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Title: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Flex on March 03, 2015, 05:38:03 AM
Sport Ministry vows to launch women’s pro league by May 2015.
By Lasana Liburd (wired868).


Sport Minister Brent Sancho seems bent on shattering the perception that he is a caretaker appointment after revealing his plans to start a women’s professional football league in less than four months.

Sancho told Wired868 that the league, like the local men’s Pro League, will be modelled on the United States’ Major League Soccer (MLS) set-up with franchises for sale and no relegation. And he says that the women’s competition, which would envelop the current T&T Women’s League Football (WOLF), will kick off in May 2015.

“It will be a three month league (…) and (the cost) is very practical and very doable,” said Sancho, who recused himself from his role as managing director of Pro League club, Central FC, to run the Sport Ministry last month.

The Sport Minister did not reveal the final proposed cost for the project or a minimum wage for players. But he estimated that it would cost between TT$500,000 to TT$700,000 a year to run a “franchise”, which is inclusive of salaries, operation costs and promotions.

“This league isn’t designed to make anyone a millionaire or to be able to live off it in year one,” said Sancho. “But what it does is give women players the capacity to play football for three months of the year, coupled with international friendlies around it.”

The Sport Minister said he has already discussed the proposed league with the management of WOLF (T&T’s Women’s League Football). However, Wired868 found women’s football officials to be excited and alarmed in equal measure.

“I think it is a great idea but we have so much development work to do,” said one official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “Who is going to coach these teams when so many local women’s coaches are underprepared? Does it help school football players and their development?

“I think there are so many factors to take into consideration… To me, our priority should be about building our pool of players.

“It is a great idea but I just think it is rushed and we should bring all the stakeholders to the table and think more carefully about this.”

However, Sancho, who was sworn in as Sport Minister just four weeks ago, believes that now is the perfect time to start the league due to the increased public attention for the women’s game. And he claimed that his early talks found that corporate Trinidad and Tobago is still buzzing at the excitement caused by the “Women Soca Warriors.”

“This league may be the brainchild of the Ministry (…) and there has been encouraging feedback from corporate Trinidad and Tobago,” said Sancho. “The women (footballers) are high in the memory of corporate Trinidad at the moment.”

There is precedent to a State-run professional league as Ecuador’s Sport Ministry kick started a women’s league in 2014. Ecuador edged Trinidad and Tobago 1-0 on 2 December 2014 to edge the W/Warriors to a Canada 2015 World Cup place.

At present, the men’s Pro League is heavily subsidised by the Government, which pays most clubs between TT$60,000 to TT$80,000 a month to run its operations and also provides an administrative budget of over TT$2 million a season to the League’s executive body.

Sancho, who also discussed radical changes to the Government’s relationship with the TTFA, hopes to help the women’s league to be self-sufficient within three years and has similar plans for the men’s Pro League.

Title: Re: Sport Ministry vows to launch women’s pro league by May 2015
Post by: Sam on March 03, 2015, 05:53:42 AM
To much leagues in T&T.

Bad idea.

Same reason why de mens league suffering.

Just take de money and use it to improve WoLF.

Shorten de league and strengthen de teams and use de same format like this women’s pro league.

Title: $1.7m to kickstart Women’s Professional League.
Post by: Flex on May 09, 2015, 06:21:15 AM
$1.7m to kickstart Women’s Professional League.
By Andrew Gioannetti (Guardian).


The sum of $1.7 million was yesterday approved by Cabinet to kickstart the inaugural women’s professional football league, scheduled to begin in mid-June. This was revealed at the post-Cabinet briefing by Minister of Sport Brent Sancho. Sancho was appointed Minister of Sport in February and started the planning stages soon after. He said that the funds were to “assist in offsetting start-up expenditure as well as operational and administrative expenses.”

The league will feature six franchise teams and between 30-40 players from abroad, which he Sancho said will give the league “more substance and a higher level of play”. Sancho said the league’s hierarchy comprise members of the T&T Football Association, the Ministry of Sport and the Women’s League Football (Wolf), the latter of which is an existing amateur league for women. Wolf, in fact, is scheduled to kick off tomorrow, just over a month before inaugural women’s professional league.

The purpose, Sancho said, is to “fill the gap” of inactivity experienced by some national women’s team players following their narrow two-legged loss to Ecuador last year, which saw them miss out on qualification for this year’s Fifa Women’s World Cup on the final hurdle. Sancho said the league is also intended to give sport for women a “platform to take off from” and to “stimulate corporate T&T” to invest in sport. He said a broadcasting deal is currently being “worked on” to air the matches across the region.

Matches will be played on Fridays and Saturdays. Fridays will feature double-headers, while Saturdays fixtures, according to Sancho, will be community oriented and “tied into the Wolf matches”. “We will be playing in various community venues that we will be selected along the way. One of the things is that we want to have a community tie into a lot of these games.” The matches will be played on Fridays with double-headers and on Saturdays “(with) a community game to be tied into a Wolf Premier League game,” the former T&T World Cup defender said.

Franchises will have open try-outs this month. The Minister said certain teams may draft college players “depending on collegiate rules”.

“We know that there is an avenue for scholarships outside these shores... and stay within the parameters of the NCAA rules for America, for example, we will have one particular team designed for college players that play away in the USA, coming back to these shores, as well as hopefuls. To get (opportunities for) scholarships, (they) will play on one team so that they do not infringe on their collegiate rules that govern collegiate soccer in America,” Sancho said.

Title: Re: Sport Ministry vows to launch women’s pro league by May 2015
Post by: Flex on May 21, 2015, 03:45:12 PM
WPL screening on Women's Football Day - 23 May‏.
WPL Press Release.


In recognition of the CONCACAF Women's Football Day, footballers of all ages are invited to participate in an open screening session for the inaugural Women's Premier League (WPL) on Saturday 23 May 2015 from 8am at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.

The event is hosted by the Women's Premier League T&T, in cooperation with the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA).

Coaches will be on hand to put players through the paces and those making the cut will be invited to participate in the WPL Draft with the hope of being selected to play for one of the six WPL franchise teams.

Registration begins at 8am and the screening session is from 9am to 12noon. All players are encouraged to bring any required medication but there will be health care personnel on duty at the venue.

The Women's Football Day initiative was announced by CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb at the confederation's 'Let's Develop Women's Football' seminar held last year in Philadelphia. It aims to unite all 41 Member Associations to celebrate women's football, become a beacon of inspiration for female participation in football and encourage continued investment in the sport.

The TTFA will also host a grassroots festival at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, immediately following the screening, at 1pm. The festival culminates in an international U-17 girls friendly between Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela, which is free of charge to the public.

