Top 10 local football moments of 2019
The year 2019 attained a bag of mixed outcomes on the local football circuit.
Good and bad results, on and off the field contributed to historical, memorable and sometimes breathtaking moments.
Here is a list of the top 10 moments on the football scene in Barbados this year.
1. Barbados appoints Trinidad & Tobago football legend Russell Latapy as men’s senior team coach.
2. President Randy Harris gets married to childhood sweetheart Golda Whittaker.
3. The girls’ national U17 team wins Barbados Football Association Scotiabank Youth Cup U13 tier 2 title.
4. Pro Shottas claimed four youth titles this year.
5. The Barbados Defense Force Sports Programme (BDFSP) won their first Premier League title since 2015, dethroning 2017 and 2018 champions Weymouth Wales.
6. The Barbados Football Association (BFA) launches its biggest sponsored football tournament; the Capelli Sport Super Cup ($50,000.00 plus two cars)
7. Female football returned on the calendar with a twist.
The BFA kicked off the inaugural Women’s Football Futsal tournament at the latest football facility; The Oasis. Won by team Girls with Goals.
8. Wales created history by winning the inaugural BFA Capelli Sport Super Cup by defeating Ellerton FC 1-0.
9. After a technical error, the Barbados senior men’s team were confined to League C of the Concacaf Nations League. However, some outstanding performances, saw them top Group A and promoted to League B and into the Gold Cup playoffs.
10. All Saints Primary School became the first primary school to win three consecutive football titles.
After winning the 2018 Scotiabank Concacaf Next Play Cup last December, the northern representatives added the 2019 BICO National Primary School football title and the 2019 Scotiabank Concacaf Next Play Cup to their trophy cabinet.