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Player profile: Cavin

WithWilliam Tantam

Cavin was a route taxi driver who operated between Whitehouse and Black River. Cavin’s love for the ‘passing game’ and his adept touch made him an ideal midfielder, and he always assumed that position on the field. Unfortunately an injury to his back made it increasingly difficult for him to play. Cavin used the word naturally to explain both his love for the game and his particular football style. When explaining his first experiences he said that, in spite of breaking both of his big toes, he realized that he had ‘naturally a love’ for the game. When talking of his ability to pass the ball he said that his passing skills had ‘just come naturally’ from playing on streets in Montego Bay. His description of both his love and his skill as natural suggests a reluctance to explain the variation of ability among different players through practice.