Former East Mucurapo Seconday football team manager Brinsley Hutson past away last Sunday at Mt Hope Hospital. Hutson suffered a stroke last Friday.
Secondary Schools - Boys
NIGEL “Grovy” Grosvenor was remembered for the love he had for his family, football and pan, but also for the care he showed for all the young footballers during his coaching career that spanned over 30 years.
It is said that a good coach and good coaching can build will, skill, knowledge and capacity because it can go where no other professional development has gone before: into the intellect, behaviours, practices, beliefs, values and feelings of an educator and his or her students. You think I’m making this up? Ask any young student or footballer who passed through St Anthony’s College under the guidance of Nigel Grosvenor for just over the past two decades and they’ll tell you.
The legacy of coach Nigel "Grovey" Grosvenor left a lasting impression on many people in the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) community and beyond.
He will be remembered and respected by most as the man who coached the St Anthony’s College Tigers to eight national secondary school football titles. Nigel ‘Grovy” Grosvenor was much more than that. He was a family man, disciplinarian, educator, business owner, and investor.
Sean Cooper, the former national youth standout and St Anthony's College midfielder/striker, is set to change the dynamics of T&T football. And he comes highly recommended from a number of this country's current and past professionals.
FORMER TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO national footballer Angus Eve described it as a “massive loss” while friend and coaching counterpart Shawn Cooper tagged him as a “unique individual” who helped to create better young men for Trinidad and Tobago.
FORMER St Anthony’s College goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams and former Queen’s Royal College (QRC) footballer Radanfah Abu Bakr both had fond memories of former football coach Nigel Grosvenor, who died on Friday.
FORMER T&T football captain Kenwyne Jones on Friday described former St Anthony’s coach Nigel Grosvenor as a mentor and father figure to him, labelling him as “my Sir Alex Ferguson.”