Trinidad National U20’s show John Barnes they are a football powerhouse
Port of Spain, Trinidad, February 12, 2008 – The Trinidad National U20’s proved their worth and defeated the popular Joe Public FC 2-1 on day three of the Trinidad Digicel Kick Start Football Clinics at the Marvin Lee Stadium in Port of Spain. With a one all score at halftime, the Nationals quickly took the lead one minute into the second half scoring the winning goal.
After the match, Digicel Clinics’ Head Coach, John Barnes thanked the young Trinidadian players: “I’d like to thank you all for your hard work, discipline, diligence and enthusiasm over that past three days. I hope that you continue on this path of professionalism. Today you have proved that players such as Dwight York are not a rarity in Trinidad.”
The Trinidad football fraternity showed their support of the three day Trinidad Digicel Clinics with former Trinidad player and senior coach Alvin Corneal, Soca Warriors newly appointed coach Columbian Francisco Maturana and President Warner coming out to observe the training.
President of the Caribbean Football Union, Jack Warner, commented on the Trinidad Digicel Clinics: “I feel it went very well. Our boys have proven that Trinidad is a football powerhouse. This experience will benefit Trinidad football in the present and in the future. Again I thank Digicel for their continued support in developing Caribbean football. I am sure the Trinidad Football Federation look forward to hearing that one of their boys has been chosen to go to Sunderland. “
At the end of the CFU sponsored eight-country Digicel Kick Start Clinic tour Barnes will announce the select six chosen to train at Sunderland AFC’s Academy of Light for one week in March 2008. The announcement will take place in Kingston, Jamaica at the end of February.
Trinidadian footballer, Dwight York, currently playing for Sunderland FC commented on the experience the selected six will have in Sunderland: “I’m sure the lucky six young footballers who will be coming to train at Sunderland’s Academy will be bowled over by it and they’ll get a real buzz from spending time here.”
The Digicel Kick Start Football Clinics now make their way to Jamaica for the eighth and final leg ending Saturday February 16.
Trinidad National 2 – 1 Joe Public FC
12 Shots 6
5 Fouls 6
0 Yellow cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
6 Offside 5
4 Corners 2