Tomkinson Fixing Soccer Tour

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Jamaica Gleaner

Deryck Tomkinson, coach of Jamaica's rural grant-aided Secondary School, Vere Technical, left the island at 12.30 p.m. yesterday for Trimdad to make final arrangement for St. Benedict College team to play a series of matches here in September next.

St. Benedict College of Trinidad and Tobago has accepted an invitation from Vere Technical High School of Clarendon to send an under 20 team of footballers for a 12-day tour.

Because of the tremendous impact surrounding this tour from a school point of view, Vere's coach Tomkinson will have talks with representatives from the school when he arrives in an effort to have the visitors play a game in Montego Bay against a leading city school team.

The St. Benedict team will play three matches against Vere. The first will be at the National Stadium and second at Vere.

The visiting team is Trinidad's best schoolboy team. They won the schools' championship of that country for the last two years and in all divisions for the second time.

The St. Benedict team recently defeated a KSAFA's under-20 team in a series of matches when they toured Trinidad in December last.

The visitors will be without three of their top players — Warren Archibald, Lloyd Dillon and Jan Steadman — all of whom have been playing in the professional league in the States.