About

Hello! My name is Nathan Carr and a warm welcome to The Home of Caribbean Football (THOCF), an independent website dedicated to Caribbean football established on 9th June, 2012.

Me (Nathan Carr) – the creator/author of The Home of Caribbean Football.

Background: I’m from England and was born in a town called Solihull, which is just outside of Birmingham, in 1996. My roots lie in the Black Country, though, where most of my family hail from. I started blogging about football generally aged 14 and quickly became disillusioned with the saturated football content that was out there. I’ve always been quite a curious person and wanted to explore football in a different part of the world. I began researching into football throughout the Caribbean and was fascinated and captivated by the diversity and exotic nature of the islands. Having realised that there wasn’t a great deal of Caribbean football coverage in either print or online, I wanted to change that and so set up THOCF as an inquisitive 15-year-old. Ever since I’ve been hooked, so much so that Caribbean football has become one of my biggest passions. I care deeply about its growth and want it to enjoy as much success as possible in the future. I was fortunate enough to visit several Caribbean islands on holiday during my childhood such as St Lucia (2002), Jamaica (2004) and Antigua & Barbuda (2009).

From the outset, my aim has been to try to provide good quality, insightful and passionate coverage on Caribbean international teams, tournaments, domestic leagues, players abroad and up-and-coming stars. I currently run the site as a hobby in my spare time. I do my best to ensure the information that you read comes from reliable sources and contacts based across the islands as well as my own independent research.

Portfolio: I’ve written about Caribbean/CONCACAF football for the likes of World Soccer Magazine, the official 2014 FIFA World Cup Guide, Irish Examiner, IBWM, Caribbean & Co, Bernews, A Football Report and others. I’m regularly asked to appear on TV shows/podcasts having been a guest on Sports Tonight Live, ExtraTime TV, KISWE App with Jimmy Conrad, The Dugout Show with Jason Roberts, Reggae Boyz Commentary, Radio FBNET, Feuerstein’s Fire Show, SPN Radio and others. As well as this, I’m the co-presenter of Caribbean Football Weekly, a weekly podcast which focuses on all things Caribbean football related, released on SoundCloud and iTunes. I’m a West Bromwich Albion fan and used to be a season ticket holder for seven years. I’m currently in my Second Year as a Sports Journalism student at Staffordshire University in Stoke-on-Trent and set to graduate in 2018. The dream is to one day work in the Caribbean covering football on a professional basis. For more on my journalistic portfolio, please visit LinkedIn

Legality: The opinions expressed here are exclusive to The Home of Caribbean Football. All articles written on this website are strictly compiled and owned by The Home of Caribbean Football. If you’d like to use the content elsewhere for whatever purpose, do contact and ensure necessary credit is issued. **In terms of pictures/images used on this website, credit is given to the original source through the ‘pic credit’ tag**.

13 thoughts on “About

  1. great articles, it would be great if there was a section on football development (courses, new books, coaching development etc..)

  2. Really enjoyed looking at your website, Nathan. A wide range of information here. You deserve your dream of writing about football on a professional basis to come true! Your enthusiasm and dedication are apparent.

  3. I’m doing research for a series of books I am hoping to publish from next year. I wrote to you a very polite request for some possible information earlier this year and even stated that I would be grateful to research the answers if you could point me in the right direction. It would have been good to received even a negative reply. What is it with Caribbean websites ? The Soca Warriors website were exactly the same when I tried to register with them !

  4. Hi Paddy. I genuinely don’t remember seeing anything from you asking for information – when was it that you sent me a request? I tend to reply to people very quickly usually, you see.

  5. Hello Nathan. Thank you for your reply. It was some weeks back I was asking for some/any information on a Trinidad & Tobago international which is why I was also trying to access the Soca Warriors ‘site. I wanted more details of a player called Sherron Manswell. Like I said, any help would be appreciated as it’s to help in the research I’m doing regarding my project. Thank you, again, for your reply.

    • I’ve not actually heard of Sherron Manswell before, admittedly. But I know a few people connected to Trinbagonian football who might well be able to help you out. I’ll keep you posted.

    • I messaged the Soca Warriors site for you and they said this: “He did pretty well in college and even got invited to the MLS Combine. After college, he played in the National Super League in T&T. As far as I know he’s still in T&T.” Interview with Manswell from 2008: https://t.co/nkfHfbZTKU

  6. That’s great. Thanks very much. Sod’s Law of course, I wanted to find out who he played for before College as that’s when he started playing internationally.

    You got feedback from Soca Warriors ? Impressive ! 😁

  7. Thanks very much Nathan and good luck with the ‘site. It’s looking very impressive. I’ll try the Soca Warriors boys again. You never know.

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