With technical centres in Piura (in Northern Peru
, opened on 27 November 2002) and Tacna (the most southerly city in Peru
, the first Goal project to be inaugurated in South America, on 16 October 2002) sitting proudly alongside facilities in Lima (with integrated association headquarters) and Chincha (built with money from the FIFA Financial Assistance Programme), the Peruvian FA now has bases in four different areas of the country. The Peruvian FA intends to promote and develop football across the country in an equal, sustained and long-term manner. In this way, they hope to discover and coach new, talented players with a view to helping the national team enjoy success on the world stage once again. «These new pitches will improve and promote the quality of football in our city, and, God willing, also help our beloved team, Atlético Grau, to make it to the first division,» said Father Miguel Medina Pacere, a passionate football fan and a supporter of his local team, in his welcome address.