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Story courtesy of the St. Kitts-Nevis Football Association

(Basseterre, St. Kitts) – The delegation to the 58th FIFA Congress in Australia was blown away with the news that FIFA has decided to have a second course in St. Kitts in 2008.

FIFA is the Federation Internationale de Football Association, an association governed by Swiss law founded in 1904 and based in Zurich. It has 208 member associations and its goal, enshrined in its Statutes, is the constant improvement of football. FIFA employs some 280 people from over 30 nations and is composed of a Congress (legislative body), Executive Committee (executive body), General Secretariat (administrative body) and committees (assisting the Executive Committee).

It has been earlier reported that a course for Football Administrators would be held in St. Kitts in 2008.  This course was originally for six (6) days but by correspondence coming to hand on Tuesday 3rd June the course has been extended to nine (9) days. This course will include a two day seminar for specialists.  The first course will therefore run from 6th October to 14th October 2008.

However it was at the 58th FIFA Congress that the SKNFA delegation was advised that FIFA had decided to assign a second course to St. Kitts in 2008.

This course will be a FUTURO III Coaching Course and will be for a period of twelve (12) days and will see close to thirty (30) persons from the CONCACAF Region congregate on St. Kitts.  The SKNFA is required to identify the dates of the second course.

The SKNFA is elated that the FIFA has found it fit to assign a second course to St. Kitts in a single year and is testimony of the high regard held by FIFA of the local SKNFA.

The SKNFA would wish to thank FIFA for the two courses and is glad to be able to contribute to the tourism development of St. Kitts-Nevis and the portrayal of St. Kitts/Nevis in a positive light.

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