Pro League club St Ann’s Rangers used the Carnival break to do some community work, but are back in action tomorrow against leaders W Connection at Ato Boldon Stadium.
Pro League action resumes today with a Marvin Lee Stadium double-header featuring Police and inform-Point Fortin Civic at 6 p.m., while Caledonia AIA face North East Stars two hours later. There is also a match on Sunday between Central FC and Defence Force at Larry Gomes Stadium, Arima.
Saturday mornings are typically a good opportunity to roll out of bed late, but on Carnival Saturday the player of St Ann’s Rangers were up early. Players, coaches and managers of the St. Ann’s club all volunteered their services at the Trinity College ground in Moka, Maraval, which also serves as their youth teams’ home venue. As part of the TT Pro League’s HOPE (Helping Others is a Priority Everyday) project, Rangers decided to give Trinity’s pavilion and ground a much-needed facelift.
The field was cut, and the pavilion was cleaned and painted in Trinity’s brilliant green and yellow. Rangers’ team manager Jason Spence, who supervised and also joined in the exercise, said the club has been involved with the school for some time and took the opportunity to beautify their pavilion in keeping with the goals of the HOPE project.
St Kitts international Kennedy Isles, who is in his first Pro League season, said, “I thought it would be hard but now I feel we are having fun and growing as a team. It’s good to build the relationship with the school as well.”
The 23-year-old added that playing in Trinidad has been a great experience for him and that he has matured as a footballer.
Ghanaian forward Michael Yaw Darko, another Rangers player , said that while the club is having a very tough season, they were happy to work as a team to contribute to the school.
DIGICEL PRO LEAGUE MATCHES:
6 (p.m) – Police FC vs Point Fortin Civic, Marvin Lee Stadium
8 (p.m) – Caledonia AIA vs North East Stars, Marvin Lee Stadium
5 (p.m) – St. Ann’s Rangers vs W Connection, Ato Boldon Stadium
4 (p.m) – Central FC vs Defence Force, Larry Gomes Stadium