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Re: W Connection youth team to tour Italy.
« Reply #60 on: September 05, 2014, 08:22:52 PM »
Day 5: Today (Friday) we toured the Udinese Calcio Stadium, and competed against their youth team at a cross town facility, the DIRECTV WConnection FC U16 team lost 2-0. Keep your heads up guys! Continue learning and take every aspect of this experience seriously. The final game will be played on Sunday against A.C. Milan.














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Re: W Connection youth team to tour Italy.
« Reply #61 on: September 07, 2014, 06:46:34 PM »
Day 6: (Saturday) after training....football in the Hotel.




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Re: W Connection youth team to tour Italy.
« Reply #62 on: September 07, 2014, 06:49:34 PM »
Day 7:(Sunday) Today in the final game of the DIRECTV WConnection FC U16 Italy Tour 2014 the guys came up against AC Milan's youth team. The game ended in a 2-1 loss for our boys. Our lone goal scorer today was Shobal Celestin. We are proud supporters nonetheless!



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Re: W Connection youth team to tour Italy.
« Reply #63 on: September 08, 2014, 10:34:59 AM »
Great trip! Thanks for the pics
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Re: W Connection youth team to tour Italy.
« Reply #64 on: September 08, 2014, 10:41:53 AM »
so supporter any club showed interest in WC players? i am sure lots of scouts were around and they gave a good account of  themselves
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Re: W Connection youth team to tour Italy.
« Reply #65 on: September 08, 2014, 12:20:47 PM »
Only learnt today that a girlfriend is there with her husband as their son is on the tour. Last I know the child was a cricketer. I will have to get some stories bout this trip.
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Re: W Connection youth team to tour Italy.
« Reply #66 on: September 08, 2014, 03:11:26 PM »
Savonetta Youths returns from lifelong experience.
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The Italian Job.

W Connection U-16 team has now completed it's 10 day Italian-tour and despite finishing winless the results didn't matter in the end as the team won a lot of admires and respect, not to mentioned an experience that they will cherish and benefit from for a lifetime.

While it's still September and December are mere 3 months away, W Connection treated it's players to an early Christmas gift, an experience they will take with them to the future that money can't buy. The Caribbean side has just finished competing in a 4-game series against top Serie A youth teams, a first of its kind by any local side.

The 2014 Youth Pro League Championships were rewarded the opportunity of a lifetime when Club owner David John Williams dipped into his pockets and paid an all inclusive trip for his team and staff to compete against some of the best young players in Europe, more-so, Italy.

In-addition, they were given the luxury to train at top class facilities, get first hand advice from trainers and reconnizable coaches and enjoyed first class medical treatment.

The team were also given some training sessions from former Calcio Lecco FC player Italo Galbiati, a man who has trained top players such as Wayne Rooney, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Andrea Pirlo and Antonio Cassano. He is a trusted assistant to Fabio Capello having worked with Capello at AC Milan, Roma, Juventus, Real Madrid and England's national team. Galbiati is currently an assistant manager to Capello with the Russia national team.

Current Youth Director and former technical coordinator of the Galbiati Academy Italian-born Stefano Monti were instrumental in making the trip feasible for the team to play against some of Italy's top youth Club teams. Monti, who is married to a Trinidadian role with the club is mainly arranging trials, marketing the club, and youth development.

In 2012 both gentlemen were expected to set-up a football academy in Tobago based at the Phoenix ground but nothing ever materialized, plans fell through for obvious reasons and W Connection quickly pounced at the opportunity of signing Stefano Monti.

Connection's Under 16 team meantime are coached by former Strike Squad right-back Brian Williams and are packed with some of this country's best young players. Isaiah Hudson, Shobal Celestin, Kierron Mason, Enrique Changiah, Nate Brooks, Keston Julian, Judah St Louis, Matthew Joseph, Kareem Riley and top goal-scorer Anthony Herbert are some of the names that are recognizable to T&T fans.

W Connection youth system is said to be one of the best in the Trinidad and Tobago and to an extent, the Caribbean. They produce a lot of talents and spend time developing youngsters to be better players on, and off the field, hence the reason, nine members are currently on the Trinidad and Tobago national under 17 team.

W Connection has also been the backbone of T&T football for quite some time as national teams of all ages benefit from them generously and vigorously.

