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Three-time CARIFTA gold medallist
and record holder in the boys' under-18
Javelin throw, Tyriq Horsford, has ben-
efitted from a training stint in the Unit-
The Tobago athlete attended the Lough-
borough University's annual Sport Devel-
opment: Javelin Training Camp which took
place from May 28-29.
The English university used the event
to track Horsford's personal progress as
he prepares for the Commonwealth Youth
Championships scheduled for July 19-23
in the Bahamas.
Coach David Parker of Loughborough
has indicated a keen interest in working
with Horsford and his current coach Wade
Franklyn and this was just another oppor-
tunity to do so.
The camp was supported by British
Athletics with a series of workshops and
a competition component. This year was
the sixth edition of the event, which also
caters for disabled athletes.
The National Association of Athletic
Administrations partnered with the
Lalonde Gordon Sport Development Fund
and the National Gas Company of Trini-
dad and Tobago to enable the enriching
opportunity for both Horsford and Wade.
The Parlatuvier-born Horsford has won
his Carifta titles with throws of 70.30
metres in St Kitts at age 15, 73m in Gre-
nada and 76.50m in Curacao.
After the camp all indications are that
Horsford is set for big things in the javelin.
Bruce Arena picks squad for Soca Warriors clash
US head coach Bruce Arena announced
a 23-man roster on Sunday to face T&T
and Mexico in World Cup qualifying action
on June 8 and 14 respectively.
The US squad began a training camp in
Denver yesterday before facing Venezuela
in an international friendly in Salt Lake City
on Friday. Members of the T&T squad have
been in Denver, USA at a training camp
since May 23.
T&T head coach Dennis Lawrence will
announce his roster for the qualifiers next
week after assessing the players currently
in camp at Prentup Field.
The roster breakdown for the US is: 14
players from MLS, nine from European
leagues, three from the Mexican circuit and
one (Brad Guzan) who is in the process of
moving to MLS (Atlanta) from England
Arena selected a larger-than-usual group
(27 instead of 23 or 25) because of a tight
timetable (two games in four days instead
of five as Mexico has to play earlier) due to
the possible effects of playing at altitude
and the yellow card situation. Geoff Cam-
eron, John Brooks, Jozy Altidore, Michael
Bradley and Matt Besler are carrying cards
and, with their next booking, will have to
sit out one match.
"I think we have a good group," Arena
said in a release.
"I'm still in the early goings with this
team and I haven't seen all of our players,
so this camp gives me the opportunity to
see six new faces we haven't had in with
the team yet, which is valuable.
"It's also great that we're able to bring
back 21 players that have been in with our
programme already in 2017. We have a ros-
ter that has good balance all over, we have
good young players and hopefully it's a team
we can put together to get us points in both
gets UK stint
Some of the young bright stars of the game are
expected to be on show when the annual Ultimate
All-rounder Cricket Challenge 2017 bowls off at
the Cyd Gray Sporting Complex on Saturday.
Dubbed 'the biggest cricketing event to hit Toba-
, the Singlewicket tournament is a one-day,
fast-paced competition featuring some of the best
Tobago's five-time "Cricketer of the Year" Mar-
cus Daniel will come up against the likes of Red
Force talent Imran Khan, Marlon Richards and
The tournament winner pockets $15,000 and the
losing finalists $5,000.
There will also be other incentives for all-round-
ers and fieldsmen who are selected from the top
cricket clubs in Tobago. The major sponsors of the
event are the National Lotteries Control Board,
Bmobile, First Citizens, Shepherd's
nn and the Tobago House of Assembly.
Each match involves four overs with one
all-rounder batting for two overs and bowling a
maximum of two overs against his opponent. Each
batter is allowed up to three dismissals but pen-
alty runs are deducted for each dismissal. Some 15
matches will be played between 4 pm and 10 pm.
The competition format involves four groups of
three players. The winners of each group advance
to the semi-final or knockout stage and the two
semi-final winners will vie to be crowned the
ultimate all-rounder in T&T cricket.
C&B United captain Marcus Daniel.
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