Crown Trace FC, the small club from Enterprise, Chaguanas that captured the worldwide FIFA “Power of Football” contest in July have turned providers and will give back to their community on Christmas Day.
Led by their manager and founder Nicholas Griffith, members of the Crown Trace FC distributed over a dozen food hampers to needy families within the Enterprise community from 7am.
“Winning the FIFA Power of football contest was by far the greatest accomplishment for our club and it has motivated us to go on and do more things and continue our journey of giving back to the youths and families of the Enterprise,” Griffith said on Christmas Eve.
This is the inaugural charity project by the club entitled “Put a smile on a face”.
“We’ll be gathering the players to distribute the hampers to areas within Enterprise as far back as Dass Trace. The items were donated by club members and other members of the public and we’re quite excited about this. We have learned to give not because we have a lot but because we know exactly what it means not to have anything at all. Indeed we see the benefit of giving selflessly,” Griffith added.
Following on from their FIFA contest success where the club was provided with playing uniforms and equipment as well as a locker room by FIFA partner Kia, Crown Trace went on to participate at The Robbie International Tournament in Scarborough, Canada. Thirty three club members travelled to the tournament, the majority leaving this country for the first time, and they performed creditably, reaching the quarter final stage of their category.
Crown Trace also captured the title in the Central Football Association of the TTFA’s youth competitions in the Under 16 and Under 18 categories. They also won the Under 8 and Under 12 competitions in the Central FA’s indoor competition.
Griffith said for 2015 the club will reintroduce a Girls team and intend to utilize the services and also honour goalkeeper Teneisha Palmer, the reserve goalkeeper on the T&T Women’s Senior Team who is a member of Crown Trace FC. The club will also launch an Under 5 clinic for toddlers.