Webb remains CIFA chief

Jeffrey Webb was returned unopposed to the position of President of the Cayman Islands Football Association last Saturday at the Annual General Meeting held at the Marriot Hotel.

Paul Macey was also returned unopposed to the position of Deputy General Secretary and Peter Campbell was elected to fill the vacant post of second Vice President following Anthony Ramoon’s decision not to stand for re-election.

Webb thanked Ramoon for his contributions to football in the Cayman Islands as a long standing committee member and noted that it was Ramoon’s intent to stay involved with CIFA as a member of the Youth Committee.

‘We remain committed to seeing the Cayman Centre for Excellence come into fruition, and to building a strong and sustainable foundation for future generations of footballers in the Cayman Islands,’ Webb said. He will serve another four years.

Webb also noted that following the recent opening of the Centre of Excellence by the FIFA President Sepp Blatter two weeks ago, the association had received messages of goodwill and support from 54 countries across the globe proving that Cauyman’s presence on the world football map was now truly established.

At the meeting Webb announced a new partnership with the local distributors of Budweiser. The company has agreed to come on board as a partner of the Cayman Islands Football Association for three years.

Budweiser joins Digicel and Advance Chevrolet as being official sponsors of CIFA.

Budweiser is one of FIFA’s official worldwide partners for the 2010 World Cup. Their partnership with CIFA will offer a series of prizes and giveaways leading up to the World Cup Finals next year including competitions with a chance to win tickets for World Cup matches.

After signing the contract with Webb, Frank Roulstone Cayman Distributors Budweiser’s Sales and Marketing Manager said: ‘As distributors of Anheuser-Busch products in the Cayman Islands, Cayman Distributors is excited to partner with CIFA to help fulfill its mission make the game better and take it to the world.’

Webb said: ‘CIFA welcomes Budweiser on board in this crucial time. Global recession is prominent at this time and it’s with this reality that we welcome on board our new international partner as they join us in our efforts to improve football activities in the Cayman Islands.’

‘On behalf of CIFA I can assure you and your company that we appreciate your efforts and will do all that is possible to make good use of this partnership.’

Webb was also pleased to announce that Stingray FC, Women United and Seven Miles were given full membership at the meeting and were presented with their membership certificates.