Continuing a three-day tour of the Caribbean, FIFA President Infantino made a stop on the island of Saint Lucia in the Lesser Antilles. The visit included meetings with the highest civil authorities as well as the local football community.
Alongside FIFA Vice-president and Concacaf President Victor Montagliani, President Infantino had the opportunity to discuss with the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia Allen M. Chastanet about the important role football plays and can play even further on the island.
Following a visit to the Saint Lucia Sports Academy, a government-owned centre of excellence, the delegation moved inland to visit a recently inaugurated FIFA Forward project.
After meeting the girls’ U-17 National Team on the pitch, the FIFA President said: “The Saint Lucia Football Association is achieving concrete results, and the progress made is clearly visible: here in Saint Lucia we are moving from words to facts. The full-size artificial turf visited today, which represents the first phase of the FIFA Forward-funded SLFA technical centre, illustrates well the good work done by the association. Developing football in the island represents an investment for the future generations.”
Infantino and the delegation then went on to meet the Saint Lucia FA (SLFA) Executive Committee at the association’s headquarters before taking off towards Antigua and Barbuda, the final destination for the day.