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Scholarship offers for Saint Lucia’s Girls2Womens programme

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In July Sacred Sports Foundation in conjunction with the St Lucia Football Association hosted a US NCAA Division II soccer coach. New Mexico Highlands University Coach Justin Wagar worked extensively with local girls and coaches, as part of the Foundation’s Girls2Womens programme that is funded by the Australian Government.

Ellaisa Marquis holding the ball listens to NCAA Division II New Mexico Highlands University women’s soccer coach Justin Wagar during a training session.

As a direct result of the trip, two national team players were recommended by the coach and the Foundation to a Junior College in Colorado. We are pleased to report that two of Saint Lucia’s female national football players received formal scholarship offers to attend Trinidad State Junior College in Colorado and have now enrolled and are eligible to play for the school, a significant local milestone. Ellaisa Marquis from Leon Hess Secondary School and Zanique Celestin from Micoud Secondary School are included in the fall roster: Click here and are now in the States benefiting from this opportunity.

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