(PRESS RELEASE) – Over Eighty Thousand Dollars ($80,000) was paid out by Blackheart Productions last evening at it’s prize giving ceremony for the 2017 Blackheart/SLFA Knockout Football Tournament, which was held in the players’ lounge at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground.
The monies paid out covered goals scored, transportation, prize monies for teams who participated in the tournament and the sanction fee to the St. Lucia Football Association for staging of the tournament.
Among those taking home big money was the Vieux Fort South contingent as their district team won the 2017 Blackheart/SLFA knockout football tournament.
They went home with $30,950 dollars, Canaries who finished second in the tournament took home $11,050 dollars, Gros Islet was third and they collected $6,600 dollars and fourth placed Marchand collected $3,300 dollars.
Some of the tournament’s many sponsors and media houses were specially recognized on the evening for their contribution towards making the tournament a tremendous success this year.
Meantime the following individual and team prizes were presented on the night:
Best Manager- Shenelle St.Louis (Vieux Fort South)
Best Coach – Mr. Emmanuel Bellas (Vieux Fort South)
Fastest and most spectacular goal scored- Dornan Edward – Laborie (5th minute strike versus Micoud)
Best Dressed team: Canaries
Best goal keeper: Vino Bartlette of Vieux Fort South
Best Defender: Bernard Edward of Vieux Fort South
Best midfielder: Gregson President of Vieux Fort South
Top Goal Scorer: Troy Greenidge of Gros Islet
People’s Choice award: Troy Greenidge
Fair play trophy: Gros Islet
Tournament MVP: Vino Bartlette of Vieux Fort South