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‘Strike Squad’ to help rebuild Haiti football.
« on: March 29, 2010, 06:46:52 AM »
‘Strike Squad’ to help rebuild Haiti football.
T&T Newsday Repots.


Former Trinidad and Tobago football captain Dwight Yorke made a surprised guest appearance for the 1989 “Strike Squad” as they launched their fund raising initiative to help rebuild the Haitian Football Federation.

The “Strike Squad” which came within a point of qualifying for the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy won a four-team Invitational tournament at Fatima College Grounds on Saturday. They will next stage a day of fun and excitement on May 8 in San Fernando, aimed at raising funds to help a nation that was destroyed by an earthquake last January

The initiative is being called “Haiti ...We have not forgotten You” and is organised to raise as much funds to donate to the people of Haiti.

Yesterday Clayton Morris, captain of the Strike Squad said the day’s activities will begin with a Walkathon from Harris Promenade, San Fernando to the Skinner Park. And later, from about 2 pm there will be events for the children such as a bouncy castle and other events that children will enjoy.

There will also be a car show at Skinner Park which will culminate with a cultural presentation from 6 pm.

The show will feature the best Calypsonians and Soca artistes among them Super Blue, Maximus Dan and other top artistes, while there will also be performances from top steelbands.

Morris told Newsday that the day’s activities will be the first of many to be held by the Strike Squad. He is calling on corporate Trinidad and Tobago to come on board and assist his team with this worthy cause.

A date for the next fund raising events will be set soon and other activities will be held.

The events will be free to the public but Morris is asking for a contribution at the door to help the people of Haiti rebuild their football federation. All proceeds from the activities will be donated to Haiti.

Yorke who played professionally for Aston Villa, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers and Sunderland in the English Premiership will be totally involved in the initiative, as will his friend and former national team-mate Russell Latapy, who is the present football coach of Trinidad and Tobago.

Morris gave the assurance that the entire squad from 1989, including Marlon Morris, Marvin Faustin, Maurice Alibey, Floyd Lawrence, Dexter Francis, Philbert Jones, Brian Williams and Hutson Charles, among many others will be involved in the initiative.
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Re: ‘Strike Squad’ to help rebuild Haiti football.
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Re: ‘Strike Squad’ to help rebuild Haiti football.
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2010, 04:25:17 AM »
Strike Squad dumps Doctors in charity clash.
By: Shari John (T&T Guardian).


Strike Squad of 1989 got the better of Doctors, Unit Trust and Central Bank on Saturday to secure the top spot in its invitational one-day tournament, which launched its relief effort for Haiti entitled ‘Haiti You Are Not Forgotten’ on Fatima College ground, Mucurapo Road, Port of Spain.

Led by a double from newly recruited national assistant coach, Marvin Faustin, and a goal by Philbert Jones, Strike Squad got the better of Doctors, after draws with Unit Trust (0-0) and Central Bank (2-2).

Strike Squad finished with eight points, one more that second placed Doctors. Unit Trust (six pts) was third and Central Bank (five pts) fourth.

The second event, a Family Fun Day, will take place on May 5 at Skinner Park, San Fernando, where the Strike Squad intends to raise funds through contributions collected at the door. The Family Fun Day will include live performances by local artists, a car show and other activities.

“We wanted to do something where we could involve the entire nation,” said Brian Williams, a member of the 1989 Strike Squad. “Seeing that Haiti is our neighbour in the Caribbean, we thought we should do something to assist,” Williams explained.

“When you look at the history of Haiti you will see that they are one of the first in the Caribbean to become an independent nation, they fought against slavery, and I personally have an attachment to the people of Haiti.”

Williams urged T&T to come out and support the event, explaining that admission to the ground will be whatever contribution those attending wish to make to the effort.

The Strike Squad reunited in 2002 and since then has been going around to communities in T&T and sharing their experiences. According to captain, Clayton Morris, the event is a big bite taken by the “Squad”, but “the players felt that they needed to assist Haiti in any way possible”.


Derek Cave of Unit Trust, left, and Leonson Lewis of the Strike Squad battle for the ball during the launch of the Strike Squad's relief effort for Haiti labelled ‘Haiti You Are Not Forgotten’ on Saturday on Fatima grounds, Mucurapo.Photo: Anthony Harris
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Re: ‘Strike Squad’ to help rebuild Haiti football.
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2010, 06:50:25 AM »
if thats leonson in that pic he looking fitter and stronger than most of we players on the current squad!
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Re: ‘Strike Squad’ to help rebuild Haiti football.
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2010, 04:48:31 PM »
if thats leonson in that pic he looking fitter and stronger than most of we players on the current squad!
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Re: ‘Strike Squad’ to help rebuild Haiti football.
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2010, 07:57:08 PM »
if thats leonson in that pic he looking fitter and stronger than most of we players on the current squad!

Man, you on spot here....

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