Although football is the sport played the most in Antigua and Barbuda
, it has a tough competitor in the shape of cricket, a game traditionally played in all of the Commonwealth countries. But until now, success has been out of the country's reach and local players do not earn transfers to professional leagues abroad. The national association is trying to develop football on the two islands of Antigua and Barbuda
in equal measure. With this in mind, a regional body has been set up in Barbuda, which, while under the supervision of the main body in St. Johns (Antigua), will be responsible for local tournaments on the island. In recent years, the national association has employed a number of foreign coaches, who, as well as being responsible for the national teams, are also in charge of training coaches and supervising youth football.