BCFA make appeal for funds to send team to England

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Jamaica Gleaner

AN APPEAL for public subscription to help in sending the West Indian football team to England for a two month tour later this year, has been launched by the British Caribbean Football Association.

In a letter to all the territories whose Association are affiliated to the BCFA, Secretary Eric James has outlined the costs of sending the team.

All the various expenses including fares, kit allowance, accommodation, etc., are estimated to cost approximately £12,000. Passages alone for the party comprising 20 players and three officials, and three officials, will be £5.000.

Jamaica players who have gained places on the team are Karl Largie, and Ken East of St. Georges' Old Boys, Anthony Hill our top inside forward who is now studying in England, Sydney Bartlett and Owen Parker, YMCA's leading player and Walter Chevannes, Melbourne right back.

The team is scheduled to leave for Britain on August 18 and will play their first match on September 2 against Cornwall County. Other matches will be played against Dorset County FA, an Isthmian League XI, Petersborough United, Spalding United, Wisbech Town, King's Lyn, Ely City, Newmarket Town, Cambridge City, Barking, and England Amateur XI, Crystal Palace, an Athenian League XI and Millwall.

The GLEANER is supporting this appeal for funds and all donations will be acknowledged each week in the GLEANER.

Donations should be sent to George Abrahams, Hon. Secretary, Jamaica Football Association c/o The Ministry of Development PO Box 512, Kingston or to the Bank of Nova Scotia, Princess Street Branch, Kingston.