First Winners of Schools Football Contest.
SOUFRIERE Comprehensive have copped another school title for 2015. The girls from the western town hoisted the first ever inter secondary school women’s football championship with a 1 – 0 win over Sir Ira Simmons Secondary earlier this week at the Sab Playing Field.
In front of an appreciative crowd of students, officials from Ministry for Youth Development and Sports and the Ministry for Education, the St. Lucia Football Association, National Initiative to Create Employment, and a few parents who came to lend support, the two teams were eager to get the showpiece going, but with number of failed attempts to goal on either side of the square the score line remained goalless at the halftime whistle.
On the resumption, both teams made a number of substitutions at regular intervals. With the time ticking away the talk around the ground was whether extra time or a penalty shoot out would break the deadlock. But that was not to be as Soufriere’s No.10 Tessa Rigobert put her team ahead in the 38th minute with a strike that eluded the Sir Ira Simmons second string goalkeeper, that proved to be the clincher..
Acting school principal Marcellus Cazabon later told The VOICE “This has been another wonderful season of inter secondary school sports for us. We have made five finals this year. For us this is a wonderful occasion because it is the first time we were having a women’s football competition within the school system and we are the first to win. It speaks volumes for the effort being put into sports and the all round development of the young people in Soufriere”.
Headed: “The quality of play was excellent and it speaks to the quality of coaching as well. We have someone assisting the school who is doing professional coaching, but we also have teachers who are also involved in sports so the combination of the teaching staff and the professional coaching has led to a wonderful blend and allowing our girls to play with some proficiency”.
Meanwhile, for the third place silverware, played at the same venue Micoud Secondary trounced Leon Hess Comprehensive 5 – 0. The half time score 3 – 0.