Special honour for the association

The Faroese tourist board has given the Faroe Islands Football Association a special award for its work in positively promoting the island.

The Faroe Islands - whose Under-21 team are seen here celebrating a goal - are a popular destination for visitors
The Faroe Islands - whose Under-21 team are seen here celebrating a goal - are a popular destination for visitors ©Getty Images

The Faroese tourist board has given a special honour to the Faroese Football Association. At a closed ceremony, the tourist board gave the Faroese FA a special award for its efforts to put the Faroe Islands on the world map in a positive manner.

“The Faroese FA has for many years played an essential role in working to put the Faroe Islands on the world map in a positive manner. With hard work, professionalism and effort, the Faroese FA has arranged many an event which has brought tens of thousands of people from all over the world to the Faroe Islands at all times of the year. This has been very important to Faroese tourism,” states the tourist board in its citation.

Virgar Hvidbro, general secretary of the Faroese FA, accepted the award on behalf of the association.

This article originally appeared in UEFA Direct No166