Prepped And Ready To Go

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Published: May 25, 2017 3:39 pm AST
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After weeks of intense training, the BVI Football Association has envisioned several wins from the national under 15 boys team, who is set to participate in the inaugural Soualiga Championship league in St. Maarten.

The league, which is being organized by the St. Maarten Football Association, is set to take place from June 2-4.

In preparation, the boys were engaged in training sessions and matches at least three times a week over the last couple of weeks, where they went up against senior teams in the Territory.

The Under 15 team set to represent the BVI is made up of Ikyjah Williams, Giovanni Grant, Jalen Prentice, Jhamal Prentice, Guillaume Parkins, Alejandro Santos, Shamoi Dore, Marcus Butler, Miquel Marshall, Justin Smith, Sheldon Harry, Luca Reich, Mekhi Walters, Luka Chalwell, Jerell Frederick and Kahil Farrington.

Head of the training, BVIFA’s Technical Director, Marcos Falopa said the boys are expected to execute what they have learnt.

“Our target at the tournament is to see how the boys will take the training into competitive match situations and show how much they have learnt. We will be looking for technical and tactical improvements from the team, and of course have to decide what system works best for the BVI. We will let the boys play to their own style, comfortable on the ball, but also try to play in spaces and develop their team work.”

The BVI team will go up against other teams from Anguilla, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Barbados, Dominica, Martinique and the USVI.

Following this tournament, the boys will also participate in the CONCACAF U15 Championship in August 2017 at the IMG Academy in Florida.

The tournament, which will take place from August 13-19, is expected to include a record number of youth players from about 40 CONCACAF’s Member Associations.

The competition format is designed to provide valuable experience for the participants.
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