The AEA-Azorean Emigrants Association provided the young Canadian soccer player Cyler Point with an internship in the Águia dos Arrifes, satellite team of Santa Clara. After this kick-off, there is an intention to extend the scope of the collaboration between the AEA and the Azorean club that leads the Portuguese Ledman LigaPro.
Cyler Point is a 17 years old midfielder, descendant of Portuguese Joe, from Pico Island, pioneer of the Portuguese emigration in Canada that married with native Khaltanaught. The young talent was referred to by artist Luke Marston, a member of the Salish people of Vancouver Island, one of the Canadian First Nations. Marston is the author of the drawing of the floor from the surrounding area to the public art piece that will be installed in the center of Saudades da Terra Square, in Ribeira Grande, in São Miguel.
Accompanied by coach Othmane Kabbadj, Cyler Point was received in August by the general manager of Santa Clara SAD, Hugo Pacheco de Melo, also opening doors to an exchange that could bring other Canadian soccer talents to Santa Clara.