BVI lift ‘local’ Women’s World Cup!


BVI lifted the 'local' Women's World Cup at the Althea Scatliffe playfield on May 31, 2015. Photo: VINO File

BVI lifted the ‘local’ Women’s World Cup at the Althea Scatliffe playfield on May 31, 2015. Photo: VINO File

The BVI Football Association (BVIFA) Women’s Committee kicked off stage two of their “Summer of Soccer” with the opening of the Five-a-Side Women’s World Cup on Sunday May 31, 2015 at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School playfield.

Twenty five females turned up to participate in what is the first Sunday of a planned four-week tournament designed to increase participation in football, create awareness of the real Women’s World Cup that kicks off this weekend in Canada, and working on fitness levels ahead of more upcoming football activity.

BVIFA Technical Director, Katie Rowson welcomed and addressed the players, with the emphasis on having fun, fair play and enjoying the game. She also encouraged all to watch the Women’s World Cup that gets underway with hosts Canada facing China on Saturday June 6, 2015. Captain Mulligan’s in Nanny Cay will be showing the game.

Meanwhile, the games on Sunday say players representing teams named after the various countries taking part in the FIFA World Cup, in addition to a BVI team.

In the first game, BVI beat Canada, 2 – 0, England then enjoyed a 2-1 victory over the USA, whilst Canada drew 0-0 with Germany.

The USA and BVI drew nil nil, Germany beat England, 2-1, Canada recorded a 2-1 win over the USA, the BVI beat England 2-1, Germany and the USA drew 1-1, Canada beat England, 1-0 and the BVI beat Germany, 2-0, to finish atop the standings.

The BVI finished with 10 points, double that of second placed Germany with Canada third on four points. England totaled 3 and the USA came home last with just 2 points.

The final proved a tense affair with neither team able to gain the advantage until the penalty shoot out which saw the BVI victorious against Germany to lift the trophy.

An MVP was named for each match and therefore each nominated player received either a $25 gift voucher from Hazem’s or a Wash and Style courtesy of Eclipse Hair Salon & Spa.

The following players were awarded: Lily Pierce, Sapphire Flax, Kezia Gumbs, Akira Phillip, Laresha Martin, Maria Lumley, and Laura Pompey.

Marie Lumley received the ‘Golden Boot’ with four goals and received an ‘Always Basket’ sponsored by Road Town Wholesale.

Week 2 action kicks off at 3:30pm on Sunday June 7 and Rowson also encourages everyone “to come and join in and enjoy watching and playing the world cup with the BVIFA and Captain Mulligan’s.”