Plans for the staging of this year’s Blackheart Knockout Football Tournament are at an advanced stage. This year’s tournament is set to kick off August 17 at the Beausejour Cricket Ground.
Officials from Blackheart Productions and the governing body of football here The St Lucia Football Association (SLFA) met Wednesday afternoon, to discuss the way forward for the 2013 tournament and set the wheels in motion for a successful staging of the competition.
The two parties entered into discussions on tournament structure for 2013, participating teams, prize monies and incentives for participating teams and individuals, sponsorship, warm up and promotional activities for the tournament and several other matters pertinent to the staging of this year’s tournament.
To this end the SLFA and Blackheart Productions will stage a special meeting with affiliates of the SLFA next week, July 9 from 5 p.m. at the conference room of the SLFA, to appraise them of the plans for the staging of the tournament.
The competition is set to kick off August 17 and ends with the Grand Finals on September 7. There is the possibility that two foreign teams may take part in the tournament; Slingers of Guyana and a team from the neighboring French island of Martinique.
Dennery are the defending Blackheart Football Champions, having won their third title last year defeating Soufriere in the finals 1-0.