The season that is slated to bring international football back to Jamaica after the war, the 1947 football season will be previewed on Thursday night when the annual general meeting of the Jamaica Football Association will be held at Issa Park, starting at 8 o'clock.
Following in the footsteps of their cricketing brothers, Trinidad will be our first football guests since the visit of the Oxford and Cambridge combination in 1938.
The war, and resulting difficulties had been the main obstacles in these exchanges of visits, essential to the development of the game in any country. But from this season we can look forward to improvement in conditions generally.
The sister colony, whose players were last here in 1935-36, is expected to send a combination of seventeen players in January and will spend a fortnight or so in the island.
As in the case of the visit of the cricket team, Mr. G. M. daCosta, in his capacity as 1st Vice President of the J.F.A., was in the main responsible for the coming football tournament when he met Lieut. Commander Charles Hayward, M. B. E., President of the Trinidad Amateur Football Association, who was passing through here earlier this year.
The Commander was also here during the cricket tournament and to a great extent finalised matters as far as Trinidad accepting our invitation. All that is now left to be done is the fixing of definite dates.