Last updated : Saturday, 02 December 2023
The AFPCE, or Amateur Football Players' Confederation Europe, is an umbrella organization for amateur football clubs in Europe. It was founded in 1972 and currently has over 500 member clubs.
The AFPCE's mission is to promote and develop amateur football in Europe. It does this by organizing competitions, providing training and development opportunities, and representing the interests of its member clubs.
The AFPCE's headquarters are in Brussels, Belgium.
The AFPCE organizes a number of competitions for its member clubs, including the following:
- The AFPCE Cup: This is the main competition for amateur football clubs in Europe. It is a knockout tournament that is played each season.
- The AFPCE League: This is a league competition for amateur football clubs in Europe. It is played each season and consists of a number of divisions.
- The AFPCE Trophy: This is a third-tier competition for amateur football clubs in Europe. It is played each season.
Training and development
The AFPCE provides training and development opportunities for its member clubs and players. This includes the following:
- Coaching courses: The AFPCE offers a range of coaching courses for amateur football coaches.
- Player development programs: The AFPCE offers a range of player development programs for amateur football players.
- Refereeing courses: The AFPCE offers refereeing courses for amateur football referees.
The AFPCE advocates for the interests of its member clubs at the European level. This includes the following:
- Lobbying with European Union institutions: The AFPCE lobbies with European Union institutions on issues that affect amateur football.
- Working with other organizations: The AFPCE works with other organizations, such as UEFA and FIFA, on issues that affect amateur football.
- Providing information and advice to its member clubs: The AFPCE provides information and advice to its member clubs on a range of issues, such as funding, legislation, and regulations.