Front row center is (L-R) FIFA Development Officer, Howard McIntosh; SLFA President Lyndon Cooper; FIFA Vice President and CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb and St. Lucia Minister of Commerce, Business Development, Investment and Consumer Affairs, Honourable Emma Hippolyte.
FIFA Grassroots Community Seminar kicks off in Saint Lucia
1 November 2013 – Addressing participants at the opening of the FIFA Grassroots Com-unity Seminar in St. Lucia today, FIFA Vice President and CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb announced that the confederation will be naming a new task force to examine the feasibility and sustainability of the Caribbean Professional League initiative.
“Our focus relies on enhancing the partnership between governments, the private sector and football community in order to foster cooperation,” said President Webb. “CONCACAF is committed to growing our game by empowering all federations through development, so that we continue to progress in a dynamic and innovative environment of collaboration.”
CONCACAF will continue its work in the areas of development, referee and coaching education through its solid administration to help shape future generations and enhance the competitiveness of its players.
“Football is truly a vehicle of social change, and at the Saint Lucia Football Association (SLFA), our goal is to give the boys and girls as many opportunities as possible to grow through the game of football,” said SLFA President Lyndon Cooper.
Delivering on a commitment from the Sports Summit in October 2013, President Webb said that task force members will be named at CONCACAF’s next Executive Committee meeting on November 7 and 8 in Montego Bay, Jamaica.