WI Football Crest

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Jamaica Gleaner
WI Football Crest

The crest seen above will be worn on the blazers of the members of the West Indies soccer team which tours England later this year. Designed by Andy Worrell, a Trinidad oilfield worker, the crest was the winning entry in a competition sponsored by the British Caribbean Football Association. It show flags of the West Indies Nation and the Mother Country, along with tropical scenery, typical of Caribbean waters, palm trees, birds and sun. At the top are eleven stars which serve a double purpose—representing the eleven players of the team or the eleven territories in the Association including British Guiana. All this is bounded by a gold chain linking the territories in the Association. The competition was open to residents in the West Indies and British Guiana.