March 26, 2019, 10:57:25 AM

Author Topic: Minor League Thread.  (Read 16754 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Flex

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 15081
  • A Trini 4 Real.
    • View Profile
    • Soca Warriors Online
Re: Minor League Thread.
« Reply #90 on: November 25, 2016, 07:51:39 AM »
Caution FC, MayGuaya Utd top bpTT Mayaro League.
T&T Guardian Reports.


It was a brilliant goal by Kiddell Lewis in the 73rd minute that took Caution FC to winner’s row in the Knockout Division final of the bpTT Razack Jan Memorial Mayaro Football League at the Mafeking Recreation Ground last weekend.

At the end of the match, the 2–1 scoreline was enough to take Caution past a fighting MayGuaya United team, which was denied copping both the Knockout and League double in this year’s competition.

Caution’s captain Keston McLeod said, “It was a struggle but we came through in the end because we fought and played like a team.

“This year was the best ever in terms of the league competition and I have to commend the organisers and sponsors for constantly making improvements to the competition.

“Now it is up to us players to use this league as a platform and step up to recapture the glory days of Mayaro football.”

The knockout final also marked the formal end of the league and segued into the prize-giving ceremony, which was attended by Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries, Clarence Rambharat.

“I recently had to correct someone when they said that energy companies don’t invest in our country.

“I reminded them that over the years, bpTT has made invaluable investments in the development of Mayaro, including the Mayaro Resource Centre, the Mayaro Initiative for Private Enterprise Development, the Brighter Prospects scholarship programme and sporting leagues like this football league,” said Minister Rambharat.

“We need to acknowledge what bpTT has done and remember that to whom much is given, much is expected.”

Matthew Pierre, Community Liaison Officer, bpTT, represented the company in the distribution of the many trophies and prizes at the event.

“More than 300 players took part in the football league this year and I want to thank everyone who worked hard to make it a success.

“I especially want to commend Illusions International Sports Club for making this league accessible to everyone with the new Under-12 division to support the U-14, U-16 and Senior age divisions.”

Pierre also issued a challenge to the players saying, “We are investing in young people and have been supporting football in Mayaro for over 25 years.

“I hope that one day soon, we will see a team emerge from this league that will surpass the Mayaro United team that made it to the Round-of-16 in the CONCACAF Champions League.

“I want to see you all take it to the next level and help energise Mayaro.”

RESULTS - SENIOR DIVISION LEAGUE
1 MayGuaya United
2 Terminal Strikers

Knockout
1 Caution FC
2 MayGuaya United

Most Valuable Player
Brandon Roberts
(MayGuaya United)

Most Goals
Carlon Hughes
(MayGuaya United)

U-16 DIVISION LEAGUE
1 MayGuaya Eagles
2 Future Stars SA

Most Valuable Player
Decklan Marcelle (MayGuaya Eagles)

U-14 DIVISION LEAGUE
1 Biche FC
2 MayGuaya Hawks

Most Valuable Player
Jerry Morris (Biche FC)

U-12 DIVISION LEAGUE
1 MayGuaya Hawks
2 MayGuaya Eagles

Most Valuable Player
Kylon Frederick
(MayGuaya Hawks)

The real measure of a man's character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.

Offline Flex

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 15081
  • A Trini 4 Real.
    • View Profile
    • Soca Warriors Online
Re: Minor League Thread.
« Reply #91 on: November 25, 2016, 07:55:08 AM »
Trendsetter Hawks reunion today.
T&T Express Reports.


The Trendsetter Hawks Football Academy will be hosting a first ever reunion, entitled “A gathering of Friends and Family” at the Newtown Playboyz panyard in Woodbrook tomorrow.

The Port of Sport-based Hawks, led for 38 years by community coach Anthony “Dada” Wickham, are widely considered to have one of the best youth development football programmes in T&T. The reunion will provide an opportunity to reconnect with former members.

This year, the club installed a Board of Directors, launched a Facebook Group, hosted a Football Camp and devised a professional youth development program.

Arguably the longest-serving community and proven anti-crime initiative in East Port of Spain, the Hawks and coach Wickham have, since 1978, provided hundreds of children from low income communities of the capital with football and other recreational opportunities, as well as life skills.

Twice voted Youth Coach of the Year by the TT Pro League, “Dada” has assisted in the development of many national players, including Travis Mulraine, Brent Sancho, Devorn Jorsling, Ataulla Guerra, Jomal ‘Bebo' Williams and Kerwin Jemmot. While East Port of Spain conveys images of crime and vengeful turf wars, Hawks are installing in their charges an enthusiasm to play together and achieve positive goals rather than alignmen themselves with the negative aspects of their community.

For 2017, the priority is to acquire a vacant piece of Housing Development Corporation land at Piccadilly Street, so it can be converted into a recreational field. The Hawks Academy hopes that by attaining the land, it can ensure a structured long-term youth programme, a quality training surface and activities that engage five community primary schools and hundreds of residents.

The real measure of a man's character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.

Offline KND2

  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 1983
    • View Profile
Re: Minor League Thread.
« Reply #92 on: November 25, 2016, 08:03:48 AM »
Trendsetter hawks is a big big team I remember when they used to get off the PTSC bus to come and play Trincity in the eddie hart football league,

Then was the good old days.

"Dada" was still the coach back in them days, he did a great job in his community

 Truth be told they beat us more times than we beat them

Big up the Trend setter hawks.

Offline Tallman

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 21421
    • View Profile
Fishing Pond organiser wants sporting development
« Reply #93 on: November 26, 2016, 09:08:35 AM »
Fishing Pond organiser wants sporting development
By Stephon Nicholas (T&T Newsday)


Prakash Ramkissoon, organiser of the Fishing Pond Football League, is calling for more sporting development in the region which he says needs proper investment.

Ramkissoon made the plea at the closing ceremony and awards of the annual 9-a-side football league last weekend.

Take That and Cool It defeated Boys Town 3-2 in extra time to win an exciting final and walk away with $30,000 sponsored by Caribbean Welders.

2015 winners Biche placed third while 2013 title holders Dream Team settled for fourth spot.

“We are crying out for facilities here. We want lights so the final can be played in the night and a pavilion to host these kinds of functions,” he said during the prize-giving ceremony which was held at his residence.

He lamented though the poor state of the roads which has resulted in a decrease in number of teams which took part in 2016. Twelve teamns took part this year which was a drop from 16 in 2015. Delving into a bit of politics, Ramkissoon said he believes if more sportsmen are elected into office then sports in the community will be better served.

“We want a sportsman in the corporation.

Some of them elected can’t even pitch a marble; I believe if we have one there we will be able to see some progress and development.

Give (Anthon) Wolfe a chance,” he said.

He also thanked former (People’s Partnership) Sports Minister and Member of Parliament for Toco/Sangre Grande, Dr Rupert Griffith, for building a box drain around the Fishing Pond recreation ground during his tenure.

