If yes, provide organization name.
China ClubFootball FC Limited
Please tell us more about how these partnerships are critical to the success of your innovation.
Chinese Football Association – ClubFootball supports the “Schools Football” program in 44 cities nationwide.
Beijing Olympic City Development Association – ClubFootball is partner to the Olympic legacy organization. We work with Beijing Education Commission, British Council and Premier League to deliver coach training courses.
Nike is a ClubFootball partner and donates footwear and balls for FFL courses.
Digitouch Foto supports FFL with in-kind services, including team photos for all participants.
Leung’s Studio volunteered their skills to help ClubFootball and CAI create the FFL logo.
Grassroots sports and charitable giving both suffer from lack of media exposure and we have cultivated relations with media organizations that share our commitment. Media partners distributing FFL information (press releases, news and features) are:
PR Newswire Asia, Beijing Today, Sohu Sports Broadcasting, Jin magazine, iCUBED.us, Global Times, China Newswire, China CSR
The involvement and support of the above organizations is crucial to bringiing the FFL message to the wider public.
What are the three most important actions needed to grow your initiative or organization?
1. Secure more funding. We know the exact costs and resources needed to deliver each FFL course and we still have potential capacity within our current coaching teams. Unfortunately, there is an almost endless number of migrant children who have no organized sports activities and could benefit from FFL courses.
2. Official recognition. We work closely with government, business, media and communities, but we still need to gain more official recognition for our work from domestic and international football organizations and supporters.
3. English. The English language environment provided by FFL is key to attracting kids, parents and schools and we need to better integrate fun-based language learning and practice into all our courses. We are exploring opportunities to add "English Through Football" materials to the packs supplied to FFL participants.