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BVI's international football player Kristian Javier who, having successfully represented the BVI for over two years, has now found himself on trial to a Portuguese pro club, S.C.U Torreenese.
According to the BVI Football Association, Javier, who has played a key role in the resurgence of the BVI national men's team, was spotted during a soccer visa event where a representative of Torreenese invited him for a trial.
Assistant nation team coach of the men’s team, Dan Neville said that, they are delighted that Kristian has been given this opportunity.
"Kristian’s coachability and attitude to learn has been first class since he has joined the team."
Neville continued, “Kristian has played a big part in the progress we are making in the BVI and has become a key member of the squad. This opportunity demonstrates what can happen if you work hard, listen and perform well."
He said that, as a spin-off, Torreenese has had lots of interest in some of BVI's other young players, "which again comes as no surprise considering the maturity of their performances in recent internationals. We look forward to tracking Kristian’s Progress over the coming months."
President of the BVI Football Association, Mr Andrew Bickerton was delighted when he received the news of Kristian's selection on a trial basis to Torreenese.
He related that, this is yet another milestone on the BVI’s journey to breaking through the football ranks on a regional and international level while, pushing their way to the ultimate goal of playing in World Cup.