The Prize Giving Ceremony of the Gros Islet Football League inaugural Beach Football
competition took place on Wednesday 19th April at the Gros Islet Human Resource Development Center.
Present at the launch were the Parliamentary Rep. for Gros Islet, Hon. Kenson Casimir, Mayor of Gros Islet Mr. Egbert Lucien, Mr. Shane Paul President of the Gros Islet Football League, representatives of the participating teams and Media Rep. Mr. Michael Pierre.
In his brief address, President Paul gave a report on the concluded tournament indicating that five teams participated namely Corinth, Gros Islet Best, Pigeon Point ,Fond Assau All Stars and the champions Fond Assau Young Boys, with approximately forty players participating resulting in 53 goals being scored.
He thanked the Hon. Kenson Casimir for his unwavering sponsorship and support for the
development of football within the community and in addition the sponsorship rendered by the St. Lucia Football Association Inc.
For his part Mayor Egbert Lucien, expressed his delight at being part and parcel of the
proceedings while reminding all and sundry, that sports is one of the pivotal vehicles that brings communities together.
He echoed the sentiments that society at large can emulate the successes that have been achieved through sports and congratulated and encouraged everyone on their
Addressing the gathering, Minister Casimir indicated how happy he was to be present at this auspicious occasion, and indicated that following discussions with the St. Lucia Football
Association Inc. the Government is prepared to take Beach Football to another level. That being cognizant of the fact that some years ago St. Lucia won the gold medal at the Youth
To this end a site has been identified in the Gros Islet area for the construction of Beach Football field, and once the finance has been forthcoming the construction will take place.
Parliamentary Rep. Hon. Casimir also indicated that now the solar lighting has been fully installed and operational, the next stage is the full renovation of the Corinth Playing Field for the staging of a number of sporting activities, foremost of these being a major community Futsal competition.
In closing he thanked everyone for making the inaugural Beach Football competition a success.
Bringing the curtains down on the evening’s proceedings was the award of prizes.
Best Goal Keeper – Marlon Henry and Joshua
George – Trophy – $ 125. 00 each
Most Goals – Rikelme Lionel ( 15 ) – Young Boys
Fond Assau – Trophy and $250.00
MVP of the tournament – Rikelme Lionel –
Trophy and $250.00
Third Place – Corinth – Trophy and $1000. 00
Second Place – Fond Assau All Stars – Trophy
First Place – Fond Assau Young Boys – Trophy
and $3,000. 00
SOURCE: Saint Lucia Football Association Inc.