Title: Re: Sport Ministry vows to launch women’s pro league by May 2015
Post by: Deeks on May 21, 2015, 03:56:55 PM
It have so much women in TT playing football? We will have 20 leagues!!??!!
Title: Re: Sport Ministry vows to launch women’s pro league by May 2015
Post by: Bakes on May 21, 2015, 06:31:55 PM
They easily could have put that $1.7 million dollars towards the development of women's football if they was serious.  But why be serious when there are legacies to be bought and votes to be pandered? #shameless
Title: Re: Sport Ministry vows to launch women’s pro league by May 2015
Post by: elan on May 21, 2015, 08:13:33 PM
They easily could have put that $1.7 million dollars towards the development of women's football if they was serious.  But why be serious when there are legacies to be bought and votes to be pandered? #shameless

They should have put the money towards the TTFA Women's Development Program that the TTFA have been implementing and having success with for the past year or so, or even the Program that the TTFA is launching to enable female players to participate in the game and become successful. Either one would have been good, right? #shameful
Title: Re: Sport Ministry vows to launch women’s pro league by May 2015
Post by: Bakes on May 21, 2015, 09:35:36 PM
They should have put the money towards the TTFA Women's Development Program that the TTFA have been implementing and having success with for the past year or so, or even the Program that the TTFA is launching to enable female players to participate in the game and become successful. Either one would have been good, right? #shameful

If nothing you are consistent.  The bile in your system prevents you from seeing the bigger picture.  Most of the current subvention received from FIFA was put towards the development of the women's game, specifically the Women's U-17 program.  The TTFA does not have the luxury of funding an aging Senior Women's National Team, and funding development at the same time, tough choices have to be made, and were made. 

Sancho came up with this hare-brained idea for a three-month professional League which was poorly thought out, already behind schedule, overlaps with the WoLF and therefore threatens to undermine it, and most worryingly, will jeopardize the amateur eligibility of current and would-be scholar athletes who wish to play collegiately in the US.  But what I know... throw some election dollars behind this rush job of a bad idea, distract people- like you- with some sleight of hand, and smoke and mirrors... and pretend yuh doing something for the women's game.  Maylee will get a plumb League job, a handful of WC campaign veterans will get eat ah food paychecks and tings will be criss... until the next cycle come up and stall again.
Title: Re: Sport Ministry vows to launch women’s pro league by May 2015
Post by: elan on May 21, 2015, 10:09:46 PM
They should have put the money towards the TTFA Women's Development Program that the TTFA have been implementing and having success with for the past year or so, or even the Program that the TTFA is launching to enable female players to participate in the game and become successful. Either one would have been good, right? #shameful

If nothing you are consistent.  The bile in your system prevents you from seeing the bigger picture.  Most of the current subvention received from FIFA was put towards the development of the women's game, specifically the Women's U-17 program.  The TTFA does not have the luxury of funding an aging Senior Women's National Team, and funding development at the same time, tough choices have to be made, and were made. 

Sancho came up with this hare-brained idea for a three-month professional League which was poorly thought out, already behind schedule, overlaps with the WoLF and therefore threatens to undermine it, and most worryingly, will jeopardize the amateur eligibility of current and would-be scholar athletes who wish to play collegiately in the US.  But what I know... throw some election dollars behind this rush job of a bad idea, distract people- like you- with some sleight of hand, and smoke and mirrors... and pretend yuh doing something for the women's game.  Maylee will get a plumb League job, a handful of WC campaign veterans will get eat ah food paychecks and tings will be criss... until the next cycle come up and stall again.

The U17s that just lost to a High School Team? That's where the money going?

Maylee bothering yuh bad boy whey sah, she griping you.  ;D

Notice I never say anything good or bad about the new Pro League eh, that's you just guessing that I'm for it because I pointing out the :bs: that yuh keep talking.


Yuh right, he should have given the esteemed TTFA the $1.7 million to go with the (wait how much did the aging players and Maylee who looking to come up make in the game vs Ecuador?) $1.2 million? from the WWCQ. Then we would have had a program in place, right.


Looking forward to seeing the U17 women travel and compete overseas against quality opposition in the build up to their qualifiers, since we spending the money on them and all.
Title: Re: Sport Ministry vows to launch women’s pro league by May 2015
Post by: Sam on May 22, 2015, 09:24:39 AM
Sancho vows to launch women’s pro league by May 2015 and May almost done.

 :rotfl:

De Trini curse real strong.

Title: Re: Sport Ministry vows to launch women’s pro league by May 2015
Post by: Bakes on May 22, 2015, 07:08:26 PM

The U17s that just lost to a High School Team? That's where the money going?

Not sure what that supposed to mean... doesn't that indicate that the program needs radical improvement? Or yuh suggesting spending money on the U-17s is a waste?  Not really following yuh here, unless yuh just looking to ridicule a bunch of young women in attempt to score cheap points here.

Maylee bothering yuh bad boy whey sah, she griping you.  ;D

Maylee bothering me how?  I'm speaking fact pardna... matter of fact it's a done deal.  If yuh doh believe mih ask yuh boy Harrison.

Notice I never say anything good or bad about the new Pro League eh, that's you just guessing that I'm for it because I pointing out the :bs: that yuh keep talking.

Where did I say yuh was in favor of the proposed league??

Yuh right, he should have given the esteemed TTFA the $1.7 million to go with the (wait how much did the aging players and Maylee who looking to come up make in the game vs Ecuador?) $1.2 million? from the WWCQ. Then we would have had a program in place, right.

What??  I have no idea what point yuh think yuh trying to make here. 

Looking forward to seeing the U17 women travel and compete overseas against quality opposition in the build up to their qualifiers, since we spending the money on them and all.

Hopefully some travel, hopefully hosting some games so local fans could support for a change, instead of running dey mouth, right?
Title: Re: Sport Ministry vows to launch women’s pro league by May 2015
Post by: Flex on May 28, 2015, 02:09:03 AM
Women’s pro football league to host second screening
T&T Guardian Reports.


The second screening session for any and all female footballers seeking to earn a place within one of the six franchise teams for next month’s inaugural professional Women’s Premier League (WPL), will take place today at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo, from 6 pm.

This follows Saturday’s first screening session, which was held at Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella. Players, who are currently active as players of Women’s League Football (separate entity) were highlighted among those invited to attend the session in a media release issued by the communications department of the Sport Company of T&T (SporTT).

The release noted: “With the advent of the WPL comes an opportunity for women and girls to showcase their skills with and against some of the top players in the Caribbean, Central and South America.”

Minister of Sport Brent Sancho, who boasts the WPL as his brainchild and the Cabinet member who acquired funding to offset operational costs, was quoted in the release as reiterated his assertion that the professional league is not intended to “take away” from the amateur league (WoLF).

“The WPL is not intended to take away from WoLF but to enhance it. We're bringing in some very good players from overseas who are eager to have the opportunity to play because there is so little competition in this part of the world,” he noted.

“The second WPL screening day on Thursday (today) is open to all women and represents another step towards providing a platform for quality, entertaining football for sport fans in T&T.”

Title: Re: Sport Ministry vows to launch women’s pro league by May 2015
Post by: asylumseeker on May 28, 2015, 05:40:05 AM
Who is conducting the screening?
Title: Re: Sport Ministry vows to launch women’s pro league by May 2015
Post by: Football supporter on May 28, 2015, 06:22:41 AM
Who is conducting the screening?

Think it's Kendall and Hart
Title: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Flex on June 08, 2015, 03:41:24 AM
Players begin arriving for Women’s pro League.
T&T Express Reports.


The international players for the inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL) have begun arriving.

