FIFA donates to grassroots program in Nevis

Lenny Lake Technical Director SKNFA
Lake making presentation

A contingent of officials from the St. Kitts-Nevis Football Association and representatives of FIFA (the world’s governing body for Football), visited Nevis on Thursday 29th November.

Lenny Lake, the Technical Director for St.Kitts and Nevis and FIFA Instructor for North and Central Americas and the Caribbean indicated that the visit was in connection with the furtherance of the grass roots program established by FIFA.

He noted that the program was geared towards introducing youngsters aged 5 to 7 years old to the game of Football, giving an opportunity to individuals who may never otherwise get a chance to play the game.

He stated that although the long term effect of the program would serve to develop great players of the game, the short term goals involve the teaching of life skills; team work and discipline. He further indicated that this was in keeping with FIFA’s stated policy of giving everybody everywhere an opportunity to play Football and to seek the overall development of individuals.

The contingent first made a stop at the Charlestown Primary School and made a donation of footballs, cones and shirts which were gratefully accepted by Headmaster of the school, Mr. Kevin Barrett who was quick to point out that the gifts were timely as his school was currently celebrating some degree of success in the recently concluded Giant Malt Primary Schools Football tournament and noted that the equipment received would only serve to enhance the development of the game at the school. The school children in unison thanked Mr. Lake and FIFA for the gifts.

The next stop was at the Joycelyn Liburd Primary School where the contingent made a similar presentation. This was accepted by Head Coach at the school, Mr. Kurvin Wallace, in the presence of Teachers and students of the school. Mr. Wallace thanked Mr. Lake and FIFA for the timely donation.

Mr. Lake promised that although only certain schools received the equipment this time around, more schools will receive similar gifts in the not too distant future. He stated that phase two will be implemented sometime around February or March of 2013.

Kurvin WallaceFIFA children

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