St Kitts & Nevis – Home – 2016
For those following my football shirt project you will be well aware that I consider the Sugar Boyz to be my second team. In fact I possessed a St Kitts & Nevis shirt back in 2004 long before this project even started. Little did I know that a St Kitts & Nevis shirt would be one of the hardest to obtain, certainly one of the rarest in the Americas.
In recent years the Sugar Boyz have climbed up the FIFA world rankings making use of local players as well as several players from the English lower leagues. As of March 2017 they occupy 77th spot, above regional powerhouses Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago, and above China – the world’s most populous nation. Not bad for the smallest country in the western hemisphere.
After a few years with L-Sporto and later bland Adidas templates SKN have been supplied by Canadian sportswear manufacturers Lika Sports who also kitted out the Dominica national team, making shirts available through the Lika Sports webpage. Unfortunately the bespoke St Kitts & Nevis shirts were not made available in the same way (that would be far too easy). As luck would have it my wife’s parents went on a cruise to the Caribbean and I was able to give brief instructions on how to find the SKNFA headquarters. To my delight they purchased both the home and away jerseys.