Twelve year old Cameron Phillip, a goal keeper and student of the Newtown Juvenile Football Academy and the Saint Mary’s Academy, made History in Russia.
This post was written by Don Leogal, executive member of the Harlem Football Club, and was shared with the Newtown Juvenile Football Academy’s Facebook group.
He (Cameron) was selected by the Technical Director Mr. Bardouille of the DFA to be Dominica’s representative at the International Football for Friendship Youth Championship which preceeds the 2018 World Cup in Russia after his outstanding performance in goal in one of our In-house football festivals.
Dominica was selected to send a young Goal Keeper twelve or under to participate, over one Hundred youth from around the world took part each country had to send a representative for a specific position Dominica’s was a Goal keeper. A young Journalist was selected to attended also.
Cameron stole the Heart of everyone in Russia with his performance in Goal.
His team won the overall Championship, he was the Most Outstanding Goalkeeper in the tournament and to think I had to actually beg him to stick to Goalkeeping because i saw the potential in him. He wanted to give up because he thought he was to short.
I had to bring in Courtney Challenger a legendary Harlem and ex-National Goalkeeper to prove my point and you know he is still not much shorter than Wassin at present lol.
Cameron will be carrying the Dominica Flag at the opening of the 2018 FIFA World Cup; what an honor at the world’s biggest event! He is the young Journalist and his Mum will also view the opening game of the world Cup in living color.
The Newtown Juvenile Football Academy, Dominica Football Association, Saint Mary’s Academy and the whole of Dominica congratulate you and the young Journalist for representing us proudly on the world stage.
Credit to Sheldon Casimir for training photos in Dominica. Photos in Russia courtesy of Cameron’s mom.