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SVGFF part of inaugural CONCACAF women’s day success

SVGFF part of inaugural CONCACAF women’s day success


The executive of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation did its part in making the first ever Confederation of North America, Central America and the Caribbean Associations of Football (CONCACAF) women’s Football day, one of satisfaction.{{more}}

The SVGFF, like 36 of the other 41 member associations of CONCACAF, staged a day of activity, last Saturday at the Calliaqua Playing Field. A football festival, which consisted of small sided games, consumed the day’s main focussed activity.

At the end of the competition, Fresh Youths emerged winners, with My Youth placing second. North Leeward and Roseans tied for the third place.

Scoring the most goals – 14, was Fresh Youths’ Janique Browne.

Taking the prize for the oldest player on show was Natasha Sampson, with the youngest being Areka Hooper. Both Sampson and Hooper represented North Leeward.

The four top teams received trophies and quantities of soft drinks, while the individual recipients got trophies and balls.

A quiz in which the winner of each trivia question received a football, added to the public’s involvement in the short presentation ceremony.

Head of the women’s committee for football here, Yolande London, told SEARCHLIGHT that she was satisfied with the day’s outcome.

“We were happy that we were able to join with our CONCACAF countries in celebrating the women’s day,” London said.

“It was a joy to spend the day with our females in football, simply enjoying the game…Football is fun and I hope more females will become involved in the game…. We are committed to do our part to see this hope materialize,” the tireless London related.

According to CONCACAF, the objectives of the day were to “Generate awareness about the transformative power of women’s football for girls and women….Promote and encourage continued investment in women’s football and unite every Member Association in creating a memorable day of women’s football.”