Despite coming out of two category 5 hurricanes, the British Virgin Islands successfully held its third-ever staging of Women’s Football Day on Saturday (November 18).
The event was sponsored by the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), which is the governing body for football in the region.
Women’s Football Day was held in all CONCACAF member countries on Saturday in a bid to promote more females joining the sport.
Roughly 30 females from different sections of the territory came out to the new football field in Greenland, East End to play ball.
“It’s a good turnout from Virgin Gorda and Tortola and I think given the circumstances we are pleased with the numbers… We have not managed to get anybody down from Anegada,” said President of the BVI Football Association (BVIFA), Andy Bickerton.
“It has obviously been very difficult for us to put this together because of the challenges we are facing in the aftermath of the hurricanes,” he added.
The females that turned out on Saturday were able to play games and to run through football drills with local coaches.
“I think for the girls it gives them something to do. It also gives them an opportunity for those that are new to the game to experience it and see if they will like it.”
“From the BVIFA’s point of view, we’ve always supported ladies football and we’d like to see the leagues expand and grow,” said Bickerton.
Following are highlights from Women’s Football Day: