LOOKING TO MAKE A STATEMENT – The Lucaya International Buccaneers are aiming to make some noise in the senior boys division during the 2019 Samuel P. Haven High School Soccer Nationals, which kicks off today, May 7 in New Providence. The Bucs are the Grand Bahama Secondary School Athletic Association (GBSSAA) Mary and Donnie Knowles High School Soccer League senior boys runners-up.
Representing Grand Bahama will be the reigning Grand Bahama Secondary School Athletic Association (GBSSAA) Mary and Donnie Knowles High School Soccer League senior boys and girls’ champions, the Tabernacle Falcons. The senior boys’ runners-up in the Lucaya International Buccaneers and senior girls’ runners-up, the Sunland Stingers will also be major players in that national tournament.
All four teams arrived in the nation’s capital recently but just before they left they were more than willing to share their expectations and readiness for some intense competition from their national peers.
For the past few seasons, the Lady Falcons came close to winning the senior local high school championship but came away with runners-up status. With a much better outcome for the team this year, head coach Floid Giddengs was elated about the win. He later discussed that winning the local championship a week ago (April 30) gave the team a confidence boost in their hopes of capturing that coveted national title.
“We had to work, and we had to tell the girls if you want to achieve something you have to work. We went out there with limited practice time due to exams but the little that we did paid off.”