Kenwin NancooFormer national hockey player Kenwin Nancoo, founding member of Fatima hockey club and The Edge Field Hockey Club in New Jersey, passed away on Monday at the JFK Memorial Hospital in Edison, New Jersey. Nancoo still holds the record for the most goals ever scored in the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL). “Bum”, as he is affectionately known, scored 72 goals in three years for Fatima College to eclipse the record set by former national footballer Luciano Woodley, who represented St Mary’s College at the time.

Nancoo was a clinical psychologist, a certified athletic trainer, an autism expert and a councillor, along with being the coach of The Edge Club, which he led to 13 national indoor and outdoor championships in the past six years. Former national hockey coach Kelvin Nancoo, his brother, is the technical director of The Edge and was a his bedside when he passed away.

Kelvin said, “This is a great loss to the sporting world, to academia and the society at large. Kenwin was unselfish and looked for the good in everyone and his success in life was attributed to his caring, loving selflessness and kind attitude.” Kenwin will be buried tomorrow at Somerville, New Jersey. There will be a memorial mass in his honour in T&T on Ash Wednesday at a venue to be announced.