Open Fun Football Schools program seminar-trainings

On June 22-25 2009 Open Fun Football Schools program started in Chakvi, Georgia with seminars for the instructors. FFA Mass football department (Head of department Marina Tashchyan) instructors actively participated in the program.

FFA instructor, candidate of pedagogic science, docent Samson Hakobyan made a report of mass football development in Armenia and the work process that has been done towards it during the last years.

The seminar participants were especially interested in the wide-ranging works that FFA has done to include football in the secondary schools of the country. All the discussions among OFFS administration, Georgia, Moldova and Azerbaijan delegations were given a high estimate.

OFFS program second part started in Armenia. On July 24-30 2009 FFA Mass football department organized two-round seminar-trainings for OFFS instructors. 12 Yerevan schools and all the regions of the country took part in the seminars.

The theoretical and practical parts of the seminar were conducted by FFA instructors.

After providing the schools with sports equipment and kit the program’s third part started which consists in three parts:

First part 03.08.09 – 07.08.09
Ararat region – Surenavan sports school
Armavir region – SIS Kilikia FC
Tavush region – Berdavan sports school
Lori region – Akhtala and Tumanyan sports schools

Second part 10.08.09 – 14.08.09
Shirak region – Artik and Gyumri sports schools
Aragatsotn region – Aparan sports school
Vayots Dzor region – Eghegnadzor sports school

Third part 17.08.09 – 21.08.09
Kotayk region – Hrazdan sports school
Gegharquniq region – Martuni and Vardenis sports schools
Yerevan – Erebuni sports school, F. Abrahamyan FC
Syunik region – Meghri sports school

On August 3 OFFS program started. FFA Mass football department and the instructors mentioned that all the schools had great willingness to participate in the program involving in it the local authorities, local secondary schools and a lot of parents.

Worth to mention that about 35-40% of the participants is girls.


Armenian Development Bank Hummel