Former general secretary of the Barbados Football Association David Hinds has been appointed to another post in Caribbean football.
Hinds, who is currently the CONCACAF Caribbean Media Officer, will now also be a member of the Caribbean Football Union’s Public Relations and Media Department with specific responsibility for their website content.
Hinds who is a journalist by profession, said he was humbled by the opportunity and felt good to know that he was continuing to help develop football in Barbados and the region through information.
“It’s something that myself and CFU general secretary Damien Hughes have been discussing for† a while but the timing was always a bit off as travel requirements really hindered our talks. But, we met in Antigua last December and came up with a strategy which was approved by the CFU Executive Council and now the real work begins,” Hinds said.
With a revamped website and the CFU approaching 35 years of existence, Hughes said the timing could not be better to have a strong media department and he was confident Hinds would add to such.
“We are pleased to welcome David to the team. †The CFU is happy to be building a strong media team that comprises of persons like David with the requisite skills to raise the awareness of the CFU but to also underscore the value we place on information, communication and raising the profile of football in the region.
“We know of his work when he was the general secretary of the BFA and now as a CONCACAF media officer, so it was a relatively easy decision as all of us know of his ability and commitment to the game,” said Hughes.
Apart from his now dual role in Caribbean media, Hinds is also the manager of defending Digicel Premier League football champions Weymouth Wales.
“It sounds like a lot but I am committed to the guys and will be at every game once I am here and support them as best I can. I think we have a great team this year and should repeat as champions while adding a few more trophies to the club house,” Hinds said.