BVI Footballer Kristian Javier tries out at S.C.U. Torreenese, Portugal

BVI National Men’s Football Team player, Kirstian Javier is trying out with Portuguese pro club, S.C.U Torreenese. Photo: BVIFA

Kristian Javier who has successfully represented the BVI in the men’s national football team for over two years, is trying out with Portuguese pro club, Sport Clube União Torreenese.

Javier, who has played a key role in the resurgence of the national men’s team, was spotted during a soccer visa event where a representative of S.C.U. Torreenese invited him in for a week’s trial.

“We are delighted that Kristian has been given this opportunity and feel he fully deserves it. Kristian’s coachability and attitude to learn has been first class since he joined the team,” said Dan Neville, Assistant National Men’s Team Coach. “Kristian has played a big part in the progress we are making in the BVI and has become a key member of the squad. This opportunity demonstrates what can happen if you work hard, listen and perform well. As a spin off we have had lots of interest in some of our other young players, which again comes as no surprise considering the maturity of their performances in recent Internationals. We look forward to tracking Kristian’s progress over the coming months.”

President of the BVI Football Association, Andrew Bickerton was delighted when he received the news of Javier’s selection on a trial basis to Torreenese which is another milestone on the BVI’s journey to breaking through the football ranks on a regional and international level while pushing its way to the ultimate goal of playing in a world cup.

The BVI Football Association over the past few years, and certainly since the passing of Irma, is going from strength to strength with national teams across the board progressing steadily.

With the likes of Azarni Callwood and Ryan Lettsome leading the way in the junior division as they work their way through the junior ranks into the senior division over the next couple years, equal importance is given to ensure senior players also are developing steadily through the ranks regionally on route to the ultimate goal of the BVI qualifying in its own right for the World Cup finals.

BVIFA re-launches Greenland stadium drainage and retaining wall project

Source: VINO

BVI Football Association relaunch FIFA funded the Greenland stadium drainage and retaining wall project. Photo: Provided

British Virgin Islands Football Association (BVIFA), President, Andrew Bickerton, accompanied by his General Secretary Mrs Julianna Luke, recently signed contracts at their new temporary office in Greenland, Long Look , East End to mark the re-launch of their Long Look, East End drainage and retaining wall project.

The projects which started in 2016 project was abruptly stopped due to the passing of hurricane Irma during which the territory sustained immeasurable damage.

The disclosure was made by way of a public statement on August 29, 2018, by BVIFA which indicated that the contracts were signed by the BVIFA President, Mr Bickerton , Ms Luke,  General Secretary of the BVIFA, Cornell Penn of Smokey Construction LTD and Dion Stoutt, the Project Manager.

A second signing was done by President Bickerton, General Secretary Ms Luke, Owner of Clarence Fahie Construction Company, Clarence Fahie  and witnessed by project manager Dion A. Stoutt.
A pleased President Bickerton, speaking at at the signing ceremony stating he was very happy that the project was on its way again.

Mr Bickerton confirmed that the BVIFA has indeed been funded by FIFA for this next stage of the project which is the completion of the drainage on the northern end of the field and the putting up of the retaining wall on the southern end of the field.

“These are very important to the project as a whole because, once this has been completed, the BVIFA can then put in the athletics track.” said Bickerton.

Mr Bickerton also disclosed that FIFA have also approved the next stage of the project which is the foundation of the grandstand “so with some of the funding already in place the BVIFA would be able to get that stage of the project on the way very probably after the end of the hurricane season, as it is a much larger project.”

BVI national football team warm up with 3-2 win against St Maarten

By BVI Football Association

BVI football squad in St Maarten. Photo: BVIFA

The BVI national football team are in Dutch St. Maarten in preparation for a tournament to be played in St. Barthelemy (St Barths) against the host team St. Barths, and French St. Martin.

Jamie Wilson, James Drury and Phil Nelson who are also expected to be in the starting line-up for the international fixture, made their debut in a warm up match against St Maarten.

