Republic Cup

TRENDSETTER HAWKS won two of three national titles when the finals of the 2019 Republic Bank Cup National Youth League were played off on Saturday at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo.

North-based Hawks were crowned national champions in the Under-11 and Under-13 divisions while Trincity Nationals won the Under-15 title. No teams from South or Central featured in any of the finals.

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Tournament debutants Pro Series had placed first in the North in the Under-11 division during the regular season while Hawks had only finished third. However, Hawks were able to turn things around when they met in the final.

Hawks captain Ihsan Miller was named Pizza Hut MVP of the final, after also being named semi-final MVP when Hawks triumphed over Queen’s Park (QPCC) Football Academy. Pro Series’ Nathaniel Peters was announced as goalkeeper of the tournament and Trendsetter Hawks’ Jaseem Celestine was named overall Under-11 MVP of the tournament, including the league and national knockout phases.


Trinidad and Tobago’s netballers kept their hopes of a top-12 finish alive when they got past Fiji to clinch third spot in Group C at the Vitality World Cup in England yesterday.

The familiar saying “you’ll find a Bajan anwhere in the World” hit home in the ICC Cricket World Cup final yesterday when England won the most thrilling match to stun New Zealand at Lord’s.

ONLY Seth Thong and Sigourney Williams are left to fly the flag for hosts Trinidad and Tobago in the individual events after the opening day of the CASA (Caribbean Area Squash Association) Junior Championship yesterday, at the Queen’s Park Cricket Club’s Indoor Racquet Centre, Queen’s Park Oval, St Clair.

TRINIDAD and Tobago will be represented by four teams in ITF (International Tennis Federation)/COTECC (Central American and Caribbean Tennis Confederation) Sub-Region 4 Under-12 Team Tournament from today at National Racquet Centre, Orange Grove Main Road, Tacarigua.

Has there ever been anything like that? Two finals of major global sporting events; two absorbing, thrilling, pulsating contests; two champions crowned in the most dramatic of circumstances within a matter of minutes and just a few miles of each other in London yesterday.