FootballPlus South Thailand began in early 2016 with a number of small football coaching projects within the existing community development work. FootballPlus in South Thailand was officially launched in May 2017.
Throughout southern Thailand, many communities struggle with preventing their youth from becoming involved in drug use or the violence which continues in the area. These challenges have risen due to various cultural and social factors and have created tension and concern within these communities.
Through working with local institutions and developing the FootballPlus academy in Pattani, we aim to bring positive change through football in Southern Thailand. We will use football and implement value-based coaching to change lives and communities, provide positive extracurricular activities, improve physical fitness and develop the skills & characters of the children and youth we work with.
We are pleased to announce that in 2019, FootballPlus in South Thailand will be working in partnership on specific projects with the Australian Embassy Direct Aid Program. The projects supported by Australian Embassy DAP will be the “every district project” and training of coaches in South Thailand, as well as providing our academy with new equipment. We are very grateful for this partnership.