Meanwhile, Peter Park, Managing Director of Caribbean Welders, said he is still hoping a women’s league is introduced to Fishing Pond in the future.

He added that the league took games to Biche and North Oropouche this year to help foster community spirit and believes they have achieved that with tremendous turnout of spectators at games there.
The Conquering Lion of Judah shall break every chain.

Offline Tallman

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 21421
    • View Profile
Las Lomas win at refurbished Brazil Recreation Ground
« Reply #94 on: November 26, 2016, 09:35:39 AM »
Las Lomas win at refurbished Brazil Recreation Ground
T&T Newsday


THE COMMUNITY of San Rafael can now enjoy playing and watching football at their refurbished Brazil Recreation Ground.

On Sunday, the ground and pavilion were jointly commissioned by the MP for La Horquetta/ Talparo Maxie Cuffie and Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs Darryl Smith, who witnessed the third place and finals of the constituency’s community football league.

Speaking at the event, Smith said: “Today’s event is about returning sport to the communities and allowing athletes and spectators alike a safe and comfortable environment to do so. We often overlook the fact that sport can unite communities and the evidence of that is right in front of me. Enjoy the matches today and take care of your facility!” The playing field and car park were upgraded in phase one of the project by the Sports Company of Trinidad and Tobago and the lights were provided by the Ministry of Public Utilities, while the pavilion was refurbished with funds from the state agency Community Improvement Services Limited (CISL).

In the football league final, Talparo Blast shook the net first, however Las Lomas Sporting Academy came from behind to tie the match 2-2. Las Lomas emerged the champions, beating Talparo Blast 4-3 on penalties, while Brazil United defeated Shoeaholics Wallerfield 2-1 for the third place trophy. Las Lomas Sporting Academy also collected the lion’s share of the league awards.

HONOUR ROLL:

Final: Las Lomas SportingAcademy 4-3 (penalties) TalparoBlast
Third Place: Brazil United 2-1Shoeaholics Wallerfield

Most Outstanding Goalkeeper: Ruel Guerra, LLSA
Most Outstanding Defender: Keon Russell, LLSA
Most Outstanding Midfielder: Michael Baptiste, Talparo Blast
Most Outstanding Forward: Colin Williams, Talparo Blast
Most Promising Player: EmmanuelRussell, LLSA
Most Goals: Kareem Scott,LLSA
MVP: Keon Russell, LLSA
Most Disciplined Team: LLSA.
The Conquering Lion of Judah shall break every chain.

Offline Flex

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 15081
  • A Trini 4 Real.
    • View Profile
    • Soca Warriors Online
Re: New era for minor football leagues
« Reply #95 on: April 07, 2017, 02:03:40 AM »
Waterloo footballers head to Barcelona.
T&T Newsday Reports.


THE WATERLOO Institute will become the first Caribbean team to feature in the prestigious Mediterranean International Cup when the 2017 edition takes place in Barcelona, Spain from April 11-16.

Raymond Jurawan, president of Waterloo Institute, stressed that this international exposure will shape the players’ mindset towards the game as the Mediterranean International Cup usually attracts top clubs such as Barcelona, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

Over 528 teams from 41 countries will be competing in the week-long event and, in the group stages, Waterloo Institute will play in Group J alongside Villarreal CF, Footvia Academy and CE Farners.

Jurawan expressed his gratitude to the parents for their efforts in successfully raising the funds for the 16-member squad, as well as the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association and the Ministry of Sports for the use of the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva for training.

Squad (clubs in brackets) -

Goalkeepers: Steffon Ramroop (Williamsville Secondary School), Ishmael Salaam (Presentation College, San Fernando).

Defenders: Kirk Torres (captain - Waterloo Secondary School), Aaron Kennedy (Cap Off Youths FC), Ayoba Moore (Queen’s Royal College), Ronaldo Sookhan (Carapichaima East Secondary).

Midfielders: Giovani Wong (Trinity East College), Kevon Williams (Carapichaima East Secondary), Randy Harris (Queen’s Royal College), Malick Cumberbatch (Presentation College, San Fernando), Omri Baird (Presentation College, San Fernando), Kion Samuel (Cap off Youths FC).

Forwards: Durrell Belgrave (Waterloo Secondary School), Haile Beckles (St Anthony’s College), Jahdel Hill (Cap Off Youths FC), Antonio Nottingham (Cap Off Youths FC).

The real measure of a man's character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.

Offline Deeks

  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 16777
    • View Profile
Re: Minor League Thread.
« Reply #96 on: April 07, 2017, 05:00:39 AM »
If is one thing with TT, we have ballers with real catchy names.  Giovani Wong, Ronaldo Sookhan, Haile Beckles. Anyway guys. Have a good trip. I envy you guys. Allyuh going Barsa. When I was allyuh age I only went  Toronto and Ottawa. Them doh know nothing about football  ;D.  Congrats. Hope  allyuh get to go Barsa stadium for a game.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2017, 05:03:37 AM by Deeks »

Offline Flex

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 15081
  • A Trini 4 Real.
    • View Profile
    • Soca Warriors Online
Re: Minor League Thread.
« Reply #97 on: April 14, 2017, 01:45:25 AM »
Waterloo Institute gets win in MIC Cup.
T&T Guardian Reports.


T&T’s Waterloo Institute of Soccer ended its Pool J round-robin phase of Class A in the in the 17th edition of the prestigious Mediterranean International Cup in Barcelona, Spain, beating home team CF Farners 2-0 yesterday.

On Wednesday when the tournament kicked off Waterloo Institute of Soccer was hammered 5-1 Spain’s Villarreal to open its campaign and also fell 3-0 to Footvia Academy in their second match yesterday to end with a 1-2 record in the group ahead of the consolation knockout series which gets going today.

The lone Caribbean team in the 44-teams 11 groups tournament, Waterloo Institute will now do battle with 21 other teams in the losers bracket along with CF Farners.

Villarreal FC topped the pool with a 3-0 record after it trashed CF Farners 6-0 and pounded Footvia Academy 5-0 to end with maximum nine points.

The Class A teams are open to players born 1998 and after and the Waterloo Institute squad is made up of a 30 members including players led by captain Kirk Torres of Waterloo Secondary and St Anthony’s College standout, Haile Beckles.

Overall more than 528 teams from 41 countries have registered to compete in the week long tournament in the A, B, C, D, E and F Classes for top honours led by Spain’s FC Barcelona, Manchester United, RCD Espanyol, FC Bayern Munich, Porto, Manchester City, Celta Vigo, Athletico Madrid, Stoke City, Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton, Valencia, Paris Saint Germain and Olympique Lyonnais.

The real measure of a man's character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.

Offline Flex

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 15081
  • A Trini 4 Real.
    • View Profile
    • Soca Warriors Online
Re: Minor League Thread.
« Reply #98 on: May 12, 2017, 01:57:22 AM »
West Penn youths urged to strike balance.
T&T Express Reports.


