SVGFF adds enrichment to grassroots football
February 7, 2014

SVGFF adds enrichment to grassroots football

Grassroots Football- one of the babies being nurtured by the executive of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation (SVGFF), will get another dose of nourishment next week.{{more}}

The SVGFF through CONCACAF will from Thursday, February 13 to Saturday February 15, host a grassroots workshop at the media center at the Arnos Vale One Playing Field from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Saturday’s culmination will be a Grassroots Festival, although, up to press time, a venue was not finalized.

The SVGFF is targeting a maximum of twenty people drawn from the various team/clubs and football leagues.

According to the SVGFF, those people who will attend the workshop, do not necessarily have to possess prior experience in such grassroots workshops.

Next week’s workshop is the second in six months, as a similar one was carried out last July at the same venue, with Kittitian – Lenny Lake, the facilitator.

Previously, under the Joseph Delves led executive, a grassroots workshop was staged in August 2011, with Trinidadian – Anton Corneal and Brazilian Marcos Tinoco, the resource personnel.

Grassroots football- an initiative of the sport’s governing body seeks to get both boys and girls between the ages of six and twelve involved, thereby increasing participation in the sport.

Meanwhile, the thinking behind the Grassroots Festival is that it provides children with a positive experience and gives them all the same opportunity to play, without an overall winner being declared at the end of the day. It is in the main , a fun activity.

FIFA feels that such festivals are necessary for that age group of children as in tournaments, teams can be knocked out quickly, thereby denying young players the chance to play and sometimes giving them a negative impression of the game. (RT)