Renrick “Scrambler” Alexander, who launched a campaign in 2007 to regularly source football equipment for young South Leeward footballers, is part of an island-wide effort.
Alexander, who is based in New York, USA, is procuring football equipment for 5,000 young footballers in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Primarily targeting people in the United States, Alexander urges people to come forward and support the cause.
He noted that anyone moved by his initiative can contact him by email: [emailÂ protected] or at his telephone number: 914-844-4830.
“My goal is to reach at least 5,000 used soccer cleats (football boots) by June 1 of this year,” Alexander predicted.
He said the shoes are the most urgent need for players here who want to stay in the sport.
Alexander added that in addition to soccer shoes, he was looking for uniforms, shin guards, backpacks, balls, bibs, cones and other tools used in soccer.
He made it clear, however, that he did not want monetary donations.
The one who lambasted the lack of a comprehensive youth development program, Alexander hinted at his goal for the equipment campaign.
âI am doing this because I want to see the start of a real youth development program in my country,â said Alexander.
Alexander, originally from the community of Questelles in the South Leeward constituency, has been coaching in the United States for 21 years.