The team meanwhile, started off it's mini-tour on a disappointed note as the Club could not get flights for all it's members at the same time. Half of the team arrived in Italy on September 1st and the second batched arrived the day after, in-fact, the remaining members arrived while their teammates were still engaged in battle with Italian giants Inter Milan and as a result, they were drummed 5-0.

Inter used a fresh eleven in the second half which added to Connection's misery and there were no turning back for them as they surrendered to defeat and their remaining jet-lag teammates could also watch in dismay, welcome to Italy.

In-spite of this, the team held their spirits high and were off to face Hellas Verona FC in which they drew 2-2 after leading 2-0 courtesy of a Nate Brooks double. The Caribbean side had a chance to take it even further but a miss Nate Brooks penalty came back to haunt them as it woke up the Italian side and the island-boys allowed the European youth team to rally back for the tie. A game they could have won easily.

Udinese Calcio were on the team's menu next, they played the side at the cross town facility. Unfortunately for the T&T lads, they lost 2-0 but reports suggested that they were impressive despite the scoreline and raised a few eyebrow as there were scouts looking on. The team were playing very good football they just couldn't score.

The Young Savonetta Boys would then closed off their Italian tour with a trip back to Milan, facing this time Inter's arch-rivals; AC Milan. Shobal Celestin goal brought Connection back into the game after trailing 2-0, however, the Italians held on and in the end walked away 2-1 winners over their Caribbean counterparts.

It was reported that this game were by far the best they've performed since on tour as they grew from strength to strength, and a few tips were dropped as scouts made their way to Connection's staff members after the match.

Speaking to the Soca Warriors Online (SWO), President David John Willians said; "We are grateful for the coverage that Soca Warriors Online have given to our U-16 team tour of Italy. It was very disappointing that our local media did not give any coverage to our tour, but say what"

"The tour was indeed a success and the team competed in every game. We were not up to full strength for the first game (just 12 players were available) because the players arrived in two different batches because of flights problems."

"Our coaching staff were very satisfied with the performances of the players and you can look forward to videos of all the full games which we will post on our Facebook page and website."

"It is was a tremendous experience for the youths and as President I think this has been money well spent despite the sacrifices that had to be made to make the tour a reality."

"We intend to continue these type of tours and we plan to target Spain as our next stop. We need to understand that the youths are the future."

"Finally, we intend to open talks for the Italian clubs to pay a reciprocal visit to Trinidad and Tobago next year and we hope it will work out. No disrespect to our local clubs but we see the world as our competition and the quicker we in the region realize this the faster our football grow, ended Williams."

W Connection Team to Italy

Kadeem Barrington, Nate Brooks, Shobal Celestin, Enrique Changiah, Kershawn Edwards, Daquon Foster, Damani Garcia, Isaiah Garca, Jabari Gordon, Jarod Gordon, Jabari Gary, Anthony Herbert, Isaiah Hudson, Ronaldo Jacob, Joshua Joseph, Matthew Joseph, Keston Julien, Kierron Mason, Sherwin Noel, Jeron Pantor, Kareem Riley, Ishmael Salaam, Judah St Louis, Terrell Williams, Kori Cupid.

Staff Members

Brian Williams, Harewood London, Chadeil Benjamin, Anthony Williams, Dunstan Williams, Renee John-Williams, Lyle Hoyte, Stefano Monti, Lennox St George, Patrick Edwards, Eleanor Edwards.

Games

Inter Milan F.C. 5 vs W Connection 0

Hellas Verona 2 vs W Connection 2

Udinese Calcio 2 vs W Connection 0

A.C Milan 2 vs W Connection 1



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Re: W Connection youth team to tour Italy.
« Reply #67 on: September 08, 2014, 04:20:25 PM »
The lack of interest by the press and media in T&T is symptomatic of the problems facing T&T football. How can this not be of interest to the public? Even if you hate football, it's uplifting to see these lads get a chance of a lifetime.

People criticise the Pro League and it's clubs for not doing enough, yet when they do something remarkable like this, nobody gets to hear about it.

How can we build T&T football if our access to the population is censored and denied?

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Re: W Connection youth team to tour Italy.
« Reply #68 on: September 08, 2014, 05:24:55 PM »
Does T&T have an independent sports network? Maybe it's time for one
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Re: W Connection youth team to tour Italy.
« Reply #69 on: September 08, 2014, 06:57:02 PM »
Top stuff all round by W Connection.

