Grenada: National U19 Football League kicks off with two matches, know results

The National U19 League kicked off in Grenada with two matches of football games on Wednesday. The matches started at 4: 30 pm. 

Grenada: National U19 Football League kicks off with two matches, know results
Grenada: National U19 Football League kicks off with two matches, know results

Grenada: The National U19 League kicked off in Grenada with two matches of football games on Wednesday. The matches started at 4: 30 pm. 

Grenada Football Association took to Facebook and shared a sneak peek of the matches of the National U19 league. It said, “It’s an exciting day for Grenadian football as the National U19 League kicks off today with two thrilling matches.” 

The two matches were held between the following teams: 

  • Eagles Super Strikers Vs St. John’s Sports at Fond
  • Carenage Vs Queen’s Park Rangers at Morne Jaloux Playing Field

As the association embarks on this new season, let’s take a moment to reflect on the last competition held in 2021. It was an unforgettable showdown between Queen’s Park Rangers and Happy Hill, with Queen’s Park Rangers emerging as the victors. 

In the match, the Queen’s Park Rangers Under 19 pulled off a 7-nil victory over Carenage Unddmer 19 at Morne Jaloux Playing Field in Day One action of the GFA National Under 19 Tournament.

DeAndre Smith and EJ George both had a brace with goals in the 7′, 73′ and, 10′, 62′, respectively. Jaydon Modeste, Julian Baptiste, and Daryl Phillip contributed with goals in the 12′, 23′, and 86′, respectively.

Assistant Coach for QPR Andre Paterson is happy about the win. However, his guys could have done better. Carenage’s Head Coach, Lester Smith, is thankful for the tournament, which gives the young footballers the opportunity to play much-needed football.

This final was particularly special as it showcased two St. George parish teams, a rare occurrence in recent years. Moreover, it marked Happy Hill FC’s debut in a youth final, adding to the excitement and anticipation surrounding the event. 

One player who left an indelible mark on that final was none other than Benjamin Ettienne, who is now a proud member of their Senior Men’s National team. Back then, as part of the QPR U19 team, Benjamin showcased his incredible talent by scoring an impressive four goals in the final.

His journey serves as a testament to the importance of this tournament in identifying and nurturing young players who go on to represent Grenada at the highest level. 

They also called upon all football enthusiasts, families, and friends to come out in full force and show their unwavering support for their young stars. The staging of the National League will help in creating an electrifying atmosphere at Victoria Park as they cheer on these talented players who embody the future of Grenadian football. 

The tournament is aimed at creating this incredible opportunity to witness the birth of future football legends. They can grab jerseys, bring their flags, and helping in paint Victoria Park in a sea of support for their National U19 League.