NLA donates EC$8,897 to the Touch Masters Soccer Academy
August 10, 2007
NLA donates EC$8,897 to the Touch Masters Soccer Academy

The National Lotteries Authority is continuing their thrust to elevate sports here in St Vincent and the Grenadines and to show their commitment, last Friday a cheque valued at $8,897 was donated to the Touch masters Soccer Academy at the Victoria Park.{{more}}

The academy, which is run by former national football player Desmond “Touch” Morris, has been going on here for the past four years. Morris, who has been living in North America for the past 25 years said he saw it as an opportunity to give back to his country.

On the first day of the programme, over 50 jovial future soccer stars gathered at the park to start training but sadly the field was not available due to work being done on it, instead, the kids had to use the concrete structure to run their drills.

Morris said he was disheartened by the lack of soccer programmes here for the children. He said there has to be an injection of new blood in order for St Vincent and the Grenadines to be taken serious about Soccer.

The camps will be held in Calliaqua, Sion Hill, Campden Park, Bequia, Mustique and the Grammar School Playing field.

The programmes run from 9am – 3 pm Monday to Fridays.

His brother and former national player Pete Morris and soccer coach Brandon Garinger from the United States, accompany Morris.