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Kuala Lumpur: An AFC Health and Anti-Doping Awareness Outreach Programme was organised in conjunction with the recently concluded AFC U-14 Girls’ Regional Championship for the ASEAN and West zones in Laos and Jordan respectively.

The programme aimed at providing important social and scientific information on heath and doping matters to the young players at the competition and providing them with fun and enjoyable learning experiences.

It also aimed to enhance and promote better understanding of the value of football and health.

Several activities were held such as video presentations on healthy lifestyle and football for heath messages.

Stations were created covering various topics such as the 11 Rules to Prevent Doping in Football, anti-doping quizzes and artwork displays, nutrition, hydration, smoking and alcohol harmful effects exhibitions. 

Basic health checks were provided and health brochures distributed to the participants, with briefings conducted for team doctors/physiotherapists by AFC Medical Officers.

Dr. Mya Lay Sien, an AFC Medical Officer from Myanmar, hailed the programme, saying: “It is imperative to educate players at a young age to provide insights on the importance of healthy lifestyle and to avoid drugs for their future career.”

The players were receptive to the various interactive activities which showed the learning activities were effective.

There was also excellent cooperation from the coaches, team officials and Jordan Football Association and Myanmar Football Federation’s Medical Committees which were instrumental to the success of the awareness programmes.