BVIFA after school football programme on hold

By the BVI Football Association

BVIFA After School Football Programme on hold post Irma and Maria. Photo: BVIFA

Despite the great news that schools will be slowly re-opening in the aftermath of the two devastating storms, Irma and Marie, the BVI Football Association’s After School Football Programme is still on hold for now.

The situation should change quickly as soon as suitable, safe venues can be confirmed enabling the programme to resume.

Whilst more and more football will undoubtedly take place before the year is out, the ever popular BDO Primary School League and the BVIFA’s High School League are also on hold with a possible start date slated for early in 2018.

Meetings will take place over the coming days to see how best to engage the youths in football – once there are safe environments and to rebuild the after school programme – to continue to provide a meaningful avenue for youngsters to stay fit, healthy as well as provide a welcome relief from the day to day stresses caused by the storms.

High school football, will not be overlooked with visits to be ongoing to those institutions re-opened to evaluate needs, equipment and suitable space.

Additionally, the BVIFA will be looking to re-establish its databases and contact all those who have been involved in the game and who aspire to reach representative levels.

One of the more important tasks is to assess how many players are still in the country and then track down those who have left.

For more information and updates contact Juliana Luke at or call 1 284 340 5655.