Basseterre, St. Kitts- The management and staff has to once again join in congratulating one of our very own. Lenny Lake, Technical Director of the SKNFA is known not only locally for his contribution to football, but regionally and internationally as well. His recognition spans from Concacaf to FIFA as well.
Mr. Lake left the Federation from 6-10 December 2010 to attend a FIFA Grassroots Instructor Seminar where participants would be selected to become FIFA appointed instructors. Mr. Lake was among persons from fifteen countries within the CONCACAF Region to attend the seminar. These countries included Anguilla, Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Island, Cayman Island, Canada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Turks & Caicos Islands, and USA.
He is the first national of the Federation to be appointed as a FIFA Grassroots Instructor. His appointment gives him the opportunity to travel throughout the CONCACAF Region and conduct Grassroots Seminars similar to the one held in St Kitts in November 2010 organized by the SKNFA.
Communication reaching the SKNFA on Thursday 14th March, revealed that Technical Director Lenny Lake has been appointed as a member of CONCACAF’s Technical Committee. Lake joins the likes of Chairman Sunil Gulati (United States), Vice Chairman Alfredo Hawit (Honduras) and other committee members Rodrigo Kenton (Costa Rica), Carl Brown (Jamaica), Hector Gonzalez (Mexico), Alvin Corneal (Trinidad) and Jeff Agoos (United States). The term of members’ appointment shall be for a one year period.
In speaking with Mr. Lake, he said that when he was first contacted by CONCACAF to join the team he was very thankful. He thanked God, his family, the SKNFA, CFU, CONCACAF, and FIFA as well as other persons that have helped and supported him throughout his football career. He then said he felt appreciative of the opportunity to serve the game and the region he represents.. This appointment “means an opportunity to work as a member of a team to assist with the development of the regional game and to work with people of different nationalities, persons who are passionate about the beautiful game”.
Lake went on to say that he sees the opportunity as one to work closely with experienced persons for the development of football in the Caribbean, but also an opportunity to zoom in on the smaller countries of the Caribbean, as an effort must be made to improve the level of the game in these countries.
In conclusion Lake said that he hopes that his contributed efforts along with the other members of the Committee will help to further improve the level of football in the Caribbean region and CONCACAF on the global stage.
We wish Lenny Lake the best on his journey.