CONCACAF assists Dominican league’s development

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – Less than a month ago, FIFA Vice-President and CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb backed creation of the new Dominican Republic Professional Football League (LDF) at an event marking its inauguration. 

Following up on that presidential endorsement, CONCACAF conducted a three-day (October 6-8) league and club development seminar to support efforts of the Dominican Football Federation (FEDOFUTBOL) in establishing the 10-club league, which is set to kick-off in March 2015. 

The workshop, led by members of the CONCACAF Development Division, focused on the topics of marketing and club licensing with the following objectives: 

- Contribute to the development of a marketing and communications plan for the league and its clubs

- Educate and inform the clubs on the requirements they must meet in order to participate in the 2015 professional league

- Exchange knowledge on the topics of club administration 

“I would like to thank CONCACAF, its staff and especially President Webb for all the support we have received,” said FEDOFUTBOL President Osiris Guzman.  “We look forward to continuing to work with the Confederation to bring our new league to the next level.” 

The following clubs were represented at the meetings: 

Escuela de Futbol Bauger

La Romana FC

Universidad OyM

Macoriz FC

Leones FC (Escogido)

Atletico Vega

Puerto Plata FC

Licey FC

Santiago FC

San Cristobal FC