PRESS RELEASE: Last Saturday, January 25, 2017, the Philip Marcellin Grounds were packed to capacity, with hundreds of fans cheering for Vieux Fort South and Anse La Raye as the Flow Plate Championship was being decided in the 2016-2017 Veterans Football Tournament.
Ultimately, a come-from-behind performance saw Vieux Fort South winning 2-1, Ernie Soudatt scoring in the 76th and 78th minutes to keep the title down south. Soudatt was named man of the match and Most Valuable Player. Vieux Fort South captain Douglas ‘Ti Goat’ Marcellin gratefully accepted the trophy from Adriana Mitchel-Gideon of Flow.
The prize for third place went to Laborie, who beat Gros Islet 4-1. Justus St Aimee netted for Laborie in the 19th and 62nd, Mike Philip responded for Gros Islet in the 64th, but Patrick Modeste padded the score for Laborie in the 83rd and 86th minutes.
Gros Islet’s Kerwin Mortley received prizes for the most goals in the Flow Plate competition, having gone past the custodian on four occasions.
Once again, Flow was a major tournament sponsor and furnished the competition’s coveted Flow Plate. Flow continues to be one of Saint Lucia’s biggest, most loyal corporate sponsors of local sports. The company has contributed millions of dollars to tournaments, clubs and other sporting organizations, as well as individual athletes, including the Caribbean’s number one Olympian female high jumper, Levern Spencer.
Shermalyn Sidonie-John, Flow Saint Lucia’s Marketing & Communications Executive, said, “Having witnessed the massive success of the Veterans Football Tournament and how much of a positive and inspirational force for change it has been on the players, their friends and families, Flow was proud to extend, yet again, our support to the competition. It is aligned with our vision for a healthy active lifestyle for Saint Lucians of all ages and backgrounds and it’s just great to be a part of it. Hats off to the winners of this year’s tournament and all the teams that participated, as well as the organizers!”