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Football: Jordan’s Prince Ali to open 2015 Soccerex Asian Forum

HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein will address delegates at the opening of the Soccer Asian Forum in Jordan in April 2015. Photo: AFP.

HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein will address delegates at the opening of the 2015 Soccerex Asian Forum in Jordan. Photo: AFP.

December 3, 2014: HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein – the FIFA Vice President for Asia, AFC Executive Committee Member and President of both the Jordan Football Association and the West Asian Football Federation – will address delegates at the opening of the 2015 Soccerex Asian Forum.

 

The event will be staged in partnership with the Asian Football Development Project (AFDP) and again held in Jordan, on the shores of the Dead Sea, from April 14-15.

 

“The Asian Forum will provide the perfect platform for all stakeholders and football leaders to come together and share their diverse experiences,” HRH Prince Ali said. “We look forward to hosting our guests from Asia and across the globe to discuss the way forward to realise our full potential in Asia.”

 

At the Forum, Prince Ali will be looking back on his career in football, the future of the game in Asia and the challenges it faces, plus social development through the sport. He will also talk about the work of the AFDP, the not-for-profit youth commission he founded to provide effective, needs-based assistance to football organisations.

 

HRH Prince Ali has been recognised for his work in improving the development of the game across the continent, in particular championing youth development and women’s football, exemplified by the 28 football academies he has created in Jordan and his role in ensuring FIFA lifted the ban on the headscarf in women’s football. Jordan will host the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2016.

 

Duncan Revie, CEO of Soccerex, said: “We are hugely honoured and privileged to be working again with His Royal Highness, Prince Ali at our 2015 Asian Forum. He is so passionate about the game and his visionary work with the Asian Football Development Project has had significant impact on football and the opportunities it provides throughout Asia.

 

“We are proud to be working alongside him, the AFDP and the Jordan Football Association and hope that in some small way the Asian Forum will help contribute towards his efforts to develop football across the continent.”

 

For more information, visit: www.soccerex.com/events/asia, www.the-afdp.org

 

Source: Soccerex (www.soccerex.com); Editing by SportAsia

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