The young footballers in the West Penn League have been urged to strike a balance between sports and academics, because of the rewards to be had.

Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs Darryl Smith made the plea at the launch of the 2017 RBC West Penn Community Youth Football League at the Diego Martin North Secondary School Recreation Ground. The West Penn League brings together teams from across Trinidad's western peninsula, with both male and female teams participating in two divisions, Under-15 and Under-18. The theme for this year's competition is “Play Football, Make Peace”.

The minister, who is also the Member of Parliament for Diego Martin West, said he was “very pleased to see young girls taking part in the tournament.” Sport, he said, held tremendous opportunities for young men and women and football was no exception, as many young Trinbagonians have earned academic scholarships and professional contracts in the game. Once you display a high level of discipline and commitment, he said, you can realise your full potential.

Minister Smith congratulated RBC for its commitment to the West Penn tournament, adding that it was important for the corporate sector to support such initiatives, especially for the development of the youths.

RBC Royal Bank's Managing Director, Darryl White, said the bank was proud to be a partner with the West Penn league. White said the programme was in line with RBC's own commitment to helping clients thrive and communities prosper. “The work of West Penn, as with many other youth programmes, is important not only for the development of our talent pool in the sport of football, but for the focus on giving a sense of purpose to young men and women who can be so easily be distracted by the ills of our society,” he said.

“When you look back at the great names in football in Trinidad and Tobago, such as Russell Latapy, Dwight Yorke and Stern John, they all played in leagues for their schools and in their various communities. I hope we have players in the RBC West Penn League who would wear the red, white and black in the future.”

The RBC head called on the players to express their talent with pride, discipline and harmony. “We all aim to win but some of us will lose but let us do it with dignity. Listen to your coaches, play hard, play in the spirit of the game and may the best team win,” he said.

Shurland Hartley, Vice President/Sport Director of the League, said the main aim of the competition was to engage the youths in positive activities. “There is too much indiscipline among the youths and we believe that sports and cultural activities can steer you away from that road.”

Matches start tomorrow with Rise Again versus Greenhill Bagatelle at 2pm in the Boys Under-15 Division followed by Goodwood Eagles against Rise Again in the Under-18 Division.

UPCOMING FIXTURES

May 20

Boys U-15 - Big Valley vs Blue Basin Waterwheel

Boys U-18 - Patna River Estate vs Big Valley

May 21

Boys U-15 - St Lucien United vs Greenhill Bagatelle

Boys U-18 - St Lucien United vs Cocorite Stars

May 28

Boys U-15 - St James Youths vs St Joseph Youths

Boys U-18 - Goodwood Eagles vs Greenhill Bagatelle

June 4

Girls U-18 - Corpus/Covigne vs St Lucien United

Girls U-18 - St. James Youths vs. Tranquil Youths

RELATED NEWS

Smith lauds West Penn League.
T&T Newsday Reports.


STRIKING a balance between sports and academics can yield big rewards such as valuable sporting scholarships and possibly a professional playing career, Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Darryl Smith told young footballers recently. The minister was speaking at the launch of the 2017 RBC West Penn Community Youth Football League at the Diego Martin North Secondary School recreation ground.

The minister, who is also the MP for Diego Martin West, said he was “very pleased to see young girls taking part in the tournament.” Sport, he said, held tremendous opportunities for young men and women and football was no exception.

Once you display a high level of discipline and commitment, he said, you can realise your full potential.

Minister Smith congratulated RBC for its commitment to the West Penn tournament, adding that it was important for the corporate sector to support such initiatives especially for the development of TT’s youth.

RBC Royal Bank’s Managing Director, Darryl White, said the bank was proud to be a partner with the West Penn league to help provide a positive avenue for young men and women to improve their football playing skills and to develop important values such as teamwork and fair play. White said the programme was in line with RBC’s own commitment to helping clients thrive and communities prosper.

“The work of West Penn, as with many other youth programmes, is important not only for the development of our talent pool in the sport of football, but for the focus on giving a sense of purpose to young men and women who can be so easily be distracted by the ills of our society,” he said.

“When you look back at the great names in football in Trinidad and Tobago, such as Russel Latapy, Dwight Yorke and Stern John, they all played in leagues for their schools and in their various communities.

I hope we have players in the RBC West Penn League who would wear the red, white and black in the future.” The RBC head called on the players to express their talent with pride, discipline and harmony.

Matches start tomorrow with Rise Again coming up against Greenhill Bagatelle at 2pm in the Boys’ U-15 Division followed by Goodwood Eagles agianst Rise Again in the U-18 Boys’ Division.

The real measure of a man's character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.

Offline Tallman

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 21421
    • View Profile
Mayaro football league kicks off under floodlights
« Reply #99 on: August 29, 2017, 04:57:06 AM »
Mayaro football league kicks off under floodlights
T&T Guardian


THE future stars of football thrilled residents of Mayaro when the 2017 bpTT Razack Jan Memorial Mayaro Football League kicked off at the Ortoire Recreation Ground, Mayaro, recently.

Celebrating its 19th year, the league has been supported by energy company bpTT from inception. It is managed by Illusions International Sports & Cultural Club and features teams from across the south-eastern region competing in various age divisions.

Rachael Caines, Corporate Social Responsibility Advisor, bpTT, underscored the company’s investment in the development of Mayaro football, “The success of Mayaro’s football league is as legendary as the success that Mayaro as a community has experienced in supplying world class football players to our national football team. BpTT believes in the power of sport. All over the world sport has been a unifying force, helping to build communities and nations in ways no other social intervention can. Sport has the power to change communities for the better and this league has become a part of the very fabric of the Mayaro community.”

The league opening was highlighted by a double-header featuring the National Under-15 and Under-17 teams squaring off against the local Mayaro stars representing MaGuaya Chivas and Guaya United, respectively.

MaGuaya Chivas trumped the National Under-15 outfit 2-1 in what was a closely fought game. In the second encounter, Guaya United were no less competitive but were edged by their National Under-17 rivals by a 3 - 2 scoreline.

On hand to guide his young charges and observe firsthand the talent of the bpTT Mayaro Football League was Russell Latapy, assistant coach of the national football team and head coach of the national youth team. “This league is definitely a great investment for the people of Mayaro and sport is one of the best means of closing the gaps and bridging the boundaries in society. I’m happy to be here today and I’m really proud of Mayaro and everyone responsible for this league which gives the youths the opportunity to fulfill their potential,” said the former national stand-out.

Also present at the launch were Member of Parliament for Mayaro, Rushton Paray, and Clarence Rambharat, Minister of Agriculture, Lands and Fisheries. They also had the honour of formally commissioning the floodlights that were installed by T&TEC, represented by the company’s Deputy Chairman, Glenford Cyrille.

MP Paray gave top marks to the league: “The league is an excellent investment by bpTT and the performance of the Guaya United football team has lifted football across the community. With the installation of these lights, we can expect the residents to make greater use of the ground as part of living healthier lifestyles. The lights will also shine down on the prodigious talent that resides in this community as they thrill us with their football passion and talent.”

