Jamaica location aims at promoting sport development and enhancing service for Member Associations
MIAMI – CONCACAF announced Tuesday the opening of a new office in Kingston, Jamaica, as part of its effort to accelerate football development throughout the region.
“Opening the new office in the Caribbean represents a major step towards our ONE CONCACAF Vision. It reaffirms our focus on serving all 41 Member Associations, while investing in football,” said CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani. “This new location strengths our Confederation’s ability to operate efficiently and in a fully integrated way, in order to continue driving long-term growth across the region.”
In 2017, CONCACAF is expected to triple its investment in Caribbean competitions as compared to previous years. Additionally, in order to boost development efforts in this zone, nearly 80 percent of the ONE CONCACAF financial assistance program is allocated to Member Associations from the Caribbean. Through this new office, the Confederation aims at ensuring that the investment is effective, efficient and focused.
Jamaica’s strategic location will help streamline the operations of regional competitions, while facilitating engagement with key stakeholders; including federations, partners, government and fans.
CONCACAF Caribbean Football Director, Horace Reid, one of the region’s most accomplished administrators, will head the office. In his previous role with CONCACAF, Reid led competition-related aspects of Confederation tournaments, including the Gold Cup, the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League and multiple age-group events.
The new location will begin operating in March at The Courtleigh Corporate Centre in Kingston.
With headquarters in Miami, as well as an office in Guatemala City, Guatemala, the Confederation serves member nations and promotes football development throughout the region.