Know a senior level player of West Indian heritage and/or residency who would like to represent their region in international competition? The West Indies Football Association is currently seeking players for participation in the 2014 VIVA World Cup, a tournament that pits non-FIFA national teams against each other in competition. Now in its fifth installment, the 2014 competition location has yet to be announced.
Established in June 2013, the West Indies Football Association was created by President James Baird, and a number of football colleagues, who recognized that there are a wealth of talented players slipping through the selection process for national team consideration in their respective countries. Players who desire to be considered for the squad should email their CV and other particular football information to westindiesFA@gmail.com.
With an immediate goal of fielding the senior squad, locating a home ground and securing sponsorship for the team’s participation in next year’s VIVA World Cup, the association team is putting out a call for supporters and sponsors, inside and outside of the region to team up on the effort. It is their hope that, with a solid foundation in place, a youth academy is the anticipated next step in strengthening the West Indies Football Association’s reputation for developing global talent.