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NORMALISATION committee chairman Robert Hadad, acting general secretary Amiel Mohammed and T&T Football Association’s club licensing and project manager Amara Felix-Toussaint are all attending a FIFA Forward Project at the Marriott, Miami Airport, Florida, USA.

The workshop started on Monday and ends on Wednesday.

The FIFA Forward programme has strived to demonstrate its importance as a catalyser towards achieving FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s vision to make football global. The Forward programme’s fundamental purpose, as a key source of funding to be invested in the game, is to support all FIFA member associations through an efficient development framework focused on the materialisation of tailor-made solutions for the advancement of football worldwide.

A TTFA media release on Tuesday, said, “The workshop will focus on how to make the most of the FIFA Forward programme by means of consolidating knowledge and grasping its essential management principles to enable participating member associations to put in place efficient processes, tools and structures to ensure access to FIFA Forward funds and full compliance with the relevant regulations.”

Presidents, general secretaries and designated administrative staff related to project management from member associations across the region are among those attending the workshop.

“Member associations will have the opportunity to share best practices from a project management and financial viewpoints, discuss and convey their main objectives and challenges for the new Forward cycle, and to clarify doubts in the diligent use of the funds received under the FIFA Forward programme.”

Participants will have the opportunity to interface and take advantage from the contributions of experts from FIFA on the planning, implementation and monitoring of different football development projects, in particular in the major areas of interest, such as national teams, infrastructure and competitions. The workshop will also be an occasion to share knowledge and key learnings acquired from member associations in the region. Time will also be allocated for bilateral meetings between each member association and both the FIFA Membership Association Americas Sub-division and the Financial Governance teams, to review the status of the programme and particular plans for the future.

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FIFA-appointed Normalisation Committee chairman Robert Hadad, acting general secretary Amiel Mohammed and Amara Felix-Toussaint, the TTFA’s Club Licensing and Project Manager are all currently attending the FIFA Forward Project at the Marriott, Miami Airport in the USA.

The workshop runs from October 17-19 and will focus on how to make the most of the FIFA Forward Programme, by means of consolidating knowledge and grasping its essential management principles to enable participating MAs put in place efficient processes, tools and structures to ensure access to FIFA Forward funds and full compliance with the relevant regulations.

Attendees include Presidents, General Secretaries and designated administrative staff related to project management, from MAs across the region.

Member Associations will have the opportunity to share best practices from a project management and financial viewpoint, as well as discuss and convey their main objectives and challenges for the new Forward cycle, and to clarify doubts for use of funds received under the FIFA Forward Programme.

Participants will have the opportunity to interface and take advantage from the contributions of experts from FIFA on the planning, implementation and monitoring of different football development projects, in particular in the major areas of interest, such as national teams, infrastructure and competitions. The workshop will also be an occasion to share knowledge and key learnings acquired from MAs in the region. Finally, time will also be allocated for bilateral meetings between each MA and both, the FIFA MA Americas Sub-division and the Financial Governance teams, to review the status of the programme and particular plans for the future.

Since its inception, the FIFA Forward Programme has strived to demonstrate its importance as a catalyser towards achieving FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s vision to make football truly global. The Forward Programme’s fundamental purpose, as a key source of funding to be invested in the game, is to support all FIFA Member Associations (MA) through an efficient development framework focused on the materialization of tailor-made solutions for the advancement of football worldwide.

Among its various fields of action and contribution aiming to level the field of play and competencies between MAs on and off the pitch, the Forward Programme aims to give support to develop projects and initiatives based on the concrete needs and objectives of each MA. Among other prospects positively impacting football and its stakeholders, the Programme contributes to enhancing infrastructure conditions, improving and expanding domestic competitions, boosting national teams’ performance and defining development pathways for women and youth football.

As the kick-off of Forward 3.0 approaches, FIFA shall continue to pursue and reassert its full commitment to the implementation of the Programme working hand in hand with its MAs to fulfil the priorities of football in their respective countries. Forward 3.0 (2023-2026) cycle will bring about new regulations, new requirements and new opportunities to continue growing the game across the Caribbean region through the implementation of high and long-term impact projects benefitting the region’s football landscape.