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The interest continues to grow towards Friday’s “Football for a Cause” flood relief football match hosted by Dennis Lawrence and Friends. The match takes place at the Hasely Crawford Stadium with a kick off time of 7:30pm.

Several of this country’s top national team players of the past as well as guest personalities have made themselves available to participate in the match including Kenwyne Jones, Stern John, Cyd Gray, Dennis Lawrence, Arnold Dwarika, Gary Glasgow, Ansil Alcock, Anthony Wolfe, Clayton Ince, Clint Marcelle, Wesley Webb, Kevin Ollivierre and Earl Jean. Among those from the Strike Squad era who will line up include Michael Maurice, Floyd Lawrence, Clayton Morris, Marvin Faustin, Larry Joseph, Hutson Charles, Kerry Jameson and Brian Williams along with Russell Munroe, Adarryl John and Keyeno Thomas. Some of this country’s women footballers will also be on show including Tasha St Louis, Mariah Shade, Janine Francois, Ayanna Russell and Karyn Forbes among others as well as Netball personalities Anika La Roche-Brice, Tia Bruno, Fiona Holder and Sue Anne Cordner and cricketer Kevon Cooper.

Other local sporting bodies have also accepted the invitation to join in support including Cricket, NAAA, Swimming Association, Rugby, Netball and Volleyball.

Maximus Dan and Ultimate Rejects are also on board to provide entertainment on the night.

Former Trinidad and Tobago topscorer John, currently a National Team assistant coach added, “The response has been very encouraging so far. It’s all for a great cause and we’re gathering any amount of support that we can to reach people as far and wide as possible. I know a lot of the guys are really looking forward to the event and the match to come out and put on a good show of football and humanity for our fellow citizens.”

Fans are  asked to contribute relief items upon their entry to the stadium or make a financial contribution. There is no  set ticket purchase option or admission fee for the event.  Persons can also drop off items at all Healthnet Locations nationwide at Saddle Road in Maraval, Eastern Main Road, Barataria, Eastern Main Road in Tacarigua, Munroe Road, Cunupia, JTA Plaza in Couva and South Coast at Princess Margaret street in San Fernando as well at Lounge 63 on Ariapita Avenue or TTOC headquarters.

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PAST men’s national players and a group of current female players are expected to feature in a charity football match, Football For A Cause, on Friday at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo.

The game is a flood-relief match, organised by national men’s team coach Dennis Lawrence and Friends, with the proceeds going towards assisting those affected by Friday’s flooding throughout Trinidad.

Among the players who are set to don their boots are Lawrence and his former 2006 FIFA World Cup team-mates Stern John, Kenwyne Jones, Cyd Gray, Anthony Wolfe and Clayton Ince.

Ex-T&T players Arnold Dwarika, Gary Glasgow, Ansil Elcock, Clint Marcelle, Wesley Webb, Russell Munroe, Adarryl John, Keyeno Thomas and former St Lucia striker Earl Jean are also expected to roll back the clock, for a worthy cause.

A number of ex-Strike Squad players will line up in the match – captain Clayton Morris, Michael Maurice, Floyd Lawrence, Marvin Faustin, Larry Joseph, Hutson Charles, Kerry Jameson and Brian Williams.

T&T women’s team skipper Tasha St Louis and her team-mates Mariah Shade, Janine Francois, Ayanna Russell and Karyn Forbes, cricketer Kevon Cooper, and netballers Anika La Roche-Brice, Tia Bruno, Fiona Holder and Sue Anne Cordner are listed to feature too.

Stern John, who is currently an assistant T&T men’s team coach, said, “The response has been very encouraging so far. It’s all for a great cause and we’re gathering any amount of support that we can to reach people as far and wide as possible.

“I know a lot of the guys are really looking forward to the event and the match to come out and put on a good show of football and humanity for our fellow citizens.”

John’s ex-World Cup team-mate Hislop also expressed his support, via a video post on the TT Football Association (TTFA) website.

“Sitting here in the US, seeing what’s been going on, it’s been simply heartbreaking,” said the former national goalkeeper. “I’ve been buoyed by the fact that we’ve shown as a people we’re better when we’re pulling for each other, when we’re supporting each other.

“As hard as it’s been to witness, and as much destruction as has happened, and as long as the rebuilding process will take, we’ve shown that we have the character, we have the personalities, we have the love, we have the support of each other to get through this. Good luck to everybody, keep strong.”

The local governing bodies for cricket, track and field, swimming, rugby, netball and volleyball have all offered their support for the venture, while 2017 Road March champions Maximus Dan and Ultimate Rejects will provide entertainment on the evening.

Tickets for the match can be bought at the venue on the day and patrons are encouraged to contribute items at the venue (on game day only) or any of the Healthnet clinics nationwide at Saddle Road in Maraval, Eastern Main Road in Barataria, Eastern Main Road in Tacarigua, Munroe Road in Cunupia, JTA Plaza in Couva and South Coast at Princess Margaret Street in San Fernando, as well at Lounge 63 on Ariapita Avenue, between now and Saturday.


SOURCE: TTFA Media