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Historic moment marked in Aitutaki

The new facilities will house a technical centre and administration headquarters and will become a hub for the association as it oversees the progress of football on the island.
Cook Islands Football Association president Lee Harmon attended the ceremony and says the technical centre will provide a base for educating and up-skilling coaches, referees and administrators so they can improve their performances when conducting their various duties.
The new facility has been made possible through the hard work of those involved, as well as funding from international governing body FIFA.
“The Cook Islands Football Association would like to thank and express our gratitude to FIFA and its president Joseph S. Blatter for granting the funds to construct the project under the FIFA Goal Project programme,” Harmon says.
“I would also like to thank Ui Ariki, mayor of Aitutaki John Baxter, Aitutaki Football Association president Tiraa Arere and his executive committee for all the hard work they have done over the years.”
Harmon also voiced his appreciation of the land owners who leased the terrain to CIFA and Aitutaki Football Association.
The ceremony was attended by around 70 people and was followed by a Knockout Cup competition for U-13 mixed, U-17 boys, open women and premier men’s teams.
The Goal Project is an initiative by FIFA that enables member associations to implement projects designed to develop football in their countries.
For more on Cook Islands football go to www.cookislandsfootball.com

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