ROSEAU, Dominica, DFA- (30:08:17) The Dominica Football Association has made it easier for six students to attend secondary school this academic year. On Thursday at the Football House at Bath Estate, the DFA presented scholarship cheques to six boys. Three of the boys are already in secondary school while the other three boys will be attending secondary school for the first time.
Audel Laville, Marcus Bredas and Quington Moise, all part of the national under 15 team, received full scholarships to the tune of $2000 each. The scholarships will continue for the duration of their stay at high school. The other three boys, namely, Stephan Pascal, Donte Augustine and Adriel Lawrence, who were not eligible to receive the scholarships since they were not part of the DFA’s football programs, that is the under 15 and under 17 leagues, received a onetime contribution of EC$500 each. These boys will be entering 1st form this September.
In a brief address president of the DFA Glen Etienne, said that the granting of the scholarships was the beginning of a broadened relationship between the local football’s governing body and the players. He urged all the recipients to be good role models and to focus much attention to their academics.
“Today signals the beginning of a new and broadened relationship between these young footballers and the DFA, The Executive Committee of the DFA takes a keen interest in the holistic development of the players hence the awarding of these scholarships since it is believed that education and sports go hand in hand. The DFA felt that during these challenging economic times that the parents of the students needed some sort of relief so as to enable them to adequately be prepared for the start of the new academic year which begins in September.” He stated.
All the parents and players expressed profound gratitude to the DFA and gave the assurance that the money would not be wasted.