24 August 2014

SANTA ROSA PRESIDENT VISITS COAL MINE

FC Santa Rosa president Keith Look Loy participated in a community football festival today in Coal Mine, Sangre Grande. The event was staged by Excel Soccer Academy, based in the USA, the owners of which are David and Marvin Austin, Trinidadians who live in Arizona and Mississippi, USA, respectively. David was a member of the 1994 Trinidad and Tobago national Under-21 team, which was coached by Look Loy.

Excel Academy has hosted this event, including a seven-a-side tournament for seniors, an open skills competition, and games for kids, since 2012 as a way of giving back to the community where the Austins grew up. Free football gear was also distributed to kids in attendance. The president was invited to speak to the hundreds gathered for the event and expressed his pleasure at the contribution of the Austin brothers in using football to mobilize and unite the Coal Mine community, noting its contribution to stable family life and the fun it offered to the kids. He urged the regional authority to make the necessary improvements to the community field. The president promised to have FC Santa Rosa participate in the event next year.

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