The Youth Football Association launch the players’ passport
The Youth FA is looking to gather statistics about local grassroots football and players, whilst introducing a more modern and innovative way to register the players in the 6 to 12 years age group.
At the YFA Passport launch, held yesterday at the Centenary Hall, Fr. Hilary Tagliaferro appealed to the member nurseries to embrace this new initiative with passion as it will be for the benefit of all the football family.
The YFA President explained that this new application will give real time access to the nurseries to check whether a player is already registered with another nursery, and also will provide a wealth of statistics, such as the number of players in each age category and each player’s history. He also expressed his appreciation towards the Association’s main sponsors, APS Bank for their constant support and for their partnership in this new venture.
The General Secretary, revealed that the Youth FA has invested more than €2000 in a data processing system which will allow to have the passports’ details available online. Joe Micallef explained in detail how the Passport needs to be filled in and appealed for the nurseries support to make this application a successful one, for the good of the game and all those involved. He concluded his intervention by reminding that in these age caterories, there should be no compensation of any sort involved, and that the players between the ages of 6 and 12, can move freely from one nursery to another at the end of each season.
During this event, the new Youth Logo was also revealed, as part of the Youth FA’s new branding, which will see the association look forward towards a more professional approach.