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Snap: Wired868 Football Festival II

Photographer Allan V Crane peers through his lens for the second edition of the Wired868 Football Festival, which was held at UWI on 19 January 2014 and featured an exhibition match between a Wired868 XI and an Earl “Mango” Pierre XI:

Photo: Former “Strike Squad” captain Clayton Morris (right) executes a clearance while television presenter James Saunders looks on. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: Former “Strike Squad” captain Clayton Morris (right) executes a clearance while television presenter James Saunders looks on.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

 

Photo: Former Trinidad and Tobago national youth striker Marvin Joseph (centre) goes airborne. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/ Wired868)
Photo: Former Trinidad and Tobago national youth striker Marvin Joseph (centre) goes airborne.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/ Wired868)

 

Photo: Ex-Trinidad and Tobago World Youth Cup defender and Pro League official Roger Henry (centre) had his hands full. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/ Wired868)
Photo: Ex-Trinidad and Tobago World Youth Cup defender and Pro League official Roger Henry (centre) had his hands full.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/ Wired868)

 

Photo: Record Trinidad and Tobago goal scorer Stern John (right) runs at his former 2006 World Cup teammate Brent Sancho. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/ Wired868)
Photo: Record Trinidad and Tobago goal scorer Stern John (right) runs at his former 2006 World Cup teammate Brent Sancho.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/ Wired868)

 

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago assistant coach and former Strike Squad star Hutson "Barber" Charles (right) holds off ex-SSFL standout and festival MVP Lorne Joseph. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/ Wired868)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago assistant coach and former Strike Squad star Hutson “Barber” Charles (right) holds off ex-SSFL standout and festival MVP Lorne Joseph.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/ Wired868)

 

Photo: Leanna Lewis, wife of Strike Squad star Leonson Lewis, enjoys the action. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/ Wired868)
Photo: Leanna Lewis, wife of Strike Squad star Leonson Lewis, enjoys the action.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/ Wired868)

 

Photo: Television presenter and Wired868 goalkeeper James Saunders (left) receives the "Spirit of Wired868" prize of a trip for two to Cascadia Hotel by Wired868 director Lou-Ann Sankar. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/ Wired868)
Photo: Television presenter and Wired868 goalkeeper James Saunders (left) receives the “Spirit of Wired868” prize of a trip for two to Cascadia Hotel by Wired868 director Lou-Ann Sankar.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/ Wired868)

Remember the name Che Benny. He is a 12-year-old Tranquility Secondary student and here’s an example of how he left his mark on the Wired868 Football Festival II in four clicks:

Photo: Che Benny (right) prepares to shoot while James Saunders closes down the angle. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/ Wired868)
Photo: Che Benny (right) prepares to shoot while James Saunders closes down the angle.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/ Wired868)

 

Photo: Only Che didn't shoot... (Courtesy Allan V Crane/ Wired868)
Photo: Only Che didn’t shoot…
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/ Wired868)

 

Photo: And there was more... (Courtesy Allan V Crane/ Wired868)
Photo: And there was more…
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/ Wired868)

 

Photo: Penalty! (Courtesy Allan V Crane/ Wired868)
Photo: Penalty!
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/ Wired868)

 

Photo: Che Benny (left) takes a final look at his victim after dispatching his penalty while Lorne Joseph leads him away. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/ Wired868)
Photo: Che Benny (left) glares after dispatching his penalty while Lorne Joseph leads him away.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/ Wired868)

Thanks again to our sponsors for helping us put on this event: Trinidad and Tobago High Commissioner to Jamaica Dr Iva Gloudon, Cascadia Hotel, Neal and Massy, DIRECTV, Easi-Pharm, Toyota, Carib, HowZzat Media,  Sacha Cosmetics, All Sport Promotions and Earl “Mango” Pierre.

About Allan V. Crane

Allan V. Crane
Allan V. Crane is a freelance photographer.

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10 comments

  1. I’ve heard people saying we should do like China and train from Primary School level into adult

  2. Well you know that when it comes to talent eh Dion and myself only chooses the best then again it was his uncle Lorne Joseph who invited him to the game eh.hahaha

  3. That took you pretty long Lasana lol i really wondered why you didnt use that pic in the story lol

  4. the man spread out james in the goal

  5. Anthony, I said in the story to remember the name Che Benny… And then I forgot! But he really lit it up that day. Wonderful to see he built on his obvious talent.
    Roneil, you missed that football festival.