Trinidad and Tobago Charity Shield

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Digicel Charity Shield
Trinidad and Tobago Charity Shield.png
Founded2012
RegionTrinidad and Tobago
Number of teams2
Current championsW Connection
(4th title)
Most successful club(s)W Connection
(4 titles)
WebsiteCharity Shield
2018 Digicel Charity Shield

The Trinidad and Tobago Charity Shield is the country's annual football match contested between the champions of the previous TT Pro League season and the holders of the Pro Bowl. If the Pro League champions also won the Pro Bowl, then the league runners-up provide the opposition.[1] Often seen as a "glorified friendly", which ranks below the FA Trophy and First Citizens Cup, the fixture is a recognised football Super Cup. The match is sponsored by Digicel and is therefore officially known as the Digicel Charity Shield.[1]

Organised by the TT Pro League, part of the proceeds from the game go towards introducing the "Read to Rise" Primary Literacy Program to a school within the winning team's community. In addition, the winning side also receives TT$10,000 to be donated to a charitable cause of choice. The inaugural charitable cash prize was given to former captain and player Jan-Michael Williams of W Connection to offset medical expenses for his fiancée Candice Worrell. Worrell was brutally assaulted while being relieved of her mobile phone in January 2012 and was comatose for nearly three months.[2]

History[edit]

The fixture was first played to open the 2012–13 season and was contested between W Connection, who were the 2011–12 champions of the TT Pro League, and Defence Force, who were the winners of the 2012 Digicel Pro Bowl. The inaugural match ended with the Savonetta Boys holding the Charity Shield after a 2–0 win over Defence Force on 8 September 2012 at Manny Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella.[3] In 2013, the Savonetta Boys secured the Charity Shield for the second consecutive year after defeating the Teteron Boys 4–2 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in a rematch of the previous year's Charity Shield.[4][5][6] They won the title for the third year in a row in 2014.[7]

Matches[edit]

Key
* Match decided in extra time
dagger Match decided by a penalty shootout after regulation time
double-dagger Match decided by a penalty shootout after extra time
Season Winner Score Runners–up Venue
2012
W Connection
2–0
Defence Force Manny Ramjohn Stadium
2013
W Connection (2)
4–2
Defence Force Hasely Crawford Stadium
2014
W Connection (3)
1–0
Central FC Ato Boldon Stadium
2015
Central FC (1)
1–0
W Connection Ato Boldon Stadium
2016
Central FC (2)
2–2dagger
Defence Force Ato Boldon Stadium
2018
W Connection (4)
7–1
North East Stars (4) Ato Boldon Stadium

Results by team[edit]

Club Wins Last final won Runners-up Last final lost
W Connection 4 2018 1 2015
Central FC 2 2016 1 2014
Defence Force 0 3 2016
North East Stars 0 1 2018

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Season kicks off with Digicel Charity Shield". Randy Bando (TTProLeague.com). 2012-09-04. Retrieved 2012-09-09.
  2. ^ "Candice is back!". Lasana Liburd (Wired868.com). 2012-05-11. Retrieved 2012-09-09.
  3. ^ "Charitable W Connection beat D/Force in season opener". Lasana Liburd (Wired868.com). 2012-09-08. Retrieved 2012-09-09.
  4. ^ Randy Bando (7 September 2013). "Arcia nets twice as W Connection retains Digicel Charity Shield". TTProLeague.com. Retrieved 7 September 2013.
  5. ^ Joel Bailey (8 September 2013). "Connection retain Digicel Shield". T&T Newsday. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  6. ^ Lasana Liburd (7 September 2013). "Connection spanks Defence Force in Charity Shield". Wired868.com. Retrieved 7 September 2013.
  7. ^ Arcia shines as Connection beats Central to Charity Shield

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