August 15 marked ten years since the death of iconic artist Ian Ali, a man who made a pioneering contribution to Trinidad and Tobago’s local landscape through art and television.
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$15,000 at stake in Chaguanas beach soccer
SW Touring will host its inaugural five-a-side beach football competition on June 11 and 12 at the Beach Volleyball Courts, Saith Park, Chaguanas. Sixteen teams are expected to compete in the competition which is part of SW Touring’s community out-reach programme for Chaguanas and environs being facilitated in collaboration with the Chaguanas Borough Corporation. The winners of the tournament will walk away with the winner-take-all $15,000 top prize and the challenge trophy, medals and beach football bragging rights.
Other awards up for grabs include the runner-up trophy, Most Valuable Player, Golden Boot and Golden Gloves. Geoffrey Edwards, the Tournament Event Manager noted the competition is the continuation of their drive as a sport event management organisation to provide information and sensitise the nation of the different variants of the sport of football. “We also see this as an opportunity to bridge the social and sporting gap, contribute to cross cultural dialogue, understanding, unity, tolerance and peaceful coexistence in the borough of Chaguanas. The SW Touring Committee also praised the Mayor of Chaguanas, the Honourable Orlando Nagessar for his collaboration in this sporting venture.
In addition, to the football, tournament attractions for spectators and participants include the 25 foot rock climbing wall, gaming booths powered by Gaming Emporium, a massage parlour and obstacle competitions. Registration per team (ten players maximum) is $1,600. For further tournament details, including team registration call 765-4439 or email your team’s name and contact personal information to [email protected]. Persons can also follow the event on facebook— keywords “Beasal invitational Sand SOCCER Sun”
Tournament sponsors includes Heineken, Amstel, Green Sands, Malta Carib, LLB, Turbo Energy, Blue Waters, Gaming Emporium and Body Mates by Rachel.