ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Antigua & Barbuda Football Association (ABFA) is currently seeking volunteers in a number of areas as they look to jumpstart preparations for the country’s participation in the semi-final round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
The FA, according to an email sent out to all affiliate clubs on Friday, is seeking to fill voluntary positions on 11 committees ranging from security to entertainment.
Clubs are being asked to submit names of willing and qualified personnel to the ABFA secretariat no later than January 18.
“The ABFA is currently in preparation mode for the next round of World Cup Qualifying games and is seeking motivated and dedicated volunteers desirous of serving on the Local Organising Committee (LOC) and its various sub- committees to effectively coordinate and execute a flawless prestigious event,” the email said.
The list of committees to be filled includes Security, Protocol/Liaison, Media, Vendors, PR/Communications, Field Prep/Organization, Sponsorship, Transportation, Accreditation, Sales/Marketing and Entertainment.
Antigua & Barbuda qualified for the semi-final round of the International competition back in November of 2011 with a 1-0 victory over Haiti at Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Grounds.
The lone strike of the “historic” contest came in the 83rd minute from substitute striker Kerry “Arab” Skepple.
Reports also indicate that the FA’s top brass is currently in negotiations with members of government as they seek to secure financial support for the team’s Group A home and away fixtures against the USA, Jamaica and Guatemala in June.
Antigua & Barbuda will jumpstart their semi-final campaign on June 8 with an away game against the USA.