Competitions

2015

The Saint Lucia Football Association administers a number of championships aimed at providing quality playing time for its members and players. These championships are administered by the SLFA’s office staff which involves the various departments that make up the Game. These championships are crucial to the SLFA as they are used to select worthy players to the various national teams.

The following are the championships that are hosted by the SLFA:

Zonal ClubUnder 15 and Under 23 Championships

Under 15 Club Champions

  • North: Valley Soccer
  • South:

Under 23 Clubs Champions

  • North:Northern United
  • South:Biker Boys
  • East:Survivals
  • The western region failed to hold the club under 23 Championship.

National Championships

The SLFA also hosted a number of national championships:

  • SLFA Under 15 – 18 Teams participated
  • SLFA under 23 – 19 Teams participated
  • Super League – 19 Teams participated
  • FA Fantasy  – 19 Teams participating –

Under 15 National Championship

18 affiliates participated in the under 15 competition for 2015 with 8 teams Qualifying to the Quarter Finals round, namely:

  • North – Castries and Gros Islet
  • West –Roseau Valley and Canaries
  • East – Micoud and Dennery
  • South –Soufriere and Vieux Fort North

In the Semi Finals stage we saw the following teams:

  • Vieux Fort North vs Micoud
  • Soufriere vs Dennery

The Winners for 2015 are

  • 1st Vieux Fort North
  • 2ndPlace - Soufriere
  • 3rd Place - Micoud
  • 4th Place -  Dennery

The District Under 23 Championship

All 19 Affiliates participated in the inter-Districts under 23 Championship

8 teams Qualified to the Quarter Finals:

  • North – Babonneau and Gros Islet
  • West –Anse La Raye and Canaries
  • East – Mabouya Valley and Dennery
  • South –Vieux fort South and Vieux Fort North

The Semi-Finals:

  • Gros Islet  vs Canaries
  • Vieux Fort South vs Anse La Raye

The 2015 Winners

  • 1st Place - Gros Islet
  • 2nd Place - Vieux Fort South
  • 3rd Place - Canaries
  • 4thPlace - Anse La Raye

The Fantasy Cup (Sponsored by the Windward and Leeward Brewery)

The competition is formatted after the Heineken Fantasy Cup

All 19 affiliates participated in this year competition.

8 teams Qualified to the Quarter Finals:

  • North –MarchandATLETICO and La Clery FC PORTO 
  • West –Anse La Raye AC Milan and Roseau Valley Juventus
  • East –Mabouya Monaco FC and Dennery Chelsea 
  • South –Vieux Fort North Arsenal and Soufriere Bayern Muchen

The Semi-Finals:

  • Vieux Fort North Arsenal  vs  Anse La Raye AC Milan&nbsp
  • Soufriere Bayern Munchen  vs Mabouya Monaco FC

The 2015 Winners

  • 1st Place Soufriere Bayern Munchen
  • 2nd Place = Vieux Fort North Arsenal
  • 3rd Place = Mabouya Monaco FC

The SLFA/ Visions Super League Championship

All 19 affiliates participated in this Championship

8 teams Qualified to the Quarter Finals:

  • Gros Isletvs Mabouya Valley
  • Canariesvs Roseau Valley
  • Vieux Fort South Vs Mon-Repos
  • Micoud vs  Soufriere

The Teams in the Semi-Finals Stage:

  • Gros Islet vs Soufriere
  • Canaries vs Vieux Fort South

The 2015 Winners

  • 1st Place - Gros Islet
  • 2nd Place -Vieux Fort South
  • 3rd Place –Soufriere

A number of championships will complete the 2015 season before year end as follows:

  1. The Under 18 District Championship is now on with all our 19 Members participating
  2. The 2015 Blackheart/SLFA Championship – September 2015
  3. The 36 Club Championship – October 2015
  4. The Super 6 Club Championship – November 2015.

Regional and International Championships

The SLFA also takes part in a number of regional and international Championships. This is also mandatory as FIFA has stipulated that there is a minimum number of championships that every National football Association must participate in every year.

Women’s Championships

The process of selection saw the SLFA holding tryouts round the island during which girls and women were able to play under the watchful eyes of the technical director who selected a core of about 30 girls to the national squad. These selectees underwent regular training and were periodical cut to a moremanageable squad of about 25 girls.

The Saint Lucia Football Association continues to provide high level competition for our females and took part in the following championships.