According to a release yesterday, players from the USA, Venezuela, Canada, St. Kitts/Nevis and the US Virgin Islands touched down at Piarco over the weekend, with a contingent from Brazil, and players from England and the Caribbean due to arrive early next week.

The inaugural WPL will feature international talent alongside local players and members of the senior and Under-20 national teams. Speaking at the League hotel in St. Ann’s, USVI midfielder Jessica Adams said:“We’re really excited to be here for the WPL. We’re enjoying the heat and can’t wait to start training and meeting the local girls”.

Apart from the arrivals, the WPL wil host other key activities in the coming week, such as the combine on June 10-11 featuring all the international and marquee local players displaying their skills to the coaches and the Draft on June 12, which will assign selected marquee players into the six teams that make up the League.

Coaches from Trinidad and Tobago and the CONCACAF region have signed on to work for the WPL. Each head coach will have an assistant, in an effort to give exposure and build capacity in the area of women’s football.

The release from the Ministry of Sport stated that the mission of Women’s Premier League is to “provide a platform, in Trinidad and Tobago, for football that is high-quality, entertaining, promotes social values and encourages the participation of women and girls in sport.”

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International players arrive for inaugural Women’s League
T&T Newsday Reports.


THE ANTICIPATION is building for the start of Trinidad and Tobago’s inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL) as several international players touched down at the Piarco International Airport over the weekend.

Female footballers from the United States, Venezuela, Canada, St Kitts/Nevis and the US Virgin Islands have been arriving in TT over the past few days, ahead of the official player draft on Friday at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo.

A contingent from Brazil and players from England and the rest of the Caribbean are also expected to arrive later this week. The first ever WPL will feature loads of international talent alongside local players and members of the senior and Under-20 national teams.

TT’s star female footballers such as Ahkeela Mollon, Kenya ‘Yaya’ Cordner and Maylee Attin-Johnson are just a handful of national representatives who have been pleading for this unique opportunity for quite a while and are all excited about the tournament’s start on June 19.

Speaking at the League hotel (Chancellor Hotel) in St Ann’s, US Virgin Islands midfielder Jessica Adams said, “we’re really excited to be here for the WPL. We’re enjoying the heat and can’t wait to start training and meeting the local girls”.

Apart from the arrivals, the WPL looks forward to other key activities in the coming week such as the draw on Friday which will see the official naming of the six teams, in addition to the revelation of the League’s marquee local players. On Wednesday and Thursday however, both visiting and local players will display their skills to the coaches ahead of the draft. They will also be assigned to their respective teams on the day with the official unveiling of each team list on June 15.

Coaches from Trinidad and Tobago and the CONCACAF region have signed on to work for the WPL. Each coach will have an assistant, in an effort to give exposure and build capacity in the area of women’s football. The mission of Women’s Premier League is to “provide a platform, in Trinidad and Tobago, for football that is high-quality, entertaining, promotes social values and encourages the participation of women and girls in sport.”

(http://www.trinidadexpress.com/storyimage/TT/20150608/SPORTS/150609637/AR/0/AR-150609637.jpg&MaxW=730&imageversion=Article)
International players meet: Tynetta McCoy, from left, St Kitts/Nevis; Jessica Adams, Emily Marie Cota, Zaudita Kaza-Amlak, US Virgin Islands; Shanice Stephenson, Barbados; Alyssa Budhoo, Guyana/Canada are here to be part of the Women’s Premier League. —Photo: Women’s Premier League T&T

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Flex on June 09, 2015, 01:55:51 AM
WPL draft to be held on Friday.
T&T Exprss Reports.


International players who will be taking part in the inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL) were treated to a welcome lunch yesterday by the tournament organisers when they were informed of the draft for the tournament which will take place on Friday.

The group of about 15 athletes were briefed about the league, interacted with local Trinidad and Tobago players and received visitor packages from the Tourism Development Company (TDC).

One of the speakers at the lunch was WPL Committee member Jinelle James, who informed the players about what to expect during the Combine event which takes place Wednesday and Thursday as well as the draft event at the end of the week.

James was one of a panel of presenters from the WPLTT who introduced themselves to the athletes and advised them of the exciting tournament being planned for them.

The international contingent of players will make The Chancellor Hotel in St Ann’s their home for the two-month duration of the League as the boutique accommodation has been named the official hotel of the WPL.

Another major sponsor is Caribbean Airlines, the official carrier of the WPL.

It was also revealed that a contingent of players from Brazil will arrive later this week.

The athletes have a busy week ahead, leading up to the draft, which includes training and match practice.

One of the head coaches, Derek Arneaud, has already begun light training sessions with the group of international players.

The mission of Women’s Premier League is to “provide a platform, in Trinidad and Tobago, for football that is high-quality, entertaining, promotes social values and encourages the participation of women and girls in sport”.

The WPL will feature six franchise teams and one development team and will run from June 19 to July 31 with a two week break in between for the Pan Am Games.

The international players will have a practice match against the T&T women’s team at Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo at 6 p.m. today as they get ready for the WPL.

RELATED NEWS

Players briefed at Women’s Premier League luncheon
T&T Newsday Reports.  


International players of the inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL) were treated to a welcome lunch by tournament organisers on yesterday.

The group of about 15 athletes were briefed on the League, interacted with local national players and received visitor packages from the Tourism Development Company (TDC). One of the speakers at the lunch was WPL Committee member Jinelle James, who informed the players about what to expect during the Combine (screening) tomorrow and Thursday as well as the Draft event on Friday. James was one of a panel of presenters from the WPLTT who introduced themselves to the athletes and advised them of the exciting tournament being planned for them.

Over the weekend, several female footballers from the United States, Venezuela, Canada, St Kitts/Nevis and the US Virgin Islands arrived in Trinidad ahead of the League’s draft on Friday. English and Jamaican National team players, notably midfielder Jodi-Ann McGregor and star striker for the ‘Reggae Girls’ Shakira Duncan, also touched down for the 2015 tourney on Sunday. On the English end, Manchester City goalkeeper Elizabeth Seasman was all smiles upon reaching Trinidad and eager to start he campaign in the league.

The international contingent of players will make The Chancellor Hotel in St Ann’s their home for the two-month duration of the League as the boutique accommodation has been named the official hotel of the WPL. Another major sponsor is Caribbean Airlines, the official carrier of the WPL. A contingent of players from Brazil will arrive later this week. Thus far, players from USA, Canada, Guyana and the Caribbean have already touched down for this week’s meetings ahead of the campaign.

The athletes have a busy week ahead, leading up to the Draft, which includes training and match practice. One of the head coaches, Derek Arneaud, has already begun light training sessions with the group of international players.

The mission of Women’s Premier League is to “provide a platform, in Trinidad and Tobago, for football that is high-quality, entertaining, promotes social values and encourages the participation of women and girls in sport”. It is not a professional league but an international tournament comprising national, club and college athletes from Trinidad and Tobago, the Americas and England.

Meanwhile, the Trinidad and Tobago “Women Soca Warriors” will be meeting an International XI, comprising players who are in the island for the inaugural Women’s Premier League, today at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo from 6 pm.

The game will be the first for Trinidad and Tobago since their heart-wrenching 1-0 defeat to Ecuador, at the aforementioned venue, which ended their dream of qualification for the current FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.

