25 August 2003

Report on Suriname U17 Tournament

Under 17s in Suriname

After a successful 2003 tour of the Netherlands Antilles, Santa Rosa’s Under 17 team was invited by the Surinaamse Voetbal Bond (SVB) to participate in an international youth tournament in Paramaribo, Suriname, between 15 and 22 August. Tournament participants also included the Suriname national Under 17 champion, Sarona/Vasco, and sub-champion, SV Transvaal, as well as the national Under 17 team of Guyane (French Guyana). The Suriname national Under 17 team, originally scheduled to participate, was forced to withdraw in order to play in the Caribbean Football Union qualifying tournament for the FIFA 2005 Under 17 World Cup. The theme of the tournament was “Brotherhood through Sport – Building a better future for our Youth”, and all matches were played in an excellent spirit.

Suriname is one, and the second largest, of the three Guianas located on the northern rim of the South American continent. Bordered by Guyana, Guyane and Brasil, the country’s cosmopolitan population includes blacks, Indians, Javanese, Ameridians, Bush Negroes and Chinese. A former colony of Holland, the language of Suriname is Dutch. Many famous football players who today represent Holland in international competition were born in Suriname, including, Edgar Davids, Clarence Seedorf and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

Santa Rosa played some very good football and claimed third place. They opened the tournament with an exciting win over SV Transvaal, unfortunately lost a difficult second match to Sarona/Vasco, during which several of our players were injured, including our two goalkeepers, who were both substituted within the first 20 minutes, as well as their third match against the French Guyanese. The three performances ensured that the Santa Rosa flag flew honourably in international competition once again. The club is extremely proud of all the players.

Santa Rosa’s final tournament record was:

Santa Rosa vs SV Transvaal 3:1 Scorers: Jovan Rochford (1) Kempess Villafana (2)
Santa Rosa vs Sarona/Vasco 1:2 Scorer: Jean-Luc Rochford
Santa Rosa vs Guyane 1:3 Scorer: Yannick Pilgrim

The final tournament table was:

Team Played Won Drew Lost Points
Guyane 3 3 0 0 9
Sarona/Vasco 3 2 0 1 6
1.FC Santa Rosa 3 1 0 2 3
SV Transvaal 3 0 0 3 0

The purpose of the club’s participation in international travel is not only to provide our players with international competition, but also to expose them to different languages, cultures and experiences. Accordingly, in addition to their football programme, the team also visited Cola Kreek, an astonishing black water river located 50 kilometres to the north of Paramaribo, the Suriname River after which the country is named and which runs along the city outskirts, and the Seedorf training centre, which was built by Clarence Seedorf and which is located 25 kilometres to the … of the city. Planning for next year’s tour is already underway and the club intends to include the Under 16 team in 2005.

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