Over the years not that many schools have competed in the tournament, Director for Sports, Dave Connor told miyvue.com on Tuesday, (27th October).
“In the past we’ve had schools not competing because of excuses such as the team has not trained or the schools do not have a team,” Connor explained.
The Sports Director revealed that the Public Primary and Secondary Schools Tournament got underway this week and to add to that, the Jam’s Welding Private Primary schools will kick off on 8th November.
This year’s tournament promises to be a keen one, according to Connor.
“Many of the students who are playing for these teams are enrolled in weekly football clinics and many are just coming out of the summer camps and are very skilful players. Since the tournament started couple days ago, we’ve seen where teams have won by as much as 10 goals to 1,” the Director added.
The Primary Schools games are played on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, while the Secondary games are on Tuesdays and Thursday. Matches are played at various playing fields across St. Kitts and in Nevis
The Tucker Clarke Primary School is the defending champions while for the secondary schools, Basseterre High reigns as the under 14 category champions and Washington Archibald High, the under 16 champions.