Tronquet says VFF to take a more strict stand

The national governing body of Vanuatu Football, VFF, is to taking a tougher stand on the administration and organization of football in Vanuatu this year, VFF Vice President Jacques Tronquet declares.
Mr. Tronquet says Vanuatu Football is yet to enforce players' safety regulations of FIFA. Accordingly he says starting this year, VFF will expect all registered players in the country to be fully insured.
"Normally, the clubs are responsible for the insurance of their players", Mr. Tronquet explains.
Tronquet says VFF would be ready to advise on the process of insuring players.
Mr. Tronquet says the insurance requirement is a serious matter and VFF would expect all associations, leagues and clubs to assist in the process. He says under the rules, the leagues and associations are responsible for the safety of the players when organising their own tournaments. VFF will only be concerned when the players are playing in a VFF tournament.

However, Mr. Tronquet makes it clear that players without insurance coverage will not be allowed to play in any VFF tournament.

VFF would like to make it clear that it is an obligation for all leagues and associations to seek approval from the VFF Tournament Committee before playing any tournament.

VFF Vice President Mr. Tronquet says there were instances in the past years where some associations and leagues have organised major tournaments without consulting the Tournament Committee nor the management of VFF. He says from now on, associations and leagues must register all their tournaments with the committee, including opening and closing tournaments, before any games could be played.

"It is also a requirement that tournament reports are made and sent to the VFF Tournament Committee at the end of the program....and the report should include financial and sponsorship of the competitions", Tronquet explains.

Mr. Tronquet stresses that VFF can cancel any tournament that is organised without the approval of the Tournament Committee, and suspend any licensed player who takes part in a tournament that is not recognised by Federation.

VFF Statute
VFF would like to make it clear that the current statute of the federation approved at the last congress, is official and has the endorsement of OFC and FIFA.
VFF Vice President Jacques Tronquet warns that it would a very serious matter if anyone attacks VFF on matters relating to the new statute. Mr. Tronquet says the legal committee of VFF would work on the criteria on which new associations could be formed.
"This could be prepared and submitted to the 2006 congress for debate... only then can we allow new associations to be formed. But until then, the current constitution of VFF recognises only six associations, based on the six existing provinces in the country", Mr. Tronquet explains.
Mr. Tronquet says until the constitution is amended and the criteria for establishing associations is put is place, VFF will uphold its current constitution. He says those changes will only be made at the congress.
Tronquet and Bongnaim join Sanma FA
Two leading figures in the Luganville Football Association have joined the management ofkj Sanma Football Association.
Former Vice President of LFA and VFF Vice President, Mr. Jacques Tronquet, has become Vice President of Sanma FA. Mr. Leo Cathy is President. In a similar move, Mr. John Bongnaim who has been involved in the coordination of tournament of LFA, has joined Sanma FA as Secretary General.
Mr. Tronquet says he is confident with the management of LFA and that he would be devoting his time in the next four years in youth development both in Sanma and Luganville. Mr. Jacky Ulas is President of Luganville football.


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