Saint Lucia Welcomes Gold-Winning Commonwealth Team Home!
The Government of Saint Lucia has once again extended congratulations to Team Saint Lucia, following a second gold medal win at the Commonwealth Youth Games in The Bahamas.
Saint Lucia defeated Trinidad and Tobago 6-2 in the Beach Soccer final on July 22, 2017 with Linus Clovis scoring four goals and Zaine Amedee and Dillon Fanis scoring the other two winning goals.
On Thursday July 20, 2017, sprinter Julien Alfred won our country's first gold medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games in the girls' 100m final by running a time of 11.56 seconds.
Ahead of the team returning to Saint Lucia this week, Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Equity, Social Justice and Empowerment, Honourable Lenard Montoute, said that the entire team deserved a hero's welcome for this, being the country's best showing at the Commonwealth Youth Games.
“I take this opportunity to congratulate our football team who won the gold medal in beach football, having defeated Trinidad and Tobago,” stated the Acting Prime Minister. “This is a wonderful accomplishment as a result of an outstanding performance on their part. Saint Lucia, so far having two gold medals at the Games, is the best performance at the Games and, as a government, we compliment our young athletes and I say on behalf of the government and the people of Saint Lucia our heartfelt congratulations to Ms. Julien Alfred who won the 100 meter and our football team who won the beach football. We look forward to welcoming them home and to giving them the hero's welcome that they deserve.”
The Acting Prime Minister called on all Saint Lucians to rally around the 23-strong Saint Lucia team along with officials who returned to island on Wednesday.
Head of St Lucia’s Delegation to the Commonwealth Youth Games Melissa Francois (center) with St Lucia’s gold medal-winning Beach Soccer team.