Rambharat pointed to the significance of the league, “This league is important to the development of young people and this is reflected in the high interest and participation year after year. There is a high level of discipline and talent and we see this in the fact that players from Mayaro have graduated to the national teams that are represented here today. We can expect great things from this league and the young people that make it such a success.”
The Conquering Lion of Judah shall break every chain.

Offline Tallman

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 21421
    • View Profile
Re: Minor League Thread.
« Reply #100 on: August 29, 2017, 05:00:20 AM »
Andrew Trace tops U-18 Boys RBC West Penn Football League
T&T Guardian


Andrew Trace 4th Generation Football Club has emerged champions of the Under-18 Boys division of the 2017 RBC Royal Bank West Penn Community Youth Football League. Andrew Trace topped the league standings with 19 points, winning six of their seven matches and drawing the other.

St. James Youth Football Club ran away with the Under-18 Girls title, winning all five of their matches.

In the Under-15 Boys division, Quarry Street Football Club emerged victorious in the league by a single point, winning three of their five matches, drawing one and losing one.

In the Under-18 Boys division, former champions Goodwood Eagles settled for runners-up position, with Green Hill/Bagatelle placing third. Nine teams competed in the division, with two not completing the course.

Diego Central placed second in the Under-18 Girls division, with St Lucien Strikers in third position. Six teams participated in this division.

St. Joseph FC were runners-up in the Under-15 Boys division, with Big Valley placing third among the six teams.

Main objective of the RBC West Penn Community Youth Football League is to engage the youths of the western peninsula in positive activities.


RBC WEST PENN FOOTBALL LEAGUE FINAL STANDINGS

Under-15 Boys


Quarry Street FC 5 3 1 1 21 9 12 10
St. Joseph FC 5 3 2 0 16 13 3 9
Big Valley FC 5 2 1 2 16 9 7 8
St. Lucien Strikers FC 5 1 1 3 5 6 -1 6
GreenHill/ Bagatelle 5 1 3 1 10 19 -9 4
Bluebasin/ Waterwheel 5 0 4 1 6 23 -17 1

Under-18 Boys

Teams P W L D GF GA GD Pts


Andrew Trace 7 6 0 1 36 10 20 19
Goodwood Eagles 7 6 1 0 21 7 14 18
Green Hill / Bagatelle 7 4 2 1 15 15 Even 13
Patna/River Estate 7 3 2 2 9 12 -3 11
St Lucien Strikers 7 2 3 2 9 18 -9 8
Big Valley 7 1 6 0 9 26 -17 3
Cocorite Stars 7 0 7 0 3 22 -19 0
St. Clair Royals DNF
Quarry Street FC DNF

Under-18 Girls

Team P W L D GF GA GD Pts


St. James Youth FC 5 5 0 0 38 3 35 15
Diego Central FC 5 4 1 0 34 7 27 12
St. Lucien Strikers FC 5 2 3 0 10 24 -14 6
Alyce Glen Jaguars 5 2 3 0 13 30 -17 6
Tranquility FC 5 1 4 0 12 12 Even 3
Corpus Christi FC 5 1 4 0 2 23 21 3
The Conquering Lion of Judah shall break every chain.

Offline Tallman

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 21421
    • View Profile
Fishing Pond Youths make slow climb
« Reply #101 on: August 30, 2017, 04:50:43 AM »
Fishing Pond Youths make slow climb
By Stephon Nicholas (T&T Newsday
)

Fishing Pond Youths picked up back-to-back draws to continue their slow ascent in the Caribbean Welders Fishing Pond Football League standings at the Fishing Pond Recreation Ground.

Coming up against Express on Sunday, Fishing Pond Youths and Express played to a thrilling 3-3 draw in front a partisan crowd.

Fishing Pond should have got all three points but poor shooting and naivety cost them against a ruthless Express.

Fishing Pond Youths had their supporters in a raucous mood courtesy an early goal from Raqweeb Searles but the item was quickly cancelled out by Andell Sampson. Fishing Pond found themselves ahead again with Searles on target once more. The euphoria seemed to get the better of the home team as the entire team including the goalkeeper celebrated the goal by their corner flag and were unaware play was about to resume. Express’ Akiel Timothy wasted no time from the touch, and blasted the ball into the goal from the half-line to stun Fishing Pond Youths and their supporters before the half. Despite their protests, the goal stood as the referee noted all their players were on the field when he blew the whistle for the resumption.

Fishing Pond came out hungry for goals in the second period but were again wayward in front goal and squandered three straight chances.

Express had three cracks at goal in a mad sequence of play but again the shooting left a lot to be desired, Firstly, forward Carlos Garcia saw his close range shot cannon off the bar and back to his team-mate whose header went wide but the referee ruled that he was fouled and awarded a penalty.

Garcia took the penalty but his tame effort was easily gobbled up by the goalie. Express, however, were making inroads in the Fishing Pond defence and Kevon La Fon showed good strength on a counter to hold off a defender and squeeze a left footer into the far post from a raid down the left.

Fishing Pond were not done, though, and Dillion Ramsammy made it 3-3 with a tap-in after the ball was fizzed across goal from a left-sided cross.

Earlier in the week, Fishing Pond Youths and SP Boys played to a 2-2 draw. In other results, Boys Town rose to second in the standings with a 5-0 thumping of the league’s “whipping boys” Two Touch. Alescon FC and Manzan United picked up three points each with default wins over North Oropouche and El Carmen 45 respectively.
The Conquering Lion of Judah shall break every chain.

Offline Deeks

  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 16777
    • View Profile
Re: Minor League Thread.
« Reply #102 on: August 30, 2017, 02:39:20 PM »
Fishing Pond found themselves ahead again with Searles on target once more. The euphoria seemed to get the better of the home team as the entire team including the goalkeeper celebrated the goal by their corner flag and were unaware play was about to resume. Express’ Akiel Timothy wasted no time from the touch, and blasted the ball into the goal from the half-line to stun Fishing Pond Youths and their supporters before the half. Despite their protests, the goal stood as the referee noted all their players were on the field when he blew the whistle for the resumption.


This friggin hilarious. Wish they had it on video.

Offline Tallman

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 21421
    • View Profile
Gremio look dangerous in Fishing Pond
« Reply #103 on: September 30, 2017, 08:32:05 AM »
Gremio look dangerous in Fishing Pond
T&T Newsday


Gremio defeated Boys Town 3-0 on Thursday to move to second in the table as the preliminary round of the Caribbean Welders Fishing Pond League begins to wind down. A double from Rickel Dixon and one from Dwayne Ovid were enough for the 2014 and 2015 losing finalists to secure the full points.

