THE WATERLOO Institute will become the first Caribbean team to feature in the prestigious Mediterranean International Cup (MIC) when the 2017 edition takes place in Barcelona, Spain from April 11-16.
Raymond Jurawan, president of Waterloo Institute, stressed that this international exposure will shape the players’ mindset towards the game as the Mediterranean International Cup usually attracts top clubs such as Barcelona, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.
Over 528 teams from 41 countries will be competing in the week-long event and, in the group stages, Waterloo Institute will play in Group J alongside Villarreal CF, Footvia Academy and CE Farners.
Jurawan expressed his gratitude to the parents for their efforts in successfully raising the funds for the 16-member squad, as well as the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association and the Ministry of Sports for the use of the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva for training.
Squad (clubs in brackets) -
Goalkeepers: Steffon Ramroop (Williamsville Secondary School), Ishmael Salaam (Presentation College, San Fernando).
Defenders: Kirk Torres (captain - Waterloo Secondary School), Aaron Kennedy (Cap Off Youths FC), Ayoba Moore (Queen’s Royal College), Ronaldo Sookhan (Carapichaima East Secondary).
Midfielders: Giovani Wong (Trinity East College), Kevon Williams (Carapichaima East Secondary), Randy Harris (Queen’s Royal College), Malick Cumberbatch (Presentation College, San Fernando), Omri Baird (Presentation College, San Fernando), Kion Samuel (Cap off Youths FC).
Forwards: Durrell Belgrave (Waterloo Secondary School), Haile Beckles (St Anthony’s College), Jahdel Hill (Cap Off Youths FC), Antonio Nottingham (Cap Off Youths FC).