Last Saturday’s Female Fun Day at the Victoria Park was staged primarily with the purpose of assessing teams’ readiness for the Women’s segment of the 2020/2021 St Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation (SVGFF) National Club Championships.
“With the female competition of the National Club Championships coming up, we just wanted to do an assessment of the level of female footballers within the clubs… So we thought having such an activity we would see what the clubs have to offer”, Second Vice- President of the SVGFF- Wayne Grant related.
In expressing delight with the outcome of the day’s activities especially with the number of females who turned out, Grant underscored that the main objective was achieved.
“We, from an Executive stand point, can now plan for the Female Competition in much better way,” Grant added.
Grant, though, disclosed that the Female Division of the National Club Championships may not be full 11 vs 11 format, as some teams are not ready to play the full field football.
“We will be cutting down on the size of the field, because of the standard of some of the females,” he explained.
Also on the cards, according to Grant, is a Secondary Schools Female Football Competition that would constitute the Junior component of the National Club Championship. This is earmarked to be held in January 2021.
Last Saturday’s Fun Day was more than just females having fun. The teams were engaged in sessions during which they were given insights into the Laws of the Games, Match Commissioning and Referees’ Assessment, as well as small-sided matches.
Arising out of these sessions, all teams were given opportunities to perform duties of Refereeing, Match Commissioning and Assessing the Referees.
Responding to the sessions, Grant said sessions of this will be the order of the day, when it comes to the other development aspects of Football here in St Vincent and the Grenadines.
There was no Female Division for the 2019/2020 National Club Championships, because of the situation surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.