26 March 2019

FC SANTA ROSA REVEALS NEW COACH AND PLANS FOR 2019 SEASON

FC Santa Rosa unveiled Shurland David as the new Big Cannon coach at a media conference held at the Arima Town Hall this morning. David replaces 2018 Super League title winning coach Derek King, who has moved on to Halifax Wanderers of the new Canadian Premier League along with 2018 Big Cannons Akeem Garcia and Andre Rampersad.

David is a former national player and has coached at Eastern FA level (with Maloney FC), as well as in both the Pro League (with Caledonia FC and Northeast Stars FC), and the Super League (with WASA FC, his last club).

David told the assembled media he accepted Santa Rosa’s offer “because it is a challenge to join a club that has a winning culture. Santa Rosa is a club that has high standards. It wins. And my job will be to maintain that winning culture and to bring new titles to the club”.

A core of experienced players returns to the Big Cannon squad for the 2019 campaign. They will be joined by a group of young players aged seventeen to twenty-one as Santa Rosa continues its focus on training young players for sale to foreign leagues. Two young Venezuelan players are included in this group as Santa Rosa continues to always represent the Arima community.

Big Cannon preseason training begins on 1 April. The 2019 season is set to kick off on 7 June.

Photo: Shurland David (R) and Keith Look Loy (L) at today’s media conference

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