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PRESS RELEASE – Veterans of Castries have been training steadily ever since they emerged champs and showed they were “Made of More” in the local leg of the 2015 Guinness Street Football Challenge.
Now they get set to head to Kingston, Jamaica for the Regional Guinness Street Football Challenge from June 27 – 28 where they will compete against teams from Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Guyana, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, St. Kitts, Aruba, Haiti and Jamaica.
Now in its fifth year the football competition has fostered community spirit, promoted sports and of course rewarded lovers of Guinness.
Over the past few weeks local teams have been battling it out for the opportunity to win the grand prize of EC$6000 and the chance to represent St. Lucia at the regional level.
After years of falling short, Veterans from Castries finally took the top title and are now hoping to win an even bigger prize at the Caribbean competition.
As an added bonus leading up to their departure the team were presented with brand new football boots from Guinness so they will be kicking in style!
Taking part in the “thrilling spectacle” in Jamaica will also allow the team members the opportunity to rub shoulders with football icon Marcel Desailly, a Guinness ‘Made of More’ ambassador, who is set to make a special appearance at the event.
The star of the winning France World Cup 1998 team has described the football tournament as “fantastic initiative” and has called on the Caribbean to show support to their teams. He will be joined by five time Guinness Record Holder and World-renowned professional freestyler Daniel Cutting.
The exciting two-day event, known as the Caribbean’s biggest and best street football challenge, will also be full of entertainment with planned performances by Dancehall and Reggae artistes. The winning team will take home US$6000, second place $US3000, for third US$2500 and $US1000 for fourth.
“This is a great opportunity for our local players. The competition has been intense over the past several weeks and we can see by the passion that this is promoting sports development,” said Guinness Brand Manager, Sylvester Henry, who also made the presentation of boots to the team. “It is always an added bonus to see the talent that emerges from the street football tournament and then to see them go even further and take part in regional competition and represent their St. Lucia is a win for all of us. The team has been training hard and we wish the team good luck!”
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