CONCACAF successfully holds 39th Ordinary Congress in Guadeloupe!

CONCACAF held its 39th Ordinary Congress at the Palais des Sports et de la Culture in Le Gosier, Guadeloupe. The event was attended by Presidents and delegates from all 41 CONCACAF Member Associations, CONCACAF Council Members, and important guests from the global football family.

CONCACAF President and FIFA Vice President Victor Montagliani addressed the Congress via video message following the tragic news that his father, Mr. Luciano Montagliani, unexpectedly passed away.

President Montagliani expressed his sincere gratitude to the 41 CONCACAF Member Associations for their commitment to continuing to grow all aspects of the game in our region.

“I want you to take the time to reflect, to look past the day-to-day, month-to-month accomplishments. Take a step back and see it’s all about people, our people, our CONCACAF family. You are the 41 diamonds in our logo, our circle of football life, our CONCACAF circle.”

He also thanked the Ligue Guadeloupeenne de Football and its President Jean Dartron and celebrated the many impressive milestones and statistics from another tremendous year in our Confederation.

“President Dartron, thank you very much for your help and support in holding this important Congress. CONCACAF is very grateful, and I know that all the participants will have had a wonderful and productive time in your territory.”

Following President Montagliani’s address, CONCACAF General Secretary Philippe Moggio oversaw the Congress alongside members of the CONCACAF Council.

The Congress provided an important opportunity to look back on a very successful 2023 that included the delivery of important competitions, including a record-breaking Gold Cup, a third edition of the CONCACAF Nations League and an entirely new men’s club ecosystem. The Congress also presented a further opportunity to highlight and congratulate the record six CONCACAF women’s national teams who qualified for and competed in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

The impact of hugely important Member Association focused capacity building initiatives and funding programs, including the Executive Mentorship Program and the One CONCACAF Program – for which investment to all Member Associations continues to increase – was also highlighted, as was the ongoing roll-out of the Coaching Convention, which is supporting Associations in the development and delivery of their coach education programs.

While the Congress primarily reviewed 2023, the Confederation also thanked all Member Associations for their support and efforts in the delivery of important women’s competitions in 2024, including the CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship and the inaugural CONCACAF W Gold Cup.

During Saturday’s Congress, the CONCACAF Member Association delegates approved the Confederation’s 2023 audited financial statements and 2024 budget. The Member Associations also elected Cindy Parlow Cone and Sergio Chuc to the CONCACAF Council (both unopposed and by acclamation).

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