Visiting team participates in Veterans tournament

GIS:-It is the First Time the British Team Visited Saint Lucia.

Saint Lucia’s sports tourism sector recently received a boost when the British Veterans Football team arrived to participate in the first ever International Veterans Football Invitational Tournament.

It is the first time the British Veterans visited Saint Lucia, and Team Manager, David Goulding, said they are looking forward to a wonderful experience on and off the field.

“For the tour we’re wide eyed,” he said. “We booked nearly a year ago. The guys are fully on board and looking forward to it, especially playing at the Daren Sammy Stadium.”

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Social Justice, Empowerment, Youth Development, Sports, Culture and Local Government, Donavan Williams, welcomed the visitors.

“I am certain that this visit it will not be your last,” he said. “You will enjoy Saint Lucia and you will enjoy the game. For us it is an honor to have you here. We have seen a steady rise in the interest, the standard, and the organization of Veterans Football over the past decade, and this tournament takes it to another level.”

The visitors presented a cup to be contested during the competition in memory of the fathers of two members of the British veterans.

The tournament commenced last weekend.

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