1st Leg of Guinness Street Football Challenge a Success
Castries, April 19- The opening leg of the Guinness Street Football Challenge, which kicked off in Mabouya Valley this past Saturday, May 14th, was a success.
Starting off at 6pm, six teams which included reigning Regional Champions, Veterans of Castries, were grouped and first competed in a series knock-off challenges.
Rovers went on to win their group challenge and also emerge as the winner of the opening leg.
“The level of skill displayed this evening was exceptional, the gracefulness of play and camaraderie between the six teams which took part, surpassed my expectations and we are excited about the continuation of the Challenge.” commented Guinness St Lucia Brand Manager, Rohan Lovence.
“It was indeed an honor to witness Saint Lucians at their best, and to see the community come out to support them.” Lovence further stated that he was more than pleased with the level of refereeing delivered by Head Referee, Leo Clarke and his team; he is also confident that Saint Lucia will retain the title of Regional Champions. “With this kind of talent, the trophy is staying home.”
Saint Lucia will host the regional championship on July 02nd and 03rd 2016.
Winners from each leg of the challenge will receive a prize of $300 and Guinness merchandise.
The event, which was well attended, also saw spectators winning prizes throughout the night.
The next leg of the Challenge will take place on May 28th and 29th in Desruisseaux, Vieux Fort and Micoud.
Teams are encouraged to pre-register at the WLBL Offices in Castries and Vieux Fort; registration costs $100. Teams have a chance at winning $20,000 combination of cash and other prizes.
The Guinness Street Football Challenge is now in its sixth year and is endorsed by the Saint Lucia Football Association (SLFA).