PRESS RELEASE – Canaries goalkeeper John “Maverick” St Omer copped the top individual award at the monetary and individual awards prize giving ceremony of the 2014 Blackheart Knockout Football Tournament held last evening at the players pavilion of the Beausejour Cricket Ground.
St. Omer was named tournament MVP after only two goals were scored on him in the entire tournament and he had some outstanding saves in the tournament especially in the penalty shoot-out semi-final win over Vieux Fort South. He received the Darren Sammy Trophy and a Samsung S 5 Telephone from Lime.
He had earlier captured the best goalkeeper award.
Other individual awards presented last evening:
Most outstanding Youth player: 16-year-old defender Alvinus Mayers of Vieux Fort North. A member of the St. Lucia Under-17 football team flying out to Haiti this morning for the CFU Under 17 football finals.
Best Manager: Stephen John of Canaries
Best Coach: Dave Julien, Canaries
Fastest Goal scored: Jimmy Alfred of Central Castries in the 2nd minute of their encounter versus Mabouya Valley.$200 cash
Best Dressed Team: Dennery
Most Spectacular Goal: Romiel Felix of Central Castries a goal vs Mabouya Valley $200 cash
Best Goal Keeper: John “Maverick” St. Omer of Canaries
Best defensive player: Bradley Tisson of Canaries $200 cash
Best midfielder: Johnathan Symphorien of Central Castries
Top goal scorer: Tyson Cox of Vieux Fort North- 4 goals
Fair play trophy: Canaries
And the MVP award as you heard to John St. Omer of Canaries.
Teams also received their monies for transportation and goals scored during the tournament in addition to their prize monies won with Canaries coming out with a grand total of $22,050. Central Castries $10,000, Vieux Fort North $7450 dollars and Vieux Fort South$4000 among the top money earners.
Meantime speaking at the Prize Giving ceremony last evening Advisor to Blackheart Productions Cuthbert Didier said the Blackheart Tournament over the years has been a great contributor to the economy of St. Lucia. He also called for the tournament to be included among the major national calendar events of the country.
Advisor to Blackheart Productions Cuthbert Didier as he spoke at the Monetary and individual awards prize giving ceremony held last evening at the players pavilion of the Beausejour Cricket ground.
At last night’s ceremony Central Castries put out a challenge to Canaries for a rematch putting up their $9,000 prize money however after several back and forth comments about the encounter, tournament organizers have decided to stage a Big Four Challenge including the four Blackheart 2014 semi finalist for a $10,000 prize winner take-all with that Big Four Challenge scheduled for the Soufriere playing field at a date and time to be announced.