BDO Primary School League action continues with wins and draws for U9s & U12s

By BVI Football Association

As the BDO Primary School League continued, St Georges U7’s drew 1-1 with Willard Wheatley and Devone Doharty’s opener was cancelled out by Demauri Turnbull

Alexandrina Maduro Olives beat Cedar School 1-0, with Zaveed Mattias notching the only goal of the game. The Seventh Day Adventists (SDA) beat Enid/Althea Scatliffe Maroon with a goal from Caedon Fraites and Althea Scatliffe Maroon beat Cedar School 1-0 after Ronell Jeffersen scored in the 25th minute

Bregado Flax beat St Georges 4-1, with Shomari Lennard scoring twice, Kenroy Williams once and Ethan Winchester also once, whilst Devante Smith netted for St Georges. The Olives then beat SDA 2-0, with Mattias and Nicquan Freeman both on the score sheet and Joshua Pitt scored the only goal of the game to give Willard Wheatley Primary a 1-0 win over Enid/Althea Scatliffe Reds, who then turned spoilers to hold Alexandrina Maduro Black to a goalless draw.

In the U9’s, Pelican Gate beat Althea Scatliffe Red 2-0, with goals coming from Nicklaus Vergel and Zakaya Stoutt, whilst in the U12’s, St Georges Blacks recorded a 4-0 victory against Joyce Samuel Primary thanks to a brace from Mohammed Tarabin and one apiece from Miseal Venzen and Jeffersen Frank.

Also, in U12 action, Cedar beat Willard Wheatley/Francis Lettsome 3-0, with Nicki Haycraft scoring in the 28th and 32nd minutes after Ryan Lettsome had opened the scoring in the 25th minute.

Althea Scatliffe then smashed five past Joyce Samuels Primary School with Johari Lacey scoring a hat trick and both Mario Carter and Khaleel Parkinson a goal each.

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BDO Primary School League U9

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BDO Primary School League and BVIFA High School League underway

By the BVI Football Association

Photo: BVIFA

The BVI Football Association BDO sponsored Primary School Leagues are well underway with Bregado Flax Educational Center (BFEC) in fine, free flowing scoring style.

Their U7 team had already recorded a 4-0 win over Enid Adams Maroons (EAM), courtesy of a hat trick by Shamari Lennard and a further strike from J’Leah Morton. Lennard went one better and scored all the goals as BFEC beat Alexandrina Maduro Primary School (AMPS) beat 4-1

AMPS Olive recorded a 2-1 win over Enid/Althea Scatliffe with Zavee Matthias scoring the winner after Ronell Jefferson’s goal cancelled out an own goal.

Also, in U7 action the Seventh Day Adventist School got a forfeit win against Pelican Gate, Willard Wheatley Primary School (WWPS) drew 0-0 with AMPS Black and 1-1 with AMPS Olive with Ricardo Blair equalizing after Matthias had put the AMPS Olive ahead.

Blake Kirk headlined in the u9 Division with a hat trick that put Cedar School well on the way to an 8-0 win over Althea Scatliffe Red. Ronaldo Estridge and Christian Esser both scored a pair each and Hugo Hlacer was also on the score sheet.

AMPS also beat the Reds, 6-0, with Elijah Maduro scoring four, Jaheim Bijai one and Amayao Walker also one. And the Seventh Day Adventist School, 7-0, with Bijai scoring six and Damion Miller the seventh. A 3-2 victory over WWPS followed with Maduro (2) and Rushane Dixon securing the win after Twariba Jacob had scored twice for WWPS.

In the U12’s, BFEC hit ten unanswered goals against Alexandrina Maduro/ Agape School, with Jaden Abrams scoring twice, Joel Mars and Jaeden Brown also notched a brace, whilst there was one apiece for Tikhoy Morton, Jadon Abrams, Andres Bailey and Benjamin Moore.

First Impressions had a much tougher time against AMPS/Agape, coming out 4-3 winners thanks to a last ditch own goal. Earlie Orrett Kennedy smashed home a hat trick which was cancelled out by two goals from Kymani Campbell and one from Jadon Glasgow.

Willard Wheatley / Francis Lettsome Primary combined also had a 7-1 victory over Claudia Creque Educational Centre (CCEC) with Sajahni Duports scoring three, Felix Walters two and both Antonio Bramble and Mervin Latouche one. Henrique Warren scored for CCEC.

WWPS then beat the five brave boys of St Georges by the same score line with a Walters hat trick matched by one from Antonio Bramble and Duporte also scoring

AMPS/Agape also had a 5-3 victory over Joyce Samuel Primary School thanks to a hat trick by Jaden Glasgow and one each for Khamari Smith and Kymani Campbell. BFEC beat Althea Scatliffe Primary School, 2-0, with T’Khoy Morton and Deshawn Richardson both finding the net.

