Football in Aruba
Football is by far and away the number one sport in Aruba. Close cooperation with the Dutch FA provides for sustained development work in all areas, while Dutch experts often travel to Aruba in order to hold courses or seminars for technicians, referees or administrators. Aruban coaches are also regularly invited to attend courses at the Dutch FA's technical centre in Zeist in order to broaden their knowledge.
The Goal Project
After in-depth analysis, the Goal project for an artificial turf pitch, originally approved in March 2002, was changed in favour of association headquarters, which were constructed inside the Frans Figaroa sports complex, a government sports centre in the town of Noord. Accommodation was also incorporated in the complex, thus enabling the association to hold training sessions and courses of all kinds.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Association headquarters and accommodation in an existing technical centre in Noord
Project approved
4 March 2002
Opened on 25 April 2009
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 FAP USD 555,046 Total cost USD 955,046