In this last newsletter of 2016, FFK looks
back on a wonderful year. A number of
firsts: Curacao nr. 75 in the FIFA Ranking,
qualification for the Gold Cup, and for the
U-17 CONCACAF Championships 2017.
Successes for our Futsal team, our U-15
Girl Team doing so well in Florida. Some
individual successes: Gino van Kessel and
Felitciano Zschusschen lead the Caribbean
Cup top scorer ranking and Van Kessel is
named in the ‘best off 2016’ CONCACAF
election. FFK is positively sure that with
the combined efforts of all involved in the
further development in Curacao football,
2017 will even be more great!
We will keep you informed about our ac-
tions in 2017 thorough our quarterly
newsletter FFK ta Informá.
The board of FFK wishes you a
Merry Christmas and many Great Goals in 2017!
FFK Newsletter - FFK ta Informá
December 2016, Volume 2, Issue 5
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eration FFK - National Team!
Curacao national selection goes CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2017!
Caribbean Cup First Round
Barbados - Curacao 1-0
Curacao - Dominican Republic 2-1
Caribbean Cup Second Round
Curacao - Guyana 5-2
Curacao - US Virgin Islands 7-0
Caribbean Cup Third Round
Curacao - Antigua & Barbuda 3-0
Puerto Rico - Curacao 2-4
As proud group winner of the Third Round, Curacao qualified
for both the Final Round of the Caribbean Cup and the CON-
CACAF Gold Cup. The Final Round of the Caribbean Cup will
be played from 22-25 of June 2017 between the four qualified
teams Curacao, Martinique, Jamaica and French Guyana, in
one of the CFU associated Caribbean countries.
The Gold Cup will be played in the US, from 7-21 of July. The
US, Canada and Mexico will join the Caribbean qualified
teams and the top four teams form the Central American
Zone. A total of 12 teams will participate.
Curacao U-17selection in 2017 CONCACAF Championship!
Another first for FFK! The U-17 selection
qualified for the 2017 CONCACAF U-17
Championship. Our young heroes will
play against Panama, Honduras and
Haiti in Panama 21-27 of April 2017. The
top two teams advance to the classifica-
tion stage for the U-17 FIFA World Cup.
Good luck boys!
U-17 Results 2016
The Curacao Futsal team ended second place
in the CFU Futsal Championship in January
2016 and thus classified for 2016 CONCACAF
Futsal Championship in Costa Rica. A first in
the history of FFK. Teamed with Cuba, Costa
Rica and Canada in group B, Curacao set a
draw against Cuba but lost their matches
against Futsal powerhouses Canada and Costa
Rica. A job well done !
Curacao - Antigua & Barbuda 3-0
Curacao hosts Caribbean Final Round U-20
Curacao was the proud host of the Final Round of the Caribbean Qualifier Tournament in October. Bermuda , St. Kitts & Ne-
vis , Haiti, Antigua & Barbuda, Trinidad & Tobago , Cuba and St. Lucia travelled to Curacao to participate in the qualifiers.
Unfortunately, our U-20 did not make it past the group phase . The four semi-finalists Haiti, Antigua & Barbuda, Bermuda
and Trinidad & Tobago classified for the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship. FFK will continue its efforts to prepare our
talented players for performing at international level in 2017.
A result FFK is particularly proud of is the perform-
ance of the U-15 girls team in the CONCACAF U-15
Championship. FFK invests in women and grass-
roots development through the Live Your Goal pro-
ject and the efforts start paying off. A dedicated
staff is working with this group of motivated young
girls and the players in the Women U-15, U-17 and
U-20 teams . In 2017 three age categories, U17, U-
20 and senior will be performing in regional tourna-
ments and FFK is looking forward to it!
Girls U-15 win group phase
Centro Dominguito Champion Liga MCB First Division
CVV Willemstad Champion Liga MCB Second Division is promoted to the Liga MCB First Division
Hubentud Fortuna Champion Women League 2016
Centro Barber Champion U-20 Competition CVV Willemstad Champion Small-a-side Women Competition
Curacao champions of the 2016 Liga MCB
A great big thank you to our loyal sponsor MCB !
Girls Girls Girls
This year the FFK organized four Live Your goals festi-
vals for girls and organized a small aside tournament to
celebrate the second CONCACAF Women’s Football
Day in May.
FIFA’s women instructor Andrea Rodenbaugh travelled to Curacao
to teach in a FIFA Advanced Women Coaching Course.
Kolegio Wim Ellis won the FFK U-13 School Competition
Certified FFK trainers visit schools to train the teams participat-
ing in the U-13 School Competition. Schools participating in the
Live Your Goals Festivals can join the School Adoption Plan in
which trainers start after school training groups for girls inter-
ested in football.
The FFK Boys U-13 selection competed in the
yearly Aruba Hymno y Bandera Tournament.
This year the boys won the third price.
A record number of teams entered the 2016 Youth Competition. FFK intro-
duced a new age category the U-9 in the formal competition. The youngest
players enjoyed their competition enormously.
Also lots of fun at the festivals and clinics for young
football players! Grassroots Festivals, WorldCoach
Clinics and the start of the CONCACAF Grassroots
Project made 2017 a great year.
Our Liga Lito is a classic! Every other week the U-6 and U-8 teams of the different clubs come together on Sunday morning to play
in a small a side tournament. First steps in what could be a lifetime recreational hobby or maybe even a professional career...
Curacao Youth Competition Champions 2016
U-13 A Atletiko Salinja
U-13 B SUBT
U-15 A RKSV Scherpenheuvel
U-15 B SUBT
U-17 RKSV Scherpenheuvel
U-20 SV Centro Barber
In May 2016 FFK Technical Director Etienne Siliee travelled to King-
ston, Jamaica, to attend a special Technical Directors Seminar. In
the seminar the technical directors were informed about the new
finance structure to be introduced in 2017 for FIFA football devel-
FFK has a longstanding cooperation with the
Dutch Federation KNVB. In January 2016 a delega-
tion of KNVB visited the island of Curacao to dis-
cuss future plans and how the KNVB could con-
tribute to the ongoing development of Curacao
Football. The president of KNVB also met with the
prime minster of Curacao Ben Whiteman.
In October FFK received a special token of appre-
ciation from FIFA for organizing the Final Round of
the U-20 Caribbean Qualifiers. FIFA representative
Veron Mosengo-Omba handed FFK president Jean
Francisca an ensign to thank the federation for
their ongoing efforts in football development.
Hugo Salcedo visited
Curacao for the intro-
duction of the CONCCA-
CAF Grassroots Project.
This project aims to
involve many stake-
holders: and private-
public partnerships. Mr.
Salcedo presented the
plans to representa-
tives of the government
and other institutions .
FFK is already imple-
menting the plans in a
number of schools.
CONCACAF’s Mr. Hugo Salcedo
Referees must be very fit to lead a match.
The FFK Referee Department has weekly
training sessions to help the referees
stay in shape. Here they are drilled as
part of the FIFA U-17 project which in-
cluded a special referee course.
Curacao referees Mike van de Sande and Sam Heye and
Juniel Adelina travelled to Martinique to lead the match
Martinique versus the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean
Cup. Mike van de Sande debuted as referee in a FIFA match
at senior level.
The referee department is very active in organizing courses
Basic and Youth Referee and also in providing the certified
referees with update courses. For example updates from
the Futuro III course, which was attended by Valentino
Chance, Kevin Pieter and Roderick Rojer. In December 2016
the referees participated in another FIFA course organized
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