Layou Youth Football Programme gets a boost
December 23, 2009

Layou Youth Football Programme gets a boost

The Positive Youths of Layou (PYOLA) Youth Football Programme last Saturday was the recipient of three sets of uniforms from the husband and wife combination of Ian Hypolite and Rose Cambridge-Hypolite.{{more}}

The Hyoplites, both Vincentians, are part of the Richmond Hill Soccer Club, based in Toronto, Canada, and are seeking to twin both football set ups.

It is expected that in time, when the plans are cemented, that the local arm will be called the Layou PYOLA Raiders, taking on the name of their North American partners.

Cambridge- Hypolite is a former resident of Layou, hence the community’s first choice in the distribution of the gear.

Ian revealed to SEARCHLIGHT that as soon as the two return to Canada they will be seeking to assist the youngsters here with football shoes.

He further stated that in their area in Toronto, there is a great deal of gear available through pass back programmes, and he will endeavour to let the youths of St. Vincent and the Grenadines become the beneficiaries of such initiatives.

The POYLA Youth Football Programme caters for about 70 boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 17, and is being conducted by Wade Jackson.

Jackson told SEARCHLIGHT how grateful he is for the Hypolites gesture of goodwill.

The programme, which has been going on for the past five years, takes place at the Layou Playing Field, mainly on Saturdays, and forms part of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation(SVGFF)Youth Development.

Current Technical Director of the SVGFF Samuel “Sammy” Carrington, who is the point man here, and who was present at last Saturday’s handing over, stated that the communities of Redemption Sharpes, Rose Place and Rose Hall are the next in line to have Football equipment delivered.

Carrington reiterated that it forms part of his ideals to build from the villages up.

“We are trying to do this all around the country,” Carrington said.(RT)