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Spotlight on W Connection starlet Joevin Jones

Joevin Jones was one of Trinidad and Tobago’s stand outs at the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup and he will captain DIRECTV W Connection tomorrow on Tuesday August 20 when the “Savonetta Boys” face United States Major League Soccer (MLS) team Houston Dynamo from 8 pm in Champions League action at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain.

Photo: W Connection attacker Joevin Jones (left) during Pro League action against Caledonia AIA last season. (Courtesy Wired868)
Photo: W Connection attacker Joevin Jones (left) during Pro League action against Caledonia AIA last season.
(Courtesy Wired868)

Did you know that Jones once lead Port of Spain team, Mucurapo Senior, to the Secondary Schools crown in 2008? And his father Kelvin Jones, a former left back, was a member of Trinidad and Tobago’s famous “Strike Squad” team in 1989? Or that his younger brother, Alvin Jones, plays at right back or in central defence for Connection?

Here are some more things you might not have known about young mister Jones:

Name:  Joevin Jones

DOB: 3 August 1991

Hometown: Carenage

Position: Left Back/Midfield

Number: 10

Former Schools: Carenage Primary/Mucurapo Senior

Favourite Player: Cristiano Ronaldo

Favourite Team: Portugal

Photo: W Connection midfielder Joevin Jones (centre) collects his MVP award from a Lucozade representative (left) while Pro League CEO Dexter Skeene looks on. (Courtesy Wired868)
Photo: W Connection midfielder Joevin Jones (centre) collects his MVP award from a Lucozade representative (left) while Pro League CEO Dexter Skeene looks on.
(Courtesy Wired868)

Questions and Answers with Joevin Jones

What is your personal ambition in football?

JJ: “I want to play in Europe. That’s my dream.”

 

When did you start playing football?

JJ: “From since I was small… I was about 6 years old.”

 

Who taught you the basics?

JJ: “Selris Figaro at Coaching School and Stuart Charles-Fevrier at Connection.”

Photo: Former World Cup 206 coach Leo Beenhakker (right) makes a point to Trinidad and Tobago utility player Joevin Jones during the CONCACAF Gold Cup. (Courtesy TTFA Media)
Photo: Former World Cup 206 coach Leo Beenhakker (right) makes a point to Trinidad and Tobago utility player Joevin Jones during the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
(Courtesy TTFA Media)

What pushes you to succeed?

JJ: “My family always supports and encourages, especially my dad (Kelvin Jones). He wakes (my brother Alvin Jones and myself) up early to train every morning and after every game we would talk about what was good and bad.”

 

What do you like to do in your free time?

JJ: “I’m always playing football. I don’t really have any other hobbies… But I used to play some cricket.”

 

What makes you stand out as a player?

JJ: “Well I have a football brain, and the skills and the ability. I know I could play, and I worked hard at it.”

Photo: DIRECTV W Connection midfielder Joevin Jones (centre) tries to keep the ball from Defence Force man-mountain Keston Williams. (Courtesy Wired868)
Photo: DIRECTV W Connection midfielder Joevin Jones (centre) tries to keep the ball from Defence Force man-mountain Keston Williams.
(Courtesy Wired868)

How would you describe yourself as a person?

JJ: “I am always smiling. I love to laugh and I’m always happy. My advice to anyone would be to push yourself and forget about the negativity.”

About Victoria Walcott

Victoria Walcott
Victoria Walcott is a journalism student at COSTAATT and an intern at Wired868.

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