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Grassroots programme was introduced by the Federations of International Football Associations (FIFA) to help member associations in setting up their grassroots level development programmes, while also training local coaches-educators to their specifics of teaching grassroots football for boys and girls from the age of six to 12.

Today, Botswana Football Association, together with its regional association, hosted the Girls Specific Festival-Grassroots in Tsabong. The program was a one-day event aimed at girls aged 6 to 12 years. This initiative was attended by 90 schoolgirls and 18 trained coaches.

Previously, the festival was held at the Southern Regional Football Association, Phikwe Regional Football Association, and Francistown Regional Football Association respectively.

Speaking in an interview with one of the coaches pointed out that this program is essential and is โ€œAll for kidsโ€, hence it was a great pleasure to see a girl child playing football throughout the event.

She further said with passion and high motivation will make a strong and wonderful foundation for these kids to lead Botswanaโ€™s football in the future.

The goal of these festivals is to promote women’s football by giving them the opportunity to play, have fun and acquire life skills through football.

The festivals are also a means to develop girls-specific grassroots centers that will cater to youth teams at the regional level and increase the mass production of girls in football.



The association is pleased to announce that Ishmael Tasebolai from Competitions and Operations department on behalf of Botswana Football Association is currently with other 11 member association representatives at FIFA Connect Programme capacity development workshop in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania . The workshop is jointly organised by FIFA and CAF in Dar Es Salaam , Tanzania from the 16.02.2023 โ€“ 17.02.2023.
The aim of the workshop is to explain the various requirements of Member Associations in the area of electronic registration and competition management โ€“ especially within the context of football development initiatives such as the CAF School Championship Programme and the FIFA regulations including the FIFA Clearing House.
The participating Member Associations will also be able to get more information on the FIFA Connect Programme and its various modules in the areas of registration and competition management as well as the data exchange with FIFA and CAF through the FIFA Connect ID Service.

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