Grenada Football Association introduces Pure Grenada Cup

The Grenada Football Association is building on its 2017 successes on and off the field and has already started of the New Year with a series of activities.

The association has already held a meeting with its coaches and technical staff to discuss its 2018 Calendar of Activities as well as a Stakeholders meeting with all of the persons that will be involved in the inaugural Pure Grenada Cup.

The tournament which which features two hundred of the best players on the island will involve the seven parishes which includes its sister isles Carriacou and Petite Martinique as well as the national U20 squad in a tournament which commenced on March 17th and run until May 5th 2018.

“There is a big buzz about this tournament throughout Grenada and we are all excited about plans as they unfold since it will capture the interest of the entire Island” said Chairman of the Pure Grenada Cup, Alvin Clouden, who also was the Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee when GRENADA hosted its first ever CONCACAF tournament in 2015.

Clouden believes that one of the many legacies which was realized following Grenada’s hoisting of the Concacaf U17 Women’s tournament was the empowering of human resource to stage large sporting events on the island. He is hoping that the annual tournament will facilitate many other areas of opportunities to build on the experience gained.

President of the Grenada Football Association, Cheney Joseph believes the tournament has come at the right time and as they prepare for it, he is welcoming the support and endorsements they have been receiving.

The island’s Tourism Authority as well as the government of Grenada and the business community have all lend their endorsements to the event, Joseph stated.

The GFA has also secured endorsements from some of the island’s top entertainers as well as two former professional players. Former Grenadian International star player Jason Roberts who is currently employed with CONCACAF as well as Karina LeBlanc former Canada Goalkeeper.

“We are hoping to invite some scouts to the tournament with a view of having them take a look at our players and we are hoping there will be some luck for some of our players” said the GFA boss.

Technical Director of the Grenada Football Association, Jamaican Vinimore Blaine, believes the approach is positive and is hoping that additional talents may be discovered during the ten week tournament.

The eight teams participating in the tournament are St. Patrick (Crown City Strikers), St. Mark (Western Stars), St. John (Dolphins), St. George (Royal Canons), Carriacou and Petite Martinique (Maroons), St. Andrew (Big Parish Stars), St. David (Top Strikers) and the National U20 (Young Gunners).