The game is also the first for recently-appointed TT coach Ross Russell, who replaced the American-born Randy Waldrum last month.

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Errol on June 09, 2015, 06:23:36 AM
Its interesting to see what sort of treament the locals get.

Sancho paying for a WPL and our national team are suffering.

This guy is some work boy.

He is a traitor and a back stabber.

One of my family members play in WOLF and I can tell you they get pennies.

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Soccer 19 on June 09, 2015, 11:46:43 AM
From the WPLTT twitter feed

https://instagram.com/p/3twIwyp0va/

Anyone have the technology to live-stream tonight's match to You Tube or U-Stream  ::)
It would be greatly appreciated for those of us who are abroad  :cheers: :cheers:


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Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on June 09, 2015, 12:05:28 PM
Why are you so negative about Sancho? Are you not understanding the concept of WPL and why he wanted it?

TTFA have not directed a cent towards the women's national team.

Now, the National team will play four or five scrimmages against teams containing foreign players some of whom are national team players.

The same National players will play 5 competitive matches for and against teams containing overseas internationals. They will train with these same internationals. How can that not be good?

You really think its better to play in a league where a 16-0 result is disappointing?

And if your family member has any talent, she had the chance to try out and get a place on a team, gain experience and earn a few dollars.

How can these things be bad?

The WoLF League is ok, but it will not prepare our girls for international competition. If Sancho hadn't stepped up, there would be nothing. 
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Soccer 19 on June 09, 2015, 12:19:28 PM
Why are you so negative about Sancho? Are you not understanding the concept of WPL and why he wanted it?

TTFA have not directed a cent towards the women's national team.

Now, the National team will play four or five scrimmages against teams containing foreign players some of whom are national team players.

The same National players will play 5 competitive matches for and against teams containing overseas internationals. They will train with these same internationals. How can that not be good?

You really think its better to play in a league where a 16-0 result is disappointing?

And if your family member has any talent, she had the chance to try out and get a place on a team, gain experience and earn a few dollars.

How can these things be bad?

The WoLF League is ok, but it will not prepare our girls for international competition. If Sancho hadn't stepped up, there would be nothing. 

 :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:

Well stated kind sir  :wavetowel:


Cheers

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Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Errol on June 09, 2015, 01:10:57 PM
Why are you so negative about Sancho? Are you not understanding the concept of WPL and why he wanted it?

TTFA have not directed a cent towards the women's national team.

Now, the National team will play four or five scrimmages against teams containing foreign players some of whom are national team players.

The same National players will play 5 competitive matches for and against teams containing overseas internationals. They will train with these same internationals. How can that not be good?

You really think its better to play in a league where a 16-0 result is disappointing?

And if your family member has any talent, she had the chance to try out and get a place on a team, gain experience and earn a few dollars.

How can these things be bad?

The WoLF League is ok, but it will not prepare our girls for international competition. If Sancho hadn't stepped up, there would be nothing. 

I did not mean it like that. I wanted him to improve the WOLF league and run it like the WPL.

And I get your point, Thank you Sancho, we really cannot rely on the TTFA to do anything.

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: maxg on June 09, 2015, 01:29:13 PM
Its interesting to see what sort of treament the locals get.

Sancho paying for a WPL and our national team are suffering.

This guy is some work boy.

He is a traitor and a back stabber.

One of my family members play in WOLF and I can tell you they get pennies.


Why are you so negative about Sancho? Are you not understanding the concept of WPL and why he wanted it?

TTFA have not directed a cent towards the women's national team.

Now, the National team will play four or five scrimmages against teams containing foreign players some of whom are national team players.

The same National players will play 5 competitive matches for and against teams containing overseas internationals. They will train with these same internationals. How can that not be good?

You really think its better to play in a league where a 16-0 result is disappointing?

And if your family member has any talent, she had the chance to try out and get a place on a team, gain experience and earn a few dollars.

How can these things be bad?

The WoLF League is ok, but it will not prepare our girls for international competition. If Sancho hadn't stepped up, there would be nothing. 

I did not mean it like that. I wanted him to improve the WOLF league and run it like the WPL.

And I get your point, Thank you Sancho, we really cannot rely on the TTFA to do anything
.


Wow..Ppl does pelt shit like is waterballoon..and ppl go just get a little wet, daiz all..
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Flex on June 09, 2015, 05:22:25 PM
Sancho delivers promised Women’s Premier League
By Clint Chan Tack (Newsday).


CABINET yesterday agreed to the establishment of a Women’s Premier League (WPL) in this country. The announcement was made by Sports Minister Brent Sancho at the post-Cabinet news conference at the Diplomatic Centre in St Ann’s.

Sancho told reporters the nation-gripping performance of this country’s senior women’s football team in their unsuccessful bid to qualify for the 2015 World Cup, underscored the need for the league. He said the women’s team is currently 47th in the FIFA World rankings behind the United States, Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica from the CONCACAF region.

Stating that a non profit organisation called WPL TT Limited will have oversight of the new women’s football league, Sancho disclosed that Government will provide the company with an allocation of $1.7 million to assist in offsetting start up expenditure and other administrative costs.

Saying the WPL will kick off in the second week in June, Sancho said the league will be modelled on the American Major League Soccer (MLS) model and could include 30 to 40 players from outside of the country, “to give the league a bit more substance and a higher level of play.” Indicating the WPL will begin with six franchise teams, “comprising of the best female football talent in TT, Caribbean, Central America, South America and even as far as China,” Sancho said there will be a National Football League-style draft at the end of this month to select players for these teams.

He also said these teams will have tryouts for secondary school players to get a shot at making a team. Asked what incentives will be offered to foreign players to play in the WPL, Sancho said, “We want to provide, accommodation, food. We’re not going to be paying exorbitant salaries.” He explained that an important element of the league is buy-in by the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) and CONCACAF “to send their top players to TT to play at a very high level for three months.”

Stating the majority of the countries in the CFU and CONCACAF think this is a great initiative, Sancho said the WPL will help the senior women’s team to prepare for the upcoming Pan Am Games and their 2016 Olympic qualifiers. He added the country’s Under-17 and Under- 21 women’s teams can use the WPL to prepare for their respective qualifiers this year. He also disclosed that a top Chinese women’s team will be coming to TT to play the senior women’s team.

Saying that sports has taken “a big hit” in recent years with respect to corporate support, Sancho said he is encouraged by the level of interest by corporate entities in the WPL, “We’ve even gone as far as working out a TV deal for showing some of these games throughout the Caribbean.”

He also said teams in the WPL will be paired with teams from the existing TT Women’s Football League (WOLF) and this will be beneficial to both sides. Sancho also said he will meet with the TT Football Association (TTFA) to deal with financial issues last week. Stating he met with TTFA President Raymond Tim Kee last week, Sancho said they have agreed that monies will not be allocated to the Association in the absence of their accounts being presented to the Ministry.

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Sam on June 09, 2015, 05:23:41 PM
Like Jinelle James have a God father in T&T football, she is de lady Corneals?

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Bakes on June 09, 2015, 08:18:28 PM
TTFA have not directed a cent towards the women's national team.


