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New teams boost women’s football competition

New teams boost women’s football competition


The emergence of new women’s football units, including two school teams, is boosting the national spread of that gender’s component of the sport.{{more}}

When the 2014 competition opened last Saturday at the Campden Park Playing Field, eight teams had registered, representing growth over previous years.

And, this meshes with the objectives of the executive of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation, according to head of the women’s committee- Yolande London.

“Well basically, what this means is that there is an increase in interest and fits nicely in our development thrust because we see the levels some the teams are at and just their interest alone is instructive to the Football Federation, so we have to double out efforts to maintain this,” London said.

London, who is also the point person for the inaugural Windward Islands women’s competition to be held here next year, reiterated, “There is much more work to be done, but we are committed to this task…We want to keep this cadre of young players and work with them through their respective schools and clubs to aid their development not only through competitions, but other areas such as festivals and internal friendlies.”

London advised that despite the varying abilities of the eight teams, the competition would have a round robin format.

The teams in the fray include Dig Deep Warriors; System Three; Campdonia – Chelsea One and Two; and Barrouallie, with Roseans and the two school units – Dr JP Eustace Memorial and the Bishop’s College Kingstown, the new entities in the fray. (RT)