Albania’s SHKTF brings number of AEFCA members up to 46

20 January 2011 – Following the official accession of the Albanian coaches’ association “Shoqata Kombetare e Trajnereve te Futbollit” (SHKTF) as per 1 January 2011, the European umbrella organization of coaches’ associations now counts a total of 46 member associations from 44 footballing nations.

Meeting in Warsaw on 4 December 2010 within the framework of the 31 AEFCA Symposium hosted by Poland, the members of the Executive Committee had unanimously approved of the Albanian application to join, much to the satisfaction and joy of SHKTF President Bejkush Birce and General Secretary Kreshnik Agolli, who were also attending the event.

Having been officially registered in Albania since September 1997, the SHKTF currently represents more than 300 members who have obtained their UEFA A (44) and UEFA B (267) Licenses, respectively. Their admin offices are situated at the headquarters of the Albanian Football Association (AFA) in the capital Tirana. Sharing many goals and objectives, the two organizations enjoy a close co-operation, especially in the fields of coaches’ qualification, as well as children’s and youth football.

To find out more about the new AEFCA member and/or the AFA, go to MEMBER ORGANISATIONS and select “Albania” on the map of Europe.


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