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Mon. 14 August 2017

FIFA/CIES Executive Programme: Luis Castro appointed Development Director at the AFA

We were very pleased to hear that Luis Castro, an alumnus of the UCA/FIFA/CIES Executive Programme in Sports Management, has been appointed Development Director at the Argentinian Football Federation (Asociación del Fútbol Argentino - AFA). It should be noted that Luis is also responsible for the event management module of  the Executive Programme taught by Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA) in Buenos Aires. UCA have been a CIES partner since 2004.

Luis Castro, who was previously tasked with national football teams within AFA, is delighted to be able to design and implement development projects in one of the key countries of world football. “Although football is very popular in Argentina, we need to ensure that the foundations for its development are sound and effective. That is how we will be able to secure its future and train new generations of players who are not only gifted, but also competitive and inspiring.”

For Luis, the UCA/FIFA/CIES Executive Programme is a way to reach such ambitious aims: “I decided to study the Programme curriculum in order to give a professional dimension to the experiences and knowledge I had acquired in sport. I don’t regret my decision. This Programme gave a positive impetus to my career. The course certainly exceeded my initial expectations. Teaching is based on dynamic and interactive methods and the level of the guest experts and speakers is outstanding. I consider that the UCA/FIFA/CIES Executive Programme is essential to develop professional and efficient skills in the sports industry.”

We extend all our congratulations to Luis, along with our best wishes for success in his new and important duties.