CFU convenes 44th Ordinary Congress
Published on 22 November 2021
Caribbean Football Union President and Concacaf Vice President, Randy Harris, presided over the 44th CFU Congress which was done virtually from Bridgetown, Barbados November 20, 2021. (Photo: CFU Media)
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (November 22, 2021)—The Caribbean Football Union (CFU) held its 44th Ordinary Congress at the weekend. Delegates from the Member Associations joined via video conference to review the administrative, financial, footballing and governance matters of the organization. CFU President and Concacaf Vice-President Randolph Harris presided over Saturday’s meeting.
The Members approved the 2020 Audited Financial Statements, the 2022 Budget, and the Executive Committee Report during a meeting that reflected on the significant work of the CFU in 2021 despite the impact of the global pandemic.
President Harris recapped the work of the CFU, including hosting the 21-team Boys’ and Girls’ U-14 Challenge Series in the Dominican Republic in August, which marked the first time the competitions were held in the same year and in the same host country. The meeting also noted several new initiatives, such as the CFU’s e-learning platform, CFUniversity, and communications and visibility inroads, including the launch of a podcast, Football State of the Union, and the 30-minute interview program highlighting Caribbean women and girls in football, Conversations.
President Harris also paid tribute to former President of the St. Kitts and Nevis Football Association Anthony Johnson, who died in October. “Anthony was a colleague president and a football soldier who served the CFU in various capacities,” President Harris said, urging the membership to continue to build on the foundation he set.
In his address, President Harris said the Executive Committee remains inspired by the work in the respective Member Associations, by the progress being made with the strategic agenda approved in February, and by the dynamism of the voices of the team and the collegiality of partners FIFA and Concacaf, and the interest of several organizations, like the USL, interested in collaborating with the CFU.
President Harris noted the importance of football to the region, saying of the CFU, “We are breaking down barriers with football, one initiative at a time, reaching all Member Associations in real ways.” He thanked the membership for their commitment to the CFU.
Also during the congress, President of the Jamaica Football Federation Michael Ricketts was elected unopposed as a vice president.