"To create a path . . . . for others to follow"
SATURDAY JULY 31st
LAURENCE PAUL CUNNINGHAM 1956-1989
OFFICIAL MATCH PROGRAMME £1
A Message from today's official sponsor
Dragon Stout is proud to be the sponsor of this symbolic match today, in tribute to the late Laurie Cunningham. This is the first time The Caribbean All Stars have come to the U.K. and it is indeed a great honour for Dragon to be associated in making this possible. We feel sure Leyton Orient and The Caribbean All Stars will entertain us all with an exciting match.
We thank Leyton Orient for their support, Tony James for his commitment to ensure we are exposed to the very best football the Caribbean has to offer, and Al Hamilton for his never ending enthusiasm and drive. All to help the Laurie Cunningham Remembrance Trust who are working to ensure other boys and girls can follow in Laurie's footsteps in pursuing their dreams.
With best wishes
Marlin House Trading Company Ltd
A Letter from CONCACAF R.A. (Tony) James
Since the advent of the Shell Caribbean Cup in 1989, the Caribbean's International Football has shown steady improvement. Five years on, our young professionals are now scattered throughout the Globe in the USA, Costa Rica, England, Portugal and as far away as Israel.
John Barnes epitomises the successful transition, through exposure, of the talent available from the region. As players like Dwight Yorke follow in his footsteps and attempt to become household names, the CFU is delighted that this "Window of opportunity" has been opened, to facilitate their progress and put Caribbean Football Talent on display in England.
The fine facilities at Leyton Orient inspires us as to the infrastructure necessary to transform the game from Amateur to Professional football in the Caribbean, as is the CFU's commitment.
A tour of this magnitude does NOT become a reality without committed, visionary sponsors. Dragon's commitment to Caribbean sports in London, in particular football, is well known. The CFU wishes to thank Dragon Stout and Marlin House Trading Company Ltd. for making this Historic day possible. We express our sincere gratitude to promoter Al Hamilton and all who have contributed to this effort and hope that this symbolic tribute to Laurie Cunningham will start a trend for future international exposure for our young Caribbean players.
LEYTON ORIENT CARIIBBEAN ALL STARS COLOURS: RED SHIRTS, WHITE SHORTS COLOURS: GREEN & WHITE SHIRTS, WHITE SHORTS PAUL NEWELL 1 WARREN BARRETT CHRIS TURNER 2 MARC LANGIER BARRY LAKIN 3 DESMOND SMITH TERRY HOWARD 4 PETER LEWIS ADRIAN WHITBREAD 5 ALVIN THOMAS GARY BELLAMY 6 MERVYN SUTHERLAND DANNY CARTER 7 JAMES WALTHER SAM KITCHEN 8 CHARLES CORIDON VAUGHAN RYAN 9 WINSTON ANGLIN COLIN WEST 10 ELVIS ISSACS MARK COOPER 11 HECTOR WRIGHT SIMON LEVETT 12 DEAN PACHECO ROBERT TAYLOR 13 JEAN HUBERT SOPHIE DOMINIC LUDDEN 14 PAUL DAVIS MICKY TOMKINSON 15 EARL JEAN WARREN HACKETT 16 WALTER BOYD DANNY BENSTOCK 17 MARK WARREL 18 Manager - Peter Eustace Chef de Mission - Tony James Coach/Asst Manager - Chris Turner Manager - Stanley Franks Physio - Andy Taylor Coach - Alvin Corneal Assistant Coach - Carl Brown Doctor - Dr Paul Wright Nicholas Forde
NAME: PETER LEWIS, COUNTRY: TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, POSITION: DEFENDER
One of three representing Trinidad & Tobago. A solid and reliable defender.
NAME: ALVIN THOMAS, COUNTRY: TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, POSITION: DEFENDER
No doubt Thomas will be hoping to share duties with fellow compatriot Peter Lewis at the heart of the defence.
NAME: DEAN PACHECO, COUNTRY: TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, POSITION: MIDFIELD
A creative player who is adept at carving-up the opposition.