Team St. Lucia, over the past few years has been constantly criticized for poor starts to tournaments in which they participate. Critics often blame dismal performances on the team’s supposed inability to perform at their optimum from the very first whistle.

The truism that sporting competency and academic excellence go hand in hand is one of paramount importance as it pertains to the youth development mandate of the Saint Lucia Football Association Inc. In the SLFA’s strategic plan 2020, an intention to forge a perpetual symbiosis between the two disciplines is clearly delineated.