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Heading towards his twenty-second birthday this month, David Henry could be getting an amazing present. The young footballer from Canaries is working towards getting a transfer to a club in Europe. If successful, he would reportedly be the first player to do so direectly from Saint Lucia.
David is a centre-forward / winger, who made his senior national debut earlier this year, scoring against Antigua-Barbuda in the second round of World Cup Russia 2018 Qualifying. He has played for Saint Lucia at the Under-23 level and at youth level through the years.
In addition to turning out for the east coast village of Canaries, David also plays club football with FC Pioneers in the central Castries league, where he scored 23 goals in 12 games in the most recent competition. An alumnus of Ciceron Secondary School, he has also played non-league football in England.
Now, David is poised to take another huge step in his career. He has been tapped by Lynx FC in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar. With support from the Saint Lucia National Lotteries Authority and Ministry of Youth Development and Sport, he is preparing to take a medical with the Yellows.
David would be moving to one of the tiniest territories on the planet. His homeland of Saint Lucia measures 238 quare miles and contains about 170,000 citizens. The Rock, on the other hand, is less than three square miles, though its population of 30,000 makes it one of the most densely populated places on Earth.
The Gibraltar Football Association is one of the oldest in the world as well, and the eight-team Gibraltar Premier Division has been around since 1905.
Third for the past two years, and hopefully fortified by their new Saint Lucian striker, Lynx FC will be taking aim at ending the 13-year Gibraltar Premier Cup strangehold held by the Lincoln Red Imps when the new season begins later this monnt. just four days before David’s birthday.