Golden experience for All Saints students
All Saints Primary footballers and coach just collecting gold trophies.
It was the perfect ending to a successful and thrilling school year for the All Saints Primary School.
The northern primary school was recently represented at the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup, when their Concacaf Next Play team joined other players and officials of the Next Play programme at the Soldier Field in Chicago to witness the final between host United States of America and nemesis Mexico.
All Saints were the inaugural winners of the Barbados leg of the Scotia Bank Next Play Cup last December and this initiated the wave of success which followed the school throughout the school year as they won the Anton Norris Zone in the National Primary School Athletic Championship, finished runners-up in the National Primary School Netball competition and won their first BICO National Primary School Football competition.
Physical Education teacher at the school Barrington Yearwood, said he is very happy about being a part of history and he is more excited for the children to have experienced a major sporting event such as the Gold Cup final.
“Being the first-time winners of any competition is a great feeling, but a competition as massive as this one (Next Play Cup) with a reward like this is fantastic.
"We are all overjoyed and thankful to Concacaf for allowing us to be a part of such a tournament, hopefully we are two time winners when the next competition come around”, said Yearwood.
Yearwood said the tour was a great experience, especially for four of the children who were first time travelers; the coach deemed it as a life changing experience for himself and the players.