Br. Caribbean Soccer Board Recommended

Date Published: 
1949-02-02
Source: 
Jamaica Gleaner
Page: 
10

The English Football Association at a recent conference in London recommended the foundation of a Football Board of Control in the British Caribbean, Mr. Eric James, secretary of the T.A.F.A. disclosed in Trinidad last week.

Representatives of Empire Association attended the conference and heard that an organisation of this [illegible] was necessary for mutual relationship, uniformity of action, and arranging tours in particular.

The T.A.F.A. in April 1946 began making plans towards this end between the B.W.I. Colonies. Things reached as far as a draft constitution, which was circularised to each colony, but the idea made no headway has Jamaica held opposite views relative to the extent of control that should be vested in the Board for arranging tours.

The T.A.F.A., however, decided at a metting a few days ago to make another venture to inaugurate the Board during the latter part of this year.

Mr. James has circularised Jamaica, B.G., Barbados, Grenada, St. Lucia and Antigua enquiring whether they are still interested, and if so, to submit a copy of the old draft constitution with amendments if possible. Afterwards plans for inauguration of the Board will be submitted for approval.

Trinidad Guardian