T&T will host nine Caribbean neighbours at the final of the fourth annual Guinness Street Football Challenge, on June 6- 7, two months after the preliminary round kicks off, in Tobago.
On Sunday, Shaw Park Basketball Court will host the first round preliminary matches, from 6 pm, with the winner of that zone joining five other zones at the local final, carded for May 17 at the Jean Pierre Complex, Wrightson Road.
The T&T preliminary rounds are as follows, Tobago (Sunday), South (Fanny Village, April 5), East (Edinburgh 500, April 5), East (Maloney, April 26), North East (Constantine Park, May 3) and North West (Jean Pierre Complex, May 10).
Not only has T&T won the team competition last year, this country also provided the winner of the skills challenge, Marc Taylor. T&T’s skills champion this year, and those from participating national will be provided by Guinness with video tutorials from an international freestyle football champion.
T&T captured the street challenge last year in St Vincent following a 2-1 penalty shoot-out victory over Dominica.
The other participating countries include, Guyana, St Lucia, St Vincent, Antigua, St Kitts and Nevis, Grenada, Dominica as well as debutants Barbados and Jamaica. Entry is free to all spectators. For information on registration, call 328-HARP.
Tobago: Shaw Park Basketball Court, Sunday
South: Fanny Village Basketball Court, April 5
Central: Edinburgh 500, April 12
East: Maloney Basketball Court, April 26
North East: Constantine Park Basketball Court, May 3
North West: Jean Pierre Complex, May 10
Local final: Jean Pierre Complex, May 17
Regional final: Jean Pierre Complex, June 6-7