Saint Lucia hosts District 1 Intra Primary Schools Football tournament

After almost a week of exciting football, the curtains came down on the District 1 Intra Primary Schools Football tournament at the Fond Assau Playing Field on Tuesday, 18th October.

Saint Lucia hosts District 1 Intra Primary Schools Football tournament
Saint Lucia hosts District 1 Intra Primary Schools Football tournament

Castries, Saint Lucia: After almost a week of exciting football, the curtains came down on the District 1 Intra Primary Schools Football tournament at the Fond Assau Playing Field on Tuesday, 18th October.

And what a memorable and exciting day of football it turned out to be.

In the first of the semi finals, Dame Pearlette Louisy with goals from Shiloh John a penalty in the 6th and London Felicien in the 29th min got the better of Boguis 2 – 1, whose goal was scored by Marcel Kervan in the 30th min.

Gros Islet Primary edged out Grande Riviere Primary 1 – 0 with Dave Hayes scoring a penalty in the 28th min in Saint Lucia. 

Following the lunch interval, it was now time to secure bragging rights.

In the Third Place Play Off, Boguis Primary emerged victorious 1 – 0 over Grande Riviere Primary with a goal from Samuel Constantine in the 6th min.

The grand final featured 5 time winners Gros Islet Primary in lemon green and green coming up against the Shiloh John led Dame Pearlette Louisy Primary School outfitted in yellow and black and what an epic final it turned out to be.

Gros Islet was gifted an opportunity in the 4th min and failed to capitalise on their awarded penalty. From there fans were treated to some fine attacking and counter attacking football as both teams sought the go ahead goal. However, kudos to the Dame Pearlette Louisy Primary custodian who brought off some fine saves to keep his team in the hunt as the half ended goalless.

On the resumption, it was all Dame Pearlette Louisy as their opponents’ goal keeper crumbled under the pressure to allow Vernon Emmanuel tame shot in the 21st min to slip through to give the lads in yellow and black the 1 – 0 advantage.

The initiative was sealed when a well struck corner from the left side fell in the path of Shiloh John who instinctively slotted in a beauty in the 28th min to knock the wind out of the defending champions thus sealing the initiative 2 – 0 in Saint Lucia. 

Indeed, it was a worthy final.

Following the Final the Awards Ceremony was held which went as follows: 

  • Best Goal Keeper – Jewayne St, Edward – Boguis Primary
  • Best Defender – Zehnell Michaud – Dame Pearlette Louisy
  • Golden Boots – Shiloh John – 9 – Dame Pearlette Louisy
  • MVP of the Finals – Shiloh John
  • Third Place – Boguis Primary
  • Second Place – Gros Islet Primary
  • Champions – Dame Pearlette Louisy

By virtue of the results, Dame Pearlette Louisy and Gros Islet Primary Schools will represent the District in the Round of 16 Inter Primary Schools Competition.

The organisers would like to express thanks to both the Ministry of Education and the SLFA Inc. for their kind sponsorship, the schools and players for participating and the parents who made their presence felt at matches.