Football Visit Here Suggested to J.F.A.

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Jamaica Gleaner

Mr. T. B. Reed, Of British Guiana, Wants To Bring Over Team This Year.
"Why Not Give Us A Chance To Prove Our Worth As You Gave Trinidad . . . ?

BRITISH GUIANA now wants to have a crack at Jamaica in football. This intention was intimated to me in a letter I received two days ago from Mr. T. B. Reed, Vice-President of the British Guiana Football Association, and, personally, I am of the opinion, that it is a suggestion worthy of consideration by the J.F.A.

Dealing on this subject, Mr. Reed writes:—"What about a football team from British Guiana visiting Jamaica during 1938. Can't you do something to urge the Jamaica Football Association to receive a team from British Guiana? I can bring over a very strong team—why not give us a chance to prove our worth as you gave Trinidad in 1935.

"I am still Vice-President of the B.G.F.A. and take a keen interest in the game.

"We are hoping to revive the Martinez Shield Tournament between Trinidad and ourselves and looking forward to have a Trinidad team in British Guiana during the early part of 1938. We last played for this Shield in Trinidad in 1933 in the triangular Tournament and lost same to Trinidad. The Barbados players were hopelessly outclassed in all matches. They are, truly speaking, not up to Tournament standard, with the result the gates suffered when they played matches. Trinidad and British Guiana are always a big draw whenever they play, regardless of the results."