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Under-13 squad off to Canada

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A TWENTY-MEMBER BARBADOS Soccer Academy (BSA) Under-13 squad will be leaving the island today for an eight-day tour of Ontario, Canada.
The young footballers will play six games under the auspices of the Ontario Soccer Association during the course of the trip which ends on July 6.
“Notwitstanding the games, the group will benefit from daily training sessions provided by certified coaches,” manager Raphael Holder told MIDWEEK Sport.
 “This venture will also include activities aimed at shaping the lives and experiences of these young individuals,” added Holder, who heads a four-member management team.
The BSA group will be hosted by the Barbados consulate with a reception, tomorrow and will participate in the famous Aurora, Canada Day Parade on Friday. A visit to the world-renowned Canada Wonderland Amusement Park is earmarked for Saturday.
Additionally, they will visit an educational and technological institute on July 4 as well as tour the York Region Police Facility the following day.
SQUAD:
Najee Holder (captain) – Combermere – 12 – Central defender/defensive midfielder Romario McDowall (vice-captain) – Alexandra – 13 – defender (wing back); Edwin Adams Jnr – Harrison College – 12 – defender (wing back); Kiserian Adams – Alexandra – 11 – midfield; Cobe Clarke – Ellerslie – 12 – forward;  Donnico Crichlow – Alleyne – 12 – right midfield; Kyle Connell – Lester Vaughan – 13 – central defender; Jonathan Farnum – Queen’s College – 11 – forward; Codee Scantlebury – Ellerslie – 13 – goalkeeper; Akeem Scott – Coleridge & Parry – 12 – goalkeeper; Rimario Goodridge – Alexandra – 12 – left midfield; Daquan Jones – Alexandra – 13 – utility player; Naeem Graham – 12 – St James Secondary – forward; DiAngelo Lucas – 12 – Alleyne – right midfield; Jarod Husbands – 12 – Garrison Secondary – left midfield; Chermar McClean – 12 – Combermere – defender (wing back); Rivaldo Wharton – 13 – St George Secondary – defensive midfielder; Jamal Brathwaite – 12 – Princess Margaret Secondary – central defender; Wadada Joseph – 13 – Parkinson Secondary –  midfielder; Akiel Kirton – Grantley Adams Memorial – 12 – midfielder. (EZS)

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