BVIFA to celebrate 40 years of Football in the VI


Official logo for the 40th anniversary of Football in the VI

Official logo for the 40th anniversary of Football in the VI

The Executive Members of the BVIFA and also the 40th Anniversary Committee, under the Chairmanship of 1st Vice President, Mr. Aubrey Liburd, are pleased to announce that the plans for the 40th Anniversary of the BVIFA are now confirmed and the Logo chosen.

With many highlights on the Calendar, including Youth, Women and Men’s Football events as well special Celebratory functions, according to Liburd, the Committee has come up with something special for everyone to enjoy, as Football not only acknowledges its history, but also embraces its future.

“The Committee has put together a schedule of events to accommodate all who love the sport of Football” commented Liburd “The Anniversary will be a fitting thank you to those who made sacrifices in the past to help develop the game and will also leave a lasting impression on those Fans, Players, Officials and Sponsors who are endeavoring to keep Football as the number one Sport in the Territory.”

Ag. General Secretary of the BVIFA, Mr. Alfred Reid, noted how timely it was to not only be rejoicing the mile stone, but also the importance of the 40th Anniversary as a land mark in the game’s development.

“They say life begins at 40 and it is fitting that as we begin our 40th Anniversary, the Football Association will also be celebrating the breaking of grounds in East End for a new stadium that signifies the opening of a new chapter in the development of the “Beautiful Game.”

Celebrations kick off with a Church Service planned for Tortola and Virgin Gorda on August 31st and then continue with a specific focus for each following week of September.

Youth Week will begin September 1st with the highlights being an evening at UP’s, a youth Festival and a series of Youth matches.

During the first week of Festivities there will also be the start of a Referees Certification Course and a “Big Sale” of clothing and equipment.

The focus then shifts to Women’s Football for week two with a series of visits to Schools to promote the game and encourage participation in the upcoming BDO Primary School League and High School League. On September 12th there will be an Open House at the BVIFA Office to showcase many of the available Programmes offered by the BVIFA as well as its associated Partners.