Sun, May


Forwards Kerry Baptiste of San Juan Jabloteh and Rundell Winchester of Central FC were named Wendy’s Player of the Month for September and October respectively.

Meanwhile Central FC head coach Terry Fenwick picked up the Blue Waters Coach of the Month award for September, and close rival Stuart Charles Fevrier, head coach of DIRECTV W Connection, got the award for October.

Players and coaches are nominated throughout the respective months following matches, and votes from match commissioners and coaches are tallied along with overall votes from the media.

Baptiste, the 2009 TT Pro League/Toyota Player of the Year and no stranger to personal accolades, has been on fire since returning to his old club Jabloteh this season, and with 10 goals to his name from 7 matches, he is a player to watch in 2013-14.

The 31 year old midfielder-turned-prolific-forward is famed by his 48 goals in the 2009 season that helped Joe Public to a record haul of five titles in one season.

Twelve years younger is 19 year-old Winchester, and he has been a bit of fresh air to the league.

The Plymouth, Tobago-born teenager was all smiles, and deservingly so, on Monday at the Hasely Crawford Stadium when he received Player of the Month award.

“It feels so good,” Winchester said. “…it feels good to continue working hard playing football and achieving all this. It feels soo good, from where I came from to now. But it is always about working hard for me and putting my best foot forward.

“I would always be focused and looking out for number one, to just continue going at it.”

Only last month Winchester was awarded the First Citizens Cup MVP award after helping Central to the title.  Winchester’s performances during the month of October also included a hat-trick against Point Fortin Civic, which will never be forgotten by the southerners.