St Mary’s College (SMC) triumphed over the St Lucia Sports Academy (SLSA) to emerge champions of the 2022 Inter-Schools Under-15 Football competition.
On Wednesday, the teams met at the SLFA Technical Facility, Grand Riviere, for the grand finals. Ultimately, after a 2-all draw at regulation time, SMC beat SLSA 5-3 in the ensuing penalty shoot-out. Reports state that “it was an epic and memorable finals.”
Earlier, SLSA took the lead through Traylan Henry in the 38th minute but SMC hit back with the equalizer on the stroke of half-time with Aanarje Theodore scoring in the 45th minute.
SLSA again pushed ahead with a goal from Adriano Auguste in the 52nd minute, but the SMC lads would not let up and stomped back for Shervon King to net a decisive goal in the 56th min.
Meanwhile, also on Wednesday, the Gros Islet Football League [GIFL] in collaboration with the parliamentary representative Kenson Casimir launched the Gros Islet Community Futsal competition.
The competition runs from December 9 to 12 and will be played at the Beausejour Indoor Facility. A total of eight teams are down to compete, namely:
Group A – Gros Islet Town, Grande Riviere, Gros Islet Police, and Monchy.
Group B – Caye Mange, Corinth, Reduit and Seaview Boys.
Teams will play in a single round robin format with the top two teams advancing to the semifinals and finals – with $10,000 up for grabs. The winning team will receive $5,000, Runners Up $2,500, Third Place $1,500 and Fourth Place $500.
There will also be monetary individual awards.
For his part, Casimir expressed the notion of the Gros Islet Community becoming the ‘Mecca of Sport in St. Lucia’. He challenged the players and officials present to make it a reality.
The Gros Islet MP acknowledged the numerous sponsors who came on board to ensure the success and smooth flow of the Futsal Competition.
The corporate sponsors, included: Scott’s Sports and Awards, National Lotteries Authority, Vybe Radio, Sports Minister Kenson Casimir and ES Production.