AFC graduates 4th class of FMC students as it builds cohort of Asian football leaders 

August 1 – The Asian Football Confederation has graduated its fourth class of football industry students from its Football Management Certificate (FMC) programme, the initiative aimed at building the competencies and foundation for future Asian football leaders.

The eight-month programme is open to staff and from AFC Member Associations (MAs), Regional Associations (RAs) and independent stakeholders.

Introduced in 2021, the FMC teaches specific skillsets and industry knowledge via proprietary modules. The 290 study hours are focussed on the Asian context, to enable participants to oversee daily football management operations effectively and efficiently in their own countries.

The nine core modules comprise the Organisation of World Football, Strategic Management, Financial Management, Income Generation, Media & Communications, Event Management, Operational Management, Human Resource Management and Child Safeguarding.

AFC Deputy General Secretary of Member Associations, Vahid Kardany, said: “Graduating from the FMC is only the beginning of a path that I hope will eventually lead to the pinnacle of football management. The FMC aligns with the AFC’s Vision to provide beneficial services to our MAs, RAs and the Asian football community.”

“The curriculum, teaching staff and overall environment were really conducive to learning, and even as a long-time football fan, I was amazed to discover that there’s much more to how football management affects the game’s direction,” said Kyota Yamada from the Japan Football Association’s Technical Department.

The FMC was introduced under the AFC Academic Centre of Excellence (ACE) platform, unveiled in September 2021, to develop future football leaders. The AFC said the programme has been “a game-changer in the AFC’s portfolio of educational initiatives, the programme has resulted in graduates being afforded careers and internship opportunities within the AFC and promotions in their respective MAs and RAs.”

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