Gremio, however, will be nervously looking on at other results as they are can easily slide down the table before the start of the lucrative “Big 8” competition with a $30,000 first prize up for grabs. After 14 games, Gremio have compiled 25 points with eight wins, five defeats and a draw. But they could tumble badly as teams below them still have multiple games in hand. Gremio, however, will feel they have done enough to earn a spot in the knockout stage especially with their defence tightening up and their goalie Trey Eligon in sublime form. Eligon, who had his first shut out of the season on Thursday, said his team is ready for the knockout stage and have momentum.

“Well for the past two games we picked up a tremendous form defeating the league winners (Take That and Cool It) by a whopping six goals (6-3) and the other (2016) finalist (Boys Town) by three goals to nil. I think we would continue our momentum straight to the finals this year and claim what is ours,” he said.

Boys Town will not be too concerned by their defeat as they have been picking up points regularly, defeating SP Boys 2-1 a week ago courtesy a double from Isaiah Smith. SP Boys bounced back from that loss with a 1-0 victory over league leaders Manzan United 1-0. In other results, Express thrashed G Madrid 6-2; Dragon earned a 1-0 win over Express; Fishing Pond Youths defeat El Carmen 45 by default; Dragon beat Two Touch by default; G Madrid beat El Carmen 45 by default.
The Conquering Lion of Judah shall break every chain.

Offline Tallman

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 21421
    • View Profile
Marathon, finals to close anti-crime football league
« Reply #104 on: August 16, 2018, 06:33:39 AM »
Marathon, finals to close anti-crime football league
By Andrew Gioannetti (T&T Newsday)


THE Beyond Borders No Time For Crime Football League will close on Independence Day (August 31­) with a marathon and a final match following a series of knock-out fixtures being held throughout this month.

Mango Rose, Basilon Street, Sea Lots, Beetham, St Paul Street, Rose Hill, Chafford, Belmont Valley Road and Duncan Street are the participating communities in both the Under-15 and Open divisions.

The day will start with a marathon scheduled for 7.30 am, followed by games for participating families. This football final is scheduled for 3 pm before an awards ceremony takes place.

The marathon will be followed by games for participating familes. Every community will provide a dish for communal sharing.

Co-founder of the league, Sterling Belgrove, said the league was developed in the fight against crime in the most vulnerable communities.

"Almost every turf war and conflict in Trinidad and Tobago, either took place in south-east Port of Spain or involved residents from the Nelson and Duncan Street areas. Historically, the nation’s most violent demographic," Belgrove said.

He added, during the school vacation period, many children in these communities are left unsupervised and are prone to be recruited for involvement in criminal activities. "They are exposed to alternative actions and lifestyles which become more attractive due to their economic situations and the context of the influence of the 'ranker'," he said adding, "The continuous risk of negative peer pressure increases the children and youth’s vulnerability to be recruited for gang activities."

He said the Beyond Borders Programme seeks to "evolve the institutional alignment and economic integration of these communities into the national thrust for peace and development".

The initiative was launched on August 4 at the Duncan Street Basketball Court and featured 20 teams from nine communities, as well as the Duncan Street Police Post.

It is being held in collaboration with the Nelson Street Safety and Enhancement Foundation and the Green Restoration Organisation and Workshop.

“The communities represented are characterised by borders which prevent communal engagement by residents and it is anticipated that this league and the message it represents will become a new narrative to signal engagement across borders, forging partnership into new realms of social, economic and community development,” Belgrove said.

The Beyond Borders Programme is an initiative of The Rose Foundation and is supported by BPTT. It is focused on interventions in some of TT’s most at risk communities for crime and violence. Another key partner in the initiative is the Inter-Agency Task Force Hearts and Minds Programme.
The Conquering Lion of Judah shall break every chain.

Offline Tallman

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 21421
    • View Profile
Manzan stun champs ‘Cool It’ in Fishing Pond
« Reply #105 on: August 23, 2018, 08:53:35 AM »
Manzan stun champs ‘Cool It’ in Fishing Pond
By Stephon Nicholas (T&T Newsday)


MANZANILLA FC thumped defending champions Take That and Cool It 3-1 on Sunday in Group A action at the Caribbean Welders Fishing Pond Football League at the Fishing Pond Recreation Ground.

'Cool It', winners in 2016 and 2017, had a slow start to their season last year, limping into the Big 8 knockout phase as the eighth seed only to go all the way to the final where they defeated Boys Town. But with teams separated into two groups this year instead of a league round-robin format, each defeat is a blow with only the top four in each group progressing to the Big 8. Manzanilla will be feeling good about their chances and showed their strength on Sunday with a commanding performance.

Keon Boney opened the scoring with a stunning scissor kick and Arry Degale doubled the advantage for a 2-0 lead at the break. Kendall Nathaniel pulled one back after the resumption but Akiel Moses made sure of the three points with a goal of his own.

On Saturday, former finalists Gremio brushed aside Fishing Pond Youths 3-0. Dwain Ovid, Rickell Dixon and JC Lewis were the scorers for Gremio who have failed to seriously challenge for the title after reaching and losing the 2014 and 2015 finals. Action resumes this weekend with doubleheaders on both days.

Fixtures:
Saturday – Pinto United vs Walcott FC (2.15pm); Dream Team vs All Stars (4.15)
Sunday – Quash Trace vs Sangre Chiquito (2.15pm); Boys Town vs Friends and Family (4.15pm)
Wednesday – G Madrid vs Alexcon FC (4.15)

Group A standings

Teams*GP*W*L*D*GD*Pts
All Stars*1*1*0*0*+3*3
Manzanilla*1*1*0*0*+2*3
Dream Team*1*0*0*1*0*1
Pinto United*1*0*0*1*0*1
'Cool It"*1*0*1*0*-2*0
Walcott FC*1*0*1*0*-3*0
G Madrid*0*0*0*0*0*0
Alexcon FC*0*0*0*0*0*0

Group B standings
Gremio*1*1*0*0*+3*3
Sangre Chiquito*1*1*0*0*+1*3
Fishing Pond Youths*1*0*1*0*-3*0
Team Up Top*1*0*1*0*-1*0
Quash Trace*0*0*0*0*0*0
Boys Town*0*0*0*0*0*0
Friends and Family*0*0*0*0*0*0
The Conquering Lion of Judah shall break every chain.

Offline Tallman

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 21421
    • View Profile
Carenage knockout champs to be determined today
« Reply #106 on: October 03, 2018, 05:34:09 AM »
Carenage knockout champs to be determined today
By Joel Bailey (T&T Newsday)


THE knock-out champions of the Carenage All-Star Community Football League will be crowned today when 13 Posse square off against First Engineer Battalion in the final to be played at the Carenage Recreation Ground, starting at 6.45 pm.

First Engineer Battalion earned their berth in the knock-out final when they turned back Razor Edge by 4-1 in the first game of a semi-final double-header on Saturday. 13 Posse reached the championship play-off with an identical 4-1 victory over Emerald FC.

Julio Noel, Allister Ramlochan, Randy Sobers and Roldan Kerr scored for First Engineer Battalion, while Dwayne James, who was later sent off after receiving a second yellow card, scored for Razor Edge.

