October 14, 2014
Stowe attends initial training in diversity, integrity

Single Point Of Contact (SPOC) for Football in St Vincent and the Grenadines Dominique Stowe is attending an initial one-week training at the Interpol/FIFA Diversity Integrity Workshop, being held in Miami this week.{{more}}

Stowe, a committee member of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation (SVGFF), who earlier this year, was appointed by CONCACAF in that position (spoc), told SEARCHLIGHT he embraces the opportunity granted to him.

“First of all, I must give God a very special thanks for giving me the knowledge and understanding as a sportsman to carry out my duties when called upon…. I am really ecstatic, because it’s a new post created by CONCACAF/FIFA, because of all the problem that is being encountered around the world when comes to match fixing, among other things,” Stowe said.

“It’s a great honour to represent my beloved country when being part of the FIFA family and I will guarantee you, the Vincentian public, success at this one-week training,” Stowe noted.

In outlining his role, Stowe revealed that he will serve as a contact person for FIFA and the efficient monitoring system, as well as conduct inquiries or investigation as a fact finder for or in close cooperation with the independent judicial body of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation.

A CONCACAF release advised that the purpose of the training is to develop the knowledge and skills to conduct an effective enquiry and establish the facts relating to a report or suspicion of match manipulation as well as presenting the findings for the purposes of disciplinary proceedings.

As it pertains to the fight against match-manipulation, the SPOCs will also be the contact persons in establishing the CONCACAF Integrity Programme at the Member Association level.

The current CONCACAF Integrity Programme was instituted in 2013. (RT)