(left to right) Senior Vice President Cast. Al Walcott, Technical Director Ahmed Mohamed, Marketing Consultant Olivia Gittens and General Secretary Edwin Wood with the Williams Equipment 2018 Preseason Cup trophy.
The Barbados Football Association is ready and rearing to get things going for the 2018 Domestic Season. With the association hosting a media conference today at its Wildey headquarters, members of the press were briefed on the upcoming season and this Sunday's opening ceremony and parade.
During the briefing, Senior Vice President Capt. Al Walcott made mention of several of the season's highlights including international assignments for men's and women's teams this year. However, he paid special attention to the Association's education drive which is expected to see even more persons benefit and put in a better position to push the game in Barbados forward.he development of the sport on all fronts and stated that several courses would be on offer once again. “We continue our focus on development and education and this year we will be hosting courses for referees again, we will be hosting courses for coaches. We will also be looking at the medical side of the games, so we will be hosting a course for the medics and physios. We are also hosting courses for Match Commissioners.” he said.
Set to get off the ground with a feature address by FIFA Regional Office Manager Marlon Glean and a colourful parade featuring all 74 licensed clubs, the highlight of Sunday are two keenly-contested matches. First up, 2017 Women's League champions the University of the West Indies will take on a President's XI. The nightcap game will see a select Men's team of national and elite players also taking on a President's XI.