Do you have proof of this?  Are you privy to the TTFA's budget, spending and appropriations outside of monies derived from government?  Obviously not. Therefore you are at best guessing or at worst purposely trying to mislead and misinform.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on June 09, 2015, 09:58:52 PM
TTFA have not directed a cent towards the women's national team.


Do you have proof of this?  Are you privy to the TTFA's budget, spending and appropriations outside of monies derived from government?  Obviously not. Therefore you are at best guessing or at worst purposely trying to mislead and misinform.

Where as you only deal in fact  :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Bakes on June 09, 2015, 10:40:11 PM
TTFA have not directed a cent towards the women's national team.


Do you have proof of this?  Are you privy to the TTFA's budget, spending and appropriations outside of monies derived from government?  Obviously not. Therefore you are at best guessing or at worst purposely trying to mislead and misinform.

Where as you only deal in fact  :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

What you don't recognize your own quote?  Or "lies" are only lies when they come from someone else's mouth.  Show the proof or stfu and be exposed as a liar.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: elan on June 09, 2015, 11:15:26 PM
TTFA have not directed a cent towards the women's national team.


Do you have proof of this?  Are you privy to the TTFA's budget, spending and appropriations outside of monies derived from government?  Obviously not. Therefore you are at best guessing or at worst purposely trying to mislead and misinform.

Sheld Bakes how come is only you have facts. That is some search engine you have there.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Flex on June 10, 2015, 02:30:36 AM
WPL’s international players are here; but clubs not finalised.
By Lasana Liburd (wired868).


International women football players began pouring into Trinidad this weekend in anticipation of the inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL), which is the brainchild of Sport Minister Brent Sancho.

The overseas players, who come from North, South and Central America, the Caribbean and Europe, will all be based at the Lady Chancellor Hotel in St Ann’s. But their arrival precedes even the announcement of WPL clubs and coaches.

Sancho insisted that the WPL is going smoothly though.

“We are still finalising details with franchise holders but there have been gentleman’s handshakes,” Sancho told Wired868. “We have had a lot of interest, which has kept the cost of taxpayers to a minimum…

“The coaches are here and the players are here. It is all sorted out.”

The Sport Minister named former Costa Rica national coach Karla Aleman, Police FC coach Richard Hood and US-based coach Derek Arnaud among the WPL’s confirmed coaches so far.

Sancho said the foreign players already here should begin training tomorrow under one of the WPL coaches-in-waiting while he said there were also various “orientation exercises” for them.

The WPL will hold its Combine on June 10 and 11, which is essentially a screening session for the competition’s international players and and marquee local players. The draft is carded for June 12.

If there are no confirmed teams or coaches, who selected the 40+ foreign players who will compete in the WPL’s debut season?

“The ones we selected are here after a various of contacts recommended them,” said Sancho. “People like Jamaal Shabazz, Anton Corneal, Jinelle James and even Dennis Lawrence and Sheldon Phillips pointed out some players. And Kendall Walkes helped us conduct the trials for the local players… We reached out to various FAs too…

“It was a huge collaborative effort. I think we got the best that we could have gotten.”

Sancho could not say exactly who was responsible for the selection of players or the composition of the WPL organising committee, which he said he does not sit on.

“I don’t know exactly who made the selection and I can’t remember everyone on the board,” he said. “I know the process rather than names. I know that Jinelle James, Keron Serrette and the Permanent Secretary (Richard Oliver) are there…

“I can’t be on the board. I just get updates from time to time.”

Wired868 tried, unsuccessfully, to reach Keron Serrette and James for comment.

The Cabinet approved TT$1.7 million for the WPL. Sancho could not say how much was spent so far but he claimed that the Sport Ministry was doing its best to minimise costs.

“The Lady Chancellor hotel is a sponsor and also Caribbean Airlines, so the costs for airlines tickets and accommodation are heavily subsided,” said Sancho. “Remember the franchises will cover a lot of the costs (and) we have had a lot of corporate interest, which has kept the cost of taxpayers to a minimum… We are still calculating (the cost) but we are working within the perimeter of the Cabinet note.

“We are looking at the benefit of having our women players work for two months in a very professional environment. The value of that alone it is hard to put a price on and the girls are very excited about it.”

United States Virgin Islands midfielder Jessica Adams told the Sport Ministry that she was happy to be in Trinidad.

“We’re really excited to be here for the WPL,” said Adams, in a Sport Ministry release. “We’re enjoying the heat and can’t wait to start training and meeting the local girls.”

While the overseas women players are certain of their accommodation for the next two months, the Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Men’s Team is still awaiting word on funding for pre-Gold Cup training camps.

However, Sancho blamed the “Soca Warriors” problems on the TTFA’s poor budgeting of the TT$9 million provided by the Government and the failure of football president Raymond Tim Kee to raise corporate sponsorship.

“The women’s league has corporate backing and the national football team does not,” said Sancho. “I made it very clear to the TTFA and their coaching staff that we gave them a ($9 million) cabinet note that we are very close to reaching.

“There is only so much we can do as a ministry but we are trying our best to see how we can assist with their current plight. We have done a lot so far and we have to have respect for the other sports who are also under our umbrella and are patiently waiting for their funding.”

Sancho could not say how the Warriors’ Gold Cup budget is almost exhausted if specific figures were set aside for line items like coaches’ salaries and training camps. He promised to give more information soon but suggested that the TTFA might have spent more than anticipated on arrears.

“We paid what they asked us (to pay),” said the Sport Minister. “It is not up to me to keep tabs, that is their budget… We have come very close to using that money.”

Tim Kee, who is also the Port of Spain Mayor and PNM treasurer, will address the TTFA’s funding issues in a press conference at their Hasely Crawford Stadium headquarters from 3 pm on Monday June 8.


June 7

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Deeks on June 10, 2015, 05:17:16 AM
This is one big confusion. You have TTFA staff member collaborating to for this league, but yet TTFA and the Mosport embroiled in a war of words over money.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: elan on June 10, 2015, 08:27:04 AM
This is one big confusion. You have TTFA staff member collaborating to for this league, but yet TTFA and the Mosport embroiled in a war of words over money.

If the TTFA help the MoS to get the WPL going then they won't have to invest any of their the Govt that they get back into the Wome's Program cause Sancho already allocated money for that. All they will have to do is send the women's team to play, kinda like they'vebeen doing.

The first real action the WNT getting since Ecuador will be through Sancho as the TTFA have not done anything for the women(Phill Bakes can prove me wrong on this by showing what the TTFA did). Not a friendly nothing. The coach that was coaching them was the U20 coach so they did not even have a coach. Why not work with the MoS on this WPL then? Makes sense for the to do it.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on June 10, 2015, 08:39:59 AM
This is one big confusion. You have TTFA staff member collaborating to for this league, but yet TTFA and the Mosport embroiled in a war of words over money.

