Sunday, 7 March 2010
St Kitts & Nevis
In the summer of 2004 3 Posh players were called up to play for their country, St Kitts & Nevis, two small islands in the east Caribbean. Calum Willock, Sagi Burton and Adam Newton all took part in a friendly against Northern Ireland, and then in the World Cup qualifiers for the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
Calum Willock scored twice as St kitts & Nevis sent shockwaves through the footballing world when they beat Barbados 3-2. The sugar boyz were through to the group stages, including Trinidad & Tobago, Mexico and St Vincent & The Grenadines.
I was able to follow the games on SKNVibes, and a contact in Basseterre got hold of the national team shirt for me. It cost a fair bit in postage, and sending money over via Western Union, and in a surprise import tax which I never quite understood.
St Kitts & Nevis - Home - 2004/10
I eventually got my shirt signed by the 3 Posh players at Stockport and Doncaster. They were all utterly confused by the situtation.
Shirts are available through the SKNFA website.