The Saint Lucia Football Association was successful in its bid to host Group 2 of the Caribbean Football Union’s (CFU) Under 17 Men’s Championship at the Beausejour Cricket Ground.
The championship shall take place here in Saint Luca from the 18 – 25 August 2014. Match days shall be Wednesday 20th, Friday 22nd, Sunday 24th August 2014 at 6:00pm and 8:00pm respectively at the Beausejour Cricket Ground.
The Saint Lucia Football Association sought to host this championship as it thought that it would create advantageous conditions for our local team to excel. According to President Lyndon Cooper, “ This is an very expensive venture but we thought that we should provide our team with the best opportunity to excel at the tournament if they had the home advantage and had the Saint Lucian crowd support behind them”.
Three other foreign teams including our very own team Saint Lucia , totaling over One Hundred persons will join us here to compete, namely,
1. Trinidad and Tobago National Under 17
2. Grenada National Under 17
3. Curacao National Under 17
4. Saint Lucia National Under 17
The match ups have been finalised by the CFU and approved by the SLFA and will be publicized in a subsequent release.
An organizing committee chaired by President Cooper has already began preparations for the hosting of the Championship. The Saint Lucia Football Association has sought the support of the Government of Saint Lucia, the private sector and the Media in its quest to host this championship at the highest level possible.
We seek the support of all Saint Lucians to come to support the Saint Lucia Under 17 National Team as they have been preparing for this championship for quite some time. The youngsters have sacrificed and need us to demonstrate our appreciation for their hard work and dedication. The Head Coach for the team Saint Lucia is Cassim “Vaso” Louis assisted by Coach Denis Didier.
Tickets will be on sale to the saint Lucian public in the coming days.