FIFA has conducted a PFF Organisational Review and Leadership Workshop to assist the federation in mapping out football development in the country after considering the gains since 2012. The activity was held at the Shangrila, Mactan in Cebu on 17-18 June.
The workshop was an occasion to review PFF’s performance based on the 2012 strategic missions and objectives adapted during the Performance Workshop in 2012. The FIFA mission gave their assessments and recommendations for the next PFF strategies and objectives.
Among others, emphasis was made on adapting a commercial strategy to generate more revenues, improvement of facilities, further review of the PFF structure and its MAs, pursuit of establishing a national league, and launching of an online player registration system.
“These are exciting times and we are looking forward to the advancement of Philippine Football. We have the end goals in mind but it will take a collective effort to reach the destination.” said President Mariano Araneta who also presided the 3rd Board of Governors meeting the next day, 19 June 2016.
“The foundation has been laid, the governance framework is in place, the organization is stable and the national team has improved,” said Senior Development Manager Mike Pfister comparing the Philippine football landscape to five years ago. “I think the big challenge is to keep the momentum of the popularity of the sport going.” He added.
The FIFA performance programme is the fruit of several decades’ worth of experience and careful consideration within FIFA on the subject of football development at the global and regional level. It has been developed to respond to the evolution of the world game and address the specific needs of FIFA’s member association