On 1 November 2003, FIFA vice-president Jack Warner opened the Surinam FA's headquarters and the «Emile de la Fuente» national training centre in Paramaribo, comprising accomnfor national teams, offices, seminar rooms and pitches. Goal and the FIFA Financial Assistance Programme bore the cost of this new facility, which has become the centre of footballing activity in Surinam. The complex provides the ideal environment for Surinam's national teams to prepare for interlmatches. It also hosts courses held as part of long-term development programmes, as well as seminars, meetings and various other events organised by the association. «This new facility will enable us to improve the level of support for young players around the country, and also improve coaching, refereeing, administration, sports medicine, and, in fact, every area of football,» said the association's president, Krish Bhoen,during the opening ceremony.