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Published 30 January 2024


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There was a resounding response to the first day of the SKNFA Scouting Showcase on Monday
January 29 at the SKNFA Technical Center. Throngs of young footballers in different age groups
came out to display their skills and impress the international scouts and coaches present from US
Colleges and Universities and professional clubs from Central and North America. President of
the SKNFA Atiba Harris was pleased with Monday’s outcome and said this provides many
opportunities for young footballers in St. Kitts and Nevis.

“It’s fantastic turnout. Many players came out very excited. They came out here tonight giving
their all, looking forward to the outcome in the next coming days and see what the scouts take
from St. Kitts and Nevis,” Harris said. “I think for many aspiring players, professional players
and student athletes, I think this is a great opportunity and for our national program as well. Yes,
we can develop players from here at a young age but the ceiling is not very high because we
don’t have professional football leagues here in St. Kitts and Nevis. So for players looking to go
abroad, we took the initiative to invite the scouts to our shores, which is a great opportunity for
them to see our players in their natural environment,” the SKNFA President continued.
The three-day scouting showcase will continue until Wednesday, with each day starting at 5pm
at the Technical Center. Players will have opportunities to earn scholarships to play football for
US colleges and universities from all three divisions in NCAA sports and the older players can
earn opportunities to play football professionally in Central America or in the US.

Caption: Scenes at the first day of the SKNFA Scouting Showcase at the SKNFA Technical
Center in St. Peters.

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