The Caribbean Football Association is a regional football confederation that is part of CONCACAF, the North American, Central and Caribbean Football Confederation. It was created on September 18, 1961 in Mexico. It is one of the six continental football federations that belong to FIFA. The headquarters of the organization’s authorities is New York.
This association is one of three regional football confederations. It was created on January 28, 1961 in Jamaica. The organization includes as many as 31 National Football Associations.
These include: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat , Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint-Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands of the United States.
Its task is to connect all the teams within the Caribbean and keeping them under control. It also organizes competitions, including the Caribbean Cup, CFU Club Championship, and the Women’s Caribbean Cup.
What are the tasks of the Caribbean Football Association?
– Organising sports events;
– Appointment and dismissal of selectors;
– approving changes in federations;
– promoting football;
– Spreading knowledge about Caribbean football teams;
– Promoting teams;
– Financial support for smaller clubs;
– looking for new sponsors;
– finding fresh football talents;
– taking care of the teams image.
The CFU also ensures that more and more women start to get interested in football. The showcase of the association is women’s competition from the age of 17. Female footballers achieve a really high level of football craftsmanship.
In addition to typically sporting issues, the Caribbean Football Association is strongly committed to charity. After the hurricane that went through on the islands of Anguilla, Barbuda and the Dominican Republic, they financed help for the inhabitants of the islands in the form of drinking water and cleaning products, in order to support the people who suffered the most as a result of the catastrophe. Such help proves that sport is also a sense of duty and maintaining brotherly bonds. Playing and sporting behavior is not just a pitch, but above all, what people we are outside of it.