Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : April 24th 2015 Contents A48
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Having vaulted his name to the
top of the all T&T Pro League
scoring charts, Defence Force
striker Devorn Jorsling has target
surpassing his own personal sea-
son best tally of 21 and a recall to
the Soca Warriors as his next tar-
The 31-year-old netted his
fourth hat-trick of the 2014/2015
domestic season in a 4-2 demo-
lition of Pt Fortin Civic at the Mar-
vin Lee Stadium, Macoya on April
12 to carry his goals tally to 19 with
two matches left to complete
Defence Force's 24-match cam-
More importantly it put the out-
of-favour T&T striker and past
Malick Secondary student ahead
on the all-time Pro League scoring
list with 134 goals, three more than
Jabloteh's Kerry Baptiste.
Former national standout, and
another ex-Malick marksman,
Arnold Dwarika is the only other
player with more than a century
of Pro League goals, 103 while St
Lucian Earl Jean is the top foreigner
on the list and fourth overall with
90 followed by Anthony Wolfe (78),
Aurtis Whitley (76) and Guyana's
Randolph Jereome with 74 while
Jorsling's Defence Force team-mate
Josimar Belgarve is next with 64.
Speaking to Concacaf.com,
Jorsling said, ""It is a great feeling.
When you retire as a footballer
these are the things you look back
at and people remember you by.
To achieve that in T&T where we
have had great strikers in the Pro
League, when I found out about
it I was happy."
Jorsling is now aiming to eclipse
his personal record of 21 with two
games left on the schedule.
For motivation, he is out to prove
his detractors wrong because,
according to him, many people feel
he is past his prime.
"To prove them wrong is the
motivating factor this season,"
Jorsling said. "Crossing thirty peo-
ple heckle me and say that I am
old, because I am 31 now; old in
football that is."
Next, Jorsling wants to become
a permanent fixture in the T&T
national team. He won his first
cap in 2007 and has made 40
appearances for the Soca Warriors,
scoring 17 goals.
He also hopes to play in the
Concacaf Gold Cup this summer.
During his career, he has played
extensively in the T&T Pro League,
initially with W Connection and
Caledonia AIA, but most promi-
nently Defence Force, with whom
he played for eight seasons while
having a one-year stint with Orlan-
do City in the USL Pro League.
He was part of the Defence Force
squad which won T&T Pro League
title in 2010/2011, won a First Cit-
izens Cup winner's medal in 2009,
won the T&T Cup in 2005, and
won the T&T Pro League Golden
Boot Award in 2008, tallying 21
Jorsling eyes recall
to Soca Warriors
After a two year absence, boxing
is set ot return to the Siparia Bor-
ough Regional Corporation Festival
starting tonight, from 7 pm.
Another boxing event will follow
on Wednesday at Cheetah's Bar in
New Lands, Point Fortin, from 7 pm,
boxers in preparation for the Pan
American qualifiers will attempt to
make the national team.
The qualifiers will take place from
June 4-9 in Tijuana, Mexico. The
final selected boxers will league on
May 10, for a four week live-in camp
in Havana, Cuba.
The 15 boxers short-listed for the
team are: Andrew Fermin, Aaron
Prince, Christopher De Freitas,
Anthony Joseph, Michael Alexander,
Jean-Paul Cooper, Jude Franklin,
Aaron Cumberbatch, Justin Parris,
Christian McDonald, Chimere Taylor,
Ingle Charles, Stephanie Allen, Patrice
Kalloo and Kimberly Jackson.
Most clubs and gyms nationwide
are expected to participate.
Boxing returns to Siparia Borough Festival
The Ministry of Sport has com-
missioned an independent finan-
cial and procedural audit into the
operations of the T&T Boxing
Board of Control (TTBBC).
The move comes as members
of the board approach the end of
their tenure with the TTBBC.
The results of the audit will be
used to draft procedural frame-
works and processes that will map
the approach that future boards
will prescribe in terms of opera-
This will ensure that all tenets
and guidelines of the State Enter-
prises Performance Monitoring
Manual (SEPMM) are followed,
with strict adherence to statutory
compliance and performance
monitoring. As part of this overall
review, the Ministry is also con-
ducting an evaluation of its own
delivery of various national proj-
ects with a view to improving per-
In a release, the Ministry said
it continues to encourage all
national governing bodies, as
autonomous sporting organisa-
tions, duly affiliated to their
respective international federa-
tions, to keep building on the
foundation already laid and, with
an unified voice and spirit, seek
to enhance the welfare, develop-
ment and athletic prowess of
Ministry orders boxing board audit
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