Honoree Profile

SPORTING PROFILE: KARL A. ANDERSON

Karl A. Anderson attended Titchfield High School from September 1965-June 1971. Coming from a sporting family, Karl could not pass Carder Park without stopping, on his way home from the Port Antonio Primary School. At Carder Park, Karl watched some of Portland’s best, including some of his brothers, display their skills.  It is no wonder therefore, that Karl played almost all forms of sports when he got to high school. This included, football, cricket, track & field athletics and even fencing which was offered then, while he was at Titchfield. After spending a year at Wolmers’ Boys School in 1972-3, he went on to UWI Mona from 1973-77.

While studying at UWI Mona, Karl continued to play football for his Portland club team Avengers, in the National Premier League, and also for Portland. After graduation in 1977, he returned to his Alma –Mata, where he taught, Economics, and Sociology in the upper school, plus Geography and Principles of Business in the Lower school, from 1977-85. Never to forget his sports, Karl assisted with coaching the school teams, in football, cricket, and track & field, while continuing to play for the staff teams and for his local club and parish teams. Through his love for photography, Karl recorded many great sporting moments of Titchfield and Portland. The following are a few of Karl’s major achievements. 

FOOTBALL: From as early as 2nd form Karl turned out for the Da Costa Cup team and finally broke into the squad in third form, thereafter, playing some four seasons representing the school’s senior team, including being captain. While at school he also played club football in Portland for teams like Avengers and Port Antonio United and eventually for the Portland parish team.

  • Played for Portland on team that won national parish competition in 1977.
  • Played for the County of Surrey against a touring Chinese National Team. 1978
  • Played for and captained Taylor Hall and UWI here and overseas.
  • Was assistant to Tom Wynter, then Don Davis as coach to Da Costa Cup teams.

TRACK & FIELD: Represented Titchfield, mainly in field events Discuss and shot put and sometimes triple jump, at Eastern Champs and Boys Champs.

  • Won Class 2 discuss in his first year at National Boys’ champs, 1969.
  • He captained the Boys team to Eastern Champs, where Titchfield was still dominant.
  • He won Gold or Silver medals in Discus and Shot Put events, every year following.
  • Won Gold medals in discus & Shot put for year at Wolmers’ Boys School, including silver at Boy’s Champs in ’73.
  • Represented Taylor Hall and UWI in field events every year there (1973-1977) where he dominated all throwing events except the javelin. Represented UWI (Mona campus) at Inter-Campus Games (St. Augustine Trinidad in Track & Field & Football) Won Discus event there.

CRICKET: Represented Titchfield at cricket as a fast bowler and middle order batsman.

  • Did same at Wolmers where the very first ball he bowled in practice got the wicket of Jeff Dujon, soon to be legendary WI wicketkeeper/Batsman.
  • Played against Michael Holding (KC) in Sunlight cup the year he was selected out of school for the WI team.

After leaving Titchfield in 1985 and relocating to Kingston, Karl continued to play mainly football, for his club team and for Portland. Age does catch up so after a few years playing “Masters League” for his adopted “Pelicans FC” he hung up his boots. Karl remains an avid sports enthusiast, now, from the comfort of his living room and flat screen TV.

 

Karl Anthony Anderson

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