Trincity Nationals, one of the dominant forces in local women’s football underlined their credentials by lifting yet another title on the weekend.
Nationals defeated Step By Step 2-1 in the final to become champions of the Queen’s Park Cricket Club (QPCC) Score 4 Cancer women’s tournament held at the Queen’s Park Oval on Sunday.
The event is the main one in a series of fund raising initiatives put on by the Score 4 Cancer Committee each year which they run alongside QPCC’s members 8-a-side competition.
The ten teams which participated were: Nationals, Step by Step, Holy Name, Sweaters, UWI, St Augustine, Subway/Venus, Micles/Ocean Spray, Tigers and Adrenaline.
In the third placed match Holy Name defeated Sweaters 5-4 on penalty kicks.
Committee Chairperson Marie Mouttet told Guardian Media Sports: “It started about mid September and goes for about a month. We usually collect money at the gate, sell toys, have raffles and what not. That goes until October 20th and on that night we will have our last collection and raffle off some good prizes. For the last two years we raised about thirty thousand dollars each year and this year hope to do a little bit better than that.”
This year’s charity of choice is the Just Because Foundation and the Score 4 Cancer Committee raised additional funding through collection of entry fees from the ten teams to take part in Sunday’s tournament.
Mouttet said: “We are working with them to upgrade their recreation area for the children. That will be completed in time for their 10th anniversary on November 10th and we will continue to upgrade the wards and waiting area.”
Sunday’s event was completed with an exhibition match played by an all-star women’s team selected from the competition, taking on a team of male cricketers from QPCC which featured the likes of the Bravo brothers Darren and Dwayne, Kevon Cooper, Khary Pierre, Daron Cruickshank, Tion Webster, Colin Murray and others. They did well to beat the ladies at their own game with a 3-0 final result.