The Dominica Football Association through its partnership with the Federation International de Football Association (FIFA) has secured a donation to construct an official technical centre to host official football matches.
Dominica Vibes news visited the site at Stockfarm and spoke with Mr. Jackson Joseph who is the supervisor of the project.. He informed us that they have completed excavation and leveling of the site, and are now working on the seeding and grassing stage and that the project is running very smoothly.
President of the Dominica Football Association, Mr. Patrick John in an exclusive interview informed us that “the technical centre is in two phases, the first phase referred to as Goal two project included the cutting of the land, dressing it and growing grass which costed $400, 000.00 EC, we are now growing grass, plant seeds, watering it, estimated cost of $500,000.00 EC.”
He further explained the other phase of the project; “Goal three includes the building of the stands, and the fencing and seating facility on the Eastern and Western sides.” The Association has written to Government to donate the western stand of the old netball facility, which is 260 ft long and would be perfect for seating and the government has agreed.”
FIFA has also approved goal three, phase three of the project but the association will have to invite tenders to bid for the contract, and the winning bidder will work directly with FIFA and not with the Dominica Football Association. The field is 100 x 75 metres.
The technical centre is designed to accomodate four teams playing in double header competitions as well as the hosting of international FIFA tournaments.
The project is expected to be completed by March, 2012 and the association plans to host a match against the Trinidadian team for the grand opening of the project.
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