The Albanian Football Association has launched its strategy for 2022–25, Football for the Nation, a really ambitious work plan that is expected to bring quality developments in Albanian football in the next four years.
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The strategy has been prepared in collaboration with local stakeholders and UEFA Grow experts and is the result of long and detailed research work.
The ceremony to launch the strategy was attended by many distinguished personalities of Albanian football, representatives of the academic world, medicine and civil society, as well as the presidents of the football associations of Kosovo and North Macedonia, Agim Ademi and Muamed Sejdini.
Nine main pillars
In his speech, the president of the Albanian Football Association, Armand Duka, emphasised that the strategy will rely on some important bases that have already been laid by the Albanian FA and presented the nine main pillars: grassroots, education, national competitions, national teams, infrastructure, women’s football, good governance, public relations and social responsibility.
“You actually have in your hands detailed and well-elaborated material which is a genuine work plan with steps and actions to achieve the important objectives we have set. We have set ourselves important goals, being aware of our role and power in society, being also aware of our capacities but also thinking about the future of football in our country and its development in the best way possible. The main focus of our work will be children and young people, but at the same time we will share the positive experience of football with all Albanians and we will offer them the opportunity to engage in football,” the Albanian FA president said.
This article originally appeared in UEFA Direct 197