The establishment of the Goal Football project series marks a new chapter in the history of the Goal Programme: for the first time, funds from this source will be used to specifically assist promising young players. In the case of Bahrain
, 29 players (of which four are goalkeepers) will be trained by a full-time coach five times a week and in their school holidays. The coach will be supported by a part-time assistant coach, goalkeeping coach and fitness coach. Promising young players will be selected for inclusion in this training programme on an annual basis. The objective of the training programme is for the group to represent Bahrain
at U-16 level for the first time in 2010 and at U-17 level in 2011, in such a way that the continual development of the junior and senior national teams is guaranteed. These activities will make full use of the infrastructure of the technical centre built with funding from the Goal Programme.