Fifteen Primary Schools in the north of the island were invited to take part in the first ever All Girls Grassroots Training Football Festival on Friday 24th May 2019.
Present at the opening ceremony at the Mindoo Philip Park were 131 girls eager to be part of the 1st National Bank “Kick it” Destiny! Girls Grassroots Football Festival.
Recreational Center of St. Lucia organized the exciting event, the Flow-Trevor Daniel Football Development Programme delivered the training and 1st National Bank saw the vision & made it their own.
The festival format was a 10 station circuit; 10 coaches each had a 30x50yd mini field to manage and all of 10 minutes to instruct and to demonstrate 1 football specific game/drill. The girls rotated in groups of 10-12 and were introduced/exposed to advanced technique training disguised as fun games.
The festival, themed “Barbie dolls to boots & footballs #Opening doors”, was the launch of a 36-week curriculum designed specifically for girls, to get them interested in the sport and to keep them training consistently.
Every participant received a certificate of participation and will also receive a brand new football which must be used for HOMEWORK. Football skill assignments will be issued weekly to the girls who in term must present it to a specially trained Kick It Destiny coach/staff.