The Sandals Foundation has partnered with the Trevor Daniel Football Development Programme to launch a coaching initiative specifically geared to St. Lucia’s aspiring girl footballers.
The programme – Kick It Destiny –is the brain child of FIFA Certified coach Trevor Daniel and aims at increasing the reach and development of young female football players throughout the island.
For over 20 years the Trevor Daniel Football Development Programme has been instrumental in developing young players in St. Lucia – many of whom have gone on to earn national selection. Now, in 2020, the Sandals Foundation has come on board to join in developing a rich pool of talent positioned for international competitions such as World Cup and Olympic qualifications.
Daniel says the Kick It Destiny project plans on leaving no girl behind.
Kick It Destiny, was launched in May 2019 and targets girls of grades two to five from 14 primary schools. The programme, Daniels notes, now has a consistent presence of 110 enthusiastic players all set to learn from a training curriculum specially designed with the needs of girls in mind.
Speaking at the launch of this year’s programme, Sunil Ramdeen, Sandals Regional Public Relations Manager for the Eastern Caribbean, says the organization was pleased to be part of this, “invaluable programme, which is investing not only in the lives of its participants but the sustainable development of the sport on a national level.”