Asian Cup bringing education to kids

Australia’s 2015 Asian Cup is already helping to drive learning in Australia’s primary schools.

Australia-s 2015 Asian Cup is already helping to drive learning in Australia-s primary schools.

The Football-inspired education program is currently being piloted at 22 schools in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, and will be accessible online at no cost to every primary school in Australia from April 2014.

Teachers can find out more about the specific units of work and register their interest in the program by emailing:

The Asian Cup 2015 educational resource uses Asian Cup football themes as a teaching aid in English, mathematics, art and health and physical education.

It gives primary school children the opportunity to learn more about Australia-s relationship with Asia and football.

The resource has been developed by the AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 Local Organising Committee, with input from leading educators around the country.

“This project is an important legacy that the Asian Cup can leave for football and for Australian school children,” LOC CEO Michael Brown said.

”It will form the cornerstone of Football Federation Australia-s curriculum activity to ensure there is a good education tool with a focus on football beyond the Asian Cup.”

The LOC-s Education Resource Advisory Committee-s members include:

Dr. Jim Watterston - Director General Department of Education, Training and Employment Queensland

Chris Wardlaw - Deputy Secretary, Strategy and Review Group, Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

Wayne Craig - Schools Adviser, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Victoria

Norm Hart - President of the Australian Primary School Principal's Association

Kurt Mullane - Director, Asia Education Foundation

Diane Joseph - Director General, ACT Education and Training Directorate

Dr. David Cullen - Director, Early Learning and Primary Education; NSW Department of Education and Communities

Alex Gordon - Group Manager, Curriculum, Assessment and Teaching Group, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations