Youth | Grass Roots



In October 2010, FIFA Instructor Alvin Corneal began a comprehensive programme alongside the St. Lucia Football Association (SLFA) aimed at improving participation at the base of the local game and a concerted effort to develop and establish a more formal grassroots development programme.

Since the initial grassroots coaching programme, Mr. Corneal returned to review and assist in 2011 with a more advanced Grassroots coaching programme. Since those earlier forays, the Grassroots programme has deepened and expanded, reaching many corners of the Island. In 2013, these activities led to a FIFA Grassroots Com-Unity programme, which led to a range of specialists assisting the SLFA in its thinking, development, delivery and implementation efforts.