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GFA Weathered Many Storms says President

President of the Grenada football Association (GFA) – Cheney Joseph says that the GFA “is currently an eighty-nine year organization that has weathered many storms during her lifetime”.

 Joseph made the remark while delivering his speech at the official opening of a one-week Member Association Administration and Women’s Referee Courses last Monday at the Grenada National Stadium the courses were organized by the Grenada Football Association (GFA) in conjunction with Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) for female referees and male administrators of football. The association has seen many successes on and off the field of play, Joseph said, and they have experienced and survived much turbulent weather since 1924 and have seem many changes within the organization. “What we are experiencing today”, the President asserted, “is the opportunity being afforded to the GFA to plan for the years ahead through its officials including our women’s referees and administrators”. In looking towards the association’s ninetieth birthday next year, he urged the participants of the courses to commit to making a positive difference following the five days of training while noting the challenges due to limited resources, migration, financial resources and even good leadership.

 The President referred to the biographies of the facilitators and encouraged the participants to emulate them. He reminded  all that in the past the structure of the GFA was the envy of many associations but today it is in dire need of restructuring.Mr. Joseph outlined five propositions for good sports organization governance in preparation for the week’s event namely: governance is both structure and process; Long-term organization development plan; Job one of every sport organization is transforming participants and athletes to higher states of performance; Stewardship and Leadership in balance; Organizational outcome, he said is the only test of governance success. The President further challenged the participants by asking some problem questions so that they would  be part of the solution. Annual General Meetings, fund-raisers, election of officers, executive committee meetings, plans for moving forward and relevant constitutions were some of the areas highlighted to address. “We must fix every broken leg if we are going to walk; we must stop every leak if we are going to be sheltered; we must provide support and return to the good old days of maroon”, said GFA leader. 

Joseph told the female participants that they brought joy to the organization and they are the future match officials within the GFA. He finally congratulated the female U20 girls on making national history last month in Surinam when they qualified for the second round of the Caribbean Football Union FIFA U20 tournament. He also commended the Ministry of Sports, the facilitators and participants, and he looked forward to them using the knowledge and experience gained.

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