Concacaf: “Let’s Live In A State Of Goal”

June 15, 2019

Concacaf said they “will leverage the expansion of the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup to continue raising awareness on diversity and inclusion through its ‘Let’s Live in a State of Goal!’ campaign, among fans and other members of the football community.”

“The initiative, launched in the 2017 edition of the competition, is inspired by the diversity and cultural richness of the 41 countries in the region the Confederation serves – from Canada to Honduras to Suriname,” the organisation said.

“Concacaf continues working with key stakeholders on education and actions focused on promoting acceptance and respect in and around its Gold Cup matches, which will feature sixteen nations and will play across three countries, the United States, Costa Rica and Jamaica.”

“The biggest-ever edition of our premier tournament is a powerful platform to unite thousands of fans who share the love for our game, in a unique celebration of football, pride and cultural diversity,” said Concacaf President Victor Montagliani.

“We stand against all forms of discrimination and are committed to continue raising awareness on diversity, equality and access, while ensuring that the fan experience is safe and inclusive across the board.”

Concacaf Let’s Live In A State Of Goal June 2019

The “Let’s Live in a State of Goal!” campaign features a range of initiatives meant to inspire fans to experience the Gold Cup in a way that is in line with the unique euphoria of the game’s defining moment – the goal.

The program includes awareness messages on TV, radio and online, designed to promote and create an environment in which fans and others at and around the matches can more readily enjoy the Gold Cup events.

“Concacaf will enforce the Fan Code of Conduct at every match and activate a proactive protocol announcement before kickoff and at half time, encouraging a culture of respect and inclusion, while urging fans to refrain from utilizing abusive, sexist, racial, obscene and disruptive language or inappropriate behavior,” the organisation noted.

“In an effort to continue raising awareness, the Confederation is partnering with key stakeholders to build a more welcoming stadium environment for fans, players, teams and stadium personnel. During Gold Cup, the initiative will specifically target inappropriate behavior that can negatively impact the stadium experience for some of the diverse groups of fans who enjoy football across the region.”


Bermuda’s team includes Nahki Wells, Dante Leverock, Jonte Smith, Reggie Lambe, Dale Eve, Oliver Jalen Harvey, Calon Minors, Roger Lee, Kacy Milan Butterfield, Jaylon Bather, Lejaun Simmons, Donte Brangman, Chikosi Basden, Zeiko Lewis, Willie Clemons, Jahquil Hill, Osagi Bascome, Cecoy Robinson, Justin Donawa, Wendell Tre Ming, Liam Evans, Marco Warren, and Quinaceo Hunt.

The Gombey Warriors will take on Haiti on June 16th in Costa Rica, then Costa Rica on June 20th in Dallas, and then match up against Nicaragua on June 24th in New Jersey, and in an effort to provide comprehensive coverage of Bermuda’s debut in this highly prestigious regional competition, Bernews has a dedicated reporter traveling with the team in order to bring all the latest action and insights, with the special coverage thanks to the support of Butterfield & Vallis, One Communications, and Bermuda Security Group.

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