Trinidad Football Team For Colombia

Date Published: 
1935-12-28
Source: 
Jamaica Gleaner
Page: 
14

Tour Planned For 1936. Visitors Are Assured Of Big Gates.

TRINIDAD, Dec. 1 (Trinidad Guardian).—The Trinidad Amateur Football Association is fast putting Trinidad on the football map of the world. Mr. H. A. Colina Serrett, the Secretary of the Atlantic Football League in Barranquilla, Colombia, has sent an invitation for a Trinidad team to visit Colombia next year.

Colombia is one of the recognized football countries and plays much International football.

Mr. Serrett has stated that this visit should be made in the course of the first three months in next year and the team should comprise 15 players and a manager.

The Atlantic Football League will pay all expenses first-class passage to and from Colombia and hotel accommodations there, so it seems as if the visit will materialise as all the T.A.F.A. will have to do is to find players able to make the trip.

The Trinidad team will receive 10 per cent, of the gross receipts or 33 per cent, of the net receipts.

FOOTBALL IS FLOURISHING

in Colombia and the average takings at the big matches is £500, and if the tour comes off the Trinidad Association should benefit by it.

The team will play five matches in Barranquilla, and there is a further offer for the side to play matches in three inland towns, Bogota, Medillin and Cali.

Should the Trinidad team decide to play these matches they can send extra players as the tour will thus be more strenuous.

The team will travel by airplane to these inland towns.

If the Trinidad soccer team is successful in Colombia the island will gain a great name for itself as football is of a very high standard in Colombia.

Whenever Trinidad plays abroad great interest is evinced in their displays, and it is surprising that they do not receive the proper support in local club games. This is very disheartening to the players.