement and healthy living.

‘Just Play’ is designed for children aged 6-12 and is based around structured activity programmes as well as the distribution of equipment packs containing balls, cones, bibs, activity manuals and other resources that enable children to play football at anytime and in any situation.

Volunteers and teachers, who are trained by OFC in cooperation with its member associations, provide tuition for students on how to develop games skills and lead healthier lives.

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Fifa Goal Project

The FIFA Goal Programme was initiated by the FIFA President, Joseph S. Blatter for the benefit of national associations, and ratified by the 1999 Extraordinary FIFA Congress in Los Angeles. Goal is a tailor-made development and assistance programme designed to realise projects based on the specific needs of national associations.

For the Oceania region seven countries were selected by the FIFA Goal Bureau to benefit from Goal until 2002 with the projects supervised by the FIFA Development Office in Auckland in collaboration with the respective national associations.

Initially the national federations for Samoa and the Solomon Islands were selected as ‘pilot’ projects and each project was realized during 2001.

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