More than just sport for the ÖFB

The strategy of the Austrian Football Association (ÖFB) for the next five years has been placed under the motto ‘More than sport’.

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The strategy of the Austrian Football Association (ÖFB) for the next five years has been placed under the motto ‘More than sport’.

The ÖFB’s aim is to anchor the country’s largest sports federation even deeper into Austrian society, with more than 300,000 active players and 130,000 organised matches each year. “Regardless of the success of our national team, the ÖFB should be recognised for its services to youth and society, for all the things it does to promote integration, health and social policies week by week,” said Leo Windtner, the ÖFB president.

The strategy was developed in a rigorous process as part of UEFA’s GROW programme to promote the growth of football in its member associations.

With support from UEFA, the ÖFB developed a plan based on three cornerstones: ‘Developing Austrian football’, ‘Inspiring national teams’ and ‘Working with our partners’.

The strategy was unveiled to ÖFB staff, partners and media representatives, explaining how the ÖFB would like to ensure that the national teams can develop their full potential and that grassroots football can be reinforced and developed. Special attention will be paid to girls’ and women’s football.

The brochure can be downloaded from oefb.at

This article originally appeared in UEFA Direct 183

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