Couple questions, Did you announce this tournament before and who were the clubs involved, or was it minor league and or closed.
Do you have a partial commitment for sponsorship from Adidas ?
Adidas approached Brent Sancho to host the launch. Brent suggested a small goal exhibition tournament on the Friday before the launch on Ariapita Ave. Tim-Kee got behind it and cut through the red tape to allow it to happen (there was some opposition within the PoS corporation)
Sadly, the regional Adidas people based in Panama had some logistical problems. Sancho selected a "Samba" team to represent Adidas and they were supplied with uniforms and boots, but they did not arrive in time. The tournament was moved to Tuesday afternoon.
Various footballers were invited including Shaquille Henry. Also some teams such as VFI and some decent school teams.
To be fair, the Trini organisation was very good but were hampered by the logistical problems in Panama.
The actual launch of the Brazuca WC match ball was a worldwide simultaneous event and took place at 10 a.m at Chaud cafe, Woodbrook Place. Anil Roberts and Tim-Kee were speakers and Sancho hosted the event.
Obviously, we are building a relationship with Adidas, but the Adidas budget for the Caribbean region is small. However, we are hopeful that the negotiations will bear some fruit. Any saving on uniform costs would be gratefully accepted!!