19 August 2022 – FIFA will host a three-day event for schools at the SAFA Technical Centre in the south of Johannesburg next week.

The world football governing body, SAFA, the Department of Sport, Arts, Culture & Recreation and the Department of Basic Education have invited educators from across the country to attend the inaugural gathering from 24-26 August 2022.

Through the Football for Schools Programme, FIFA supports local schools around the world for boys and girls aged between four and 14 in the use of football as a tool for social development, thus improving the live skills of schoolchildren.

To this end, FIFA, provides financial and other types of support (such as the donation of educational and teaching materials as well as football equipment) to schools around the world with and through the assistance of the FIFA member associations concerned.