Minister of Sports and GFA concludes successful meeting with CONCACAF

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 2:19 PM - George's, Grenada
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A four man delegation led by Grenada's Minister of Sports, Emmalin Pierre and President of the Grenada Football Association, Cheney Joseph has concluded a successful meeting with CONCACAF on Monday.

The local delegation met with CONCACAF officials to discuss Grenada's hosting of next year’s U17 Girls tournament.

The tournament which takes place from March 3–13 will see eight teams participating in the Spice Isle.

The teams already qualified are host country Grenada, Canada, Mexico and the USA.

The Grenadian delegation updated CONCACAF on its state of readiness as well as to identify areas for assistance from CONCACAF. The Grenadian Sports Minister, Emmalin Pierre reiterated her government's support for the advancement of football on the island especially female soccer.

"We have made a pledge to support sports on the island and the hosting of this major event will most certainly provide many opportunities for our country" she told the CONCACAF delegation.

“Our new football and athletic stadium is testimony to our government support and we want to assure you that Grenada will do all it can to make the event successful" she commented.

"Grenada is no stranger to hosting international events and our recent experience hosting the ICC World Cup as well as the test match between England and the West Indies are two major events we can boast about" stated Minister Pierre.

The Government of Grenada and the Grenada Football Association will partner to host this event, a first of its kind for the spice isle.

The CONCACAF delegation included, Ted Howard, Acting General Secretary, Inaki Alvarez, Director of Operations, Horace Reid, Director of Competitions and Ricardo Sarille, CONCACAF Event Manager for the tournament.

The Grenada delegation also included Alvin Clouden, Grenada's LOC Project Manager and Acting General Secretary, Malaika Church.




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