Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) have taken initiatives under the AFC Kick-Off programme in key areas concerning stadium security, safety and fan management. FAM have been part of the said programme since 2014 and has recently launched the Player Support Seminar exposing players to a second career after football, contractual related issues, professionalism and integrity.
Under the said initiative, FAM will collaborate closely with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and UEFA in the next four months towards achieving a national strategy in stadium and security matters.
FAM will work closely with key stakeholders to achieve an integrated national strategy. Cooperation between football and public authorities will be enhanced, security and safety awareness will be heightened and potential infrastructure weaknesses will be addressed.
Player Support Seminar Session in Melaka.
A series of internal meetings were held between FAM officials and AFC/and UEFA officials with a follow up invitation to the 14th UEFA Annual Conference on Safety and Security themed “ Responding to Risks” in relations to the UEFA Champions League and the Europa Leagues held on 10 Sep 2015 at Warsaw, Poland.
Two members of the FAM Security Committee were present as observers and this provided a unique experience in relations to safety and security issues and the best method to implement good practices through incident analysis and case studies.
Player Support Seminar Session in Alor Setar, Kedah.
Only through committed partnership with all stakeholders can the issues confronting football be addressed and make football safe and secure.