ASF plans sporting & cultural event inside Afghanistan
27 Apr, 2012, 09:00 ET
ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Afghan Sports Federation (ASF) held its first official Board of Directors meeting for 2012 on January 30th with all the Directors present.
Upon reviewing the previous year's activities as well as taking into consideration all the suggestions & recommendations of participants at ASF's end of the year annual meeting on Sunday December 11, 2011, the Directors made the following decisions:
It was decided that the number of Directors should be increased from 3 to 5 members by the end of 2012. Mr. Atiq Panjshiri, a Board Director, former Executive Director and former ASF Soccer Commissioner, was selected to become ASF's Executive Vice President. Mr. Faiz Beghoman was appointed as the Creative Director for ASF's website (www.afghansportsfederation.com) which is the main source of information for all sporting events inside and outside of Afghanistan for fans and sports enthusiasts around the world. Mr. Aimal Ahmadzai was appointed as the ASF Social Media Coordinator. ASF's new "Official Facebook page" which has also been redesigned will be managed by the ASF team with daily updates.
The Afghan Sports Federation is a non-profit sports management organization established in 1998.
It was decided that ASF will pursue its plans of organizing inter-Afghan sporting and cultural events inside Afghanistan in conjunction with Afghanistan's National Olympic Committee and National Federations originally proposed last year. The events will potentially match teams with Afghan players from all over the world in this one event.
Afghan athletes have shown great resilience and success in the past years in regional and International events despite much difficulties and hardship in their war torn country. ASF hopes that this initiative will become an annual sporting & cultural event inside Afghanistan for all Afghans to show case their sporting talents.
ASF President Ajmal Ghani also announced the exact date of ASF's 15th annual "Afghan Cup 2012" sporting & cultural event to be held from July 5 to July 8, 2012 in the Washington D.C. area that should lead to the events in Afghanistan later this year.
The Afghan Sports Federation will be handing two small parks with volleyball courts, a basketball court, a mini soccer field, jogging/walking path and a playground for kids to the local municipality officials in Kabul. Two other similar parks, one in Jelalabad and one in Mazar-i-Sharif will be delivered to local officials as well in the coming weeks. This project was proposed by ASF and sponsored by the US Embassy in Kabul's Public Affairs Offices.
SOURCE Afghan Sports Federation
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