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SKNFA TO LAUNCH FIFA TALENT DEVELOPMENT SCHEME (TDS)

The St. Kitts Nevis Football Association (SKNFA) will be launching the FIFA backed Talent Development Scheme (TDS) on Tuesday January 16, where it will scout for talent to be involved in the program. Lenny Taylor, SKFNA Technical Director explained what will happen on Tuesday. “We are beginning (the trial (period) on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday in Cayon, the opening of the trial period. And in the trial period, we are going to be looking for players who will qualify themselves to come to the national center, which is here at the Technical Center. The ones who are not qualified or ready for the National Academy will go back (to their training base) and continue training four days a week,” he explained.

The Technical director was keen to point out that this program is intense and will be done in conjunction with the national football academy at the SKNFA Technical Center.  “If they make it, they will begin training at the technical center immediately,” he disclosed.

Mr. Taylor said registration has gone well for both boys and girls and he is looking forward to Tuesday’s launch. The main goal of the TDS is to help raise the standards of national-team football around the world for both men and women, driven by FIFA’s desire for a long-term dedication to global talent development. Below is the full schedule for the trial period:

 

SKNFA TDS Tryouts Schedule (5pm daily)

 

(Boys & Girls ages 12-16)

 

(Rural East)

Location:

St. Mary’s Park, Cayon

Dates:

⁃ Tuesday, 16th January 2024

⁃ Wednesday, 17th January 2024

⁃ Thursday, 18th January 2024

 

(Rural West)

 

Location:

Samuel Williams Sporting Complex, Verchilds

Dates:

⁃ Tuesday 23rd January 2024

⁃ Wednesday 24th January 2024

⁃ Thursday 25th January 2024

 

(Nevis)

Location:

 

Nevis Athletic Stadium

Dates:

⁃ Tuesday 30th January 2024

⁃ Wednesday 31st January 2024

⁃ Thursday 1st February 2024

 

(Basseterre)

Location:

Warner Park

 

Dates:

⁃ Tuesday 6th February 2024

⁃ Wednesday 7th February 2024

⁃ Thursday 8th February 2024