The Football for All in Vietnam (FFAV) programme, funded by the Norway Football Federation, organised its third community football tournament for children.

The tournament, which took place from June 2-6 in Hue city of the central province of Thua Thien Hue, attracted 357 football teams and 3,533 children aged from 6 to 15 and disabled children from clubs under the FFAV project.

Tournament attendees also include children with disabilities from social welfare centres in the province, 16 inviting teams from all over the country, two teams from Laos and one from Cambodia.

The teams played 1,400 matches in total at stadiums across the city. The participating children were also given training in life skills and offered trips to famous tourist sites in the city.

Since 2003, the FFAV programme has been implemented in nine districts, cities and towns in Thua Thien Hue and Do Son District in Hai Phong city, gathering 17,500 children in 171 football clubs in total.-VNA