Football in Barbados
Football has to content itself with being only the second-most popular sport in Barbados given that one of the legacies of English colonial rule on the island is a deep-seated interest in cricket. Nevertheless, with 37,000 players, more than 7,000 of whom are registered with clubs, football is still relatively important in a country with a population of less than 300,000.
The first Goal project
The Barbados Football Association submitted a proposal for a far-reaching project to the Goal Bureau on 1 December 2009. Once completed, the project will provide the association with a national technical centre for the various national teams and association headquarters. The first stage, covered by this first approved project, involves the construction of an international-size natural turf pitch.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Construction of a football pitch  
Project approved on
1 December 2009   Status Implementation  
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 FAP USD 250,000 Government USD 317,112 Total cost USD 967,112