St Georges beat Pelican Gate 3-0 on two goals from Jefferson Frank and one from Miseal Venzen, but then lost 10-0 to BFEC as Jaden Abrams scored a hat trick, Joel Mars two, Jaden Brown two, Deshawn Richardson one, Jadon Abrams one and Andres Bailey one.

In the High School League U15 Division, BFEC beat CCEC, 2-1, with Quelahni Nickie and Sheldon Toney scoring for BFEC and Kiara Fahie for CCEC.

In the Open Division, BFEC beat Elmore Stout High School, 2-1, with a late Timothy Louis goal coming as consolation after Devante Samuel put BFEC ahead and Kyreek Gardiner doubled the advantage.

BDO Primary and BVIFA High School Leagues resume


Action in the game this week between Cedar Green and Seventh-day Adventists. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO

Action in the game this week between Cedar Green and Seventh-day Adventists. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO

Schools’ football has climbed back into the spotlight as the BDO Primary and BVIFA High School Leagues are both back in full action for 2017, with Cedar International School U12’s especially carrying on where they left off in 2016.

In the U12’s, Azarni Callwood claimed outright leadership of the race for the Golden Boot, scoring in the 12th minute to send Cedar Green on their way to a 2-0 win over the Seventh-day Adventists. With the win, Cedar cemented top spot in the standings with a perfect record of seven straight wins.

In second place are Bregado Flax on 15 points. Third place belongs to Althea Scatliffe on 13 points and Alexandrina Maduro Primary round out the top four on 12 points.

In U7 action, a Myles Penn hat trick secured all 3 points for First Impressions in the 3-1 win over Enid Scatliffe Maroon. The win also leap frogs FIPS over Montessori and into top spot of the BDO Standings, with 13 points compared to 12, but Montessori have a game in hand.

Cedar are in third with 10 points and BFEC fourth on 8.

In other games played this week, Agape and Enid Scatliffe Red battled to a 0-0 draw.

In the u9’s, two late goals, from Tiqoun McKensie and Nicolas Yerkel handed Pelican Gate a comfortable 3-0 win over Agape, with the other goal coming early in the first half from azar Beazer. However, the real excitement came at the top of Group B, when Robinson O’Neal/Ciboney handed Althea Scatliffe a 4-2 defeat to go top of the group.

Jaadon Quashie netted a hat trick to close the gap on Mario Carter, who scored for ASPS, in the race for Golden Boot, but more importantly the win saw the VG based team go 3 points clear at the top.

The other goals came from Te’ Mauri Isaac and Latriel Williams (ASPS).

BDO Primary and BVIFA High School League updates

Begrado Flax U12's beat Pelican Gate, 2-0. Photo: BVIFA

Begrado Flax U12’s beat Pelican Gate, 2-0. Photo: BVIFA

Bregado Flax took a share of top spot in the BDO U12 Primary School League with a 2-0 win over Pelican Gate.

Jaden Abrams converted a first half penalty, whilst Jamoi Hodge put the icing on the cake with a late second half strike.

St Georges continued a recent run of good form with a 3-1 win over Althea Scatliffe, thanks to a first half brace from Jefferson Frank. Adrian Padilla made it 3-0 towards the end of the second half, before Jeremiah Hopkins scored a late consolation for ASPS.

Cedar Green and Alexandrina Maduro Primary remain unbeaten in the standings to be first and second, respectively on goal difference, from BFEC, whilst ASPS are fourth.

In the U14 High School League, Cedar School leapfrogged over BFEC, with a 2-0 win, into second place in the standings, but still five points behind unbeaten leaders, ESHS.

Cedar’s game against BFEC was called off after an injury to the goalkeeper reduced the boys from VG to just six players on the field.

The goals coming from Scott Kirk and Luca Reich

In the High School Girls league, Cedar went top, on goal difference, from BFEC, with an 8-1 romp over the SDA Girls.

Hat tricks from Darci Reich and Lilly Pierce along with a goal each for Tola Broderick and Caron Simmons sealed the deal for Cedar, although SDA had been level at 1-1 after a strike from Daveon Topper.

BFEC maintained the pace in the race for the Championship with a hard fought 4-2 win over St Georges Girls, despite being a goal down, scored by Kiara Woodley, for much of the first half.

Jakisha Rigobert netted the equalizer and Kayla Skelton the go-ahead goal on the stroke of half time, before Loreal George scored twice in the second half to secure all 3 points.

