OFC signs landmark MOU with the French Football Federation

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The Oceania Football Federation (OFC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the French Football Federation (FFF).

The landmark agreement will encourage an ongoing working relationship with FFF to exchange knowledge, experience and resources in areas such as development, administration, competitions, coaching, refereeing, education, sports medicine, technology/software and social responsibility.

Most of these directly relate to OFC’s three strategic pillars of education, development and high performance and will pave the way for success on and off the pitch.

Main photo: FFF president Philipe Diallo (left) and OFC president Lambert Maltock sign the memorandum. Photo credit: OFC Media.

OFC president Lambert Maltock emphasised the new partnership would strengthen ties with FFF and achieved a new milestone for OFC.

“As our joint efforts and commitment to expanding international relations, solidifying ties and continuing to promote, grow and ensure football’s success, today the Oceania Football Confederation and Fédération Française de Football has signed a MOU,” he said.

FFF president Philipe Diallo said MOU was a historical milestone as it was the first time FFF had signed an agreement with a confederation.

“The FFF is happy and proud to engage with the OFC under a 4-year cooperation agreement.

“This agreement stems from a natural and logical reflection, as two French territories, Tahiti and New Caledonia, are among the members of the Oceania confederation.

“By getting involved on this international scale, the FFF intends to play its social and supportive role through the design and implementation of development projects benefiting everyone in these territories. In this commitment to a ‘win-win’ partnership, the exchange between our two institutions is at the heart of our ambitions,” Diallo said.

The agreement runs through to 31 May 2028.

This story was first published in June 2024.

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