Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : July 6th 2015 Contents Coker noted, adding: "I m happy I
could fit in to the team well and looking
forward to other victories to come.
Hoping we can do the same in the Pre-
mier League when it starts."
The 25-year-old former U-23 nation-
al goalkeeper was unveiled by the club
Thursday, some months after repre-
sentatives of the club visited T&T to
propel discussions on securing his serv-
Coker s signing comes as the Premier
League club seeks to solidify its defence
given its unenviable position at the
foot of the table following three losses
since the start of the league.
His stint will come to an end Sep-
tember at the conclusion of the Swiss
Premier League season. While the Swiss
Premier League and reserve league both
take a halt, Coker will travel to Portugal
from Switzerland this week to spectate
at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.
According to a source close to Coker,
the club has agreed to pay for the trip
as an added incentive in exchange for
Apart from his trip to Portugal and
an undisclosed salary, Bienne Hatchets
will also pay Coker s accommodation
and transport expenses as well as meals.
He may receive bonuses depending on
the club s success in the league.
The source added that Coker will
attempt to seal a contract with a club
for the subsequent Italian Beach Soccer
League. Coker is a former TT Pro
League and national Under-23 goal-
Other than Coker, T&T has been
represented at the Swiss Beach Soccer
League by national players, Chad Appoo
and Dominic Mc Dougall, both of
whom signed for current Premier
League leader, Chargers, last year.
Coker, Appoo and McDougall have all
been national beach soccer players since
the team s official formation in 2013.
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National beach soccer goalkeeper,
Zane Coker, enjoyed a convincing start
to his three-month Swiss spell over
the weekend, when he played every
minute in three wins secured by his
new club BSC Bienne Hatchets in
reserve league action.
With the Suzuki Swiss Beach Soccer
League s Premier League on a two-
week break for the FIFA Beach Soccer
World Cup, Coker got the chance to
make a good impression on the club s
staff and fans, which he may have
accomplished as the club had lost its
only other reserve league match.
Two of the wins came on Saturday,
one against the table leader, BSC Thun,
while the third match, a 7-3 win over
Winti Panthers, played yesterday.
Bienne Hatchets moved up to third
spot in the reserve league but remain
joint bottom in the Premier Division
In a social media post yesterday,
Coker, T&T s third national beach soc-
cer player to earn a contract to play
beach soccer in Switzerland, expressed
satisfaction in his team s apparent turn
"It was a pleasure playing for SBC
Bienne Hatchets yesterday (Saturday).
Despite the sun being hot and the fix-
ture only allowing us 40 minutes
between two games, we handled the
situation very professional as a team
and got our 1st points for the season,"
T&T's Coker makes Swiss
beach soccer debut
National beach soccer goalkeeper, Zane Coker, right, is presented
with his playing kit by president and coach BSC Bienne Hatchets,
Sascha Feuz, in Switzerland on Thursday when the 25-year-old was
unveiled to fans. Coker helped the club's reserve team to two wins in
his maiden appearances, Saturday.
Queen s Royal College s (QRC)
Jean-Marc Granderson and Syd-
ney Welch of St Joseph s Convent
were the top performers in the
secondary schools 14-15 age divi-
sion, earning valuable points for
their teams at the third and final
event of the T&T Triathlon Fed-
Series, which took place yester-
The third part of the series,
geared towards children and
teenagers ranging from five to 15
years, was spit between a second-
ary schools event and a primary
schools event, the latter of which
is sponsored by Atlantic.
The day started started bleak
after the hjeavy overnight showers
but the attendance was impressive
as the children sought to accu-
mulate points in an attempt to
accumulate enough points or their
schools to take the overall award.
Twelve primary schools were
represented by some 57 young ath-
letes and 21 relay teams. The top
school will be announced today,
following which a special prize
giving will take place in the new
term. Apart from Granderson and
Welch, the other winners in the
secondary school segment were
Darian Nimblett of Fatima and
Kirsten St Omer of St Joseph s
Convent in the 13-and-Under divi-
sion. In Atlantic s primary school
segment Troy Llanos of Dunross
and Jodi Nieves of St Bernadette s
trimphed in the 12-13 age division.
Some of the other winners were
Stuart Bell of Dunross Prep and
Ludmilla Guenther of St Andrew s
(seven-and-under), along with St
Andrews James Castagne-Hay
and Breanna Ramirez of St
QRC, SJC take third
leg of triathlon series
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