UEFA CFM educational course has launched in Kazakhstan

UEFA CFM educational course has launched in Kazakhstan

15 February 2023, 23:43
The UEFA CFM (Certificate in Football Management) educational course for football managers has been launched in Astana as part of the UEFA Assist and UEFA Academy programs.

Representatives of regional football federations, futsal associations and football clubs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as specialists from football associations in Germany, Azerbaijan, Wales, Ireland, and Turkey are taking part in the event. The leading experts came from UEFA, the universities of Lausanne (Switzerland), Glasgow (Scotland), Bocconi (Italy), Poitiers (France), Birkbeck (London, England).

The UEFA CFM course consists of six core modules covering all areas of football club and association management: finance, marketing, communications, operations management, human resources, strategic development. The course will consist of 350 hours of study over nine months.

This course is one of the main stages in the implementation of educational projects to improve the managerial competencies of football specialists in accordance with the Strategy-2034. It should be noted that in November last year, the KFF organized an educational workshop UEFA STEP with the participation of representatives of the football associations of Central Asia, as well as the heads of regional football federations and football clubs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Close cooperation with UEFA in all areas of football development, as well as continuous growth in terms of management, underline the great trust and responsibility in the KFF.

KFF President Adlet Barmenkulov:

“I want to express my deep gratitude to UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin for supporting the Kazakhstan Football Federation. The organization of such a large-scale training as UEFA CFM in Kazakhstan is of great importance for Kazakhstani sports managers and is a key aspect in the Development Strategy of Kazakhstani football. The UEFA CFM is the must-have foundation programme for anyone working in a football organisation, developed by UEFA in collaboration with prestigious academic institutions and leading experts to provide a high quality program. I am sure that this training will not only develop the professional competencies of our specialists, but also strengthen cooperation and friendship between associations.”

UEFA head of National Associations Development, Thierry Favre, noted the importance of educational courses for the development of football in the country.

“UEFA has decided to create educational programs for junior, middle and senior managers. The new president of the Kazakhstan Football Federation is ready to promote and develop the competencies of football personnel. Kazakhstan has huge ambitions for the comprehensive development of football, playing in the Champions League and qualifying for the European Championship. Football education is essential to achieve these goals.” 

Within two days, UEFA representatives, as well as lecturers from leading European universities, will introduce participants to the first three modules of the program, including topics such as the organization of world football, strategic and operational management.

“The organization of the football world is one of the main topics of the UEFA CFM course. The purpose of the educational courses is to familiarize participants with the whole complex of the global football organization system, as well as to develop human capital for the further use of the financial resource in the most efficient way. We see that the Kazakhstan Football Federation is very progressive in this vein and is trying to develop the possibilities of managing and organizing football in Kazakhstan,” said Khamil Shon, professor at the University of London.