THE COMMUNITY of San Rafael can now enjoy playing and watching football at their refurbished Brazil Recreation Ground.
On Sunday, the ground and pavilion were jointly commissioned by the MP for La Horquetta/ Talparo Maxie Cuffie and Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs Darryl Smith, who witnessed the third place and finals of the constituency’s community football league.
Speaking at the event, Smith said: “Today’s event is about returning sport to the communities and allowing athletes and spectators alike a safe and comfortable environment to do so. We often overlook the fact that sport can unite communities and the evidence of that is right in front of me. Enjoy the matches today and take care of your facility!” The playing field and car park were upgraded in phase one of the project by the Sports Company of Trinidad and Tobago and the lights were provided by the Ministry of Public Utilities, while the pavilion was refurbished with funds from the state agency Community Improvement Services Limited (CISL).
In the football league final, Talparo Blast shook the net first, however Las Lomas Sporting Academy came from behind to tie the match 2-2. Las Lomas emerged the champions, beating Talparo Blast 4-3 on penalties, while Brazil United defeated Shoeaholics Wallerfield 2-1 for the third place trophy. Las Lomas Sporting Academy also collected the lion’s share of the league awards.
Final: Las Lomas SportingAcademy 4-3 (penalties) Talparo Blast
Third Place: Brazil United 2-1Shoeaholics Wallerfield
Most Outstanding Goalkeeper: Ruel Guerra, LLSA
Most Outstanding Defender: Keon Russell, LLSA
Most Outstanding Midfielder: Michael Baptiste, Talparo Blast
Most Outstanding Forward: Colin Williams, Talparo Blast
Most Promising Player: EmmanuelRussell, LLSA
Most Goals: Kareem Scott,LLSA
MVP: Keon Russell, LLSA
Most Disciplined Team: LLSA