Possibility Of Big English Footer Team Going To Trinidad

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Jamaica Gleaner

The Corinthians, World Famous Amateurs May Make Tour To Colony.

(From Our Correspondent),

"The Judge" writing in the Trinidad "Guardian" of January 8th says:

I mentioned recently the possibility of a visit from Corinthians F. C., the best known amateur football Club in England, and, for that matter, in the world.

Barbados were approached with regard to their undertaking part of the expenditure involved.

It now appears that the Barbados Football Association cannot entertain the idea of a football tour in June or July, which is the date those interested had in mind.


In spite of Barbados dropping out, it is still very possible that we may have the pleasure of a visit from the Corinthians.

Captain Harry Dow, a member of the T. A. F. A. Council, is interested in the matter, and is assured by members of the Corinthians with whom he is acquainted, that they would be very glad to undertake a Colonial visit of this kind.

Judging from the financial result of the two Venezuelan tours, the cost of the visit should be well covered by the takings at the gate.

It need hardly be added that the Corinthians would be a far greater attraction than 'Dos Caminos.'


Rolph Grant is at present keeping goal for Corinth, and receiving excellent press notices for his brilliant work between the uprights.

As Rolph is due for a holiday in Trinidad he would no doubt relish such a visit.

Harold Dupres is emphatic that Caracas would welcome a visit from the Corinthians if they could find time to get over to the neighbouring Republic.

However, Captain Dow deserves every help and encouragement in his project.

There are difficulties to be overcome, but there is absolutely no reason why the tour should not come off.