Scholarship opportunities for three

The Barbados Soccer Academy (BSA) is looking to obtain ten more football scholarships by August 2018 following the positive results of its participation in a football talent exhibition.

At the recent Coconut Court Beach Hotel Soccer Showcase at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex, BSA members Rashad Grant, Dario Greaves and Ocean Sobers Henry performed outstandingly and have attracted the attention of overseas universities.

Ocean Sobers-Henry

Sobers-Henry has the opportunity of accepting a full scholarship for August 2017 at a university in the state of Tennessee. Grant has two offers from NCAA division 1 universities for August 2018. An attacking midfielder, Grant is in the process of completing his CXC certificates and SAT examination in order to be eligible. Greaves, a student of Queen’s College, is awaiting the letter of Intent  from another top university in Massachusetts.

Dario Greaves

Chief executive officer of BSA, Jabez “Jack” Bovell, said that with the upcoming soccer showcase in November and the BSA annual tour in December to showcases in Fort Lauderdale and Disney, many doors would be opened for BSA members.

Bovell explained that any player thinking of joining the BSA, should come prepared to be a student athlete. He said that almost all BSA players seeking academic and soccer scholarships in the USA started in third form at their local high school doing the core subjects that were required according to NCAA rules for eligibility.

Rashad Grant

He added the BSA was also looking forward to inviting college teams to Barbados to play friendly or competitive matches. The first team is expected to arrive in January 2018.

“The BSA is proud of its short and distinctive athletics history. The key to our success is based on the fact that our commitment to student-athletes is central, uncompromising and achieved within the highest academic and ethical standards.

“In support of the broader BSA Mission Statement, our mission complements and enhances the development of the total person. We strive to create a supportive community which fosters the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, social and physical attributes of our students, staff and colleagues. Our mission also embraces the rules and regulations of the national association and the tournaments [in] which we participate,” Bovell said.

Source: (PR)

17 Responses to Scholarship opportunities for three

  1. Gladys Collymore
    Gladys Collymore May 26, 2017 at 7:47 am

    God’s blessings.young men.

  2. Diane Quinn
    Diane Quinn May 26, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Congratulations go out there word hard stay focus and make your parents n country proud

  3. Maville Giddings
    Maville Giddings May 26, 2017 at 8:16 am


  4. Julia Robinson
    Julia Robinson May 26, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Awesome news! Go Oceann Sobers Henry.

  5. Jacqueline Garnes
    Jacqueline Garnes May 26, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Congrats keep up the good work, finally young ones doing something constructive with their lives.

  6. Johnathan May 26, 2017 at 9:32 am

    It is sad that this Government has done absolutely nothing to truly assist Jack in developing what is an excellent youth soccer Programme that can assist many Barbadian students with their higher education and good professional opportunities after graduation. I know the trials Jack but your reward is in heaven your love for what you do and your humility will make your endeavors undoubtedly successful. A short sighted and uncaring Government but they will also pay the price.

  7. Sally Blackett
    Sally Blackett May 26, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Congrats to you young gentlemen.

  8. Veronica A. Piggott
    Veronica A. Piggott May 26, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Congratulations are in order for ALL who receive scholarships, make wise use of them and make yourself proud, and to young Grant, i am happy for you.

  9. Michael Warner
    Michael Warner May 26, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Congratulations to you young men keep your heads up and stay focus bless

  10. Gail Agard Wallace
    Gail Agard Wallace May 26, 2017 at 11:09 am

    Awesome. A positive story in the news!!! And lots of good kids out there. We just need more.

  11. Annette Bishop
    Annette Bishop May 26, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Congrats glad to see some boys

  12. Bonita Weekes
    Bonita Weekes May 26, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Stay focused and be a credit to your family and this nation, please don’t allow anyone to lead you astray.

  13. Don Marie
    Don Marie May 26, 2017 at 9:28 pm


  14. Margaret Ross-Salavarria May 27, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    Congratulations guys! A chance and an opportunity is given. Use them to the best of your abilities and you will succeed. Our Lord will be with each of you. Good luck.


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