Saint Lucia readies to welcome sports team

GIS:-The Gold Winning Team that Participated in the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games are Expected Home Later this Week.

The Government of Saint Lucia has once again extended congratulations to Team Saint Lucia, following a second gold medal win at the Commonwealth Youth Games in The Bahamas.

Saint Lucia defeated Trinidad and Tobago 6-2 in the beach soccer final on July 22, with Linus Clovis reportedly scoring four goals and Zaine Amedee and Dillon Fanis scoring the other two winning goals.

On Thursday, July 20, sprinter Julien Alfred won Saint Lucia’s first gold medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games in the girl’s 100 metre final by running a time of 11.56 seconds.

Speaking at Monday’s pre-Cabinet briefing, acting Prime Minister and Minister for Equity, Social Justice and Empowerment, Hon Lenard Montoute, said the entire team deserved a hero’s welcome for the country’s best showing at the Commonwealth Youth Games.

“I take this opportunity to congratulate our football team who won the gold medal in beach football, having defeated Trinidad and Tobago,” stated the acting Prime Minister. “This is a wonderful accomplishment as a result of an outstanding performance on their part. Saint Lucia, so far having two gold medals at the games, is the best performance at the games and as a government we compliment our young athletes. On behalf of the government and the people of Saint Lucia our heartfelt congratulations to Ms Julien Alfred who won the 100 meter and our football team who won the beach football. We look forward to welcoming them home and to giving them the hero’s welcome that they deserve.”

The acting Prime Minister called on all Saint Lucians to rally around the 23-strong Saint Lucia team along with officials who are expected home later this week.