Wednesday 19 February 2020, 09:22

Registration process for FIFA Talent Development Programme under way

After FIFA Chief of Global Football Development Arsène Wenger announced the launch of the new FIFA Talent Development Programme at a technical development workshop in Doha in January, the registration process for member associations is now up and running.

The programme, which aims to drive sustainable talent development among all member associations, consists of two phases. In 2020, a global ecosystem analysis will be conducted by FIFA technical experts to understand how talent is developed and the pathway to the professional game for young players in each member association, and in 2021, based on the findings, a worldwide support programme will be rolled out for all the associations that participated in the analysis.

FIFA Technical Director Steven Martens said: “The FIFA Talent Development Programme is a unique opportunity for each member association to gauge its high-performance environment, including its senior and youth national teams for men and women. FIFA is therefore encouraging all member associations to participate in the programme so that every talent gets a chance and we can help to close the gap at the top of the game.”

The registration process for all member associations is open until 28 February.