ECVA Men rumble in Grenada
LA BORIE, Grenada, November 1, 2018 – Six of the top ECVA Male
teams gather in spice Isle Grenada to contest the ECVA
championship over the period November 1 to 4.
Joint defending champs St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the
Grenadines are facing challenges from Antigua/Barbuda, St.
Kitts/Nevis, British Virgin Islands and host country Grenada.
Coach Terry Verdant from St. Lucia was very confident and upbeat
ahead of his opening encounter against St. Kitts/Nevis. “We came
here with only one objective and that is to come out on top, we
have no back up plan, we came to win, that is”, he stated
Player/coach - Jason Liburd of St. Kitts/Nevis was not as
confident. “We are in a rebuilding phase, almost half of the
team are rookies in their very first tournament but our
experienced core is no easy push over”, he noted.
Coach of BVI, Stephen Payne was equally hesitant to make any
predictions. “It has been a while since we last played in this
tournament so we don’t know the level of the teams, what we do
know is that we are well prepared and we know our strengths.
Once we play to our strengths we will create some problems in
this competition”, he said.
Carl Williams - coach of Antigua/Barbuda held the view that it
was his team’s turn to come out on top. “This is the best
preparations that we have had as far back as I can remember. The
team is brimming talent and confidence and I think this is our
best chance at the no 1 spot”, he stated
Antigua Barbuda has employed the services of Dan Girleanu a
former Olympic Volleyball Medalist from Romania who now coaches
at the international level. Hence much is expected of them.
Coach Eardley Martin of St. Vincent and the Grenadines did his
homework and reported that they were ready for the challenge.
“Last year we shared championships with St. Lucia but this year
we are being liquorish (greedy), we want it all, we want to be
the ones moving on to the continental championship after this is
over. The guys have very good comradery off the court but went
that whistles goes we mean business”, he reported.
Raphael Brathwaite of the home team choose the opportunity to
urge the general public to give some support to the team. “We
have a very young team and we could do well with some crowd
support. Preparation went well and the guys are energized so we
promise a good showing and based on what I know of the
competition we will not be any easy walkovers”, he pointed out.
The curtains will open with match 1 of Pool A St. Lucia vs St.
Kitts/Nevis and a clash between Grenada and BVI will close out
The overall winner gets an automatic berth to the continental
championship in the New Year.