|BIG DREAMS FOR MORUGA FOOTBALLERS|
Aspiring players from the Southern community of Moruga possess dreams of grabbing the headlines for prowess in football on the professional stage and will not have to wait too long before aspiring towards that. (Photo shows some of the ex-T&T nationals at the recent game in Moruga)
That’s the belief of former Member of Parliament for the area Peter Taylor who recently initiated the launch of the Big Dreams United Football Club with a vision to entering the T&T Pro League by 2013.
The club was officially launched on May 1 as Taylor also referred to the Dalton Grant Sporting Academy which got off the ground in March, 2010 aimed at supporting promising athletes from the area. The Academy is now in full operation through assistance from Republic Bank Limited,BPTT, Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs and the University of Trinidad and Tobago. Football coaching clinics were conducted by the Academy at the Moruga Composite last summer.
“The very name of the club – Big Dreams- was chosen to tell the world at large that to climb great heights, one must dream big. Hence the dream is to be in the Local Pro League within 2 -3 years,” Taylor said on Tuesday.
“Moruga has always been a community overflowing with talent...be it football, cricket or athletics. What has been lacking however is the infrastructure to allow sport to develop in a sustained manner within the environs of Moruga itself. Hence we have launched the Dalton Grant Academy and now more recently the Big Dreams United club.”
“Any success attained by Big Dreams United will instill a great sense of pride in Moruga as a whole since it will allow players who are now campaigning for different clubs out of the district to return home to play for a team that is truly home grown.”
Former national players such as Anthony Rougier, Clayton Ince and Marlon Morris contributed football equipment to Big Dreams following its launch which included an exhibition match at the Gran Chemin Ground in Moruga.
Some of the prominent athletes hailing from Moruga include West Indies Women’s cricket team captain Merissa Aguillera and National Women’s team footballer Dernell Mascall. (May 12.2011)