St. Lucia ready for Windward Islands tournament

St. Lucia (pictured) poses for a team photo prior to its friendly against visiting Jamaica on March 5, 2014.


CASTRIES, St. Lucia – The St. Lucia men’s national team departs with a 17-man squad on Tuesday for Dominica, where it will participate in the Windward Islands Football Tournament, April 30 – May 4. 

The four-team competition, which also includes the host nation, Grenada and St. Vincent & the Grenadines, will be played entirely at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium.

In 2013, Grenada captured the event, which was contested for the first time since 2001.  Two days before that tournament was to start, Dominica withdrew after head coach Kurt Hector and defender Noran Jno Hope were killed in a car accident. 

Late last year, St. Lucia traveled to Dominica for a two-game friendly series in Roseau with each winning once by the same 1-0 score.



(Windward Islands Football Tournament: April 30-May 4, 2014, in Roseau, Dominica)

GOALKEEPERS:  Randy Poleon (Northern United All-Stars), Alton Robert (Big Players)

DEFENDERS:  Rickson Augustin (1987 All-Stars), Emmery Edward (Valley Soccer Academy), Sheldon Emmanuel (Young Roots), Sabbatus Hunte (Micoud), Gervan Janvier (Survivals)

MIDFIELDERS:  Melvin Aurelien (Northern United All-Stars), Eden Charles (W Connection/Trinidad & Tobago), Romiel Felix (Lancers FC), Nyhime Gilbert (Aux Lyon United), John Perry Joseph (Northern United All-Stars), Everton Lambert (Northern United All-Stars), Zacchaeus Polius (Old Lime Road/Antigua), Pernal Williams (Aiglon Le Lamentin/Martinique)

FORWARDS:  Vernan Abbott (Mabouya Valley), Gerlanne Neptune (Rising Stars)



Roseau, Dominica -- Windsor Park Sports Stadium

Schedule (all times local)

April 30, 2014

Grenada v St. Vincent & the Grenadines, 5:00 p.m.

Dominica v St. Lucia, 7:00 p.m.

May 2, 2014

Grenada v St. Lucia, 5:00 p.m.

Dominica v St. Vincent & the Grenadines, 7:00 p.m.           

May 4, 2014

St. Lucia v St. Vincent & the Grenadines, 5:00 p.m.

Dominica v Grenada, 7:00 p.m.