Every journey in Football begins at the Grassroots.

At the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM), we believe that Football is for everyone. Football can be played by everyone regardless of age, gender, religion, ethnic or social background and level of fitness. It can be played everywhere and anywhere.

Football is a school of life. Fair play, team spirit and camaraderie are just a few of the many values advocated by football. Football is also fun! Having fun is the most important thing in football. Coaches teach the game, not victory at all costs.

Let the kids be kids! Grassroots football must be simple, exciting and rewarding for children.

All FAM’s Grassroots Initiatives are in line with AFC’s Grassroots Charter, an endorsement tool, which is to support Member Associations in their core task of implementing grassroots programs and activities which will achieve grassroots growth in Malaysian Football.

Our new grassroots brand SupaRimau, is designed to raise the standards of football academies in the country. SupaRimau is one of FAM’s initiatives that are in line with the F:30 Roadmap, to build character and encourage children to pursue their sporting passion with the right attitude.

This initiative will be a platform to serve and provide our children a safe and positive environment, an opportunity to show their talents, match experience, and most importantly, a fun place for them to enjoy football.



“Football has to be fun for kids or it doesn’t make sense”- Johan Cruyff

Who is it for?

Coaches, teachers, volunteers and individuals who work with children aged 9 to 12 years old.

What is this course about?

Through this 2-day course, participants will understand the first 2 stages of the Player Development from the Malaysian Football Plan and learning the 4 Core Skills - First Touch, Striking the Ball (Passing), Running with the ball & 1V1. Participants will also learn how to demonstrate progression within an activity and how to ensure that all activities are safe, engaging and suitable for players of all ages and abilities.

This course is a combination of interactive learning in the classroom and on the pitch sessions – with the aim of helping participants develop their skills as a grassroots football coach working with young children.

How will participants benefit from this course?

By the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • Understand the philosophy of FAM Grassroots Football;
  • Understand the coaching processes, methods, styles and use them in their own coaching; and
  • Plan, organize and deliver coaching activities and games realistic session for children aged 9-12 years old.

For more info about the course, download the info pack here

Where can one register for the course?

All courses are organized by the State FA or one of the 20 Affiliate members of FAM. District FA can also organized under the endorsement of the State FA.

Universities and government ministries who are interested to organize a course can write in to [email protected] to state on your special request and will be discussed with the FAM management for consideration.

Contact the Affiliates of FAM here 

For more enquiries, kindly drop us a mail at: [email protected]



FAM SupaRimau Charter (Grassroots Charter) aims to push mass participation among football academies and also desires to support them in preparing high quality grassroots activities to the many young players in Malaysia.

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

FAM SupaRimau Charter possesses an accreditation and evaluation system process that aims to standardize the academy structure process.

An academy must fulfil Five (5) special criteria, which are Leadership, Planning, Facilities, Grassroots Competition and Education to obtain member status in the FAM SupaRimau Charter.

The FAM SupaRimau Charter is divided into Three (3) Charter member levels, which are:

Bronze Member (basic) - emphasis on strong foundation for future growth.

Silver Member (advanced) - emphasis on sustainability and development.

Gold Member (benchmark) - emphasis on growth and retention of the number of players and programmes.

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 that provides holistic competition and player pathway.
  3. Player Training Compensation – Academies that 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.

Any interested football academies are invited to register and attach their complete documents for FAM’s evaluation (This registration is always open).

Register your academy today here:

The poster attachments for reference and distribution can be downloaded at








 “Winning is always the objective of every game of football, but never at all cost. Especially in youth development never at the cost of how you want to play and never at the cost of the learning and (individual) development of the players” - Malaysia Football DNA

FAM launched the grassroots competition format and guidelines for small sided games in 2018. This will greatly benefit young players due to its holistic and development centered format and guidelines, which includes:

  • Play out from the back - goalies are encouraged to start build attacks from the back
  • Back pass rule - goalies are encouraged to improve their footwork by being banned from picking up the ball from a back pass
  • Equal playing time - all squad members are encouraged to be involved for at least 50% of a match
  • Positive Spectators – during matches, spectators are encouraged to not coach and instead encourage, praise and applaud passages of good play

Download the latest format and guidelines here



With the support from Nike Malaysia, the FAM Grassroots Ambassador Program aims to recognize inspirational young national football players that not only have great stories to share, they also have the passion to promote the power of football to educate, inspire and mobilize children, to overcome their health challenges and also to bring change to their communities. #WriteTheFuture

At present, we have 2 Ambassadors. Hadi Fayyadh - plays for Japanese second division (J2) club Fagiano Okayama, and Intan Serah - a well-known figure in the Malaysian Women’s futsal national team.

Both @hadifayyadhh and @intanserah frequently participates in grassroots football-related activities and actively talks on their social media, encouraging young children to dream big, and spread positive values and messages to them.



Become a partner and help us support and develop grassroots football in Malaysia.

Development of grassroots football and beyond is at the heart of everything that we do. You can support the Football Association of Malaysia by becoming a commercial partner and investing in FAM Grassroots.

Sponsorship Opportunities

By investing in us you are also investing in Malaysian Football. Sponsorship opportunities are also available to promote your business through;

  • Grassroots League/Cup/Tournament Sponsorship
  • Advertising Packages
  • Social Responsibility through Football

Get In Touch

For all marketing enquiries please contact us:

By Phone: +603 7873 3100
(Working hours: 9.00am - 5.30pm Monday - Friday)

By email: [email protected] copy [email protected]