Regarded as a product of VSADC – prolific striker and national player, Kegan Caull is set to embark on his debut professional career.
According to official sources, Kegan is due to leave the island today (Saturday) “to earnestly begin his journey as a professional footballer”.
Kegan will be contracted to Europa Point FC in the Gibraltar First Division for the 2022 – 2023 season. He was invited to a trial during the last half of the 2021-2022 season and his performances with the Europa Point FC U23 and senior team convinced the club to offer him a contract for a full season.
His representative CUC 758 Football Agency owned by Canaries native Nick Clement, currently based in the United Kingdom, has negotiated an entry level professional contract for the 2022 -2023 season for Kegan.
Caul has demonstrated his sensational goal-scoring prowess for this soccer season. After being ineligible to represent his club due to being assigned to the national youth programme for several seasons, Kegan returned with a goal scoring bang to the VSADC ranks.
After eight matches, he is the leading goal scorer in the 2022 SLFA Premiere League with nine goals. Last year playing for the National U20 team he was the top goal scorer in Division Two.
Notably, Kegan holds the distinction of winning the Golden Boots in every single national competition he has played starting from the U14 level right up to the recently concluded 2022 Free Kick Youth Cup, where he represented the Saint Lucia Select Team.
A member of VSADC from the age of eight, Kegan was a boxer before he was coaxed by the VSADC coaches to get involved in football. Since then he has represented the club, his district Central Castries and national youth teams with distinction.
At age 18, he earned his first senior cap versus Dominica in the Nations League.
The management of VSADC acknowledges the input of several persons who contributed to Kegan’s development. Special mention must be given to the former VSADC Head Coach, the late Cassim “Vasso” Louis (Albert St. Croix) who at an early age recognized Kegan’s goal scoring talent and worked relentlessly to refine it.
Additionally, the coaches in the national youth programme Francis “Baba” Lastic, Cyril “Cess” Podd, Emmanuel Bellas, Trevor “Flecky” Anderson, Castries district coaches Trevor “Crazy” Daniel and Ryan Desir, and also Ciceron Secondary School coaches Myron Louis and Tariq Edwards.
Additionally, VSDADC would like to publicly express gratitude to the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Saint Lucia Electricity Services, Demerara Mutual, The Oliver Gobat Sports Foundation, the Castries Football Council, Oswald Augustin, Vilan Edwards, VSADC veterans and Lennox Lumu for their financial contributions towards Kegan’s sporting career.
“We remain confident that Kegan will develop on and off the field and he will represent Saint Lucia with distinction,” asserted a VSADC spokesperson.