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BRITTONS HILL BLITZ: The screams could be heard from Villa Road to Bonnetts on August 21st 2007 after the boys from Brittons Hill brought football glory to the St Michael district with a capture of the prized 2007 Knockout Cup. Brittons Hill, spearheaded by a hattrick from 32-year-old midfielder Anthony 'Del Piero' Cumberbatch, recorded a 5-1 blitz of Eden Stars at a packed YMCA stadium. It was their first major title since winning the Division 1 crown (now Premier) on debut, 17 years ago. Here, the Brittons Hill boys savour the sweet taste of success.(Picture by Charles Pitt-Grant.) Compliments of the Barbados Nation News
SWEET VICTORY. The first time is always the sweetest. And yesterday the pupils, teachers, parents, guardians, fans and friends of St Angela's, were thrown into fits of ecstasy at the National Stadium, when the Collymore Rock, St Michael school won the National Sports Council's Bico Primary Schools' football championship
Date January 09, 2007 Compliments of the Nation News by EZRA STUART
BARBADOS' English-based footballer Paul Ifill was yesterday signed by English League Championship side Crystal Palace from Premier League side Sheffield United for over $2 million.
The 27-year-old winger agreed to a two-and-a-half-year
contract with the Eagles who are 15th in the second division championship
table after joining on a & pound;750 000 (BDS$2.6 million)
"I have come to a club which is geared for the Premier League again, and that is what we are hoping for," Ifill said in an interview after the signing.
"It wasn't a difficult choice and I'm looking forward to it now. I was talking to another club, but my agent rang and told me that Palace were interested, and from there it was pretty straightforward," he added. < Read more>
January 02, 2007 Compliments of the Nation News
November 2006 Compliments of teh Nation News
GALL HILL'S CUP: For over two decades, the football-crazy
fans from Christ Church have had two teams whom they hold truly dear.
On Sunday, those teams met in a clash of immense emotion, and when the
dust cleared, it was Gall Hill which ended up in paradise. Before a bumper
crowd of almost 5 000 Gall Hill won the Barbados Football Association's
2006 Knockout trophy with a hard-earned 1-0 win over pre-match favourites
September 2006 - by EZRA STUART Compliments of the Nation
ANTIGUA ST JOHN'S – New Barbados captain Norman Forde believes the unity within the team contributed greatly to them emerging as the Digicel Caribbean Cup Group "B" first-round winners with an unbeaten record in the just-ended qualifying tournament in Antigua and Barbuda.
"I've been playing with the national team for many years. This is my 94th cap right now and we probably don't have the best players but in terms of morale and the love and unity, it is a whole family atmosphere in the team," he said.
"The younger players look up to the older players and it is just good being among these guys," he added. < Read more >
US COACH EYES TALENT - September 2006
Young footballers across Barbados were given an opportunity to shine this week. More than two dozen aspiring stars converged on the Banks Breweries ground at Wildey, St Michael, to showcase their skill to American coach Desmond Armstrong, who was in Barbados scouting talent. Armstrong, who works with the Brad Friedel Premier Football Academies in the United States, was assisted by local coaches Roderick Huggins and Eric Alleyne. He spent a few days working with players enrolled with Pro Shottas Soccer School. He also urged football officials to quickly develop an "exclusive" football facility.
Seen above, Rico Graham (left) and Benjamin Ollivierre challenge for the ball during a workout at the Banks Breweries ground. (Picture by Charles Pitt-Grant.Compliments of the Nation News)
YOUTH MILAN LIFT FIRST PREMIER TITLE.
The Checker Hall, St Lucy-based Arawak Cement Youth Milan created football history in Barbados at the YMCA. July 10, 2006 Compliments of the Nation News
THE DOTTED LINE. President of the Barbados Football Association Ronald
Jones (right) signing the sponsorship agreement with Digicel for the 2006
Premier League tournament Tuesday. In the centre is DigicelÕs marketing
and products manager Faye Gill. At left is Patrick Beckles of the BFA.
National youth team coach Kenville Layne is making this request to clubs and the Barbados Football Association (BFA) as the team move into the final phase of preparation for next month's Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games Group qualifiers at the National Stadium.
Barbados will host Puerto Rico and Aruba in the three-team qualifying series from April 14 to 18 and Layne believes there should be a cut-off period for the footballers who are playing with clubs in the Digicel-sponsored Premier League or in the Division 1 competition.
Prior to last Sunday's friendly international against Antigua and Barbuda, a number of players,
who are members of the national Under-21 squad, were involved in a Premier League double header at the Empire Club.
"Sometimes it could be a disadvantage and sometimes it can be a plus but at the present time, it is a little hard to have an international game and two, and three days before a tournament my guys are involved in high competitive games in Premier League football," Layne said.
"That is my worrying factor and I am hoping that the next time this situation comes around I would be allowed to have these players at least four or five days before a game of this nature," Layne said. (ES)
Reproduced compliments of The Barbados Advocate
Hill St. Leonard's Boys finally succumbed in extra time to The Lodge School's
determined onslaught when Wednesdays Under-14 interschool football final
came off at the National Stadium, Waterford.
Lodge were the underdogs early on and at the start it was all going St. Leonards' way. The ball never even left the Lodge School half in the first five minutes.
However, the St. Leonard's boys didn't convert their possession and gave Lodge the chance to build an offence. Although Lodge had less possession, they looked the more disciplined and purposeful side when they did have the ball. By halftime, King had already begun to look dangerous. < Read more >
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