The Trinidad & Tobago Police Service and Defence Force staged another Interservice encounter last night at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port-of-Spain.
The Police Women’s Team came out triumphant over the Defence Force Women’s Team, but the Police ladies must be mindful as their opposition are very close on their heels. This was the first year in which the Interservice clash featured a Women’s fixture.
Technical Director, Willet Pantor, Coach of Defence Force and a student of Police Coach, Verne Ross, indicated that his aim is to show Mr. Ross that he has taken the tutoring and brought it into practice. He further stated that by next year, his charges will be able to overturn the result.
In the Men’s fixture, the result remained the same, though this year it was much closer than the previous six (6) years. It seems that the male officers are fed up with losing and are determined to fight back. Police lost by a try that was scored by Defence Force in the dying minutes of the game.
Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith, after meeting the players at kick off, witnessed both games and presented awards to both teams at the post match ceremony. The TTPS and TTDF were very appreciative that Commissioner Griffith was able to come out and support this encounter and demonstrates that the administration is in support of sport in the services.
The Trinidad & Tobago Rugby Football Union (TTRFU) hopes that this support will continue and ensure that the Interservices rivalry will stay alive.