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After just ten months in existence
Central FC has achieved so much that
I am moved to write that the young
kid on the block has now become the
A creditable mid-table finish in their
inaugural season in the T&T Pro
League, semifinal play in the FA and
the formation of three youth teams are
big enough but what has impressed me
is the vision of the club’s leaders that
has led to football gaining a second life
in the previously dormant central area.
Central FC has ignited a passion for
football among the youths in central
that is unbelievable. I must say the
respect I had for former Soca Warriors
The Central FC lesson to T&T
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defender Brent Sancho has shot up sky-high limits
after seeing what this local footballing visionary has
been able to do from the Caroni plains to the sandy
Claxton Bay area.
Initially schooled in the dynamics of football and
football administration in Europe, Sancho wanted to
give back and my word he has been giving back
aplenty. After parting ways with North East Stars
where he made quite an impression, Sancho decided
to go to the untouched central area and unearth talent
that he believed was there.
After months of slicing through the pile he has
reported that there is an abundance of talent that
just needs to be harnessed. Now this football factory
called Central FC is turning out high-quality players
from every age group.
Only a mad man would have ventured into starting
up a professional club is very trying times but Sancho
with his diplomatic style was able to win over many
influential fans to assist with his development.
Firstly, his man the English-born Kevin Harrison
shared the vision with him and they packed bags
and just like Anthony Harford had done for Preysal
Sports in cricket, they headed to the central plains.
Today they are no less centralised than any of the
residents from down there. Sancho was able to win
over the confidence of Super Industrial Services (SIS)
Limited and has been partnering with the company
as one of the major sponsors of the club to transform
the look of football in central.
SIS has been at his side, walking hand-in-hand
with the club and taking it even further by going
into the communities. The work on the field is trans-
formed off the field as well, and Central FC has been
doing loads of social work in the area.
Money is not plentiful for the youthful club but
ideas are and they have been able through meaningful
partnerships, to assist many citizens from the central
area. So while the players battle opponents on the
field, Sancho and staff battle the social ills in the
area as well.
Just two weeks, they held a very successful “Treat
her like a Lady” event for women from the Rape
Crisis Centre. They took them to the Trinidad Hilton
and treated them to good food, wine, music and
gifts, just to show that they cared.
Where can you find a football club doing so much
in this country and even the region. It takes vision
and passion and Sancho, Harrison and the boys pos-
sess a lot of that. There is still more work to be done
but Central FC is willing to continue.
One of the biggest accomplishments in my opinion
is the fact that they have now widened the available
talent pool for the national selectors. They have been
able to go into remote areas like Crown Trace and
unearth football talent. Central FC has served as a
talent scout for the T&T Football Federation (TTFF)
without being asked to. The young ones can now
play the game at a good level, be exposed to the pro-
fessional football environment and get that oppor-
tunity to make a name for themselves in the sport.
It has been a case of the tail wagging the dog
because when I look at some of the initiatives of the
club, I think that the TTFF should be doing this.
Central FC plays in the T&T Pro League but has
done more marketing for the league in terms of their
presence all over, doing positive work, then even the
Central FC is showing the way. We might live in
a developing country but this football club in the
heart of the Industrial Estate is showing the nation
what it takes to become first world. Service to human-
ity is service to God and this young club has put a
smile on many faces in central Trinidad that must
be pleasing to the master.
One hopes that his blessings can come showering
down for the good guys at Central FC because it is
institutions like this one that would take our country
forward. We need to join with them in their vision
for a better community and use sport as they have
done to bring the communities into the light.
Well done guys, the sky is the limit.
Brent Sancho, revolutionising football in central
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