Trophy For Intercolonial Football

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Jamaica Gleaner

To Mark Standard Life Assurance Co. Centenary W.I., B.G. and British Honduras

A new trophy for football competition between clubs in the British West Indies, British Guiana and British Honduras has just been announced and will no doubt be looked forward to with considerable interest.

Mr. Charles Pereira, Director of the West Indies Branch of the Standard Life Assurance Company, made the announcement at the centenary dinner of the Jamaica Branch of the Company, which was observed at the Myrtle Bank Hotel on Saturday night last. He said the head office Board (in Scotland) felt that they would like to commemorate this occasion by presenting a memento or trophy to Associations connected with youth and sport. Accordingly, with the approval of the Trinidad—Jamaica—and British Guiana Amateur Football Associations the trophy would be presented for an annual football tournament for competition by the British West Indies, British Guiana and British Honduras.

In the first Instance, however, the trophy would be competed for as a triangular tournament between Jamaica, Trinidad and British Guiana, to be held in November this year in Trinidad. The trophy would be held by the winner for one year and handed over the West Indies Board of Control when constituted, for them to lay down suitable conditions for future tournaments.


In the meantime the three chairmen of the first tournament to open in November would make suitable rules for the tournament, pending the approval of the Board of Control.

Mr. Pereira said this announcement by him was in the form of a message which he had been asked to read. He said he had written to head office acknowledging the very excellent gift, and that he was sure that in time to come the trophy would be looked upon with as great interest as the Intercolonial Cricket trophy which had been running for very many years.

The announcement was welcomed by the large number of guests.

Mr. A. D. Soutar, Assistant Secretary (Jamaica Secretariat) and a 1st Vice-president of the Jamaica Football Association, expressed the Association's appreciation of the gift, and its thanks. On the Association's behalf he thanked Mr. Pereira and the Standard Life Assurance Company for their very generous gift in the interest of football in the British West Indies and the mainland colonies and he expressed his personal thanks for the company's excellent gesture.