In continuing with its COVID – 19 Assistance Programme (CNAP), the Saint Lucia Football Association (SLFA) Inc. on Tuesday 15th September 2020 presented a combined eight young male and female footballers with laptops and bursaries at its Head Quarters in La Clery.
In addressing the gathering, SLFA president Lyndon Cooper applauded the recipients, their clubs and the parents for their interest in the sport of football while at the same time imploring them to make good use of the rewards.
He also reminded them that their football and academia must go hand in hand if they want to develop as an all-round person.
Cooper also took the opportunity to laud the government of Saint Lucia for their continued support towards their contribution to football and more importantly their pledges of $250, 000 towards the implementation of the mini professional football league.
The eight footballers represented clubs situated in the northern half of the island were selected based on the following criteria:
Must be a student in form 1, 2 or 3.
From an economically disadvantaged family and have difficulty in accessing a device or supplies.
Shows interest in school, studies and attends school regularly and is respectful.
Belongs to a licensed Club and is registered in the FIFA Connect Platform.
May have represented their club in National football.
The following were on hand to receive their rewards: Johran Phillip – CT Foundation – Lap Top; Zaina Sandy – T Valley FC – Bursary; Johntae Seraphine – 1987 All Stars – Bursary; Safiya Octave – T Valley FC – Bursary; Josh George – GMC – Bursary; Tristan Zephrin – LA All Stars – Lap Top; Nathaniel Fontenelle – DCYO – Lap Top and Russel Lastic – Monchy FC – Lap Top.
The latest recipients included members of youth national teams.