Despite what you read on this site or Tim-Kees political outburst, relationships between the Ministry and TTFA personnel is very cordial. Of course, they would like more money, but every meeting I have attended has been respectful and both parties understand the others positions clearly.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Deeks on June 10, 2015, 09:23:28 AM
So if the meetings are cordial, wtf is happening. Everybody sitting around the table exchanging pleasantries, and at the end of the day we back to square 1. It doh make sense. That is why many on the forum are spewing venom at both the MoSport and TTFA. They just friggin fed up with everybody involved in this process.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Bakes on June 10, 2015, 09:30:09 AM
Despite what you read on this site or Tim-Kees political outburst, relationships between the Ministry and TTFA personnel is very cordial. Of course, they would like more money, but every meeting I have attended has been respectful and both parties understand the others positions clearly.

Well it's a good thing that "Tim-Kee" is the only one who gone political as you put it.  Saint Brent the Pious didn't politicize things by stepping into the dispute during the Caribbean Cup and arranging for a horse and pony show with Kamla, getting the MoS appointment in exchange for his "intervention." 
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on June 10, 2015, 10:27:48 AM
Despite what you read on this site or Tim-Kees political outburst, relationships between the Ministry and TTFA personnel is very cordial. Of course, they would like more money, but every meeting I have attended has been respectful and both parties understand the others positions clearly.

Well it's a good thing that "Tim-Kee" is the only one who gone political as you put it.  Saint Brent the Pious didn't politicize things by stepping into the dispute during the Caribbean Cup and arranging for a horse and pony show with Kamla, getting the MoS appointment in exchange for his "intervention." 

Saint Tim-Kee The Untruthful didn't politicize things by becoming PNM Mayor of Port of Spain or PNM Treasurer?
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: AZZURRI on June 10, 2015, 10:43:48 AM
WPL is a good idea but it's being rushed it seems and other leagues are suffering because of it.
It is looking very disorganised

The other women's league is suffering because of it due to poor mgmt.

We were told the league would be 2 rounds....so minimum of 10-12 games or so, plus cup games and even a big 6
After the 3rd game, we get notice that the league is now 1 round! so all that pre-season prep and hype has been reduced to 2-3 more games.
This very rash decision was supposedly because many teams may suffer from the draft and lose too many players, so the league was reduced to 1 round

So why didnt they think and simply start the WPL a mth later when the league would have been finished.
As of the 7th June, no teams have been finalised. Some coaches are not here yet.
Teams are not training together yet and they are pushing for a 19th June start of this league???????
they cant be serious!
why must we be so disorganised all the time?????

as i said the WPL is a nice idea but it is rushed and the semi-pro women leagues (which are already disorganised) have been thrown under the bus


Seems like they just wanna push it before elections are called.
But answer me this, would a successful WPL tournament have any bearing on Sancho getting any votes (providing he is put up for election)

I hope they rethink this very unfair decision.
but it seems like a done deal in a disorganised world
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Bakes on June 10, 2015, 10:48:05 AM
Saint Tim-Kee The Untruthful didn't politicize things by becoming PNM Mayor of Port of Spain or PNM Treasurer?

Really?  Is that your twisted logic?  By running for political office and keeping those activities separate from his TTFA responsibilities he "policized" things?  Well I'm glad at least to get some confirmation of what the thinking inside the PP camp is like.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on June 10, 2015, 11:51:33 AM
WPL is a good idea but it's being rushed it seems and other leagues are suffering because of it.
It is looking very disorganised

The other women's league is suffering because of it due to poor mgmt.

We were told the league would be 2 rounds....so minimum of 10-12 games or so, plus cup games and even a big 6
After the 3rd game, we get notice that the league is now 1 round! so all that pre-season prep and hype has been reduced to 2-3 more games.
This very rash decision was supposedly because many teams may suffer from the draft and lose too many players, so the league was reduced to 1 round

So why didnt they think and simply start the WPL a mth later when the league would have been finished.
As of the 7th June, no teams have been finalised. Some coaches are not here yet.
Teams are not training together yet and they are pushing for a 19th June start of this league???????
they cant be serious!
why must we be so disorganised all the time?????

as i said the WPL is a nice idea but it is rushed and the semi-pro women leagues (which are already disorganised) have been thrown under the bus


Seems like they just wanna push it before elections are called.
But answer me this, would a successful WPL tournament have any bearing on Sancho getting any votes (providing he is put up for election)

I hope they rethink this very unfair decision.
but it seems like a done deal in a disorganised world


WPL has to be now. It is a vehicle for our national team to gain match fitness and practice against overseas players ahead of PanAm. When the competition was first discussed with WoLF in March, they could have started their league later.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on June 10, 2015, 11:56:53 AM
Saint Tim-Kee The Untruthful didn't politicize things by becoming PNM Mayor of Port of Spain or PNM Treasurer?

Really?  Is that your twisted logic?  By running for political office and keeping those activities separate from his TTFA responsibilities he "policized" things?  Well I'm glad at least to get some confirmation of what the thinking inside the PP camp is like.

Bro, you're the man who just suggested that a man, respected by national team players, who they approached to assist with a bonus dispute, somehow parlayed this into a political appointment.

And, by the way, not only do I not know where the PP camp is, as you have pointed out before, I am just a nobody, so I have no interaction with any political party save through Ministerial meetings.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Bakes on June 10, 2015, 12:10:14 PM

Bro, you're the man who just suggested that a man, respected by national team players, who they approached to assist with a bonus dispute, somehow parlayed this into a political appointment.

And, by the way, not only do I not know where the PP camp is, as you have pointed out before, I am just a nobody, so I have no interaction with any political party save through Ministerial meetings.

Spin it however you want, the players approached him... sure.  "somehow" he later became Minister of Sports... somehow.  He harbored great animosity towards the TTFA and Tim Kee in particular prior to his appointment, but being the saint that he is... he's not playing politics with his office.  Okay pardna.  And yeah, I believe yuh when yuh say yuh doh know where the PP camp is.  In fact you wouldn't know the PP camp if it had one ball hanging out each corner of yuh mouth.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Flex on June 10, 2015, 07:45:52 PM
Women Warriors thrash WPL XI 9-2.
By Inshan Mohammed.


Sancho girls drummed.

Playing in their first game since December 2014, T&T's Women Senior team recored an impressive 9-2 victory over a Women’s Premier League XI at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.

Tobago-born striker Kenya Cordner scored a hat-trick on Tuesday evening as the Women Warriors thrashed a group of visiting foreign based players 9-2.

The foreign based players are part of a group that Minister of Sports Brent Sancho has brought in to be part of the inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL) in Trinidad and Tobago which is set to kick-off June 19.

Mariah Shade scored a deuce and Ahkeela Mollon added one as the Women Warriors were up 3-0 at the half.

Kenya’s treble and a double from Khadidra Debisette along with one from Karyn Forbes in the second half took the final tally to 9.

The visiting players managed to pull two goals back but it was little to late as the Women Warriors held on to seal a comfortable victory.

Recently-appointed T&T head coach Ross Russell was all but please to get the win in his first outing in-charge of the Women's team as they continue to prepare for the upcoming Pan Am Games in Toronto next month. T&T are grouped with Mexico, Colombia and Argentina.

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Women Warriors showcase skills ahead of WPL.
By Sean Taylor (Express)


The women Warriors were in action at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Wrightson Road, Port of Spain on Tuesday evening, as they met the foreign professionals for the first time in a practice match.

It was in preparation for the upcoming Women’s Premier League (WPL), which is spearheaded by the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs, as well as the Sport Company of Trinidad and Tobago (SPORTT).

