PETALING JAYA, Aug 6 — The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) is actively making changes and restructuring the content of the F:30 Roadmap as it begins its second cycle from 2023 to 2026 set to launch next year.
FAM president Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin said the new cycle is centred on more practical and realistic measures, in line with the current situation and all forms of internal and external factors.
He said one of the main focuses in the second cycle is empowering each FAM member through the the Affiliates Capacity Enhancement (ACE) 2.0 and Extra-Time programmes.
“A re-evaluation process will be initiated by the Member Relations and Development Committee in the near future. For the initial stage, it is likely that two or three pilot projects will be launched to serve as a guide before they are fully implemented.
“In a situation where the country’s economy is not yet fully strong, each of us needs to immerse ourselves in our role and grab every opportunity to generate income,” he said in his speech at the 58th FAM Congress here, today.
At the same time, Hamidin said the Pro Football programme that saw the separation of the Football Association (FA) and the Football Club (FC) does not mean that FAM members are exempt from carrying out their responsibilities, as the FAs have many things that deserve attention.
He said technical development programmes, competitions, governance and refereeing are capable of generating income if planned and implemented perfectly.
In the meantime, Hamidin urged every FAM member to pay immediate attention to the Suparimau League, which is the most important platform in the national football development programme, in addition to programmes capable of producing competent coaches and professional referees.
He added that the development of women’s football and futsal will also be important components in the second cycle of F:30 roadmap.
“With outside expertise, various programmes will be designed and implemented in the next four years. To ensure that it is successful, I urge all FAM members to make the development of women’s football and futsal their main agenda,” he said.
In a separate development, Hamidin said the overall achievement of the first cycle of F:30 as of the second quarter of this year was a recorded 64 per cent and is expected to reach 68 per cent to 75 per cent by the end of the year.
He said the progress was due to improvement in all three main thrusts – governance with an achievement of 64 per cent, development (62 per cent) and competition, 66 per cent.
F:30, which also acts as a benchmark, was launched by FAM in October 2018 with the aim of becoming the five best footballing countries in Asia by 2030.