BDO Primary School and BVIFA High School Leagues update


BFEC drew 2-2 with SDA in the U7's. Photo: BVIFA

BFEC drew 2-2 with SDA in the U7’s. Photo: BVIFA

Whilst many games have been lost to rains, there has still been plenty of action, excitement and goals in the BDO Primary and BVIFA High School Leagues.

In the BDO Primary U7’s, Montessori School are top of the standings, but only on goal difference from Cedar School “Green”, having won both their games played so far and with the league’s top scorer, Charlie Potgeiter (5) in top form.

Begrado Flax sit in third place and would have hoped to have gone top in their latest game, against the Seventh Day Adventist School. However, as it turned out they were indebted to a late equalizer from Drekailly Findlay to share the points. Findlay had also cancelled out Nazri Jones’s first half opener, before J’Lynn Penn made it 2-1 to SDA at the break.

Findlay secured the point with his 18th minute goal to make it 2-2.

In the U9 Division, Group A, there has been little action so far, but a 3-0 win for First Impression’s against Joyce Samuel Primary sees them sit atop the group.

In Group B, Robinson O’Neal Primary and Cedar School “White” have identical records to sit one and two in the standings, as they both beat St Georges and Pelican Gate, 2-0, respectively.

Meanwhile in the U12’s, Cedar “Green” got their campaign off to a winning start, 3-1, against Begrado Flax, courtesy of goals from Ryan Lettsome, Azarni Callwood and Nici Haycraft. An own goal briefly made it 1-1, but in the end the Green’s had too much firepower.

Alexandrina Maduro Primary are unbeaten at the top of the Group with two wins from two, with the latest being a 3-0 romp against Pelican Gate, as Felix Walters scored twice and Keryan Provost once.

Joyce Samuel Primary moved into second place with a 4-0 victory against Leonora Delville Primary, thanks to a hat trick from M’Khori Crabbe and a goal in the just the third minute from Jesse Cockburn.

Althea Scatliffe Primary sit in third after they overcame Jost Van Dyke Primary, 3-0, on goals from DeAndre Rogers and Jahari Lacey (2).

Most of the High School action has been in the U14 Boys Division, which sees Elmore Stoutt High currently pipping Begrado Flax to the top spot on goal difference.

The pair shared nine goals in their first clash of the season with ESHS holding on to win 5-4 with Johnathon Jarris putting the hosts up 5-2 before a late onslaught from the Virgin Gorda boys saw them pull it back to 5-4 with a few nervous moments left to play.

Marcus Butler, Sheldon Harry and Jeremy Grant all scored for ESHS in the first half, whilst Division top scorer Jahdique Winchester (7), pulled one back before the break for BFEC. In the second half Shamari Maduro made it 4-2, T’Khoi Richardson then made it 4-2, Jarris 5-2 and then both Winchester and Richardson netted again to almost secure at least a deserved point.

St George’s are in third place as they put defeats to ESHS (2-5) and BFEC (3-4) behind them to beat District 3 rivals, SDA, 3-1, with goals from Guillaume Parkins and Jalen Prentice (2)

In the High School Boys, Open Division, BFEC beat ESHS, 2-0, in the only game played so far, thanks to goals from, yes you guessed it, Winchester and Sheldon Toohey.

In the Girls Division, SDA held on to beat St Georges, making their debut in the tournament, 2-1, after Sheniece St Jean had scored from the penalty spot. However earlier goals from Marline Daguiar and Neemie Odvil provided just enough of a cushion.

BDO Primary and BVIFA High School League underway

Keithreece Smith opening the scoring for Begrado Flax against the Seventh Day Adventist School. Photo: BVIFA

Keithreece Smith opening the scoring for Begrado Flax against the Seventh Day Adventist School. Photo: BVIFA

As the BDO Primary Schools and the BVIFA High School Leagues got underway this week, Kyle Farrington, Blake Kirk, Rush Broderick, Miquel Marshall, Keithreece Smith and Kayla Skelton all scored hat tricks.

The BDO Primary School League, this week, saw Robinson O’Neal beat Claude Creque 6-0, in the Under 7’s Group A, with Farrington netting four goals and the other two coming from TeMaur Isaac.

In Group B, Cedar White beat Montessori 4-3, with Kirk’s hat trick and a goal from Sanero Hoogenrijk. James Tucker Davis, Charlie Potgeiter and Halan Jos replied for CHMS. Enid Scatliffe then recorded a 1-0 win over Montessori and a 1-1 draw with Cedar White. Nazri Cooper and Richard Barnes scored for ESPS, whilst Hoogenrijk scored his second of the week for Cedar.

