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Rivalry resumes: Connection and Central FC to battle for Digicel Charity Shield on Saturday

Rivalry resumes: Connection and Central FC to battle for Digicel Charity Shield on Saturday

19-09-2014 Hits:164 W Connection

Friday 19 September 2014W Connection and Central FC will renew their rivalry on Saturday from 6 pm at the Ato Boldon Stadium when both teams contest the 2014 Digicel Charity...

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CONCACAF-bound U20 Warriors one win away from Caribbean title

CONCACAF-bound U20 Warriors one win away from Caribbean title

18-09-2014 Hits:27 National Team News

Wednesday 17 September 2014Trinidad and Tobago Under 20 defender Josiah Trimmingham, in his first appearance at the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Men’s Under 20 Championship, earned his country a late...

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Jan-Michael Williams thrilled to face former club in Digicel Charity Shield

Jan-Michael Williams thrilled to face former club in Digicel Charity Shield

16-09-2014 Hits:170 Central FC

Pro League curtain raiser: Rivals W Connection and Central FC to clash on Saturday Tuesday 16 September 2014Central FC goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams believes that the ‘Sharks’ are faced with a “very...

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Four new Jamaicans among Jabloteh’s 2014-2015 signings

Four new Jamaicans among Jabloteh’s 2014-2015 signings

15-09-2014 Hits:106 San Juan Jabloteh

All-time top scorer Kerry Baptiste given new but familiar role at the San Juan club Monday 15 September 2014San Juan Jabloteh, usually a near total-local outfit, have increased their tally of...

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U20 Warriors virtually into CONCACAF Final Round and one point away from Caribbean Final

U20 Warriors virtually into CONCACAF Final Round and one point away from Caribbean Final

15-09-2014 Hits:49 National Team News

Eighteen-year-old St. Ann’s Rangers forward grabbed a double on Sunday as Trinidad and Tobago Men’s Under 20 footballers dumped Curacao 4-0 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium to lead Group A...

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Young Warriors start WC qualifying with win; within one win of Concacaf stage

Young Warriors start WC qualifying with win; within one win of Concacaf stage

14-09-2014 Hits:48 National Team News

Jabari Mitchell scored with a powerful shot from the top of the penalty area, as Trinidad and Tobago rallied from a goal down to beat a clever Suriname team 2-1,...

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King names T&T U20 squad for Caribbean Finals

King names T&T U20 squad for Caribbean Finals

11-09-2014 Hits:88 National Team News

Wednesday 10 September 2014Trinidad and Tobago head coach Derek King has finalised his 20-man squad that will compete in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Under-20 Finals in Trinidad.The T&T U20...

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Vranes – Sharks will chase every title

Vranes – Sharks will chase every title

10-09-2014 Hits:178 Central FC

Wednesday 10 September 2014“We will be after every title there is,” Central FC head coach Zoran Vranes cautioned, less than two weeks before the start of the 2014-2015 TT Pro...

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U20 Warriors in final push for Caribbean glory

U20 Warriors in final push for Caribbean glory

08-09-2014 Hits:67 National Team News

King eyes Concacaf Finals spot Monday 8 September 2014Trinidad and Tobago’s National Under 20 Men’s Team will enter a live-in training camp on Tuesday ahead of their Caribbean Football Union (CFU)...

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Elton John and Kevon Villaroel at Belgium’s CS Vise

Elton John and Kevon Villaroel at Belgium’s CS Vise

08-09-2014 Hits:152 TT Pro League News

Monday 8 September 2014Defenders Elton John and Kevon Villaroel have joined fellow Trinidad and Tobago internationals Willis Plaza and Rundell Winchester, as well as ex-San Juan Jabloteh and Central FC...

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Gilbert Bateau takes over from Pacheco as Rangers Head Coach

Gilbert Bateau takes over from Pacheco as Rangers Head CoachSt. Ann’s Rangers football club announced last week that former player and trainer Gilbert Bateau will take over as Head Coach for next season, after agreeing to a one year contract.

Bateau, 52, replaces a much younger Dean Pacheco, 40, and the 2013-2014 TT Pro League is his first shot as head coach of a professional team.

“It’s a pleasure to be back at St. Ann’s Rangers,” Bateau said. “I’ve been away from the club for some time but I’ve always kept an eye on what was happening, being a member of the St. Ann’s community.”

With regards to Rangers’ football, Bateau, father of Belgium based T&T international Sheldon Bateau, suggested that, “there must be an increased significance on discipline within the football and we’ll be back on track.”

Bateau’s qualifications include: C+ Coaching License KNVB (TTFF) (2011), Vern Gambetta Fundamental Athletic Development (Certificate of Participation) (2010), English FA Fitness Workshop Trinidad (Certification of Attendance) (2009), English FA Fitness Workshop (Coaching Certificate) (2006), T&T Football Referees Association (Certificate of Achievement – Grade A) (2003), T&T Defence Force Diploma in Physical Training (1995) and FIFA Futuro II Course – Centre of Excellence (1992).

While his experiences include: San Juan Jabloteh Reserve Team coach and professional team assistant coach (2011-2012), T&T National Under 23 team trainer (2011), T&T National Under 20 team trainer (2009-2011), Jabloteh trainer (2003-2010), T&T National Under 17 trainer (2003 – 2007) and (Superstar) Rangers trainer (1995-2003).

In a press release by the St. Ann’s club, Rangers stated: “The owners and the board believe that, in Gilbert Bateau, they have a coach with the ability to come in and deliver the objectives that have been set for the future.”

Rangers’ Director of Operations Manager Richard Piper explained that the objectives are “revitalizing youth development and building back that strong connection with the St. Ann’s community.”

Piper added, “If we really look at his (Bateau) track record, he has worked at club and national levels and he has transcended from the physical trainer to being a coach. To the regular person out there, Bateau isn’t known as a coach, but we trust that it would be proven that he is a coach in the coming season.”

Rangers finished the 2012-2013 Digicel Pro League championship in 7th position with just 13 points from 21 matches on an eight-team table under Pacheco on his debut season as head coach. But in defense of the former T&T international, a depleted roster contributed to the meager result.

“We are hoping that with Bateau now with us, some of our home grown talents would return to the club,” continued Piper. “We want to finish, at least, middle of the pack next season, and hopefully within a three year period to be battling in the top three. As of now our ultimate goal is to represent Trinidad and Tobago at the CONCACAF Champions’ League.”

Bateau will be assisted by assistant coach and team manager Jason Spence, who is also the youth technical director, assistant coach Everett Williams, trainer Sheldon Scipio, goalkeeping coach Nigel Neverson and assistant goalkeeping coach Brandon Williams. Meantime the club is still undecided with regards to Pacheco after his contract expires at the end of June.

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