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Wait for it… Wired868 football festival makes adjustment for 2019!

Change, they say, is the only constant thing in this world. So, the Wired868 Football Festival will undergo at least one significant alteration for 2019.

Traditionally, the Football Festival—which is a not-for-profit event for past players, coaches and well wishers—has always been the first item on the calendar and was held on the weekend after the New Year.

Photo: Former Trinidad and Tobago attacker Gary Glasgow (left) tries to avoid a tackle from Wired868 XI left back Gregory Seale during the 4th Annual Wired868 Football Festival at UWI SPEC Grounds, St Augustine in January 2016.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/CA-images/Wired868)

However, there will be a timetable change for our seventh annual event and stakeholders can look forward to a fresh date, which will be announced after the Carnival season.

The Football Festival is our effort to unite the football community and show appreciation to the men and women who have given so much to the sport in Trinidad and Tobago.

Past players have included national stand-outs from several countries such as Clayton Morris, Cornell Glen, Hutson Charles, Arnold Dwarika, Anthony Rougier, Marvin Oliver, Stern John, Maylee Attin-Johnson, Terry Fenwick, Kerwin Jemmott, Darin Lewis, Kevin Moze, Ahkeela Mollon, Marvin Faustin, Conrad Smith, Anton Corneal, Che Benny, Khadidra Debesette, Reynold Carrington, Devorn Jorsling, Michael Maurice, Sean De Silva, Leonson Lewis, Earl Jean, Kennya Cordner, Clayton Ince, Christopher Durity, Ansil Elcock, Densill Theobald, Anthony Sherwood, Carlyle Mitchell, Roger Henry, Jefferson George, Ronald Boyce, Jose Seabra, Kevin Jeffrey and Gary Glasgow… Just to name a few!

Photo: Smiles all around after the final whistle at the Wired868 Football Festival VI at UWI, St Augustine on 6 January 2018.
(Courtesy Sean Morrison/Wired868)

Among our previous guests were present and past TTFA presidents David John-Williams and Raymond Tim Kee, SSFL president William Wallace, VFFOTT president Selby Browne, Brooklyn Players Association official Earl “Mango” Pierre, Sport Ministers Darryl Smith and Brent Sancho, Concacaf match commissioner Norris Ferguson, Tunapuna MP and House Speaker Esmond Forde and Hall of Fame football icon Everald “Gally” Cummings.

Thanks too to our loyal sponsors, BP, Carib, TSTT and Cascadia Hotel who always supported this venture.

Click HERE to see images from our last Football Festival.

So, we won’t see you in January. But we look forward to enjoying your company again in 2019.

About Lasana Liburd

Lasana Liburd
Lasana Liburd is the CEO and Editor at Wired868.com and a journalist with over 20 years experience at several Trinidad and Tobago and international publications including Play the Game, World Soccer, UK Guardian and the Trinidad Express.

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23 comments

  1. After carnival! Finally – consideration for obsessive fetters! 🙂

  2. It should be Lasana Liburd 11 vs Gordon Pierre 11

  3. Lasana Liburd just doh make de lime clash with Buju concert eh😜

  4. How do you qualify for invite?

  5. Good move. What I said so long ago

  6. Have you changed the date in order to make use of the January transfer window?

  7. “…past TTFA president David John Williams and Raymond Tim Kee…” Saw what you did there Lasana Liburd