THE Philippine Football Federation formally launched the “MY PFF” Football Registration Program on Thursday at the Century Park Hotel in Manila.
It’s a program that aims to connect the nation’s football stakeholders in one database, allowing the PFF to manage the tournaments and players across all levels with much more efficiency.
The program will be embedded into the official PFF website, allowing players, coaches, managers and referees to have easy access to registration.
Men’s national team head coach Thomas Dooley and Ateneo star Jarvey Gayoso became the first coach and player to register to the program.
“This is a great initiative as it creates a feeling of belonging especially for the players and fans while at the same time the federation will be in a better position to manage and administer the football community once all have registered,” Dooley said.
After the registration phase, the program will now allow the federation to integrate all sanctioned tournaments and leagues. This will give the federation access to precise data which will give them a better outlook on how to further develop program from the grassroot level up.
“This is just another step to further develop our sport by ensuring that the federation is able to connect with all members of the football community,” said PFF President Mariano “Nonong” Araneta.
“This program was developed to register the estimated 1.7 million football participants not limited to players, coaches, referees, and officials, so the federation will have vital data at hand to develop a long-term strategy for all activities starting from the grassroots and upwards,” he added.
“MY PFF will be a mandatory membership registration for all football stakeholders, with the exception of the fans of course,” stated PFF General Secretary Atty. Edwin B. Gastanes.
“All players, coaches, referees, football officials are required to register between today until the end of the year in order to be eligible to participate in various PFF sanctioned activities such as leagues, tournaments, festivals etc. beginning 2018,” he added.
“My PFF” was developed in partnership with software developer RSportz and the marketing arm MMC Sportz Asia. It follows the mandate of FIFA and will be fully administered by the PFF.