An 18-member Saint Lucia squad is winging its way to Anguilla today, to play in the inaugural Caribbean Football Union Boys’ Under-15 Football Championships. Saint Lucia is drawn in Group 1, along with Cayman Islands, the US Virgin Islands and hosts Anguilla.
The first round of the competition will be played this weekend at the Raymond EG Guishard Technical Centre.
The Saint Lucia squad is led by fullback Romario Lendor, one of three players from Central Castries, along with midfielder Aazah Daniel and fullback Ryan Calderon.
The group includes three players from national age group champions, Vieux Fort North: goalkeeper Atley Clovis, defender Toyan Williams, and attacker Bryant Polius. losing finalists Soufriere are represented by talented striker, Riquelme Silvestre.
There are five players from Gros Islet, in the persons of defender Gaius Geoffray, attacker Linus Clovis, the youngest player on the team, midfield twins Gabriel and Daniel Biscette and defender Sebastien Ribot. Vieux Fort South has two boys on the side, fullback Jadel Harrow and striker Diaz Paul.
Dillon Fanis, the oldest player in this unit, is a fullback / midfielder from Micoud. Deshawn Roserie is a central defender, also from Micoud. Tarick Sonson is a goalkeeper from Dennery. And Djal Augustin is an attacking midfielder from Anse La Raye.
St Croix Albert, better known as Cassim Louis, but even better known as ‘Vaso,’ is the head coach for Team Saint Lucia. Shane Paul is the manager, with Deaver Melius and David Edward as assistant coaches. Dean Descartes is the statistician, Keiber Codrington the physiotherapist, and Stephen Regis the head of delegation.
Saint Lucia plays Cayman Islands on Saturday afternoon, Anguilla on Sunday evening, and USVI on Monday afternoon, with the technical team expressing the hope that they will be able to move on to the next round of competition.