Trinidad may get English soccer coach

Date Published: 
1956-01-31
Source: 
Jamaica Gleaner
Page: 
11

PORT OF SPAIN, Jan. 30:

TRINIDAD'S football, down in the doldrums following severe defeats in the recent Surinam tour, may get an English coach.

The Hon. Roy Joseph, Minister of Education and Social Services has said that he had discussed the position with a West India Committee official, Mr. A. E. V. Barton, who said that a similar proposal had reached him from the Trinidad Football Association's secretary, Mr. Eric James.

The Minister is returning to England shortly to resume discussions, but he plans to hold talks with the TFA before departure.

An Englishman, Charles Bulger, coached footballers here in 1946-48. At present, ex-inter-colonial Geoff Chamber, has the coaching assignment.

Mr. Joseph said that certain Englishmen are willing to establish an all-sports stadium here under certain conditions, and that the Government would come to a definite decision soon on such a stadium.