The match provided an opportunity for the recently selected coaches for the six franchise teams to get a closer look at their potential stars. This was also the last possible opportunity for the local players to make the best possible impression before the final draft which will be held tomorrow.

The draft, which will be held at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, is an event that will also reveal the franchise teams for the first time to the general public. Logos and team management will be unveiled as well as the squads will finally be selected, modelled after the MLS draft system.

Each team will have two national players who will serve as marquee stars, which according to SPORTT will help raise the profile of the local women’s players in the region.

The competition will follow a league format, in which all teams will play around the country in an effort to get the communities involved, thus gaining a fan base. The major stadia would not be utilised, because the SPORTT are attempting to bring the football into the communities and get people involved.

Where the match was concerned, the Warriors did not hesitate to stamp their authority, as they raced into a 3-0 lead by the time the halftime whistle blew.

The foreign XI briefly threatened early in the second period, but fell further behind as changes were made almost to their entire line up.

The Warriors’ eleven were the more organised, as expected, albeit a bit rusty—they hadn’t played since December. Mariah Shade, Jo Marie Lewis and Kennya Cordner helped to rack up a 9-2 final score. Some of the coaches selected for the franchise teams were on hand and were impressed by what they saw.

“We saw some players that were decent technically,” Anthony Creece told the Express.

“It was a good exercise seeing them play an international team.”

The league will kick off on Labour Day (June 19) and will conclude on July 30.

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Flex on June 12, 2015, 02:05:00 AM
Foreigners, coach eager for inaugural WPL.
T&T Newsday Reports.


SHAKIRA DUNCAN and Jodie Redgrave are two of the foreign players who are in Trinidad, getting ready for the inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL).

The pair were involved in a warm-up match at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo on Tuesday, for the WPL XI against the Trinidad and Tobago team.

Duncan is a 25-year-old striker from Jamaica while Redgrave is a 22-year-old defender from England.

Duncan, speaking about the League, which is due to begin this month, stated, “it’s a tremendous feeling because I think that if this goes the right way, it can do a lot.

“It can open up the doors for the Caribbean, for the younger players coming up,” she added. “So we’re looking forward for this.”

Admitting that she has played in Trinidad before, Duncan said, “my last (participation) was for the national team when we did the qualifiers for the CFU here.

“I’ve been taking a break because I was exhausting,” she noted. “I had offers to go places, but then this came up and I jumped on that opportunity. I think it’s a tremendous thing that (the organisers) are doing for the Caribbean.”

Redgrave, who plays as a left-back, lives in Manchester, England and proudly declared that she is a fan of Manchester City.

Asked if this is her first time in Trinidad, she responded, “yes. I’ve never been outside of Europe.”

She pointed out that she is enjoying her stay so far. “Everybody has been so welcoming,” she said. “The heat is not too bad at the moment.”

With regards to the inaugural tournament, Redgrave said, “I’m very happy. Usually, in England, the league players get an opportunity to travel. So it’s a great opportunity.”

She also hopes to promote the tournament when she gets back home to England.

“I want to promote that,” she stressed. “I’m going to get in touch with other coaches and the friends I’ve got, try to promote it and make it bigger and better.”

The Draft is set to take place today, from 3 pm, at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo and one of the coaches who will be involved is Derek Arneaud.

According to Arneaud, “I am really blessed to be a part of this because I feel that with all that’s going on in Trinidad, it could be something good for the young ladies.

“With all that (the journalists) have to write about, this will be something good for the young ladies and it’s going to build. The next couple of years, you will be surprised.”

The Trinidad-born Arneaud, who attended St Augustine Secondary (then Senior Comprehensive), also gave a brief insight about himself.

“I (left) on a scholarship and went to East Stroudsburg University for four years. I (graduated) and I went back and coached for 20 years at East Stroudsburg, in Pennsylvania.”

He continued, “I did a lot of things with international players. I was in charge of the US Olympic team in 2012. I know a lot of what’s going on in Trinidad and I want to give back. So that’s why I’m here.”

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Deeks on June 12, 2015, 05:42:31 AM
This is so friggn painfully ironic!
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Soccer 19 on June 12, 2015, 09:56:56 AM
So the draft today is at 15:00. With 2 Senior team players will be deemed as marquee/ franchise players. It will be interesting to see what strategies the new coaching staff's will use in the draft.

Does one take arguably the best keeper in the Caribbean and I say top 5 in Concacaf as the first overall pick.
Or does one take the strikers / MF , Cordner , Shade , Mollon , St. Louis , Mascall
or does one take a midfielder like one of the Debesette twin's , Walker , Forbes or Johnson
or does one take a defender such as King , Russell , Hutchinson , Belgrave

Lots of very tough decisions that is for sure , please don't jump all over because I did not mention another player  ;D   Good luck ladies in today's draft !!!!!

Thoughts??


Cheers

19

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Mose on June 12, 2015, 10:31:33 AM
Pick the hardest position to fill or the best player available. So if you ask me is either the GK or King going 1st, but I is not a coach.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: maxg on June 12, 2015, 12:52:24 PM
Pick the hardest position to fill or the best player available. So if you ask me is either the GK or King going 1st, but I is not a coach.
Injury update on King ?
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: AZZURRI on June 12, 2015, 06:13:21 PM
no run down on the draft yet??

i hear a piece of jokiness hwo they have to draft the rest of the players this weekend...
with first game thursday!?
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: MEP on June 12, 2015, 06:40:34 PM
This league is doomed. What model is it based off of? How ill players get paid? What kind of sponsorships have they garnered? having a league just for the sake of having a legue is not going to cut it. Look at the attendance at pro-league games is this really going to be feasible. Who are he coaches for these teams? Are they capable and competent? Even the US is struggling to have a strong women's league. This doesn't seem to be well planned out.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Deeks on June 12, 2015, 07:35:04 PM
MEP, most of us would love to see this come out successfully, but the manner in which  it was devised really not making sense. On top of that there is the TTFA women's league in competition or not in competition with it. I can not see why Sancho and Tim Kee seat down and have one league. I friggin confused and very friggin angry.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: AZZURRI on June 12, 2015, 08:11:15 PM
This league is doomed. What model is it based off of? How ill players get paid? What kind of sponsorships have they garnered? having a league just for the sake of having a legue is not going to cut it. Look at the attendance at pro-league games is this really going to be feasible. Who are he coaches for these teams? Are they capable and competent? Even the US is struggling to have a strong women's league. This doesn't seem to be well planned out.

Thank you!!

Good idea...way too rushed
and disorganised
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Soccer 19 on June 12, 2015, 08:37:36 PM
Well guys no amount of grumbling is going to change the fact the the WPLTT is here to stay. Can't we just be happy for the young ladies who were drafted today.

Congratulations to Arin in being picked first

The Real G. Merrique
6h6 hours ago
The Real G. Merrique ‏@MRmerrique05
.@cnewslive WPL DRAFT: With the the first pick of the inaugural WPL DRAFT the Dragons pick  @ar@Kkiinnggeerr

The Real G. Merrique
6h6 hours ago
The Real G. Merrique ‏@MRmerrique05
.@cnewslive WPL DRAFT:  Ahkeela Mollon is next to go...To the Rush!

