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Players to Watch 

Kenwyne Jones: Forward, Stoke City FC

March 2011

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Jones was named T&T Player of the Year in 2007. He also was named Sunderland’s layer of the Season in the same year. Currently, he is with Stoke City.

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Jlloyd Samuel: Defender, Bolton Wanderers

Trained as a youth in the Charlton Athletic system. Signed his first pro con-

The Perfect Kit P.1

tract with Aston Villa. In 2009, received FIFA clearance to play with T&T naWant to test your soccer

New Club Aims to Put Soca P.1

The Perfect Kit

tional team.

skills? Eat Soccer now

Players to Watch P.2

offers opportunities for

male and female play-

Julius James: Defender, Columbus Crew

As of March 1, 2011, James became the latest addition to the Columbus

ers ages 18+ to experi-

Crew. He was originally drafted by Toronto FC in 2006. He is a member of

ence Portugal’s culture

the T&T Senior Squad.

To make it onto the pitch, you need the perfect kit. From advice to product reviews, Paul Kitson’s aim is to make

in a new way. Train and

sure you are match ready!

play with open adult

Tobago’s Hidden Jewel P.2

New Club Aims to Put Soca Warriors on the Map in the country. T&T Highlanders will draw heavily upon his expertise in the club’s bid to quickly join the USL and/or the playing schedules of other comparable North American clubs.

Paul Kitson, Jr. is the owner of

teams in the Lisbon

Varsity Soccer 365, a com-

area. To learn more, go

pany that promotes physical


fitness and overall well-being

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by teaching players of all ages

Tobago’s Hidden Jewel: Stokely Vale FC

the game of soccer in NY, NJ, CT, You can reach him at

According to Yasha Tobias-Browne, foot-

At their home pitch, Plymouth Recreational

ballers in Tobago are the considered under-

Ground, the side showcased its force. Unfor-


dogs and that has given them a fighting spirit

tunately, they were unable to maintain that

I had the good fortune of

and never say die attitude. His club, Stokely

same energy throughout their schedule, as

receiving many nuggets of

Vale, is an example of this. Its first team

they beat top clubs and dropped matches

wisdom from a pro foot-

squad is a mixture of old schemers and

against weaker ones. Stokely completed the

baller, Paul Kitson, Sr. Here

young gifted athletes.

season with a 6th place finish in Trinidad &

is his first tip for any player.

Tobago’s National Super League. Despite

Concentrate on your first touch. By master-

The center midfielder, who has been with the

this past season’s rollercoaster, the club has

club for two seasons, describes the match

previously produced quality players, such as

ing your first touch you

play of the squad, managed by Coach Camp-

Daniel Cyrus, a current member of Trinidad

will always be confident

bell, as “pass and move, flowing football

& Tobago’s Men’s National Team.

on the ball . Also you will afford yourself time and

akin to that of my team Arsenal and the In 2011, Stokely Vale has secured adequate

space to read the field

sponsorship so that it can make a campaign

and make your next

During his first season with Stokely Vale,

for promotion to the Pro-League. To follow

decision. The sooner

intelligence and a willingness to run helped

Stokely Vale F.C in their 2011 campaign, go

you have the ball under

the team to win their league and receive a


control the sooner the

South American style-samba soccer.”

promotion. However, in his second season A lack of consistency plagued the side.

game is at your mercy.

After playing for 11 years in Europe, James Baird is hoping to build a bridge for Trinidadian players to take their skills across the water to America and Europe. Baird and his wife Debby are owners of the new club Trinidad and Tobago Highlanders FC. With the goal of producing players who can make the club a competitive side fairly quickly, Baird has signed on to do triple duty with the club, as an owner, assistant coach and player. He will join 4 to 5 other experienced players as they lead a squad of remaining under 21 players. To spearhead the management of the team, Baird has tapped local Trinidadian, Coach Alexander, to serve as the head coach. Alexander has a track record for developing talent at schools and pro clubs

Off the pitch, the new club has a number of ways that they desire to connect with the local community. One of these opportunities includes an outreach program that will include players participating in community improvement projects as well as meet and greet events with school children. The second way is through sponsorship. T&T Highlanders FC is looking for partners to invest in the growth of world class players. Through a financial underwriting of the club’s kits, sports equipment and travel costs companies can showcase their commitment to fans and players of the club. Match programs, boards, kit signage and possible television promotion are the benefits of forming a relationship with T&T Highlanders FC. To learn more about the new club or inquire about sponsorship opportunities, go to

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