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AFC Workshop on Nutrition to be held at AIFF Football House

ONE GOAL by the Asian Football Cofederation

ONE GOAL by the Asian Football Cofederation

A two-day roundtable discussion which will reflect on issues revolving nutrition, social responsibility, football development and government policy will be held at the All India Football Federation Headquarters, Football House, from May 28-29, 2014. The workshop is part of the Asian Football Confederation’s ONE GOAL campaign.

ONE GOAL is the AFC’s flagship social responsibility initiative which aspires to mobilize and inspire the community of over 1.4 billion Asian football fans to take action for better child nutrition. ONE GOAL will raise awareness, scale up programmes and open up CSR funding streams through Asian football events, celebrity endorsement, viral messaging, digital giving and social media.

“We are looking forward to hosting this roundtable discussion on nutrition and football to set the foundation for the ONE GOAL campaign in India. Through the fantastic support of the AFC and its partners, ONE GOAL has the power to transform the lives of millions of Indian citizens using football as its primary platform,” Kushal Das, AIFF General Secretary, said.

“I’m confident this campaign will raise the level of our game in the country,” he added.

Besides AIFF, the other participating organizations in the workshop include Ashoka Group, Asian Football Development Project, Back 2 Fitness, British Council, DSM, FICCI, Football Link, GAIN, GH Advocates, Magic Bus, Reliance Foundation and World Vision India.

“I thank the All India Football Federation for hosting this roundtable discussion on nutrition and football. India currently has a double burden of high rates of malnutrition and obesity which makes the country a major focus for the ONE GOAL campaign,” Grenville Hopkinson, Franchise Director of ONE GOAL, stated.

“I’m looking forward to the next two days where we will look to bring together the football, nutrition and social responsibility communities under one umbrella to effectively create a roadmap for this movement to establish itself in the country,” he maintained.

Indian national team striker Robin Singh will inaugurate the workshop.

Information on the ONE GOAL campaign can be found at