FIFA Delegation visiting Dominica in direct response to DFA’s interest in participating in a FIFA Performance Program
A FIFA Delegation is visiting Dominica in direct response to the Dominica Football Association’s (DFA’s) interest in participating in a FIFA Performance Program.
The delegation is made up of Howard Macintosh, FIFA Development Officer; Kevan Pipe, former chief operating officer of the Canadian Soccer Association and FIFA’s Technical Development Officer, Anton Corneal.
The FIFA performance program was established to assist its member Associations to perform more professionally, and the delegation will analyse what is happening at the DFA, through meetings with football stakeholders. Following which, recommendations will be developed for the Association.
A leadership retreat will also be held for executive members of the Association at the end of the exercise, where discussions will include ways and means of accessing FIFA support.
After a stakeholder meeting with the media on Monday 14th March 2016, FIFA Development Officer, Howard Macintosh indicated that FIFA has a positive view of the Dominica Football Association.
After having met with some of the stakeholders, Mr Macintosh said the delegation is confident that the DFA will receive support from FIFA. “The DFA has a united team, a new team that is willing to take on challenges, that seems very receptive to what we have discussed thus far, so that makes us quite confident in the possibilities that exist”.
He confirmed that the FIFA Performance Program is just one of many projects on which FIFA is working with the DFA. The other programs include the Goal II project and the Challenger project.
“Through this program we will be able to provide additional support to the DFA, and we are hoping that after the discussions with the other stakeholders, ways will be found to get support for the sport generally, and for the DFA through other partners,” Mr Macintosh indicated.
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