English Football Team for W. Indies

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Jamaica Gleaner

When the International Football Committee meets next October at Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, one of the principle subjects to be considered will be the extending of an invitation to the Everton Football Club (England) to visit Trinidad and British Guiana next year.

The idea of inviting an English team to the West Indies is as old as 1912. In 1922 Captain Cutteridge of the Trinidad Amateur Football Association, while on holiday in England, again took up the matter with the officials of the Football Association, but was again unsuccessful. Again in 1927, acting officially on behalf of the T.A.F.A., and while on holiday, Captain Cutteridge approached the F.A. officials but the subject turned down with the notice that the Association could not consider the matter for the next three or four years.

Nevertheless individual clubs were approached and after much persuasion the Everton club was induced to make the trip, but providing the colonies paid all the expenses of the trip.

When the B.G.F.A. team visits Trinidad next October, the Intercolonial Committee will take the opportunity of holding a meeting to consider the proposals.