Ukrainian Football Amateur Association

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Association of Amateur Football of Ukraine
Асоціація аматорського футболу України
Abbreviation AAFU
Formation 2 March 1998; 20 years ago (1998-03-02)
Founder Football Federation of Ukraine
Type sports organization (association football)
Legal status national
Purpose Organization of amateur football competitions
Headquarters FFU House of Football
  • Laboratornyi provulok 7a, Kiev, Ukraine
Official language
Owner public
Fedir Shpyh
First Vice-President
Oleksandr Kadenko
Andriy Biba
Taras Klym
Executive Committee
Main organ
Conference (once in four years)
Affiliations Football Federation of Ukraine

The Association of Amateur Football of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Асоціація аматорського футболу України, AAFU) is a sports organization that administers national competitions of association football among amateur and children teams. AAFU is a collective member of the Football Federation of Ukraine.

It was established 2 March 1998 and under the association agreement between the Football Federation of Ukraine and the Association, it is authorized to organize the All-Ukrainian National Football Championship and Cup tournaments amongst amateur football teams. The football championship is considered the fourth level of national competition and is the premier competitions for amateur clubs (professionally non-licensed). Current president of the AAFU is Fedir Shpyh.

Amateur Championship[edit]

The competitions has taken place since 1964. Previously the competitions were administered directly by one of the Football Federation of Ukraine committees'. Since 1998 the championship is being organized by the Ukrainian Amateur Football Association.

Teams at the UEFA Regions' Cup[edit]

In 1999–2015, AAFU used to provide a team for UEFA Regions' Cup. It was usually a champion of the championship, but there were some exclusions to the rule. The teams did not represent any region in Ukraine, but rather represented Ukrainian amateur football in general.

Teams that represented Ukraine at the Regions Cup:[1]

In 2016, Football Federation of Ukraine introduced a new separate tournament called FFU Regions' Cup among Ukrainian regions and not related to AAFU. First season, 2015–16 FFU Regions' Cup, was won by the team of Kirovohrad Oblast.

Amateur Cup[edit]

The Cup is organized between the Cup holders of the regional tournaments. Every play-off round consists of two legs including the final. The winner of the tournament is qualified for the Ukrainian Cup.

Leather Ball Club[edit]

All-Ukrainian competitions in association football for a prize of the Leather Ball Club in three age groups (among under-11, under-12, and under-13) for young footballers.

The main competition is known as the Coca-Cola Cup. The organizational committee is headed by former Soviet footballer from Ukraine Andriy Biba.

The winner of competitions qualify for the Danone Nations Cup.

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