National coach complains about facilities
May 28, 2004

National coach complains about facilities

Aide Shaw, national football coach, is not pleased with the facilities he has been given to prepare this country’s World Cup squad.
Shaw said that since his arrival in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, he has had a problem with getting a proper field on which to train his players. {{more}}
Shaw, on the other hand, said that although there is a lack of proper facilities, he is “delighted with the guys. They are working very hard in training,” he said.
Shaw told SEARCHLIGHT, “Since I’ve been here we have had a problem with facilities. It’s not the ideal thing training on Sion Hill where the field is very bubbly and the goats are on the field.”
Shaw also pointed out that, “You can’t do much work on that field but we knew when we came here those were the facilities we had,” he said. The English-born coach added that they were working closely with the National Sports Council to get permission to train on Arnos Vale One.
“Before we go to Miami we [are] gonna try to get Arnos Vale One, because it is very important for the success of the team that we train on these facilities,” said Shaw.
The coach said that the players need to train on the area that they are going to play the games on. “If we are not able to train on the areas where we are going to play the games, every game will be like an away game for the boys.”
Shaw revealed that he had a five-year plan for the team and outlined that the team had been improving in every game but, “We need to improve in all areas because as a coach I am never satisfied,” he said.

Photo at right is Aide Shaw.