Gwenwyn Cust, the Veteran Footballers Foundation of Trinidad and Tobago president and a former international player, passed away this morning, after a battle with cancer.
The following is a press release from the Veteran Footballers Foundation of Trinidad and Tobago:
The Veteran Footballers Foundation of Trinidad and Tobago is saddened on the passing of our president Mr Gwenwyn Cust this morning. A former national footballer and coach, captain of the historic Colts football club of Belmont and retired school teacher.
Mr Selby Browne, Vice President, of the Veteran Footballers Foundation of Trinidad and Tobago (VFFOTT) confirmed sadness on receiving news of the passing, of our president Gwenwyn Cust.
In his fight against cancer, he started radiation treatment, but succumbed this morning at 7.10am.
Gwenwyn made an invaluable contribution to football in Trinidad and Tobago, having contributed to all aspects of the game. He personally led the demand for Footballers representation at the Administrative level, with his stand, when the Trinidad and Tobago national footballers took a forthright position in the 1960’s.
Gwenwyn’s personal contribution laid the foundation for the establishment of the Veteran Footballers Foundation of Trinidad and Tobago, which he served as President to the end, said Mr Browne.
Mr Browne said, we are all thankful for his colossal contribution as educator and outstanding footballer, coach, administrator and community leader.
“He was a man of integrity, moral fabric and a gentleman with his God as his guide. He was as an exemplar, a father figure who molded young boys into men of principle and good character. Gwenwyn was knowledgeable, a motivator, excellent strategist and had a keen sense of his footballer’s capabilities and weaknesses.”
The Veteran Footballers Foundation on behalf of several Trinidad and Tobago footballers of the 1950’s, 60’s and today, extend our condolences to his wife Keren, brothers and sisters, daughters, grand children, relatives, friends and parishioners of the St John’s Anglican Church, Petit Bourg San Juan.