Dig­i­cel Con­grat­u­lates Teams in North­ern Zone Club Cham­pi­onship!

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

With an ex­ten­sive sports in­vest­ment spon­sor­ship pro­file for 2016, Dig­i­cel on Sun­day Septem­ber 11, through its part­ner­ship with North­ern United All Stars, con­cluded yet an­other thrilling sports tour­na­ment at the Gros Islet play­ing field. Emerg­ing as cham­pi­ons of the North­ern Zone was Massy Stores North­ern United who de­feated LA All Stars three goals to nil dur­ing an ex­cit­ing fi­nal.

The ob­jec­tive of this foot­ball tour­na­ment was to re­vamp club foot­ball in Saint Lu­cia. Sun­day Au­gust 7th marked the com­mence­ment of the in­au­gu­ral Dig­i­cel North­ern Zone Club Cham­pi­onship Tour­na­ment, the lat­est of club struc­tured foot­ball which was added to Saint Lu­cia's foot­ball cal­en­dar. Par­tic­i­pat­ing clubs in­cluded Big Play­ers FC, GMC United FC, Flames, Dom­i­na­tors FC, Boguis FC, VSADC, Nyah FC, Ciceron Seag­ulls SC, RV Ju­niors FC, Massy Stores North­ern United, FC Pioneers and LA All Stars. The tour­na­ment was played at three of the pre­mier sur­faces in the north: Sab Sport­ing Fa­cil­ity at Vigie, Gros Islet play­ing field and the Marc­hand play­ing field.

Speak­ing at the clos­ing cer­e­mony on Sun­day was Mar­ket­ing and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Ex­ec­u­tive at Dig­i­cel, Miss Louise Vic­tor: “To ev­ery player stand­ing here to­day, to ev­ery res­i­dent, spec­ta­tor and foot­ball lover who is here to­day and sup­ported through­out the tour­na­ment, I want to con­grat­u­late you all. Your sup­port has been crit­i­cal to the suc­cess of this tour­na­ment. At Dig­i­cel we saw the value in this tour­na­ment, the North­ern Zone Club Cham­pi­onship, as a step in the right di­rec­tion in youth and sports de­vel­op­ment. Given this tour­na­ment's ob­jec­tive to ad­dress the is­sue and lack of club foot­ball in Saint Lu­cia, which ide­ally is how the sport is devel­oped glob­ally, along with other grass roots pro­grammes, we def­i­nitely saw it wor­thy to help cham­pion the ef­forts by the or­gan­is­ers in achiev­ing this goal.”

“At Dig­i­cel we pride our­selves on touch­ing lives in ev­ery way in ev­ery­thing that we do; whether it's through ed­u­ca­tion, sports or arts, we be­lieve in aid­ing in cre­at­ing op­por­tu­nity for as many young peo­ple as pos­si­ble to har­ness their cre­ative tal­ent. For you young men, we are proud to have been a source of sup­port for you all through­out this tour­na­ment through your gift of foot­ball.” Miss Vic­tor added.

Big Play­ers FC also de­feated VSADC one goal to nil to cap­ture the third place ti­tle on Sun­day.

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