The Pro-Shottas Soccer School will be sending five teams to the United States in July to compete in the prestigious Continental Cup in Cleveland, Ohio.
This is a leading international youth tournament that attracts scouts from colleges and professional clubs across the country. To make the tour a reality, members of the club engaged in fund-raising and also benefitted from corporate support from United Insurance and other companies.
Marketing Assistant at United Insurance, Trudy Bellamy, recently presented a cheque to Liam Parris-Bowen, a 15 year old student of the Alleyne School, who has been selected to represent the club at the tournament.
“We are happy to provide support to Liam and the Pro-Shottas Soccer School on their tour of the United States. United Insurance is always excited to be involved in programmes which use sport to impart important life skills to the youth in the communities we serve, and which allow them an opportunity to showcase their talent.” she said.
During the tournament, the Barbadian players will be competing in the Under-17, Under-16, Under-13, Under-12 and Under-11 age groups. This is not the first overseas tour for the club, as its teams had successfully competed in six international tournaments previously.
Pro-Shottas won the Under-19 Division of the Continental Cup in 2007, in addition to placing second in the Under-13 Division that same year.