President of the SVGFF- Venold Coombs
Sports
May 25, 2018
Busy year for SVG’s national football units

St Vincent and the Grenadines national football units, during the 2018 calendar year, would be part of at least eight regional or international tournaments.

After contesting the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) challenge series in St Kitts last month, St Vincent and the Grenadines senior women’s team this week will be in Antigua and Barbuda to contest Group D of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers.

Curacao, St Lucia and host Antigua and Barbuda are the other teams that make up the group.

The SVG team, which is being coached by Arrington Burgin, opens its campaign on Wednesday versus the host and meets St Lucia on Friday.

The Vincentians’ final match in the group is set for Sunday against Curacao.

SVG’s participation in other tournaments was made known by president of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation Venold Coombs, when he addressed his organisation’s 2017 awards ceremony.

“We are taking part in the CFU Under -14… We (are) taking part in the Under-15 CONCACAF (females)… We (are) taking part in the Under -20 CONCACAF (male),” Coombs informed.

Coombs said that these are in addition to St Vincent and the Grenadines senior men’s and women’s teams being part of the Windward Islands Football Association (WIFA) tournaments.

The football head noted that St Vincent and the Grenadines will also be involved in the Nation’s Cup, the newest tournament to be played among members of CONCACAF.

In the latter, St Vincent and the Grenadines has been drawn against French Guiana, Nicaragua, Bonaire and the Turks and Caicos Islands.