Tuesday, 04 Aug 2020
31/07/2020 02:19 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 – The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) will implement the grassroots charter, named FAM SupaRimau Charter with the hope of raising the standard of football academies in the country.

The charter, aimed at pushing for greater participation among football academies in Malaysia, is one of FAM’s initiatives in line with the F:30 Roadmap.

FAM said the SupaRimau Charter would support academies to prepare high quality grassroots activities and invest in the training and education of high-potential young players through a form of appreciation, should their players turn professional.

“This initiative is FAM’s commitment to expand its involvement at grassroots level, which will raise the standard of all football academies and the quality of their programmes,” FAM President, Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin said in a statement.

The FAM SupaRimau Charter possesses an accreditation and evaluation system process aimed at standardising academy structure process.

FAM pointed that, every academy must fulfil five special criteria - leadership, planning, facilities, grassroots competition and education - to obtain member status in the FAM SupaRimau Charter.

Charter members will be divided into three levels, namely Bronze (basic) which emphasis on strong foundation for future growth, Silver (advance) emphasis on sustainability and development; and Gold (benchmark) emphasises on growth and retention of the number of players and programmes.

Interested football academies can apply via http://charter.fam.org.my. Academies are required to attach their complete documents for FAM’s evaluation.

Meanwhile, FAM’s Technical and Youth Development Football Committee chairman, Datuk Seri Subahan Kamal said the national football governing body had already received applications from 250 academies.

“We wish to encourage all football academies in the country to register with the FAM SupaRimau Charter, where members enjoy many special benefits,” said Subahan, who is also the FAM deputy president.

Among the benefits are:

1. Accreditation - It allows football academies to use the Charter for promotional purposes, and obtain recognition from FAM.

2. Liga SupaRimau -  Academies are eligible to participate in FAM’s Grassroots League which provides holistic competition and player pathway.

3. Player Training Compensation – Academies which invest in the training and education of young players will be compensated should one of their players successfully becomes a professional. (Policies will take effect on 2021. Details will be published in the near future).

4. Membership Privileges - Special and attractive benefits for all grassroots academy coaches and players with FAM SupaRimau premium partners.

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