Central F.C. will be on hand to help launch the S.I.S. 35th Anniversary 7 a side football tournament at New Settlement Ground on Saturday. The tournament is free to enter with a first prize of $5,000.
“It’s going to be a great family day out.” said Central F.C. Managing Director, Brent Sancho. “There’ll be lots going on, including a kids zone, curry duck cook out, and DJ, but of course, the main event is the football”
Sancho said that his clubs main sponsors, Super Industrial Services, have planned year round events to celebrate 35 years in the construction and industrial service business.
“We wanted an event that would bring the whole Central football community together. All of our players and staff will be on hand to join in the fun” said the former Soca Warrior.
Teams can register for free by attending the New Settlement Grounds before midday on Saturday. Central F.C. will hope that they’re in a celebratory mood after their Friday night clash with Police F.C.
“After beating league leaders, W.Connection 3-0 and third place Point Fortin Civic 2-0, people may think Police are an easy opponent.” said Sancho. “But Police beat us 4-1 earlier in the season and our other game ended in a draw, so we’re not relaxing in any way”
Central are still unbeaten in 2014, with their last league defeat coming on 7th December last year – a run of 13 games without loss.
“We’re in great form and the player’s morale is superb” said the World Cup defender “We have 5 league games left and we want to win every one to ensure a place in the CONCACAF Champions League.”
The Sharks’ Operations Director, Kevin Harrison added “These community events are just as important to us as our matches. We make a commitment to our sponsors to support their projects and they give us a chance to really gel with our community.” Harrison said that although Central F.C. are only in their second season, they’ve established themselves as a pioneering club.
“Our current squad is 100% Trini. We have gone to great lengths to bring exciting Trinitobagonians such as Willis Plaza, Ataullah Guerra and Yohance Marshall from overseas and we have proved that our talented nationals can lead the way on the pitch.”
Harrison added “We will be launching other projects to bring the Central football community closer together as we believe that there are many talented players and coaches who are currently falling below the radar. We believe that there is a good depth of talent in the Central region and we hope to see a few future stars set the pace on Saturday.”
Central F.C. face Police F.C. at Ato Boldon on Friday 28th March at 6pm followed by W.Connection vs Point Fortin at 8pm.