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BFA gets FIFA boost


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The Barbados Football Association has received FIFA’s blessing for an “income-generating project” that will see local football benefiting from over Bds$2 million over the next two years.
Yesterday, two FIFA officials Peter VanGend, consultant and Howard McIntosh, a development officer, expressed the international body’s satisfaction with the BFA’s submission of their goals and vision for the sport in Barbados, while addressing a Press conference at the National Stadium.
That conference was also attended by president of the BFA, Randy Harris and senior vice president Captain Al Walcott.
“During a previous assessment trip we met with your sports minister, Stephen Lashley and we look at such things as Barbados’ national grass-roots programme and women’s football. We identified the work which the BFA has been doing in football.
 “FIFA is very impressed with the work which the BFA has been doing to develop women’s and grass-roots football and the project at Wildey which will be carried out in four phases will lead to Barbados’ football becoming self-sufficient in the future,” declared McIntosh.


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