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Youth footballers from Tortola & VG engage in ‘extremely competitive’ action

- as part of Talent BVI Elite Football Programme,
Tortola (white) and Virgin Gorda (green) teams do battle at the FIFA Stadium in East End on October 24, 2020. Photo: Cathie Caine
The first leg of the games was played at the National Stadium venue in East End/Long Look and saw Tortola teams emerge victorious. Photo: Cathie Caine
The first leg of the games was played at the National Stadium venue in East End/Long Look and saw Tortola teams emerge victorious. Photo: Cathie Caine
The U15 and U17 teams of Tortola and Virgin Gorda will be locked in battle again on October 31, 2020 in Virgin Gorda. Photo: Cathie Caine
The U15 and U17 teams of Tortola and Virgin Gorda will be locked in battle again on October 31, 2020 in Virgin Gorda. Photo: Cathie Caine
EAST END, Tortola, VI- In trying to provide realistic game time for the U15 and U17 players in the Virgin Islands (VI) and as part of its ongoing Talent BVI Elite Football Programme, the British Virgin Islands Football Association (BVIFA) organised a series of matches between Virgin Gorda and Tortola based squads on Saturday, October 24, 2020.

The first leg of the games was played at the National Stadium venue in East End/Long Look and saw Tortola teams emerge victorious.

U15 clash

The U15’s played first and Tortola won 3-1, with goals coming from Joharie Lacey, who opened the scoring on an assist by DeAndre Rogers.

Rogers went on to score twice on assists from Lacey and Adrian Padilla, whilst Sammy Guilford was the scorer of the lone goal for Virgin Gorda.

U17 battle

The U17 game that followed shortly after was keenly contested with lots of good combination passing from both teams. Sheldon Harry broke the deadlock 5 minutes into the second half with a close-range effort and Miles Creque extended Tortola’s lead, breaking through the defense and slotting home past the keeper.

Virgin Gorda pulled it back to 2-1 with the goal of the game coming from the boot of Kimbo Deming, who let fly from full 25 yards out.

Virgin Gorda were unable to find the equaliser and the game ended at 2-1 but will take heart from their performance as the teams head back to Virgin Gorda for the second leg on October 31, 2020.

‘Good skills & positive attitudes’

According to Coach Tinnie Percival, “Both games were played in good spirit but were extremely competitive. The kids showed good skills and positive attitudes. With constant training and regular games, I can only see these kids getting better and stronger.”

Talent BVI Programme

The BVIFA’s Talent BVI programme is designed to bridge the gap between grass roots football and National Team training.  

Players born between 2008 and 2003 who show a talent to potentially play in national teams are invited into the programme.

The programme consists of two centres; one on Tortola and one on Virgin Gorda, with training taking place on a Saturday afternoon in Tortola and Saturday morning on Virgin Gorda.

1 Response to “Youth footballers from Tortola & VG engage in ‘extremely competitive’ action”

  • ASKING (26/10/2020, 22:35) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    So how is it that soccer can be played in these times but not the local basketball league? Just asking for a friend


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