The Digicel Charity Shield is one of three domestic trophies to have ever escaped the reigning Digicel Pro League and Caribbean champions Central FC — the others being the FA Trophy and Toyota Classic.
Central, W Connection kick-off Pro League.
Already half-way through their 2015/2016 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League campaigns, reigning Caribbean Football Union Club Championship and T&T Pro League champions, Central FC and DirecTV W Connection will face off in the Pro League curtain raiser, the Digicel Charity Shield on Friday at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva from 7 pm.
Charity begins in the dressing room at DirecTV W Connection. As Connection beat a 10-man Defence Force team 2-0 to lift the Digicel Charity Shield at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium this evening, announcer Wayne Cunningham informed the audience that the $10,000 charitable cash prize at stake would go to captain Jan-Michael Williams to offset medical expenses for his fiancée Candice Worrell.
DIRECTV W Connection are proud consecutive holders of the Digicel Charity Shield after defeating rivals and last season’s Digicel Pro League winners Defence Force 4-2 on Friday night.
Defence Force Head Coach, Ross Russell, aims high after boasting a trophy per season in the last three seasons since taking charge of the Soldiers in 2009.
Digicel Charity Shield holders DIRECTV W Connection and last season’s defeated opponents Defence Force will face off again on Friday 6 September when the second edition takes place from 7pm at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.
The 2012-2013 TT Pro League calendar will kick off on Saturday with the introduction of a Digicel Charity Shield.