PRESS RELEASE – The Corinth Playing Field was alive and buzzing with excitement last Saturday as the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA) Football Finals unfolded between Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort and Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort.
As supporters for both properties anxiously looked on, Michael Paul of Sandals Grande scored the first goal in the 27th minute. The goal was met with heightened celebrations from Sandals team members and immediately put the Windjammer on the defensive.
Marlon Desir later responded with a successful assault on the Sandals defenders, scoring the equalizing goal in the 78th minute of the 80 minute game.
Tied at one goal apiece, the game then moved directly to penalties with the following goals being scored by: Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort, Marlon Desir, Curton Collymore, Hammond Hunte and Kinel Dorleon.
Sandals Grande St Lucian Spa & Beach Resort: Trevor Daniel, Lawrence Mayer, Annius Gilbert , Kervin Dorville and Everton Regis.
This year a total of 14 SLHTA member companies participated in the competition. Forty eight matches were held at 4 different venues in the north and south of the island.
The annual SLHTA sports activity was re-started in 2012 after a number of years in suspension. The primary aim of the annual event is to encourage camaraderie among SLHTA member companies and to boost health and wellness among industry employees.
The SLHTA would like to congratulate Sandals Grande St Lucian Spa & Beach Resort on their well deserved victory as “SLHTA Football Champions 2014”.
The Association also wishes to acknowledge the high levels of professionalism displayed by all participating team this year and expresses much appreciation to the other teams for making the competition a success this year.