  • Windward IslandsUnder 19 Women. A completely new and inexperienced team was put together to play this championship and comprised girls who were playing at that level for the first time. The SLFA had to disband the women’s program in an effort to wed out some unsavory issues that were being experienced. The team surpassed our expectations and had a real chance of winning the championship.
  • CFU Under 20 Women’s Championship took place here in Saint Lucia and saw a new crop of players emerge full of talent, potential and promise. We played the Grenada National team and although we lost we far outplayed the opponents with high quality play. It was not meant to be for us to advance to the next round.
  • CFU Women’s Olympic Qualifier – Saint Lucia is due to participate in this championship and has undertaken as usual a scientific approach to the training and development of the team due to participate. Training takes place at least four times a day with players coming from round the island. Whole day sessions as well as afternoon sessions feature regularly. This championship has not been dated and the host has not been finalsied.

Men’s Championships

The men also participated in a number of championships at the regional and international levels.

  • Windward Islands men’s Championship Saint Lucia, the defending champion, hosted this championship in Vieux Fort with Grenada, St. Vincent and Dominica participating. Saint Lucia performed below its usual level.
  • 2018 World Cup Qualifier – Saint Lucia was drawn against Antigua in its first round match up for this championship. Team Saint Lucia had to play booth matches in Antigua as there were no available facilities for us to host the second leg here.  Team Saint Lucia outplayed Antigua and recorded a massive victory and lost to team Antigua in the second match. There were calls of poor refereeing but as usual the scores stand. Team Antigua advanced to the second round.
  • CFU Under 15 Men – Once again Saint Lucia demonstrated that our young players can stand up to any footballing nation as we outplayed out opponents to qualify to the semi finals round of the championship to be defeated by one goal. Coach Cassim “Vaso Louis and his technical team once more took us to the heights of this championship and gained the respect of the rest of the world once again.

We are due to participate in a number of championships in 2016 and we have already put in place a plan to ensure that we prepare properly. We will look to corporate Saint Lucia and the public at large to provide financial and moral support.

 

 

Under 15 Girls National Team 

NATIONAL UNDER 15 GIRLS ALL SET FOR ORLANDO, USA

National Under 15 Girls heading for Orlando, Florida United States

The championship is set to take place August 9-21 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney in Orlando, Florida, USA

 

The Saint Lucia Football Association has completed all arrangements to cause the Saint Lucia Girls Under 15 National Team to participate in the upcoming CONCACAF Girls Under 15 Championship which takes place in Orlando, Miami, USA from the 9 – 21 August 2016.

 

Eighteen Girls and Six Officials will leave the state on Monday 8th August bound to Orlando whee they will compete against teams from all over the world.

Twenty-two (22) nations from across the CONCACAF region, as well as invitee Venezuela from CONMEBOL, have signed on to participate in the tournament, designed to encourage development for youth players from across the Confederation, while promoting competition at the international level for all associations – including those for which few opportunities have previously existed at this age level.

The teams scheduled to participate by region are as follows:

CFU (16): Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Santa Lucia, St Vincent & Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, US Virgin Islands

UNCAF (3): Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, North America (3): Canada, Mexico, United States, CONMEBOL (1): Venezuela

 

Teams will be divided into three groups of five teams and two groups of four teams. All of the group winners, plus the second place teams from the five-team groups, will advance to the quarterfinals. 

The Saint Lucia Football Association has expressed that its participation is part of its strategic plan for women’s football and geared at providing the girls with the exposure and experience as it rebuilds its national women’s program. It stressed that it was not a matter of winning yet but a matter of the development of Women’s Football

The association would like to thank the Ministry of Youth Development and Sports, the national Lotteries Authority, the parents of the girls, the private sector, FIFA and CONCACAF for their support.

The entire endeavor cost the Association a total of $113,000.00 for team preparation, visa acquisitions, and travel to Orlando. Canada is the defending champion, after defeating Haiti 4-1 in penalties, in the title match of the 2014 edition, played in the Cayman Islands. 

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CONCACAF Under 15 Girl's Championship 2016


St. Lucia (yellow jersey) sets up for a throw-in in its CU15G match against Puerto Rico on August 9, 2016, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida, USA.

ORLANDO, Florida – The 2016 CONCACAF U-15 Girls’ Championship launched Tuesday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex with six games contested by teams in three of the five groups.

While the United States got off to a dream start with a 22-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago, two other encounters were decided by one goal or fewer and the other three outings were tightly contested.

A five-goal performance by the USA’s Gabrielle Robinson made her the offensive star of the day, while Grenada goalkeeper Resheda Charles was outstanding against Nicaragua in a thrilling 1-1 draw.

GROUP C

Puerto Rico 4, St. Lucia 1

Puerto Rico scored all of its goals in the first half on the way to a 4-1 win over St. Lucia. Isabelle Rivera (3’, 9’) netted a brace before 10 minutes had passed, while Thalia Perez (17’) and Yarelia Maldonado (28’) struck for a goal each. St. Lucia looked more dangerous in the second half and was rewarded for its persistence with a well-taken goal by Krysan St. Louis (50’).