Referee Training Courses in Montreal, Canada

IMG_3986_400The International Federation of Corporate Football (FIFCO) will be offering another  session for introductory soccer referees on April 22-23, 2017. The course will focus on training new recruits of the fundamentals of the FIFA Laws of the Game and of the techniques of 7v7 officiating. Course is only offered in Montreal, Canada and we will hold one English and one French session.  This training seminar will last for 1.5 days, with one full day of classroom training and half a day on field training.  Cost of the course is C$100. Interested candidates should download the application form and forward it to info@fifco.org. Spaces are limited.

Cameroon & South Africa Latest Membership Additions

discoverysoccerparklogoAs we closed off the 2016 calendar year, the International Federation of Corporate Football (FIFCO) confirmed two new African members to its ranks, with the additions of Cameroon and South Africa.

“These two new members shows the resilience of the corporate football community and its growing needs for recognition and cooperation,” said Albert ZBILY, President of FIFCO.  “We are confident that these two new partners, will allow Africa to develop the sport and develop its acceptance amongst the general footballing community.”

In Cameroon, Richard Moukollo of Corpo Sport Event, heads up the organisation and has managed to develop a strong presence in Douala and other cities promoting inter-company play. “We are pleased with this association, because it gives as an international platform for all our members,” said Richard Moukollo.

In South Africa, Ryan Kalk, heads up Discovery Soccer Park, South Africa’s premier installation for 5-a-side football, is leading the way for corporate football operations in the country, “this is a new chapter in our development,” said Ryan of the recent membership to FIFCO.

Both countries represent a strategic growth for FIFCO and for the African division, CAFCO.  “We plan on using these bases to build a bigger presence in the region and to build our membership base throughout Africa,” said Albert ZBILY.

FIFCO is the world governing body of Corporate Football and headquartered in Montreal, Canada. Our aim is to build the World Corporate Champions Cup and to promote our core values around the world. Follow us at www.fifco.org.

Morocco is the latest country to join FIFCO

2BrothersIt is with great please that the International Federation of Corporate Football (FIFCO), announces the membership of 2 Brothers Communication of Morocco as its newest member.

“The addition of Morocco to our membership base represents an important turning point for our organisation,” said Albert Zbily, President of FIFCO, “with their rich tradition in African Football, it should translate to excellent competition and an increase in regional interest of corporate football.”

2 Brothers Director General, Mr. Imad Mahassine, confirmed the popularity of corporate football in Morocco is in strong growth and their presence has been expanding across the country for the past few years.

“Our approach to corporate football is no different than any other country, we are interested in getting companies involved in the four corners of the country,” said Imad Mahassine, “we are looking forward to our national championship and our winning team representing their firm, but also our country in the next level of championship.”

FIFCO is the world governing body of Corporate Football and headquartered in Montreal, Canada. Our aim is to build the World Corporate Champions Cup and to promote our core values around the world. Follow us at www.fifco.org.

 

International Referee Training

International Referee Training

The International Federation of Corporate Football (FIFCO) is proud to announce the renewal of the International Referee Training Internship in Montreal, Canada.  Referees of all levels are welcome to apply to come and visit Montreal and officiate full games at every level.

Now in its fifth year running, this program allows referees to gain some valuable officiating experience in Montreal.  “This program benefits referees from a perspective of football culture and attitudes in different countries, ” said Albert ZBILY, President of FIFCO.

Referees will receive full match fees (as per FIFCO referee scale).  Interested referees should apply immediately using the application form.  Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis until we reach the maximum quota.  First game will be played in Montreal on 26 April 2017.

For all questions, regarding this program and any other FIFCO referee program – please contact Daniel CURCIO.

Appointment of Sebastián Di Poi – Regional Director of Latin America (COSAFCO)

DiPoiThe International Federation of Corporate Football (FIFCO), the world governing body of corporate football, is proud to announce the appointment of Sebastián Di Poi to the position of Regional Director of Latin America in the Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol Corporativo (COSAFCO) division.

Mr. Di Poi will be responsible for building the new department and to recuit new members in Latin America.  “This is a step in the right direction,” said Albert ZBILY, President of FIFCO, “with the addition of Sebastián, we now can concentrate on a very important region in corporate football development.”

Di Poi, is a graduate of Concordia University in Montréal, Canada and will be based out of the FIFCO headquarters.  This new addition to the FIFCO family, allows the organisation to branch out into a part of the world that has a long history and tradition in Corporate Football.

FIFCO is proud to welcome Mr. Di Poi to the FIFCO family.

Appointment of Akram SROUR – Vice President Finance

Akram_ZbilyAlbert ZBILY, President of the International Federation of Corporate Football (FIFCO), the world governing body of corporate football, is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Akram SROUR of Switzerland to the position of Vice-President of Finance.

Akram is an MBA graduate of the prestigious IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain, he is a long-time footballer and committed to the Corporate Football values.

“When ever we can add a person with such strong values in sport and work, with some solid experience, we do,” said Mr. ZBILY, “Akram will be a valuable team player on the executive team with strong leadership and an excellent vision for the future of FIFCO.”

FIFCO is proud to welcome Akram to this position and to the growing FIFCO family.

Appointment of Daniel Curcio – Vice President of Officiating

FIFCO AppointmentThe International Federation of Corporate Football (FIFCO) is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Daniel Curcio of Italy, as Vice-President of Officiating.

The Appointment takes effect immediately and will encompass the heavy job of building a new department.

“This is an excellent appointment of a very qualified individual who will bring the entire organization to a different level,” said Albert ZBILY, President of FIFCO.

Daniel is the president of the TournamentsAbroad.com, a worldwide organization promoting referees and high-end tournaments.  Daniel brings much experience to the position and will be tasked to build policies and a development programme to promote referees at the national and international level.  He will work directly with our country members in insuring the highest level of officiating at all the levels of corporate football.

FIFCO welcomes Daniel to the ever growing family of Corporate Football.

New Website

The International Federation of Corporate Football (FIFCO), the world governing body of corporate football is proud to release its new and revised website.