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January 15, 2020

CONIFA in Jersey: AGM news and activities

Here’s what to expect as CONIFA heads to Jersey for its AGM

A new decade signals new challenges and new opportunities for CONIFA and its members, and the way ahead for the footballing body will come under the microscope at its upcoming Annual General Meeting in Jersey’s Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa on 25 and 26 January 2020.

With a 10-year anniversary for the organisation approaching in 2023, the 2020 AGM will take a look at what lies ahead for CONIFA, with a 2020-23 activity plan to be discussed by those who make their way to the Channel Island at the end of this month.

The seven years so far have seen remarkable process for CONIFA, with a number of memorable footballing tournaments bringing together members from across the world to celebrate their association with CONIFA, and the community that has arose from it.

And, as 2020 gets into gear, the attentions of many CONIFA members will be on the upcoming World Football Cup, due to take place in the Republic of North Macedonia. Further plans for the summer tournament will be discussed in Jersey, along with the all-important group stage draw, as the teams’ route to the final and the much-sought after silverware becomes clearer.

The tournament in North Macedonia will be the second to be sponsored by lead partner Sportsbet.io and the evolution of CONIFA and the organisation’s progress in 2019 in developing commercial partnerships will be celebrated at the AGM.

As CONIFA’s profile continues to grow, then so does interest in becoming a member and the AGM will see its existing members welcome the newest groups into the CONIFA organisation, with new members such as Hawai’i, Mapuche, Rapa Nui and West Papua all due to be added to the burgeoning list of FAs around the world.

In addition, continental committees will hold meetings at the AGM, and CONIFA’s Women’s division will also be meeting at the AGM for the first time.

All the important information and documentation on this year’s AGM can be found here. And we’ll be live Tweeting and posting from the AGM on all the important decisions taken over the weekend, as well as live streaming the EFC draw on 27th January via Mycujoo.

The AGM is being held with the support of Parishes of Jersey FC, Visit Jersey and the Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa. If you are a journalist who would like to attend the CONIFA AGM, please email press@conifa.org

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By Robin Toal

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