BVIFA Executive Member in charge of Women’s Football, Mrs Loralee Walters-Abrams, 1st Vice President, Mr Avanell Morton, 2nd Vice President, Mr Aubrey Liburd, FA Treasurer, Mr Kenrick Grant and Mr Eustace C. Freeman, representing the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports were all on hand to welcome the clubs and also to compliment the hard work of the coaches and event organisers.
“Women’s Football has been absent for a while,” commented Mr Grant “but after all the things that have taken place it is nice to see all the teams that are ready to take part and over the coming months this participation will only get bigger.”
Playing two 25-minute half’s the action was fast, furious and full of action-packed excitement with both teams looking to gain the technical and tactical advantage.
Darci Reich netted a hat-trick as Wolues beat VG United 6-2.
VG went ahead on a goal by Kezia Gumbs which was cancelled out by Zolita Bamford, but it was Reich who provided that little bit of magic that turned the game in favour of the Wolues, scoring a quickfire brace to make it 3-1.
Gabriele Jermain made it 4-1 to the Wolues before Reich completed her hat-trick, Gumbs then scored her second to make it 5-2, but any chance of a VG comeback was snuffed out by Tola Broderick who made it 6-2.
BVIFA President, Mr Andy Bickerton was unable to attend due to COVID-19 restrictions but was very proud of the work carried out by the BVIFA Coaching and Technical Staff in getting the competition off the ground.
“Whilst definitely long overdue, the patience of our women players and their dedication to the sport is a wonderful indication that the League will be just the start of many things to come. The coaches and technical staff are working tirelessly to get the Women to a high level of play, and it won’t be long before the FA can select a National Team to be competitive in the Region.”
Next week Saturday, November 7, 2020, the Panthers FC will play Avengers FC with a 4:30 pm kick-off at Cedar School.