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SVGFF delivers on promise

SVGFF delivers on promise


A promise by president of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation Venold Coombs, to assist clubs and leagues that participate in its various national competitions, came to fruition last Saturday night.{{more}}

This, when a quantity of football gear was presented to the affiliate groups, during the presentation ceremony of the 2014 national Inter-community League and the 2013-2014 National Club Championships.

Among the items received were footballs, bibs, cones, socks, shinguards and jerseys.

Speaking to SEARCHLIGHT at the ceremony, held at the venue known previously as the Calabash bar and restaurant, Coombs said: “The intention is to really help out the clubs … and the leagues… It is an effort where they could have themselves well organised in terms of practice in preparation for the club championships… It will ease the financial burden on them that they wouldn’t have to go and buy quite a lot of things that they are accustomed to.”

Coombs disclosed that his organisation had sourced the equipment from the world governing body – FIFA, but used the regional confederation CONCACAF as the conduit.

“You have to praise president (Jeffrey) Webb in his effort to develop the Caribbean, because we need the help and through his initiative we got them through FIFA,” Coombs said, as he echoed gratitude to Webb, who is CONCACAF’s president and a FIFA vice-president.

At the closing of the 2013 Arnos Vale Football League last December, chairman of that league Michael John called on the SVGFF to assist the leagues more.

Coombs, who defeated John in the 2011 race for the presidency of the national body for the sport here, promised to heed John’s request.(RT)