The St. Lucia Football Association Inc. last Saturday held two successful ‘program-development’ events at its Technical Centre and Grande Riviere Playing Field respectively.
At the Technical Centre, 36 young girls participated in a football fiesta that consisted of three teams of 12 each in a single round robin format. There were two teams from the Northern Zone and the other from the Roseau Area.
According to an SLFA spokesperson, “the young players gave a good account of themselves and displayed some level of skill”.
“Overall it was a satisfactory day and one looks forward to an improved quality performance when they meet again on Saturday 10th September at the same venue,” said the official.
The SLFA reiterates that through this venture the association continues its thrust in further developing female football on the island as it endeavours to make football the number one sport of choice for individuals.
Thus, the unit remains committed to taking football to Higher Heights while creating a safe environment for the development of football.
At the Grand Riviere Playing Field, eight coaches participated in the practical evaluation sessions to be certified as C ‘License Coaches. To facilitate the sessions, the coaches utilized the skills of the National Under-14 Boys team.
And the organisers were pleased with the performance of the participating coaches.
SLFA’s Inc. Head Coaching Educator Emmanuel Bellas, acknowledged the level of organization and commitment displayed by the coaches and they were commended for their efforts.
The coaches showed appreciation for the SLFA Inc. input in providing the opportunity to further develop themselves and look forward to implementing their knowledge in further developing the game.
In other updates, last week, the SLFA Inc. continued with its presentation of supplies as part of its ‘Back to School’ Program to its Affiliates.
The Choiseul Football League (CFL) was the latest recipient during a presentation held at the SLFA’s Headquarters in La Clery.
SLFA President Lyndon Cooper explained that the unit saw it fitting to respond to the CFL’s request for assistance.
Cooper noted that the SLFA also has a social responsibility to ensure that every child within its affiliate membership is provided with the opportunity to further their education. “Thus, no child should be prevented from attending school for lack of assistance,” he said.
The SLFA president reassured parents that they must continue working hand in hand to ensure that the football playing fields remain a safe environment for their children
He acknowledged the input of the CFL for latching on to this venture as the league pursues their football developing programs.
On behalf of Black Eagle FC and by extension the league, CFL President Chermalyn Albert thanked the SLFA Inc. for their continued support towards the development of youth football in the community.
Albert reiterated her commitment towards development of football within the community and looks forward to continue working with all stakeholders to achieve that goal.
Meanwhile, in wider football matters, Keegan Caull continued his hot goal summer streak as he helped his team Europa Point FC to a 6 – 2 victory over Rock De Pointe FC in a preseason Friendly. He registered a hat trick and two assists.