The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) will work to promote the “Football for All in Vietnam” (FFAV) initiative to discover talents for national football.

VFF representatives made the commitment during a recent working session in Hanoi with “Football for All” Director Anders Krystad.

The project, jointly initiated by the Vietnam Football Association and the Football Association of Norway in 1997, was launched in 2000.

It started in Hanoi in 2001 before spreading to central Thua Thien-Hue province in 2003.

As a result, 147 football clubs have been established, involving more than 16,000 young football players.

FFAV Director Krystad said he hopes the programme’s model will be successful at schools, pledging to host FFAV training courses for coaches, referees, and football club management.-VNA