South Asia-Japan U-16 Football Exchange
The Japan Football Association (JFA) provided support for hosting the International Youth Tournament in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The South Asia region has limited experience of hosting International Youth Tournaments, and financial resources and organisational structures are currently not fully prepared. Based on these regional issues, we supported the hosting of the International Youth Tournament and training of leaders with the hope of helping to promote football and improving the level of competitiveness in the South Asia region.
A U-16 International Exchange Tournament was held by the Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL), and one team each from Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, and Japan participated. JFA supported FFSL from the details of the planning stage to the operation of the convention, and shared its know-how for holding compact yet economically full-scale international youth tournaments through practical work. During the tournament, a coaching seminar was also held to develop young leaders who were lacking in this area.
- Time Period
- March 10 to 14, 2017
- Colombo, Sri Lanka
- Sport/Programme Category
- Japan Football Association（JFA）Japan Sport Council（JSC）
- Asian Football Confederation （AFC） Asian Football Confederation （FFSL） All Nepal Football Association（ANFA） Bhutan Football Federation（BFF）
- Number of Individual Beneficiaries
- 23,606 people