Cardiff City Pens Mou With Felda
CARDIFF – Cardiff City has signed a memorandum of understanding with Felda to bring community development through football among its families.
Among key areas to be looked at are in developing a sport-based curriculum for higher secondary school students, English language proficiency and coaching and grassroots education.
The agreement was penned by Felda Director-General, Datuk Dzulkifli Abdul Wahab, and Cardiff City chairman Datuk Chan Tien Ghee at the club’s stadium, here Monday.
A pilot project between the two organisations has already commenced on Sept 19 at Felda Jengka in Pahang with around 70 participating students.
The club’s Head of Education Steven Ellis said the syllabus, based on UK’s Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) will be equivalent to SPM-V qualifications and will commence in September next year.
Two coaching staff including former player Kevin Cooper and Matthew Holland have been based in Malaysia to teach since July.
“This development is an extension of what Cardiff City aims to contribute to Malaysia in terms of community development,” Chan said after the signing ceremony.
According to him, Cardiff City’s approach of youth development is based on a different handling and also places significant emphasis on education as well as in sports.
Dzulkifli said that eventually, Felda is planning to introduce the programme in all its 317 schemes across the country consisting of around 300,000 children.
“This development will give our children the opportunity to venture into sports as a career through a proven education framework such as the BTEC and to use football to enrich our families,” he added. – BERNAMA