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BVIFA executives attend FIFA summit in Jamaica

BVI Football Association President Mr Andrew Bickerton, left, and General Secretary Julianna Luke, right, flank FIFA President Giovanni V. ‘Gianni’ Infantino at the FIFA Executive Football Summit which took place in Montego Bay, Jamaica on January 18, 2018. Photo: BVI Football Association
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- BVI Football Association (BVIFA) President Andrew ‘Andy’ Bickerton has returned from the latest FIFA summit, filled with optimism that shared knowledge and networking will benefit the BVIFA and its local development plans.

The  FIFA Executive Football Summit took place on January 18, 2018 in Montego Bay, Jamaica, with executives from 11 other countries in attendance, including Mr Bickerton and General Secretary Julianna Luke.

The topics for discussion were wide ranging and an open forum, featuring issues such as the future of the beautiful game in a spirit of cooperation, the International calender, FIFA forward funding, plans for Women’s and Youth competitions, plus player transfer and registrations.

“It is not only important to attend these meetings,” noted Bickerton, “to not only gain knowledge, but also to share information with other countries. It enhances our reputation internationally and also allows for networking that could ultimately benefit our youths.”

According to FIFA, the summits are invaluable and although the needs of the 211 member associations differ significantly, the aim is to find a solution to all issues affecting the future of the game that is supported by all members. They prove a successful way of ensuring member associations keep alive the dreams of every child around the world, who imagines lifting the FIFA World Cup Trophy one day.

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