The FIFA Goal Programme was initiated by the FIFA President, Joseph S. Blatter for the benefit of national associations, and ratified by the 1999 Extraordinary FIFA Congress in Los Angeles. Goal is a tailor-made development and assistance programme designed to realise projects based on the specific needs of national associations.
For the Oceania region seven countries were selected by the FIFA Goal Bureau to benefit from Goal until 2002 with the projects supervised by the FIFA Development Office in Auckland in collaboration with the respective national associations.
The Goal projects in each of the countries have been boosted by the OFC Infrastructure Grantsprogramme that has enable each national association to enhance the scope of works and/or purchase land sites for Goal. Without doubt the assistance of the Confederation has been significant and contributed enormously to achieve ‘top’ facilities for the countries.
A feature of the work undertaken by the development office in Auckland to assist the national associations to progress the Goal projects from concepts to realization has been the outstanding cooperation and genuine assistance provided by the association’s executive and management at all times. Already the national associations have completed long-term development plans that will ensure optimum utilization and performance of the completed facilities.
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