The Caribbean Football Union (CFU) and Sports Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (SporTT) have joined forces to offer sport related programmes via the CFU’s E-Learning portal. This venture is expected to assist in the advancement of the business of sport regionally.
CFU which is based in Barbados is the official governing body of football in the Caribbean region and has a membership of 31 countries. The organization’s General Secretary, Camara David explained, “The Caribbean Football Union is pleased to partner with SporTT in what we are certain will become a hallmark initiative. Part of our objective at the CFU is to work with organizations to provide opportunities for learning and training to our members. This Memorandum of Understanding sets us on that path and we are excited, not just for the collaboration, but for the positive impact our e-learning platform will have.”
The date has not been set for the commencement of the platform but it is expected to be available within a month’s time. In addition, there will be a collaboration in the creation of training packages for member associations at SporTT facilities.
The list of courses includes Cultural Context for Sports in the Caribbean; Performance Analysis and Testing; Sports Nutrition; Sport Specific Strength; Sports Psychology; Strength and Conditioning; Talent Identification; Team Cohesion; and Use of Mental Skills in Sports.
David added, “The CFU will work with regional institutions, organizations and professionals to deliver short courses to our membership to improve their knowledge base and overall efficiency. The agreement between the CFU and SporTT places us at the forefront of knowledge dissemination and affords our membership an intrinsically Caribbean response to challenges in the Caribbean.”
Commenting on this combined initiative was SporTT CEO Jason Williams, he said. “We are currently, aggressively rolling out knowledge building and management training to the various national governing bodies under SporTT and our line ministry.” He continued, “This collaboration will see us expand our range and cast a wider net for the improvement in how sports and its related businesses and activities are managed. I see this as a plus for this engagement.”
The CFU recently launched a Strategic Plan 2021-2026 which focused on greater representation at FIFA tournaments, youth and grassroots participation and increased representation of referees in tournament.