Swalings Soccer Tournament in Antigua

Third Annual Swalings Antigua Soccer Tournament

Antigua is an island in the West Indies. Named by Christopher Columbus and meaning “Ancient” in Spanish, inspired by Santa Maria de la Antigua, an icon in the Seville Cathedral. The original name of the island is Wadadli and translates possibly from the original inhabitants who were the Ciboney people meaning “Our Own“. Antigua is reliant on tourism as the primary source of revenue for the economy and here lies the connection with Ace Adventure who are also reliant on tourism.

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There is a significant and interesting history coupled with present day diversity making Antigua an excellent place to visit, being a developing county it is relatively safe as long as the normal travel precautions are taken. There is an eclectic mix of the rich and famous including Richard Branson, Timothy Dalton, Eric Clapton, Peter Stringfellow and Allen Stanford just to mention a few, who have taken up residence indicating both a stable and friendly environment along with a place of extraordinary beauty.

Swalings Soccer School Scholarship

Recently the third annual soccer tournament, organised by Swalings who have run a sports school in Antigua since 2003 saw three age groups compete in seven aside matches.  Consisting of under 17 age group where the Swalings team came home with the trophy, the under 14 age group was triumphed by the SAP FC in a very close five team tournament that came down to goal differences and last but not least the under 10 age group who saw the Piggots Bullets win the series 2-1.

For more information about the football tournament and to follow the sports school in Antigua like their facebook page.

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