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Bringing Football back to the people

Bringing Football back to the people


President of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation (SVGFF) Venold Coombs has advised that local footballers should brace themselves for a great deal of football in 2012.{{more}}

Coombs told SEARCHLIGHT last Saturday that the year will kick off with an Invitational Community Competition, which will be along the lines of the previously held National Inter League Competition.

This competition, he said, will be used “to bring back Football to the people”, and get more community involvement and ownership of the players.

The Football head said that apart from the senior participation, his organisation is encouraging the same level of involvement of the communities with the staging of an Under-13, Under-17 and Women’s Competitions.

Coombs disclosed that a sponsor has already been identified, who is willing to back the hosting of the Invitational Community Competition.

He listed the Victoria Park, the Chilli Playing Field and the Campden Park Playing Field as the venues for the competition.

An optimistic Coombs believes the competition will attract many spectators.

The SVGFF president stated that the National Club Championships involving the top clubs here, in two divisions, Premier and First Division, will take place also in 2012.

Also on the agenda for 2012, is the revival of the Windward Islands Competition, with the possible inclusion of French territory Martinique in the set up.

Coombs further stated that plans for the competition are in train and will be taken another step when the presidents of the grouping’s respective associations meet here in the upcoming week.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines, which is the lead player in the competition’s return, is the most likely host nation when the competition is realized.

Additionally, the senior national men’s team will be engaged in the biennial Digicel Caribbean Cup set for later next year. (RT)