By Michael “Migit” Pierre

Trevor “Flecky” Anderson began his footballing career in his early teenage years at the George V Park Gardens, just as most of the boys from the Conway and surrounding communities. Trevor attended the RC Boys Primary school where he was first exposed to competitive Primary School football.

He was a standout on the RC Boys football team where he played with a number of outstanding other players who all went on to represent St Lucia on the National Youth and Senior Teams.

Upon leaving RC Boys, Trevor first played senior football at the age of 15 with the Zones Football club, a supplement of VSADC from the Darling Road/Conway area.

VSADC returned after a short break due to internal management issues and that’s where Trevor really kicked off his footballing career and made his name as one of the best midfielders in local football. He was the youngest, playing alongside his older brother Gregory “Pokino” Anderson in the midfield as his mentor.

In 1974 Trevor got his first youth national football cap when St. Lucia won the Cable and Wireless under 19 Cup. Since then, he had gone on to represent St Lucia Senior National Football team until the mid-1990s and attained many caps.

During this period, he also captained VSADC, playing in the midfield as a general winning a number of local and regional football championships.

Upon retirement from the national team Trevor become a player coach of VSADC senior team and later become the full-time coach of the club. He also coached VSADC into winning a number of local championships and led the club into competing in CONCACAF Club Championships in the region. He successfully coached VSADC in winning the 2001 Premiere Championship and subsequently the Football Association 2001 Heineken Cup.

Trevor played and won a number of Veterans Football Tournaments with VSADC and is still on the team as a player coach. While playing in the Veterans Tournament he has won Player of the Tournament on two occasions.

It was from his playing and coaching achievements that Trevor was appointed Assistant and Head Coach of the St. Lucia various national teams namely, junior and boys and girls, and senior men and women teams.

Currently he is the Coach of the Senior Woman’s Team which participated in the recently concluded League C, Group B of the Concacaf Senior Women Gold Cup Qualifiers.

He is a dedicated coach who attended a number of coaching courses both here and overseas, which are hereby listed.

  • Attended an International Coaching Course at the Preliminary Level in Trinidad and Tobago from 28th November to 11th December 1994.
  • From 18th – 29th August 1997, attended an Olympic Solidarity Coaching Course in St. Lucia
  • From August 23rd – 27th in 2000, he successfully participated in a Level 2 Coaching Course at the Dr. Joao Havelange Centre of Excellence in Trinidad and Tobago.
  • In May of 2010, he participated in the Olympic Solidarity Technical Course for coaches and successfully participated in the FIFA Coaching Course in Trinidad and Tobago in 2012.

We now highlight some of his other coaching appointments and achievements.

  • Head Coach Senior Men’s National team in1992.
  • Coach National Senior Women’s team in the Women’s Gold Cup Preliminary Qualifying Round in Jamaica in 2006.
  • Head Coach of the Senior National Women’s Team which participated in the Women World Cup Qualifiers in May of 2010 where they advanced to the second round.
  • From 2019 till now has served as Head Coach of the Senior Women’s National team
  • Asst. Head Coach of the U 20 Women’s National team
  • Asst. Head Coach of U 14 Girls National Team

Because of his exemplary performance both on and off the field and his unwavering success as a coach and driven by with work ethics and commitment he was employed as a Senior Football Coach with the St. Lucia Football Association Inc from 2019.

That very same year he was Acknowledged as the

Association’s Coach of the Year.

There are very few that have given back to the sport of football like Trevor “Anderson”. He is humble, passionate, committed and has the willpower to continue going on.

Trevor has left his legacy as a top mid fielder and coach and will remain a house name to remember in local and regional football.

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