Former players under Bertille St Clair are coming together to hold three days of events to honour the former National Coach.
Several players who played under St Clair at the 1991 FIFA Under-20 World Cup and at the senior national men’s team level, for Signal Hill Senior Comprehensive are set to be present in Tobago this weekend with a series of activities from today to Sunday.
According to ex-national captain Angus Eve, there will be Church service on this morning at 9:30 am to be followed by a visit to Signal Hill Secondary to lay a stone in St Clair’s honour and players will also give motivational talks to students of the school.
The players will then attend a training session at the St Clair Coaching School at 9 am on Saturday with past national players and St Clair Coaching School ex-players in attendance.
Later at 7 pm, a gala dinner will take place with specially invited guests.
The feature event will be an exhibition game from 2 pm on Sunday either at the Dwight Yorke Stadium or the Mt. Pleasant Recreation Ground depending on availability which will be confirmed today.
Members of the Signal Hill Intercol champion teams of 1987-1989, the T&T U-20 World Cup team of 1991, the men’s senior team of the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup will all be featuring in the match. There will be a cool down on Monday at St Clair’s home.
“It’s really the group of players who played under Bertille St Clair all coming together to honour a gentleman who has played an integral role in our lives as footballers and as men in T&T,” Eve said.
“He has made a tremendous contribution to the sport and many of us have played under him from a very young age, from schoolboys to Senior national players for T&T. We are all really looking forward to spending these days as a mark of respect and honour for him,” Eve said.
Nakhid also added, “It's our pleasure and honour to be able to in at least some small measure pay tribute to a coach, a mentor, a father figure, a brother and a teacher who has impacted the lives of so many in so many ways."
Among the players carded to be involved include Eve, Arnold Dwarika, Brent Sancho, Gary Glasgow, Anthony Rougier, Ansil Elcock, Anthony Sherwood, Clint Marcelle, Clayton Ince and Dwight Yorke and a host of others with Nakhid also hoping to attend from Lebanon. Stern John, Ross Russell and Dennis Lawrence will be absent due to national duties in Wales.
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