Galt: If Beaten—No Excuse

Date Published: 
1957-01-18
Source: 
Jamaica Gleaner

Trinidadians Arrive For Football Tourney
First Time Visitors Playing Under Lights

Trinidad FootballersTrinidad Footballers: as they arrived at the Palisadoes Airport yesterday afternoon to play a series of five matches here, three against Jamaica.

THAT Trinidad would have "no excuses to make" if beaten by Jamaica in the three match soccer series, starting at Sabina Park on Monday night, despite the fact that the Trinidadians have never played under lights, was emphasised by Mr. Ken Galt, president of the Trinidad Football Association, yesterday afternoon.

At the Palisadoes Airport, shortly after the Trinidad football party of 17 had arrived at 2:05 from Port of Spain via Caracas, Mr. Galt said that the visitors had a good team and were confident.

Delbert Charleau, 32-year-old Shell Company clerk who captains the side, said that the average age of the team is about 25 years. He has represented Trinidad since 1947.

Mr. Galt, manager of the touring team, said: "We look forward to enjoying our stay here very much."

Also in the party was Mr. Eric James, TFA secretary, who with the head of the Trinidad body will be a delegate to the conference for the formation of a British West Indies Football Board of Control.

Players are: Charleau - (capt), Rawlins Baptiste, Willie Rodriguez, Arthur Belgrave, Dennis Turton, Norris Turton, Doyle Griffith, Noel Daniel, Frank Gamaldo, Val Turton, Son Baptiste, John McVorran, Carlton Franco, Dennis Thomas and Clive Pantin.

The tourists are staying at Harbour View Guest House, 29 Oakdene Avenue, Eden Gardens.

Inauguration Ceremony At King's House

INAUGURATION ceremony in connection with the formation of the British West Indian Football Board of Control, which was originally scheduled to be held in the Lecture Hall of the Institute of Jamaica, will now be at King's House the JFA announced yesterday.

The function will, however, be on the same date and time, Tuesday, January 22, at 8.15 p.m.

His Excellency the Governor Sir Hugh Foot, Hon. Noel Nethersole, Minister of Finance, and delegates will speak.

Music will be provided by the Jamaica Military Band.

11 Delegates For Parley

ELEVEN countries delegates from six countries win attend the Conference for the purpose of forming a British West Indies Football Board of Control, the inauguration ceremony of which is scheduled for King's House on Tuesday, January 22.

Delegates are

Jamaica — Messrs Winston Meeks and Douglas Fletcher; Barbados — Hon. D. H. Ward,
M.L.C.; Trinidad — Messrs Ken Galt and Eric James; British Guiana — Messrs F. daCosta and W. A. Husband; St. Vincent — Messrs. Stanley Iton and K. Antrobus; Grenada — Messrs B. A. Callender and E. A. Comissiong.

Entertainment For Visitors

VISITING and local soccer officials, the captains and members of the Trinidad side will be the guests of Government at a King's House function on Thursday, January 24.

The visitors will also be entertained at the University College of the West Indies on Sunday, January 20.

On Sunday, January 27, a rum punch party will be given for them at the Flamingo Hotel from 11 a.m.
to 2 p.m.

Referees, Linesmen For Series

REFEREES and linesmen tor the football tournament between Jamaica and Trinidad, which starts tomorrow night with a match between the visitors and St. George's College, Olivier Shield and Manning Cup champions, were announced yesterday by the Jamaica Football Association.

Referees Wongsam, Gibson and Robinson have been assigned the three Colony matches, first of which will be played on Monday night. Referee Geddes has been assigned the game tomorrow night.

Here are the officials for the tournament:

Saturday, January 19: Trinidad vs St. George's College — referee Geddes, linesmen Deleon and Lewis.

Monday, January 21: Trinidad vs Jamaica — referee Johnny Wongsam, linesmen Robinson and Segre.

Wednesday, January 23: Trinidad vs DCLI — referee Johnny Wongsam, linesmen Delgado and Lewis.

Saturday, January 26: Trinidad vs Jamaica — referee Robinson, linesmen Deleon and Gibson.

Monday, January 28 Trinidad vs Jamaica — referee Gibson, linesmen Delgado and Chaplin.

Players To Meet Chief Ministers

MEMBERS of the visiting Trinidad soccer side and the Jamaica players will be presented to the Chief Ministers of Jamaica, Trinidad and Barbados, on each night of the colony games.

For the opening match of the series on Monday, January 21, the players will be presented to the Hon. N. W. Manley, Chief Minister of Jamaica.

There will also be the presentation of the executives of the Board of Control.

For the second colony match on Saturday, January 26, the players will be presented to Hon. Eric Williams, Chief Minister of Trinidad.

For the final match on Monday, January 28, the players will be presented to the Hon. Grantley Adams, Chief Minister of Barbados.

For the match tomorrow night the players will be presented to Lt. Col. Dunsterville, second in command Caribbean Area.

Governor Attending

HIS EXCELLENCY the Governor, Sir Hugh Foot, will be attending the match between the visiting Trinidadians and the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, Senior League soccer champions, on Wednesday night, January 23, at Sabina Park.

The players will be presented to the Governor before the start of the match.

Five Bands For Tour

FIVE BANDS will play during the soccer tournament between Trinidad and Jamaica, at Sabina Park.

Here are the dates on which the Bands will play.

Saturday, January 19: Alpha Band
Monday, January 21: Police Band
Wednesday, January 23: D.C.L.I Band
Saturday, January 26: Special Police Band
Monday, January 28: Special Police Band

The Jamaica Military Band will play for the Inauguration ceremony at King's House, on Tuesday
January 22.

Plans For Parking

PARKING arrangements for the soccer tournament between Jamaica and Trinidad were announced yesterday by the JFA.

Only members of Kingston Cricket Club will be allowed to park their cars on the club's premises.

There will be parking in Emmet Park, and motorists should enter through the Melbourne Road and Kingston Gardens gates.

Through the courtesy of the Jesuit Fathers there will also be parking in Winchester Park.

Trinidadians Shape Well

THE VISITING Trinidad footballers shaped well in their first practice session under lights at Sabina Park last night, and although they are strangers to night games, indications were that they are going to prove no easy hurdle for the Jamaica team.

Rawlins "Cax" Baptiste in goal was outstanding, whilst centre forward John McVorran and wingers Val Turton and Dennis Thomas, and inside forwards Carlton Franco, Clive Pantin and Noel Daniel took accurate shots from difficult angles that drew applause from the small crowd that watched.

The Trinidadians worked out for about an hour.