The Cayman Islands Football
Association will create regional history with the hosting of the region’s first
ever FIFA/ CONCACAF Technical Director Seminar next week.
It is at the Westin Hotel on West
Bay Road from April 27-29.
The seminar will be conducted by
FIFA Course Instructor Alvin Corneal and other FIFA/CONCACAF presenters.
It will cover areas relating to
FIFA Grassroots programmes, club administration and management, road mapping of
future projects, current situational analysis, needs and challenges as well as
technical development and mjarketing.
President of CIFA Jeffrey Webb,
said: “Words cannot express how proud we are to be hosting this inaugural
event. This is indeed a great moment for us at CIFA and the Cayman Islands on a
whole to be selected as the hosts for this historic seminar.
“It’s our intention to exhibit the
highest level of hospitality during this occasion, to ensure that everything is
done in a professional and esteemed manner so that the administrators and our
visitors will be impressed and place us on the top of their list of choices of
hosts countries recommended for this and other types of seminars in the
“I thank FIFA and the organizers
for selecting the Cayman Islands as the first location for this seminar and we
will be placing tremendous efforts into all aspects of the activities of these
three days to make our guests as comfortable as possible.”
This course will be attended by
participants from not just the Caribbean but the United States and Canada, who
were selected and invited by FIFA.
FIFA will be holding similar
seminars in the future in each confederation and a host of distinguished
representatives from the FIFA Technical Department and Development office will
also be attending this event.
The Cayman Islands national
technical director Carl Brown will attend representing the Cayman Islands and
doing a presentation on the Islands’ technical structure.
The celebrated Corneal is an
enthusiastic sports personality who has mastered several aspects of sports as a
player, commentator and sports presenter for over two decades.
He has represented his country at
the national level in football and cricket and has demonstrated his skill in tennis,
hockey and golf at the highest level as well.
He is no stranger to the Cayman
Islands where he has made several visits before, conducting other football
courses and seminars in his role as a FIFA Instructor.
Corneal holds a FIFA coaching
Instructor’s License, an English FA Advance Coaching Certificate, An Advance
Cricket Coaching Certificate and a Sports Marketing and Promotion certificate.
His football career at the national level started in 1955 and ended in 1969
with 119 appearances.
He is also a qualified commentator
and a sports news presenter.