In the second match, Josimar Belgrave, who netted a pair, and his brother Elijah, continued their prolific form for the season, to help 13 Posse to their emphatic win. Kendall Baptiste scored the other goal for 13 Posse. Andell Alsop scored the lone item for Emerald FC.

For 13 Posse, today’s knock-out final will the first of two opportunities to crown themselves with championship glory. On Saturday, they will contest the league final against Mt Pleasant, with the hope of being crowned double champions in the revived league.

The Carenage All-Star Community Football League received a shot in the arm in 2018 after a two-year hiatus through the timely sponsorship of energy company BP Trinidad and Tobago (BPTT) and the dedication of Carenage-based Friends and Family Community Group (FCG), headed by Kyron Williams.

Saturday’s league final will be played at the Carenage Recreation Ground, starting at 6.45 pm. Presentation of cash prizes, trophies and individual awards will take place immediately after the match.
The Conquering Lion of Judah shall break every chain.

Offline Flex

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 15081
  • A Trini 4 Real.
    • View Profile
    • Soca Warriors Online
Re: Minor League Thread.
« Reply #107 on: October 05, 2018, 02:44:07 AM »
13 Posse - Carenage KO champs.
T&T Guardian Reports.


ELI­JAH Bel­grave con­tin­ued his pro­lif­ic form in the Care­nage All-Star Com­mu­ni­ty Foot­ball League by scor­ing a hat-trick to pro­pel 13 Posse to a nail-bit­ing 4-3 win against First En­gi­neer Bat­tal­ion of the T&T De­fence Force to be crowned the league’s Knock­out cham­pi­ons for the 2018 sea­son.

In the fi­nal played at the Care­nage Recre­ation Ground on Wednes­day evening, a packed crowd was treat­ed to an ex­cit­ing en­counter with the Bel­grave strike broth­ers, Eli­jah and Josi­mar, mak­ing the dif­fer­ence at the fi­nal whis­tle.

While Eli­jah stole the spot­light with his hat-trick, Josi­mar reg­is­tered the fourth item for 13 Posse.

First En­gi­neer Bat­tal­ion, which has pro­duced stal­wart per­for­mances through­out the league and knock­out com­pe­ti­tions, put up a valiant show­ing but again came up short. The run­ners up got their goals through Jesse Bai­ley, Kele Moore and Kendell Gar­cia.

With the knock-out ti­tle al­ready in their tro­phy bag, 13 Possie, is now the favourite to reg­is­ter the league dou­ble when the team comes up against Mt. Pleas­ant in the league fi­nal on Sat­ur­day.

The league fi­nal starts off at 6.45 pm at the Care­nage Recre­ation Ground, to be fol­lowed by the pre­sen­ta­tion of prizes and tro­phies for top per­for­mance by teams and in­di­vid­u­als.

The Care­nage All-Star Com­mu­ni­ty Foot­ball League, which is or­gan­ised by Friends & Fam­i­ly Com­mu­ni­ty Group, was re­vived this year af­ter a two-year ab­sence through the in­ter­ven­tion of en­er­gy com­pa­ny BP Trinidad and To­ba­go (BPTT).

The real measure of a man's character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.

Offline Tallman

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 21421
    • View Profile
Mt. Pleasant crowned Carenage league champions
« Reply #108 on: October 11, 2018, 01:01:26 PM »
Mt. Pleasant crowned Carenage league champions
By Jelani Beckles (T&T Newsday)


Mt. Pleasant FC were crowned champions of the BPTT-sponsored 2018 Carenage All-Star Football League competition, when they edged 13 Posse 4-3 in a pulsating final that brought the curtain down on a highly successful season, on Saturday.

Played at the Carenage Recreation Ground to a packed house which included Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs Shamfa Cudjoe, fortune changed hands throughout the entire 90 minutes of the exciting match. Mt Pleasant sealed victory only in the very last minute of added-on time when their goalkeeper, Anthony Alleyne, brought off a spectacular one-handed save to deny 13 Posse an equaliser that would have sent the match into extra time.

13 Posse, who captured the Knock-Out championship trophy earlier this season, were denied the honour of a notable double despite the valiant efforts of the in-form Belgrave brothers, Josimar (two) and Elijah (one), who scored their team’s goals.

The Carenage All-Star Football League was revived this year, after a two-year hiatus through the timely sponsorship of energy company BP TT (BPTT).

It is organised by Carenage-based Friends and Family Community Group (FFCG), led by Kyron Williams, president.

Both Prime Minister Rowley, who is also MP for Diego Martin West, and Sports Minister Cudjoe, heaped praise on the FFCG organisation for its tremendous work in reviving the league and motivating the youths of Carenage and neighbouring communities to explore their sporting talents.

“To see young people engaged in such worthwhile activity is priceless. We also congratulate BPTT for its wholehearted support of this programme which we can hold up as an example for other communities in TT,” Dr Rowley said.

Minister Cudjoe told the several hundred spectators that sport had the ability to bring communities together and improve the lives of young people. She also commended BPTT for coming to the assistance of FFCG and lauded the CBO for “operating in a very professional manner.”

Mt Pleasant received a cash prize of $15,000 and the league championship trophy; while 13 Posse were presented with $8,000 and a trophy as runners-up. In the knock-out competition, champions 13 Posse walked away with $7,000 and a trophy, while First Engineer Battalion received $5,000 and a trophy as runners-up.

Josimar and Elijah Belgrave walked away with the major haul of individual honours for the 2018 season. Josimar received the Khaleem Hyland Award for the MVP (knock-out), as well as Best Midfielder and Most Goals Scored. Elijah was crowned the MVP for the league competition and Best Striker.

HONOUR ROLL

League Champions: Mt Pleasant FC
League Runners-Up: 13 Posse

Knock-Out Champions: 13 Posse
Knock-Out Runner-Up: First Engineer Battalion (Defence Force)

Most Disciplined Team: Razor Edge FC

MVP League: Elijah Belgrave (13 Posse)
MVP Knock-Out: Josimar Belgrave (13 Posse)

Management Team of the Season: Mt Pleasant

Best Defender: Jamal Spencer (Mt Pleasant)
Best Midfielder: Josimar Belgrave (13 Posse)
Best Striker: Elijah Belgrave (13 Posse)
Most Goals Scored: Josimar Belgrave (13 Posse)
Best Goalkeeper: Anthony Alleyne (Mt Pleasant)
Joevin Jones Most Promising Player: Dada Murphy (Mt Pleasant)
« Last Edit: October 11, 2018, 01:03:03 PM by Tallman »
The Conquering Lion of Judah shall break every chain.

