JFA Accept Federation Proposal

Date Published: 
1956-03-23
Source: 
Jamaica Gleaner

THE J.F.A. have accepted the principle of a West Indian Football Federation proposed at the meeting of the association at Kingston Club yesterday evening by Mr. Ken Galt, president of the Trinidad Football Association.

But many amendments were made to the original draft of the two-hour-long meeting.

Mr. Galt, who arrived in the island yesterday afternoon by BWIA from Port of Spain, will leave Jamaica on Sunday for London via New York. On his return to Trinidad, the amended proposal for a West Indian Football Federation will be put before the TFA, and if approved Mr. Galt will return to Jamaica to finalise arrangements for the federal agreement.

The former Trinidad centre forward is accompanied by his wife. They will be guests of honour at a JFA luncheon at Myrtle Bank Hotel today.

Mr. and Mrs. Galt were greeted on their arrival at the airport by Messrs. Winston Meeks, president of the JFA, Douglas Fletcher, 1st. vice-president, L.K. Brown, honorary treasurer, Tennyson Campbell, secretary, Roy Morin, George Desnoes and Fr. Roy Campbell (councillors) and Mr. Allan Rae, Jamaica and West Indian cricketer who is a friend of the Galts.