The youth development progamme of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) will be a key highlight at the XXXII CONCACAF Ordinary Congress in Aruba on Saturday, April 8, via a formal presentation from the President of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF), Wayne Forde.

This presentation is made possible due to the unique design of the programme as a model youth initiative in the Caribbean and on invitation by the FIFA President, Gianni Infantino.

Forde, who sits on the FIFA Governance Committee, said this is a major achievement of the GFF and he is honored for the opportunity: “I’m honoured to have been given the opportunity to showcase one of the most important components of our development thrust and I believe this is a proud day for Guyana football. This is further evidence that the good work being done by the Executive Committee and the Guyana Football fraternity continues to be recognized and gain prominence within the global fraternity.”

One of the key areas of the presentation will be an emphasis on the value of long-term youth league sponsorship while highlighting the significance of the partnerships established with the GFF’s primary youth league partners – National Milling Company of Guyana (NAMILCO), Scotiabank and Pele Alumni Incorporated respectively.

Additionally, the programme is funded by the “One CONCACAF” Development Fund, a programme designed to provide financial assistance to foster the development agenda of Member Associations. A major part of the GFF’s youth development programme is the Academy Training Centres (ATC), a comprehensive initiative which seeks to, among others, create a development pathway for players to the national programme.

This is done through individual and group sessions at the various academies within Member Associations. CONCACAF Ordinary Congress will feature global leaders in football including FIFA’s President Infantino and will be held at the Renaissance Hotel in Oranjestad, Aruba, starting at 9:00hrs.

Guyana will be represented at this congress by Mr. Forde and Mr. Dion Inniss, Executive Committee Member.


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