Dr. Williams lauds intercolonial soccer proposal

Date Published: 
1957-01-30
Source: 
Jamaica Gleaner
Page: 
10

THE PROPOSED inter-colonial football tournament being planned by the British Caribbean Football Association, was lauded at Sabina Park on Monday night last, by Dr. Eric Williams, Chief Minister of Trinidad, who was one of the guest speakers at the presentation ceremony, held after the final colony match between Jamaica and Trinidad.

Apart from improving the standard of West Indies football, he said humorously, that it would also give Trinidad the opportunity of regaining West Indian soccer supremacy.

Announcement that a new Sports Stadium would soon be erected in Trinidad, was also made by Dr. Williams.

The Hon. Grantley Adams, Prime Minister of Barbados, another guest speaker, expressed the hope that Barbados would soon be good enough to compete against the other West Indian Islands in football.

The Standard Life Assurance Trophy, awarded to the winner of the three-game series was presented to Gerry Alexander, the Jamaica captain, by Dr. Williams, and the souvenirs to members of both teams and the referees and linesmen by the Hon. Grantley Adams.