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FIFA / SLFA Beach Soccer Course Ends Today With Closing Ceremony

Image: (Left-right (FR) Cess Pood - SLFA Technical Director, Lyndon Cooper - SLFA President, Madjer Saraiva - FIFA Instructor; (BR) Course participants. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

THE curtains will come down on the FIFA facilitated Beach Soccer Coaching Course organised by the Saint Lucia Football Association today with a closing ceremony scheduled for 12.30 p.m.

The course got underway on Tuesday 22nd October 2019 at the SLFA Headquarters in La Clery with 10 out of 18 participants being present.

Image: (Left-right (FR) Cess Pood - SLFA Technical Director, Lyndon Cooper - SLFA President, Madjer Saraiva - FIFA Instructor; (BR) Course participants. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)
(Left-right (FR) Cess Pood – SLFA Technical Director, Lyndon Cooper – SLFA President, Madjer Saraiva – FIFA Instructor; (BR) Course participants. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

In his address to the gathering, SLFA President, Lyndon Cooper heralded the move and support garnered thus far in helping to fulfill its mandate of its five year strategic plans.

Cooper highlighted the success of both the junior Boys and Girls teams at regional tournaments a feat which many didn’t expect to be achieved by a small island state like Saint Lucia.

In addition, seven national teams are in training all at the same time, something out of the norm which is strategic in part, to ensure that the players continue to develop and thrive and that the correct measures continue to be put in place to maintain sustainability.

While noting that the FIFA Instructor Madjer Saraiva is the recipient of a Beach Soccer World Cup Gold Medal and the recipient of numerous awards, he nevertheless reminded him that Saint Lucia is also the recipient of a gold medal award having won the Beach Soccer Championship at the Commonwealth Games in the Bahamas in 2017.

For this reason and much more, emphasis is being placed on the development and further growth of all realms of the sport with Beach Soccer being no exception.

The SLFA president welcomed Madjer to Saint Lucia while at the same time noting that with his wealth of experience and knowledge he will definitely do justice to the execution of the Course.

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