The Goal project inaugurated by FIFA Vice-President Jack A. Warner in the football-crazy town of Penonome on 23 February 2003 comprises a small stadium with enough accommodation for 44 players and offices (including the regional football association). The project was financed by Goal and the FIFA Financial Assistance Programme. In his address, the CONCACAF President praised the small community for its tireless efforts in promoting youth football, saying Penonome was the right location for the Goal project in Panama
. Recent research by the Sports Ministry revealed that football is the fastest growing sport in Panama
. The new sports complex will enable the community and regional and national associations to intensify their activities. The local and national governments that donated the land for the centre actively support football. Training camps for the national team and especially courses for youth and development programmes are already in the pipeline. Young footballers can look ahead to a very bright future.