In Under 9 Group A games, Begrado Flax Educational Centre Girls won by Forfeit against Claude Creque and in Group B Cedar School beat Joyce Samuel Primary School 5-1. Broderick notched four and Danny Henderson one, whilst in reply G’Anton Grant was on target for JSPS.

In Under 12 Group A Claudia Creque beat Althea Scatliffe Primary School 5-1, courtesy of a brace of goals from Henrique Warren and one each from Aiden Dabreo, Kehlon Francis and an own goal. Also in Group A Cedar Green “J” beat Claudia Creque 8-0, including two goals from Jesse Cooke, two from Alex Salter and one from Zack Jackson, Luka Chalwell, Alejandro Santos and Johannes Blok.

In Group B, Cedar School Green “G” beat JSPS 5-1, with Azarni Callwood scoring twice. Further Cedar goals came from Oli Henderson, Darci Reich and Gethin Jones, whilst Brandon Benjamin hit the consolation for JSPS. ASPS “B” lost to the Seven Day Adventist School 2-1 with Divon Jones and Sulani John scoring for SDA and Alexandrina Maduro Primary beat Enis Adams Primary School 3-1, with Bayandre Dedeza, Kalique Maduro and Nichol Joseph.

In the BVIFA High School U15 Boys League, Marshall’s hat trick powered Elmore Stoutt High School to a 6-1 win over Cedar. Marcus Butler(2) and Sheldon Harry also scoring, whilst in the Girls League, Cedar won by Forfeit against ESHS, BFEC beat Claudia Creque 3-0 on goals by Skelton, Jackisha Rigobert and Kayla Bolus. Smith and Skelton then both scored hat tricks against SDA Girls as BFEC romped to a 9-0 victory. Rigobert (2) and Loreal George were also on target.


BDO Primary and BVIFA High School Football Leagues ready for kick off


BDO Primary Schools League, BVIFA High Schools League at the opening ceremony of the 2015 Leagues. Photo: BVIFA

BDO Primary Schools League, BVIFA High Schools League at the opening ceremony of the 2015 Leagues. Photo: BVIFA

A wave of hundreds of young footballers rolled down Waterfront Drive, Road Town, Tortola, on Wednesday 30th September, 2015, adorned with brightly coloured football shirts designating their BDO Primary School League and BVIFA High School League team colours.

The now traditional march through the capital of the British Virgin Islands brought traffic and bystanders alike to a halt as they waived and cheered on the boys and girls. Families and friends lined the procession, a police escort steered the way, the Althea Scatliffe Primary School Drum Corps played their hearts out and DJ “Dre” kept the feet tapping with cool sounds on a blistering hot afternoon.

Once safely arrived at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School auditorium, the youths were greeted by the Honourable Premier Dr. D. Orlando Smith, BVI Football Association President, Mr. Andy Bickerton,  the Minister for Education, Culture and Sports, Hon. Myron Walwyn, Mr. Ryan Gelug from Sponsors, BDO, and Mr. Paul Hewlett, Acting Director at the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports.

“You have a bonus this year,” stated Mr. Bickerton. “This is the second league of the year as we are now changing to a September start to avoid clashes with other events. Football is spreading from Primary School to High School and will hopefully stay in your blood. Our coaches are improving through attending licensed courses and hopefully that will make you all better players as we look to continually improve the standard of football throughout the territory.”

“It’s good to see that the numbers have gone up from a couple of years ago,” commented the Premier. “Seeing so many of you who have now gone onto High School and remain keen on playing is also encouraging for the continual growth of football.”

The Minister for Education, Culture and Sports noted that he was very pleased with the work done by the Football Association: “If you want to keep anything alive, it’s important that you always ensure the younger persons are involved and this School League is one of the success stories. If this continues Football will become one of the leading sports in the territory.”

Hon. Walwyn also acknowledged the importance of sponsors and that businesses have a responsibility to the community to support and build programmes such as these and noted that “coming together we can get a lot more done for the Country.”

Speaking on behalf of sponsors, BDO, Ryan Gelug expressed that the company was very proud of its continued support for the Primary School League and reminded the children to make sure they have fun and enjoy their season. “Football is about a lot of fun. Winning is fun, but so is just taking part, so remember to have fun. Make sure you enjoy yourselves and may the best team win.”

After the ceremony several youngsters were invited to represent their school in various skill drills, including shooting, passing and dribbling, organized by the FA Coaches and Technical Director, Katie Rowson.

The Primary and High School Leagues both kick off on Monday 5th October and the schedules will be available to schools from Friday 2nd October, 2015.