Trinidad Plans For Jamaica and B.G. Footballers

Date Published: 
1947-10-13
Source: 
Jamaica Gleaner
Page: 
23

PORT-OF-SPAIN, September 30:

(From our correspondent). — The Trinidad Amateur Football Association preparing to be at home to soccer teams from British Guiana and Jamaica in November, have secured permission from the Trinidad Government to enclosure the historic playing field before the Grand Stand, Queen's Park Savannah, venue of the games, as a means of meeting an estimated expenditure of $11,000 for the triangular series.

Mr. Eric James, Honorary Secretary of the sponsoring T.A.F.A. told the Press today that the Trinidad Amateur Football Association found it necessary to enclose the ground, as it was only under these conditions that such a tournament could be held.

Actual work on the enclosure will begin three days before the scheduled start of the tournament, and removal will take place a similar period after the close. When the T.A.F.A. took similar action when the goodwill soccer series between Trinidad, British Guiana and Barbados took place here in 1944, a storm of protest was raised by soccer fans who stand around the rails and see their games free of charge.

Meanwhile plans for transportation of the teams have been completed. The B.G. team will arrive on the afternoon of Friday, October 31.