Workshop in Nouméa discussed football development in OFC region

OFC Futsal Nations Cup was held in Nouméa, New Caledonia, between 27 October and 2 November. But it was not the only event that took place in Nouméa by that time. OFC Member Associations Technical Directors and General Secretaries also met in Nouméa between 24 and 29 October for a workshop to discuss matters related to football development in the region. It was the last stage of the course gathering the Technical Directors and General Secretaries of Oceanian FIFA members.

The main objective of the workshops was to identify the roles and missions of each person within the structures and to optimize the organizations to help in the football’s development in Oceania. The main points were: Objectives to be achieved within a federation as part of a global strategy and the means to stimulate an internal professional culture and thus optimize the structure and operations of each association.

FIFA officials and representants of every FIFA member in Oceania. Source: OFC Media

FIFA is bringing these workshops to the region to improve staff across the fields of good governance, accountability and transparency, things that usually are not good in Oceanian countries when it comes to football organization.

OFC Technical Director, Patrick Jacquement highlighted that the workshops are fundamental steps towards football development in the OFC region as there is a lot of progress that has been made in the region through last years. Jacquement pointed that the future is promising for Oceania if both the technical directors and general secretaries work together for the advancement of football in the member associations.

FIFA official Gareth Jennings stated that both the technical director and general secretary play a vital role in developing the game in the region and they both need to complement each other in every member associations of FIFA.


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