CONCACAF has opened an office in Kingston, Jamaica, in a move the confederation says will help enhance governance for all their members.
The continental governing body for football in North, Central America and the Caribbean, says it identified Jamaica as a “strategic location” which would help to “streamline the operations of regional competitions, while facilitating engagement with key stakeholders; including federations, partners, government and fans.”
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 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.”
The office, which will be headed by CONCACAF Caribbean football director, Jamaican Horace Reid, will be the second to be opened outside of the confederation’s headquarters in Miami, Florida, with one already established in Guatemala.
CONCACAF said it planned to “triple its investment” in Caribbean competitions throughout the coming year and the Kingston office would help administratively in this regard.
“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,” the confederation noted.
“Through this new office, the Confederation aims at ensuring that the investment is effective, efficient and focused.”
The office will be up and running from March.