ST. BARTHS–The St. Maarten U13 soccer team participated in the St. Barths Foot Challenge last weekend. The tournament consisted of youth players from several professional teams (Benfica Portugal and Bordeaux France) mixed with regional (Guadeloupe) and local teams (St. Maarten, St. Martin and St. Barth’s).
“The St. Maarten U13 team turned out to be ‘the best of the rest’ ending behind the pro-clubs and once again showed to be a team in development,” said coach Sandro Garcia. He continued, “especially the performance of ‘rookie’ Tomas Bouman, only 11 years old was promising, scoring twice in his debut tournament. Also the appearance of D’Angelo Thompson as a first time keeper can be considered above average.”
The coaching staff was content with overall performance but sees room for improvement.
“The game approach of Guadeloupe was the most appealing and we will be pursuing cooperation with their delegation,” said Garcia.
The U13 national team consisted of Roderick Allen, Jean Jacques Craane, Reshawn Eustace, Oliver Hobgood, Jolian Peterson, Jan Lucas van der Plas, Malachi Serrant, Paul Speetjens, Tarique Sylvestre, D’Angelo Thompson, Kevin Tjaden and Tomas Bouman.
Source: Daily Herald
St. Maarten’s U13 Boys National Soccer Team Competes in St. Barths