Offline Tallman

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 21421
    • View Profile
Gremio brush aside Sangre Chiquito
« Reply #109 on: October 31, 2018, 06:27:49 AM »
Gremio brush aside Sangre Chiquito
By Stephon Nicholas (T&T Newsday)


GREMIO reclaimed top spot in Group B of the Caribbean Welders Fishing Pond on Saturday with a resounding 4-0 thumping of Sangre Chiquito. After a strong start to the league, Sangre Chiquito are beginning to struggle with their third defeat to endanger their chances of qualifying for the Big 8. Gremio, however, have moved on after their narrow defeat to Boys Town that ended their unbeaten run and are clicking again. Gremio’s JC Lewis led the way with a clinical double, with Rickell Dickson and Dwaine Ovid adding one apiece to round off the scoring.

On Sunday, Group A leaders Pinto United strengthened their position atop the standings with a 5-1 thrashing of All Stars. Brandon Calderon fired in a brace, and Brian Sequea, Cody St Clair and Noel Charles each bagged a goal to put the icing on the cake. Elijah Luke scored All Stars’ lone item.

Week Schedule:
Saturday – Fishing Pond Youths vs Friends and Family (4pm)
Sunday – Dream Team vs Walcott FC (2pm); Cool It vs Alexcon FC (4pm)
Tuesday – Fishing Pond Youths vs Boys Town (4pm)
Next Wednesday– Walcott FC vs G Madrid (4pm)
Next Thursday – Team Up Top vs Quash Trace (4pm)
The Conquering Lion of Judah shall break every chain.

Offline Tallman

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 21421
    • View Profile
UTT remain unbeaten with 3-2 victory over UWI
« Reply #110 on: November 08, 2018, 05:04:52 AM »
UTT remain unbeaten with 3-2 victory over UWI
By Yohance Simonette (T&T Newsday)


UNIVERSITY of TT (UTT) recorded a close 3-2 victory over University of West Indies (UWI) St Augustine Campus to stay unbeaten in the Tertiary Sports Association of TT (TSATT) Inter-University Football League.

Playing at home in O’Meara Grounds, Arima, UTT wasted little time to get on the score-line when Romario Williams scored a thumping header from a corner beating UWI`s goalkeeper Keevaughn Roberts in the first minute of regulation time.

However, UWI would settled into their game and controlled the possession and were rewarded for their efforts when Lukus Schmitt`s header connected with Travis Barran cross in the 37th minute to tie the match at 1-1. UTT regained the lead two minutes later through a 30-yard shot from striker Michel Holder catching goalkeeper Roberts by surprise. The home team carried their 2-1 lead into half-time.

Two minutes after the resumption UTT would extend their lead to 3-1 when Dike Wilson headed in a shot from Michel Holder leaving Roberts stranded once again.

UWI would make the match more interesting when they pulled a goal back from Christopher Durity. The former profressional midfielder calmly slotted it home from the penalty spot making it 3-2.

UTT’s captain and goalkeeper, Learie Mc Kenzie was forced to make some brilliant saves in the final minutes of the match to ensure his team completed the 3-2 victory.
The Conquering Lion of Judah shall break every chain.

Offline Tallman

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 21421
    • View Profile
Battle for Big 8 spots in Fishing Pond
« Reply #111 on: November 17, 2018, 07:32:45 AM »
Battle for Big 8 spots in Fishing Pond
By Stephon Nicholas (T&T Newsday)


THE Big 8 of the Caribbean Welders Fishing Pond Football League will be decided this weekend with the final round of the matches in the group phase kicking off. Group A is going down to the wire with three of the four Big 8 qualifying spots already taken. Former winners Dream Team are clinging to the fourth and final spot with 11 points from six matches. Defending champions Take That and Cool It are staring elimination in fifth place, with nine points from six games after a sluggish start to the season. 'Cool It' need to defeat group leaders Pinto United at 2pm tomorrow and hope Dream Team drop points at 4pm against an Alexcon FC team with nothing to play for. 'Cool It' have typically been slow starters in the league and built momentum towards the Big 8 which they have won for two years in a row. This year, however, they've left it late and out of their hands and will need luck to go their way on Sunday.

Today at 4pm, Sangre Chiquito get a final shot at the Big 8, but need to defeat Friends and Family. Sangre Chiquito have been wildly inconsistent with two wins and three losses so far and sit in sixth place in their group. Fortunately, they face the cellar-placed Friends and Family and can leap into third place with three points. In the earlier match of today's doubleheader, G Madrid meet Manzanilla in a clash between two teams already in the Big 8.

In recent results, Quash Trace stunned Boys Town 2-1 with goals from Tavarous Boswell and Brian Sookraj. Brent Jackson responded for Boys Town.

Also, Pinto ended Alexcon FC's season with a 3-1 result. Pinto's goals came from Noel Charles, Clint Mark and Cody St Clair. Darion Robinson was responsible for Alexcon getting on the scoresheet.

Gremio and Manzan were both 3-0 winners over Friends and Family and Walcott FC who lost by default.

Fixtures:
Today – G Madrid vs Manzan (2pm); Sangre Chiquito vs Friends and Family (4pm)
Sunday – 'Cool It' vs Pinto (2pm); Dream Team vs Alexcon (4pm)

Group A

Teams*GP*W*L*D*GD*Pts

Pinto United*6*5*0*1*+13*16
G Madrid*6*5*1*0*+9*15
Manzanilla*6*4*1*1*+7*13
Dream Team*6*3*1*2*+7*11
'Cool It'*6*3*3*0*+9*9
Alexcon FC*6*2*4*0*+6*6
All Stars*7*2*5*0*-14*3
Walcott FC*7*0*7*0*-33*0

Group B

Gremio*6*5*1*0*+13*15
Boys Town*6*4*1*1*+4*13
Quash Trace*6*3*3*0*-4*9
Team Up Top*6*2*2*2*+5*8
Fishing Pond Youths*6*2*3*1*+1*7
Sangre Chiquito*5*2*3*0*-5*6
The Conquering Lion of Judah shall break every chain.

Offline Tallman

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 21421
    • View Profile
Seed of Greatness win Mayaro Football top awards
« Reply #112 on: November 29, 2018, 07:10:21 AM »
Seed of Greatness win Mayaro Football top awards
By Stephon Nicholas (T&T Newsday)

 
SEED of Greatness lived up to their name when they copped the senior team championship title and major individual honours at the prize-distribution function of the 2018 BPTT Razack Jan Memorial Mayaro Football League held at the Mayaro Resource Centre on Saturday.

Playing for the first time in the league, Seed of Greatness received $13,000 and the championship trophy for winning the league title in the senior division. The team’s striker, Shawn Outar, was named MVP of the division and also copped the prize for the player scoring the most goals, 10, including two hat-tricks. For good measure, Aaron Ali was voted the division’s Best Goalkeeper, adding to Seed of Greatness' trophy haul.

Celebrating 20 years, the BPTT Razack Jan Memorial Mayaro Football League is organised by Illusions International Sports Club. Playing a major role in the administration of the league is the All-Mayaro Sports Foundation, a community-based NGO which has been charged by BPTT with the responsibility of facilitating and guiding sports development in the wider Mayaro region.

