Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence Press Conference

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The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Gold Project in Jamaica has been renamed The UWI-JFF Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence in honour of the late football boss.

Professor Archibald McDonald, principal of The University of the West Indies (UWI), made the announcement yesterday at a press conference in the Council Room on the Senate Building at The UWI Mona Campus.

“Thank you for joining us as we mark the culmination of a unique agreement between The University of the West Indies and the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF). The establishment of this partnership in 2008 was created out of the recognisition that the development of the arena of sports in Jamaica deserved a much greater focus,” said Professor McDonald.

“As principal of The UWI I look forward to seeing the many benefits that this centre will bring for the advancement of Jamaica’s sporting industry. I want to thank all those who made this partnership possible, including former Principal Professor Gordon Shirley, and the late Captain Horace Burrell,” added Professor McDonald.

“I would like to thank the JFF for choosing the UWI Mona Campus as their partner in this initiative,” he said.

Football oficionados, including former technical director Brazilian Rene Simoes, CONCACAF Director of Competitions Horace Reid, Minister of Sports Olivia Grange, as well as Captain Burrell’s daughter Dr Tiphani Burrell-Piggott and son Romario Burrell, and granddaughter Zuri Piggott were in attendance. Read more

Source: Jamaica Observer