President of the Trinidad and Tobago Super League Keith Look Loy said he will “welcome” any initiative to improve the standard of refereeing in this country, as there is a shortage of top football officials.
T&T refereeing was given a major boost yesterday with T&T Football Association president David John-Williams outlined a number of plans to compliment the seven local referees who received their FIFA Referees Badge yesterday.
The 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association unanimously elected FC Santa Rosa president Keith Look Loy to the TTFA Board of Director with immediate effect.
The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association received a welcomed visit from Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs Darryl Smith as he and other officials of the Sportt Company, Sport Ministry and the TTFA conducted a site visit of the TTFA Home of Football in Couva on Wednesday.
“On the eve of the game, I remember [Russell] Latapy walks in to the team hotel with a woman in tow and declares that he wants to have a meeting with the staff and [technical director] Gally [Cummings] called a meeting.
In the David John-Williams’ 2015 election manifesto, entitled “Imperatives for Change,” he promised that, once elected, he would be “committed to immediately appointing the necessary sub committees, as required under the constitution.”
Three local football coaches Ron La Forest, Clint Marcelle and Kathy Marcelle, who work with underprivileged youth in Port-of-Spain, recently completed a special five-day training course in Spain conducted by renowned football club Real Madrid.
“The [TTFA’s] handling of former coaches Stephen Hart and Randy Waldrum were nothing short of embarrassingly unprofessional and mean. [And the] TTFA leadership persists in acting in a manner that may very well push creditors to seek legal redress and have the TTFA placed in court-appointed administration.
Coach Marlon Charles said coaching at youth level is key, as it is important for coaches to understand how to interact with junior players because it will determine how footballers develop.