Maguaya won the Under-16 crown, taking home $5,000 and the championship trophy. Chivas emerged victorious in the Under-14 division, also receiving $5,000 and a trophy. No winners were announced in the Under-12 division, with all four teams receiving $1,000 each for participation.

In the midst of the celebrations, an ecstatic Renice Didier, manager/coach of Seed of Greatness, which is based in Biche, attributed the team’s top-level performance to hard work, preparation and a determination to live their name. “The boys put in a lot of hard work before the season began and we were made a pledge to live up to the team’s name. This is the first year we competed in Mayaro and we intend to retain our crown next year,” Didier said.

Pledging BPTT’s continuing support for football in the south-east region, Rachael Caines, corporate social responsibility advisor, said the league engaged communities in worthwhile activity, in the process improving community health and well-being and pride. “BPTT acknowledges the importance of sport in the development of communities and there is the added value of unearthing and nurturing the sporting talent in this region. We are also fortunate to be associated with strong and competent community-based organisations like All-Mayaro Sports Foundation and Illusions International Sports Club.”

Patrice Charles, Acting Director of Physical Education and Sports, Ministry of Sport, commended BPTT for its partnership with the league for 20 years, and encouraged other corporate entities to get involved in sporting and other community programmes, not only in Mayaro but in other parts of the country. “Initiatives like these, along with a treasured sponsor like BPTT, are vital for the development of young men and women,” Charles pointed out.

BPTT Mayaro Football League Awards:

Senior division

League – 1. Seed of Greatness; 2. Guaya Ballerz; 3. Caution FC; 4. SP Boyz

MVP: Shawn Outar
Most Goals: Shawn Outar (10)
Most Assists: Keston McLeod
Best Goalkeeper: Aaron Ali
Most Disciplined Team: SP Boyz

Under-16 division

League – 1. Maguaya; 2. Rio Claro FC; 3. Chivas; 4. Mafeking United

MVP: Josiah Modeste
Most Goals: Jassiel Lovelace (6)
Most Assists: Stephen Persad
Best Goalkeeper: Justin Warrick
Most Disciplined Team: Mayguaya

Under-14 division

League – 1. Chivas; 2. Maguaya; 3. Mafeking United; 4. St Peter & St Paul RC Church

MVP: Aaron Dujon
Most Goals: Akeem Adolphus (6)
Mosts Assists: Akeemv Adolphus
Best Goalkeeper: Rondell Mendez
Most Disciplined Team: Chivas.
The Conquering Lion of Judah shall break every chain.

Offline Tallman

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 21421
    • View Profile
Re: Minor League Thread.
« Reply #113 on: December 15, 2018, 09:48:52 AM »
Gremio, Boys Town clash for Fishing Pond crown
By Stephon Nicholas (T&T Newsday)


GREMIO and Boys Town will each be hoping third time’s the charm when they clash today at 3pm in the Caribbean Welders Fishing Pond Football league final, with $15,000 on the line.

Gremio, after coming up short in the 2014 and 2015 finals, are appearing in their third final and are desperate to lift the trophy for the first time. Boys Town, a winner in 2013, have not tasted success since then, despite reaching the finals in 2016 and 2017.

Today’s encounter is the second time this season both teams will meet, with Boys Town prevailing 1-0 in their Group B clash previously.

Gremio manager Ashky Charles was in a confident mood this week as he feels Boys Town were lucky to win that meeting.

“I know they going in this fixture, knowing fully well they beat us 1-0. It was a close game, we didn’t take our chances but I have some new tactics up my sleeve to deal with them in the final. On Saturday will reveal all,” he said.

Charles said the final will be even more enthralling given how close the two sides are located.

“It’s close rivals, we live here (Coalmine) and they live probably half-mile from us, so you know it’s plenty picong passing when I pass. The full community coming out to support, as well as (Sangre) Grande on the whole. It’s gonna be an enticing game and we’ll give the crowd what they want and hopefully come out victorious,” he said.

Asked whether their previous final defeats are weighing on their minds, the Gremio manager said: “We’re trying to make up for lost times, we have a few new players with us and a red-hot striker (JC Lewis) in form. He’s pushing to get most goals as well, and capitalise on the chances he didn’t put away against Boys Town.”

Darryl Miranda, manager of Boys Town, said his team holds the psychological edge going into today’s final.

“I’m very confident. I have a good group of players and I good to go. That (experience) will count on the day. I feel they might be a little bit nervous knowing that it’s Boys Town they facing. We’re neighbours so it come like a kind of derby,...You know men go give a little talk,” he said.

Miranda is predicting a tight game similar to their meeting in the group stage with an identical result.

“My team looking good for tomorrow. I feel i can repeat that (group) game. It’s gonna be a close game. I know they will be coming to give us a fight but we go prevail,” he boasted.

League organiser Prakash Ramkissoon is feeling excited not jjst for the final, but because the league is celebrating 30 years in existence.

“We started with a first prize about $300 and we’ve went up to $50,000. With recession and the economy, we’ve gone down a bit to $15,000 , but we’ve been very consistent. This year is a memorable year and we’re here to stay,” he declared.
The Conquering Lion of Judah shall break every chain.

Offline Tallman

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 21421
    • View Profile
Launch of Police Commissioner's Cup Football Tournament 2019
« Reply #114 on: March 19, 2019, 08:18:39 PM »
Launch of Police Commissioner's Cup Football Tournament 2019
TTPS Corporate Communications Unit


Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith has officially launched the Commissioner's Cup Football Tournament on Tuesday 19th March, 2019, at the Police Administration Building, Port of Spain.

This initiative is a collaborative effort of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) through its Community Policing Unit, the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association and the Football Factory Foundation. The tournament which kicks off in July 2019, is designed to incorporate sport as an essential crime fighting tool.

Commissioner Griffith said, "Sports especially football, can serve as a catalyst for creating s stronger and closer communities and create a pool of talent for future TTPS football teams and by extension the nation." Commissioner Griffith says this initiative will assist in minimizing nefarious activities within communities, encourage self-development while encouraging greater discipline among players and fostering camaraderie among teams.

Former national player who has also played in the English Premier League, Kenwyne Jones said he was honored to be a part of such a timely initiative said "football clubs are pillars in communities and play an integral part in motivating youth to becoming better players, while helping to build their character to deal with the adversities they face at home."

The Commissioner's Cup will play an integral role in fostering national development given that players attached to 46 youth clubs across the country will participate in 75 matches which will culminate in one major final.

Among the top prizes is the opportunity to receive football scholarships in the UK through the Football Factory and the MVP of the finals will be afforded the opportunity to travel with the TTFA to an international friendly match abroad.
The Conquering Lion of Judah shall break every chain.

Offline Deeks

  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 16777
    • View Profile
Re: Minor League Thread.
« Reply #115 on: March 19, 2019, 11:29:17 PM »
G :thumbsup:  Gary!