St Maarten started out impressively on their home turf, dominating much of the early play which lead to a few early chances at goal, but once the BVI got settled in they looked like a much better squad and forced an own goal after a lovely cross in from Troy Ceasar and which gave the BVI a 1-0 lead.

BVI continued to press and looked dangerous as they put together several half chances with some excellent combination plays in the latter part of the first half.

Just 10 minutes later and in the 35th minute the BVI extended their lead through Jordan Johnson who was brilliant with his clinically executed goal which came from a neat passing move on his left. Despite St. Maarten being able to capitalize from an error made in the midfield, the BVI were still able to end the half leading by 2-1.

After the interval BVI again started tentatively and this time St. Maarten capitalized and made it 2-2. The BVI coach Dan Neville along with manager John Reilly wasted no time calling a quick substitution and introduced Kevin Fisher, Bailey Rowe and Liam Blok which immediately put the BVI back in control of the game.

After 65 minutes of play, Bailey Rowe made it 3-2 with a wonderfully crafted goal, which saw him picking up possession after a neat interchange with Charles Medway and Jamie Wilson who has been the hot foot in the local league in Tortola. Rowe calmly lifted the ball over the head of the St. Maarten centre back before clinically slotting the ball past the on rushing goal keeper.

Wilson and Fisher had a few near chances late in the second half but neither was able to convert. St. Maarten also made a late press but the BVI defence proved to be up to the task as the BVI held on for their first victory against the hosts since 2011.

What made the victory for the BVI even more impressive was the fact that there were 7 teenagers chosen in the squad which included 16 year olds Tyler Forbes, Charles Medway and Bailey Rowe; 17 year olds Carson Price, Liam Block and Tosh Gallimore and 18 year old Leo Forte. A confident BVI squad will now more on to St. Barths.

BVIFA National League results after 3rd Match Day

By BVI Football Association

The Panthers took on the Rebels and won 3-1 on the 3rd match day of the BVIFA National League, Photo: Dean Greenaway

After a hectic match day number three of the BVIFA National League, One Love went joint top, the Rebels are still winless and the Wolues got their first points of the season as 17 goals, 11 cautions and 3 penalties were shared amongst 3 games.

The 3pm kick off over in Virgin Gorda saw Old Madrid come up against the Wolues, who, with a new look side, found themselves 3-0 inside the first 40 minutes, first through Phillip Nelson in the 11th minute and then a brace from Mark Gardner in the 33rd and 37th minutes.

Kenmore Peters pulled one back for Old Madrid in the 45th minute before Christopher Farmer and Christopher Smith put the result beyond doubt, scoring in the 60th and 82nd minutes respectively.

Nelson would then add another in the 87th minute to put the icing on the cake and make it 6-1.

Back on the A.O. Shirley Ground, the Panthers took on the Rebels and come out with all 3 points, winning 3-1, in a feisty game that saw no less than eight bookings.

All the goals came in the second half with Shannon Lawrence opening the scoring in the 53rd minute, Prevell Asson doubling the lead in the 72, Michael Baptichon pulling one back for the Rebels from the penalty spot, in the 73rd and Wayne Phillip wrapping it up for the Panthers in the 81st minute.

The final game back on Virgin Gorda saw a Carl Stewart hat trick, and a brace from Richard Morgan condemn F.C. Sea Argo to another heavy defeat, 5-1, despite staying in the game up until almost half time, when Stewart scored the first of his three (38th).
Morgan’s 11th minute penalty had been cancelled out by Janel Ferdinand, also from the spot, in the 21st minute.

Stewart would add further goals in the 49th and 77th minutes, either side of Morgan’s second in the 54th.

Upcoming games for March 18th:

VG Utd     v   Islanders F.C. –  A.O. Shirley  at  4.30pm

Sugar Boys F.C.   v    Old Madrid F.C.  –   Virgin Gorda at  3.00pm

F.C. Sea Argo v Rebels F.C.  –  Virgin Gorda  at  5,00pm


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