According to Walwyn, the Football season will commence on Saturday 27th November beginning at 4 p.m. the E. L. Willet Park. There will be a brief opening ceremony which is expected to feature addresses from the FA president and Minister of Sport, Hensley Daniel.
Immediately following the ceremony, the seven registered teams will engage in a knockout competition which will have a trophy as its grand prize. On Sunday, 28th November, the feature game will see the Non-Nationals team taking on a Nevis under 23 team, which will feature players from the Combined Schools and players from other teams, who are under 23 years of age.
The following weekend, there will be a very important ceremony on Saturday 4th December when the St. Paul’s Football team from St. Kitts journey to Nevis to participate in a ceremony in honour of the late Nevisian Football star, Morell ‘Slybo’ Newton. The bus stand at Stoney Grove will be named in his honour and the ceremony will also feature input from his previous home team, Brand Stoney Grove Strikers. Newton was also a key player for the St. Paul’s team while he was at the top of his game. The ceremony is expected to be held at 4 p.m. and at around 7 p.m. the Stoney Grove Strikers will engage the St. Paul’s team in what is expected to be a crowd pleaser.
The Legends cup competition will commence on the very next day (Sunday 5th December) and even though a Legend for this year is yet to be identified, president Walwyn has informed that the Legend will be selected from the Cotton Ground area.
According to Walwyn, the fans are in for an exciting season of Football.
(Some content for this article was provided by Curtis Morton, sports journalist in Nevis).