When French Football is exported
The FFF represents French football at the international level with the European and international football bodies (UEFA and FIFA). It defends its sporting and economic interests and its know-how in terms of training and event organisation. This international influence is part of the FFF’s development objectives, which has been chaired by Noël Le Graët since June 2011. On an institutional level, this is portrayed by the reaffirmation of a French presence within the international bodies, as affirmed by the election of the FFF President to the FIFA Council in June 2019, and Florence Hardouin, FFF General Manager, member of the UEFA Executive Committee since May 2016. On a technical and economic level, the FFF has exported French training and organisation know-how in the form of numerous bilateral and multilateral cooperation projects. The FFF brand has also developed in the form of franchises and new commercial contracts.
Training courses around the world
French expertise in terms of training is recognised far beyond our borders. The FFF offers its audit consultancy services and its wide range of training courses to other national federations. The National Technical Department regularly carries out missions abroad and at the National Football Institute in Clairefontaine to train coaches and set up player detection and training facilities. The Federation also provides auditing services for football organisation and development on several continents. In recent seasons, it has signed various contracts and programmes with the USA, Costa Rica, China, Guinea, Congo, the United Arab Emirates and others.
An FFF / LFP office in China
The FFF is the first federation to set up a representative and development office in China, which it has shared with the Professional Football League since February 2017. Based in Beijing, this office has three objectives: the promotion of French football, developing training exchanges and commercial opportunities. During a recent trip to China for the FIFA Council (in Shanghai on October 24, 2019), the Federation’s president Noël Le Graët spoke about the partnership between the two countries and the role of the FFF-LFP office.
An FFAcademy in the United States and Singapore
The Federation opened its first French Football Academy in New York in July 2019. Based in Manhattan and Brooklyn, the academy is open to girls and boys between the ages of 5 and 15. It offers a wide range of activities: competitions, summer camps and after school training. The structure is inspired by the “Label Jeunes FFF”. It provides complete pedagogical support, both althletic and educational, as well as training supervision. The National Technical Department (DTN) manages the project, provides training procedures and brings its expertise to training the academy's coaches. In order to strengthen its international presence and continue its policy of developing French football abroad, the FFF opened its second FF Academy in Singapore in October 2020.
Clairefontaine, the ultimate
Inaugurated in 1988, based on a vision of Fernand Sastre, former FFF president (1972-1984), the Clairefontaine Technical Football Centre is a model that has inspired and still inspires many nations around the world. Spearheading the French national team, the 56-hectare estate offers unique facilities dedicated to football excellence in training and performance.
The Collectif Football France
Launched in 2016, the Collectif Foot brings together players from the French football industry who pool their resources to promote our country's expertise. This organization helps structure services offered at the international level and developing a common approach to major sporting events. As an offshoot of the Filière Sport au football, the Collectif Foot brings together institutional partners, public actors and private companies around the FFF and the LFP.
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