Football in Barbados
Football is the most common sport in Barbados. The greatest success of the national association was a 2002 FIFA World Cup? qualifying round victory over Costa Rica, who eventually reached the final competition. But so far, Barbadian footballers have not made the breakthrough into a professional league abroad. In the coming years, efforts will centre upon youth development to ensure that football in Barbados has a solid foundation.
The Goal Project
The foundation stone of the Goal-financed training centre, complete with headquarters for the national association, a grass pitch and dressing rooms, was laid in July 2003. The costs of the project will be shared by the Goal Programme, the Sports Council, the national association, the Olympic Committee and the FIFA Financial Assistance Programme. The new complex will become the centre of football on the Caribbean island. It  will host courses, seminars and conferences held as part of the various development programmes, as well as training camps for the national teams.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
National training centre in Waterford, St. Michael with pitches, fencing and dressing rooms
Project approved
1 May 2003
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 FAP USD 75,000 Other sources USD 152,500 Total cost USD 627,500