Goal-shooter Joelisa Cooper and goal-attack Kalifa McCollin were supreme under the ring to lead defending champion in the Premiership Division, Fire Service, to a cool 50-35 victory over Defence Force in the Courts All Sectors Netball League.
This was in the last of five matches played on Saturday evening at the Eastern Regional Indoor Sports Arena in Tacarigua when teams in bot the top category and the Championship Division opened competition in the 30th edition of the league.
New National Under-17 and 20 Women's football coach Richard Hood is already predicting difficult roads ahead for his teams, especially his U-20 players who will have to tangle with the giants of the CONCACAF region USA, Mexico and Canada, as well as emerging powerhouse Haiti for one of just two spots from the North, Central American and the Caribbean Football Federations tournament next month.
The Courts All Sectors Netball League will celebrate 30 years of competition when the 2020 season jumps off with the opening ceremony at the Eastern Regional Indoor Sports Arena, Orange Grove Road, Tacarigua, on Saturday from 3 pm with its usual colourful parade of teams marching past to the music of the Fire Service Band.
Trinidad and Tobago has been stripped of two of its medals won in cycling at 2019 Lima Games in Peru in July/August because of claims of a failed drug test.
Cricket umpires from Trinidad and Tobago have made a clean sweep of the top honours in the recent regional examination.
Simon Arjoon placed first overall with 98 per cent in the exam which was held on December 1 throughout the Caribbean, the USA, Canada, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. Of the 34 candidates, eight were from Trinidad and Tobago.