Opposition MP does more for Barbados Football than ruling party Minister who has FIFA ties: Sept 2011 is first “LIME Pelican Football Challenge Barbados”

Mia Mottley, QC & MP of St Michael North East, in looking at how September to December is a slow period for Barbados soccer, has formed a partnership with Randy Harris, LIME and the University of West Indies to develop the “LIME Pelican Football Challenge Barbados.”

{L to R} Andre Wharton of UWI; Randy Harris - Organiser of the Series; Mia Mottley - QC & MP (Main Organiser) & LIME Country Mgr. Alex McDonald

Set to begin by Sept 11th – This competition will culminate close to Independence (by late November) where the winning team earns $100,000.00 with 2nd spot taking $20,000.00 and only a 3rd & 4th purse of $10-thousand each. There are are tentative strategies to make the Challenge a regional initiative and to create a Women’s division – but not before this initial match is nurtured to the point where it can stand alone.

Since the big game is so close, the Draft of 20 teams for two Zones or Divisions is to be Sun 14th August at UWI, Cave Hill. Every game, players and owners will receive a fee as the series is designed be Semi-Pro so as to raise the level of competition where Barbados can stand head & shoulders with other Caribbean soccer teams.

Every game is set for an evening or night match at Paradise Park which is the Lazaretto in Blackrock; after the Draft of Players, Owners will be allowed for a period of 36 to 48 hours to swap or revise their choices.

(Auburn Tresses at extreme right) Media Liaison was Carol Roberts at the Island Inn, Aquatic Gap where the conference was held

To develop audience hype over the football, LIME is ready to develop Text Games for spectators and fans as well as actual prizes for audience members who attend the games in person. Li’l Rick as well as Ricky Minaj are some of the entertainment secured for the Half Time shows, with a full slate of drawing cards to be announced shortly.

The Bajan Reporter asked if players can access Application Forms via subsidiary pages from LIME’s website? {CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINK FOR FULL AUDIO};-

The deadline for Drafting players is Tues 8th August, with a Facebook page which will have more details soon…

Mia Mottley is a modern Renaissance Lady - she envisioned free wireless internet for Bajans before the call from the Entrepreneur's Foundation; in the current fiscal downturn - Ms Mottley has sought to offer solutions rather than lay blame or recall bygone glories; she also suggested Barbadian mythology be set as super-heroes for younger generations (Graphic Artists are doing so now) and the St Michael North-East MP is now venturing once more (she was once Minister of Education, Youth Affairs & Sport) in the world of Soccer, hoping to create a lasting Caribbean legacy and also pave the way for females to compete as prominently between the goals on the field.

Seeing that some Bajan Football matches have conclusions which are not so desirable, we asked what is being done to ensure referees/coaches/owners/players/audience can expect incident-free matches? {CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINK FOR FULL AUDIO};-

Ms Mottley noted having once been in charge of Regional Security for the entire caribbean during CWC 2007, she plans to tap on that experience to make sure the LIME Pelican Football Challenge remains safe, she indicated talks are also underway with Police and relevant officials to verify all correct measures are enforced.

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