The Caribbean Football Union (CFU) President Gordon Derrick and University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus Head Coach Mr. Roland Butcher signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the XXXVII Ordinary Congress held in Sao Paulo Brazil on 9 June, 2014.
During the staging of the inaugural MLS/CFU Combine held in Antigua and Barbuda in January this year, the leadership of both entities commenced discussions to expand on existing developmental opportunities and the creation of new programmes to further broaden the educational scope for players from across the region. With this innovative collaboration, players at the University level will now have the additional opportunity to pursue a sports administrative programme at the University’s Cave Hill Campus.
The MOU which has an initial three year period will include principles on joint developments such as developing a new or utilize an existing sports administration programme at the UWI Cave Hill that can be used as certification for CFU Member Associations’ administrators. Facilitating the awarding of academic and/or athletic scholarships to qualifying students who wish to pursue any sports administrative programme at the UWI Cave /Hill.
It will also collaborate with the publication of material including books, research findings, journal articles, policy documents, et al on sports management and administration in general and football specifically.
The CFU President Gordon Derrick received resounding endorsements on this announcement from the thirty (30) of the thirty one (31) Member Associations represented at the Congress, which was another milestone for the current Executive Committee.