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Local football academy receives new equipment

Local football academy receives new equipment


Last Saturday, Tropical Shipping contributed to the development of local football with a donation of eight soccer balls to one of the nation’s leading youth football clubs, the System 3 Sporting Academy.

Cedric McIntyre, representative of the international cargo shipping company operating in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) through local agents Coreas Hazells Inc, made the contribution to Ian Sardine, managing director and head coach of the System 3 Sporting Academy, while the fresh faces of his trainees looked on in excitement and anticipation of receiving the new equipment.

At the handing over ceremony, which took place at the Grammar School Playing Field, McIntyre stated that it was a privilege to be able to make a meaningful contribution to the development of the athletes. McIntyre stated that Tropical Shipping was very happy to make such a donation, which falls under the company’s corporate social responsibility policy, emphasizing youth entrepreneurship, sports, learning and educational initiatives. McIntyre emphasized the value of the new equipment, stating that “contributions like this cannot be expressed in dollars and cents, but by their impact on the lives of all the talented youngsters with us right now.”

The System 3 Soccer Academy has over the years developed a reputation for its dedication to local football and has been heralded for positively impacting the growth of football in St Vincent and the Grenadines. The academy has produced several players who went on to compete at the national and regional level, a feat that Sardine hopes to continue in the future.

Tropical Shipping has been serving SVG and the Caribbean for over 50 years.