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CIFA to construct new HQ for Aitutaki

The Cook Islands Football Association was given approval by FIFA last month for funds to construct a new Administration building for Aitutaki together with the extension of the academy building in Matavera. A signing ceremony was held with FIFA’s Glen Turner, CIFA’s President Lee Harmon and local contractors to seal the deal.
The Goal Projects was initiated by the governing football body FIFA about eleven years ago to meet the needs of national football associations across the globe and this is CIFA’s fifth Goal Project.
The project is designed by local architectural firm Romani Designs and the Matavera academy is currently being refurbished by RVK Contractors Ltd.
President Lee Harmon conveyed his appreciation to FIFA for their continuous support.
“The association is always grateful and would like to thank FIFA for granting the funds to construct the new office building for Aitutaki and also the extension of the academy building in Matavera”.
“All of these infrastructures will leave a legacy behind for football in the Cook Islands,” he said.
The Cook Islands Football Association has also achieved the first three Goal Projects in the duration of nine years. The official ground-breaking on what is now the home of football took place on 16 April 2003.
Less than a year later on 2 April 2004, the doors of CIFA’s new home were flung open. The Cook Islands football community finally has a central facility.
June 2006 saw the completion of the football grandstand which has dressing rooms for players and officials, spectator facilities with covered seating for 500 people.
In June 2010, CIFA added Goal Project IV by embracing a new administration and gym building.

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