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World Cup bound Colombia joins Argentina, Iran for warm-ups against T&T

World Cup bound Colombia joins Argentina, Iran for warm-ups against T&T

17-04-2014 Hits:89 National Team News

Trinidad and Tobago have set up its personal World Cup group despite not qualifying for summer’s big stage in Brazil which kicks off on June 12.This week the Trinidad and...

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Revenge of the Stars: Caesar double puts Central's league title chances in the limbo

Revenge of the Stars: Caesar double puts Central's league title chances in the limbo

16-04-2014 Hits:153 North East Stars F.C

Two early goals by Trevin Caesar on Tuesday night were enough as North East Stars defeated Central 2-1 in Round Three Match Day Seven of the Digicel Pro League, exacting...

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Central could close gap on Pro League leaders W Connection

Central could close gap on Pro League leaders W Connection

14-04-2014 Hits:168 Central FC

Central FC will attempt to close-in on Digicel Pro League leaders and bitter rivals W Connection on Tuesday when the “Sharks” take on North East Stars from 8 pm at...

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Defence Force thumps Police 3-1 to stay within million dollar Pro League title

Defence Force thumps Police 3-1 to stay within million dollar Pro League title

14-04-2014 Hits:175 Defence Force

Caledonia also 3-1 winners over Jabloteh Forward Devorn Jorsling scored one and set up another to pace Defence Force to a 3-1 win over Police FC in the first of two...

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Lucozade Sport Goal Shield title to return to Couva: Bitter rivals Central and Connection into Final

Lucozade Sport Goal Shield title to return to Couva: Bitter rivals Central and Connection into Final

12-04-2014 Hits:127 Lucozade Sport Goal Shield

The Final of the 2014 Lucozade Sport Goal Shield (LSGS), which will take place at the Ato Boldon Stadium (ABS) on Friday 25 April, will serve rivalry at its finest,...

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Fenwick picks up third Blue Waters CoM award; Caesar voted Wendy’s PoM for March

Fenwick picks up third Blue Waters CoM award; Caesar voted Wendy’s PoM for March

11-04-2014 Hits:111 TT Pro League News

Soon-to-be birthday boy Trevin Caesar of North East Stars has been voted the Wendy’s Player of the Month for March (PoM), while Central FC head coach Terry Fenwick is the...

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Lucozade Sport Goal Shield: Central are the most feared says Fenwick

Lucozade Sport Goal Shield: Central are the most feared says Fenwick

10-04-2014 Hits:144 Lucozade Sport Goal Shield

But Stars, Connection and Civic begs to differ ahead of Friday’s semis “The team that no one wants to play is Central FC.” That’s the belief of Central FC head coach...

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Apai and Plaza tricks as Connection and Central registers huge wins

Apai and Plaza tricks as Connection and Central registers huge wins

09-04-2014 Hits:157 Caledonia AIA

Goals galore as million-dollar Pro League intensity rises Strikers Dimitrie Apai and Willis Plaza both grabbed hat-tricks in separate instances at the Ato Boldon Stadium (ABS) on Tuesday night as longstanding...

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YPL: Jabloteh crush Police 17-0 in U14s

YPL: Jabloteh crush Police 17-0 in U14s

07-04-2014 Hits:94 Youth League News

Without doubt the youth teams of San Juan Jabloteh felt on top of the world on Sunday 30 March, defeating Police FC 17-0, 4-1 and 2-0 at the Under 14,...

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Gay loaned to Finland’s RoPS

Gay loaned to Finland’s RoPS

07-04-2014 Hits:97 Caledonia AIA

Caledonia AIA and Trinidad and Tobago forward Jamal Gay has re-entered the European professional circuit after completing a loan move to Finnish club Rovaniemen Palloseura (RoPS).The 25-year-old Gay is the...

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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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