Chilean women’s football opts for education at Johan Cruyff Institute

March 22, 2017

Chilean women's football opts for education at Johan Cruyff Institute

More than 1,500 federated players from the National Association of Female Football Players will be able to attend the Johan Cruyff Institute sport management courses with special conditions

The National Association of Female Football Players (ANJUFF) and the Johan Cruyff Institute have signed an important agreement through Solo Cracks, the company run by our international agent in Chile. The agreement will directly benefit the more than 1,500 federated players participating in the ANFP national tournament, who will be able to choose courses from among the 52 academic programs of the Institute, with grants of 20% and 30%. 

The objective of this agreement is that players can be trained in the areas of Sport Management, Sport Marketing and Sponsorship, Football Business and Coaching, with the purpose of contributing to the growth of women’s football and the sports industry, both nationally and internationally.

“It is a great opportunity for those of our players who wish to continue growing and contributing to the development of women’s football, providing tools to facilitate their education. We are proud that such a prestigious institution as the Johan Cruyff Institute has chosen us to sign their first agreement in Chile”, said Iona Rothfeld, president of ANJUFF.

Chilean women's football opts for education at Johan Cruyff Institute

Edgar Merino, our international agent in Chile, with Iona Rothfeld, president of ANJUFF

For his part, Edgar Merino, Johan Cruyff Institute’s international agent in Chile and director of Solo Cracks, the first agency specialized in women’s football in Latin America, said: “It is a way of participating in the comprehensive education of many players who are interested in contributing, through sport management, to the growth of women’s football and sport in the country. We believe that with this alliance, we are helping to generate new leaders in the sports industry”.

The agreement will benefit players from all over Chile, who from today will be able to study their specialization at the Johan Cruyff Institute with substantial discounts. The agreement also includes internships at ANJUFF so that the students can contribute directly with all the management knowledge acquired in the courses.

Football players trained at the Johan Cruyff Institute include the Dutch goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar, the Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, and former players Alex Aguinaga of Ecuador, Jared Borgetti of Mexico and Waldo Ponce of Chile, among others.

The Johan Cruyff Institute was founded in 1999 and its online program in Sport Management was ranked second best in the world in SportBusiness International magazine’s Postgraduate Sports Course Rankings 2016.


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