Junior Sammy donates to initial phase of work
The Trinidad and Tobago Football Associated today kickstarted the construction of the first phase of its National Training and Technical Development Centre at the Home of Football, Ato Boldon Stadium.
Courtesy of a partnership with Junior Sammy Contractors Limited, the initial ground work commenced at 6:30am today. The first phase will consist of the installation of Two Natural Grass Training Pitches equipped with flood lights to be followed by the construction of Player Accommodation Hotel.
“Today is really the start of the project with the commencement of phase one. We are thankful to Junior Sammy for donating some tractors to the association to get the work started. We started work this morning on two of the training fields in terms of getting it down to final grade before starting the actual specialist work of planting the grass and laying the surfaces,” TTFA President David John-Williams told TTFA Media on Wednesday.
“It is really exciting times with the start of phase one. The objective of the TTFA is to get these fields ready by the end of November, 2017, all flood lit and available to facilitate the development of Trinidad and Tobago football, particularly all our national teams from under 13s to senior team which will now be able to try anytime during day or night,” the TTFA President added.
Junior Sammy also spoke of his support to the development Centre, saying “I have known David for several years and I was most happy and willing to offer assistance to this project after he explained what it was all about. I think it’s an important development for football and I am all too happy to be able to support it.”
Last month, the TTFA proudly announced that Cabinet approved lands in the vicinity of the Ato Boldon Stadium for lease to the TTFA for the Home of Football.
Along with the two training pitches and player accommodation hotel, the first phase will also comprise a beach soccer pitch. The second phase will include four additional pitches comprising of both artificial and natural grass surfaces and a futsal court.
Additionally, the TTFA has received approval from FIFA to restart the Income Generation Project which was stalled under the previous administration. This project will now be of a different nature as proposed by the new TTFA administration and approved by FIFA and will take the form of an Entertainment and Sports Bar and Restaurant project at the Home of Football.
TTFA Starts Phase One of Training/Technical Development Centre