T&T dailies have a bunch of old ducks writing for them.

Good going Flex for giving them the exposure.

Hope these youths remember their experience and learn from it.

Nice to see David wants to carry them to Spain next.


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Re: W Connection youth team to tour Italy.
« Reply #70 on: September 11, 2014, 11:03:10 AM »
Truely excellent work all round at W Connection - they're matching youth teams who've trained since they were 6 with some of the best coaches around.

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Re: W Connection youth team to tour Italy.
« Reply #71 on: September 14, 2014, 07:38:21 AM »
The real measure of a man's character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.

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Re: W Connection youth team to tour Italy.
« Reply #72 on: September 29, 2014, 10:18:32 PM »
This is one of the best produced local football videos I have seen. Congratulations to all involved. It's a superb marketing tool, very classy editing.  :beermug:



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Re: W Connection youth team to tour Italy.
« Reply #73 on: September 30, 2014, 07:59:36 AM »
This is one of the best produced local football videos I have seen. Congratulations to all involved. It's a superb marketing tool, very classy editing.  :beermug:




I almost get teary eyed there yes... Top Class stuff.


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Re: W Connection youth team to tour Italy.
« Reply #74 on: September 30, 2014, 02:23:26 PM »
Excellent vid!

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Re: W Connection youth team to tour Italy.
« Reply #75 on: November 13, 2015, 03:49:33 PM »
Italian Stefano Monti (W Connection) have his own football school in T&T.

http://hellasschooltnt.weebly.com/

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Re: W Connection youth team to tour Italy.
« Reply #76 on: November 13, 2015, 04:26:42 PM »
That what needed on every pro team in T&T...great exposer

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Re: W Connection youth team to tour Italy.
« Reply #77 on: November 14, 2015, 07:53:51 PM »
W Connection youth player Nate Brooks who was shot twice last night by stray bullets. He is currently warded at the San Fernando General Hospital in serious condition and in need of 7 liters of blood donations.

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Re: W Connection youth team to tour Italy.
« Reply #78 on: November 14, 2015, 08:17:43 PM »
Omg, prayers for this young man and his family
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Re: W Connection youth team to tour Italy.
« Reply #79 on: November 14, 2015, 09:01:46 PM »
Wtf going on in TnT ... is a war zone   back a yard now or what ?   dis is absolute madness.  :pissedoff:

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Re: W Connection youth team to tour Italy.
« Reply #80 on: November 14, 2015, 10:08:51 PM »
W Connection youth player Nate Brooks who was shot twice last night by stray bullets. He is currently warded at the San Fernando General Hospital in serious condition and in need of 7 liters of blood donations.



Prayers for the young man!
Lets hope he gets the required blood and can pull through and make a full recovery!
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Re: W Connection youth team to tour Italy.
« Reply #81 on: November 15, 2015, 12:57:24 AM »
This is a very bad case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.  Hopefully Nate recovers from this.

http://www.newsday.co.tt/news/0,219959.html


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Re: W Connection youth team to tour Italy.
« Reply #82 on: November 15, 2015, 06:57:24 AM »
This is a very bad case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.  Hopefully Nate recovers from this.

http://www.newsday.co.tt/news/0,219959.html




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Re: W Connection youth team to tour Italy.
« Reply #83 on: November 15, 2015, 07:55:16 AM »
Let's hope he pulls through to see Italy again. To the family: do not be discouraged, stay strong!!!

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Re: W Connection youth team to tour Italy.
« Reply #84 on: December 21, 2015, 05:44:20 AM »
Update, please.

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Re: W Connection youth team to tour Italy.
« Reply #85 on: December 21, 2015, 08:20:20 AM »
Update, please.

He was discharged from the hospital last week. He may end up needing dialysis on a regular basis.
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Re: W Connection youth team to tour Italy.
« Reply #86 on: December 21, 2015, 08:28:34 AM »
Update, please.

He was discharged from the hospital last week. He may end up needing dialysis on a regular basis.

:beermug:

Mixed blessings. Still better that than the other option. Kudos to the medical personnel that preserved life. Now time for law enforcement and the judiciary to weigh in firmly.

 

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