Since the opening and official inauguration of its new headsby FIFA Executive Committee member and Goal Bureau chairman Mohamed Bin Hammam on 11 May 2003, the Bahrain
Football Association has become one of the first assosto receive the Goal Bureau's go-ahead for a second project. The association's proposal was submitted and approvdin March 2004 for a technical centre in Isa Town that will primarily serve to promote further development in youth and women's football. Furthermore, Bahrain
's national teams will use the facilities to prepare for international matches. In addition to support from Goal, a considerable amount of Financial Assistance Programme funding has also been used to finance the project.