Fri, May


The football fraternity was plunged into mourning on Friday following the early-morning death of former national, St Anthony's College and Queen's Royal College football coach Nigel "Grovey" Grosvenor. He was 63 on Independance Day.

A man who has dedicated his entire life to football, Grovesnor has been battling cancer for the past years, and only a couple months ago he was admitted to the Couva hospital when he contracted the deadly coronavirus.

He appeared to have been recovering well from the virus, but at 3 am Friday morning the coach known popularly as 'Grovey' passed away this morning reportedly from kidney complications.

Grovesnor was a household name in T&T football particularly in the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) where he won five Coca Cola National InterCol titles and two League titles during his 33 years stint with St Anthony's College, known as the Westmooring 'Tigers'. He also won countless North Zone titles. However, Grovesnor will be remembered for his dedication to producing allround individuals through football.

Under his wings, the country became the beneficiary of players such as Kenwyne Jones and Carlos Edwards, both of whom played in the English Premier League, Sean Cooper who played in Portugal and Brazil, Julius James and Evans Wise, among many others.

Due to his successes 'Grovey' also earned the right to coach the country's Under-15 Boys team.

Only in December, last year Grovesnor retired as a coach after spending the last three years of his coaching career at Queen's Royal College where he failed to win anything.

SOURCE: T&T Guardian

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