The Real G. Merrique
6h6 hours ago
The Real G. Merrique ‏@MRmerrique05
.@cnewslive WPL DRAFT: With the 3rd overall pick the Wave has gone with Kennya Yaya Cordner.


The Real G. Merrique
6h6 hours ago
The Real G. Merrique ‏@MRmerrique05
.@cnewslive WPL DRAFT: Picking 4th overall, Man City academy player Christina Murray goes to the Angels

.@cnewslive WPL DRAFT: The order is reversed in round 2. So the Angels choose Jodi-Ann Mcgregor. Like the reggae singer also from Jamrock.

The Real G. Merrique
6h6 hours ago
The Real G. Merrique ‏@MRmerrique05
.@cnewslive WPL DRAFT: The Angels have gone with Maylee Attin Johnson captain of the T&T women warriors.


The Real G. Merrique
6h6 hours ago
The Real G. Merrique ‏@MRmerrique05
.@cnewslive WPL DRAFT: 2nd pick in round 2 goes to Fuego and they select T&T's Tasha St Louis.


The Real G. Merrique
6h6 hours ago
The Real G. Merrique ‏@MRmerrique05
.@cnewslive WPL DRAFT: 3rd pick of Round 2 is with Wave. They like Jamaica's Shakira Duncan.She pairs up with Yaya on the other flank.

The Real G. Merrique
6h6 hours ago
The Real G. Merrique ‏@MRmerrique05
.@cnewslive WPL DRAFT: The Rush selects Emily Marie Cota from the USVI with pick #4 in Round 2.


The Real G. Merrique
6h6 hours ago
The Real G. Merrique ‏@MRmerrique05
.@cnewslive WPL DRAFT: And with the final pick today, Dragons take Isabella Izzy Hayes from the Man City academy

C News retweeted
The Real G. Merrique
6h6 hours ago
The Real G. Merrique ‏@MRmerrique05
.@cnewslive WPL DRAFT: There is something called the Golden Ball. Each coach has the chance to win a wild card pick for T&T GK Kimika Forbes


The Real G. Merrique
6h6 hours ago
The Real G. Merrique ‏@MRmerrique05
.@cnewslive WPL DRAFT: WAVEEE...Golden Ball pick Kimika Forbes along with Cordner and Duncan are the core players of that team!


Congratulations to the top 10
The rest will be advised over the weekend
Read more on Twitter #WPLTT

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Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: royal on June 12, 2015, 08:48:31 PM
I hear the first game would be at St James barracks.ah probably hear wrong
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: MEP on June 12, 2015, 09:07:09 PM
it really doesn't help our young players especially those who want to go to university as it has a direct impact on their countable experience when it comes to eligibility.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Soccer 19 on June 12, 2015, 09:14:50 PM
it really doesn't help our young players especially those who want to go to university as it has a direct impact on their countable experience when it comes to eligibility.

From all the reading I have been doing one team is designated for those type of players so their eligibility will stay in tact should they decide they want to pursue an education


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Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: MEP on June 12, 2015, 09:24:52 PM
That might still backfire because the NAIA clearinghouse looks at "countable experience" in their minds the look at who is in playing in the league and will say that playing against pros and excollege players will give those players a competitive advantage. The NCAA in this instance especially at a DI level might be more forgiving.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on June 12, 2015, 10:21:19 PM
That might still backfire because the NAIA clearinghouse looks at "countable experience" in their minds the look at who is in playing in the league and will say that playing against pros and excollege players will give those players a competitive advantage. The NCAA in this instance especially at a DI level might be more forgiving.

Girls are not allowed to play alongside professionals. However, they can play AGAINST professionals. Hence all of the scholars are in the "Oilers" team
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: MEP on June 12, 2015, 11:02:09 PM
The operative word is countable experience. They are still playing in a league with pros and even though they hold amateur status the experience they gain puts them at an advantage over those coming straight out of high school.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Flex on June 13, 2015, 01:53:26 AM
King leads WPL draft
By Andrew Gioannetti (Guardian).


Senior national women’s team defender Arin King was yesterday revealed as the first pick in the first of a two-round initial draft for the inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL), which is set to start on Thursday.

Yesterday’s draft was staged at the VIP Lounge of the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port-of-Spain, during which the franchise names and their coaches were revealed.

King was one of five top senior national women’s team “marquee players” selected for the first round. King, who recovered fully form an injury sustained in the US some months ago, will represent the franchise, Dragons, with Costa Rican Carla Aleman and England-born T&T resident Joanne Daniel leading the team as coaches. England’s Isabella Hayes joined King after being picked in the second round of the draft.

Also selected for the first round were national players Kennya “”Ya Ya” Cordner and Tasha St Louis (forwards), winger Ahkeela Mollon and T&T captain and midfielder, Maylee Attin-Johnson. Jamaicans Christina Murray, Shakira Duncan, Jodi Ann McGregor and the US Virgin Islands’ Emily Marie Cota were all named in the second round of the draft.

The other franchises named are: Oilers, Fuego, Rush, Wave FC and Angels.

Oilers, the franchise designed as a development team of players with competition restrictions by NCAA rules, did not participate in the selection of players. Oilers are led by national women’s Under-15 head coach Rajesh Latchoo and Arnold Murphy. That team is expected to comprise mainly national U-20 and senior team players attached to US colleges.

Police FC and Fatima College coach Richard Hood and Joel Warrick will coach Fuego, along with St Louis and Murray. Former senior national women’s team coach Marlon Charles leads Rush with the two picks Mollon and Cota.

Coaching Angels are Anthony Creece and Jinelle Noel lead with along with Attin-Johnson and McGregor.

Derek Arneaud and Allistair Ramdoo are Wave FC’s coaches. They picked Cordner, T&T’s leading scorer in recent years and Duncan, a standout for the Jamaica national women‘s team.

National goalkeeper Kimika Forbes was a surprise inclusion outside of the draft and was picked by a separate random draw to represent Wave.

Minister of Sport Brent Sancho, who spearheaded the inaugural tournament, gave the opening address, during which he used the opportunity, given the announcement of the date for the general elections, to call for a separation of sports and politics.

He said the franchises will be complete with their players in the coming day when an internal draft takes place. The final squads are expected to be announced by Monday.

Some of the international players, including those from Brazil, are yet to arrive in the country. The visiting players are based at Chancellor Hotel, St Ann’s, one of the official sponsors of the tournament. Caribbean Airlines and Shanghai Construction are other major sponsors.

The fixtures are yet to be finalized. However, Sancho announced that the league will kick off with a double-header at the St James Barracks on Thursday.

T&T WPL 2015 Franchises

Oilers

Coaches: Rajesh Latchoo, Arnold Murphy. No drafted players.

Fuego

Coaches: Richard Hood, Joel Warrick

Drafted players: Tasha St Louis (first round), Christina Murray (second round).

Rush

Coach: Marlon Charles

Drafted players: Ahkeela Mollon (first round), Emily Marie Cota (second round).

Dragons

Coaches: Karla Aleman, Joanne Daniel.

Drafted players: Arin King (first round), Isabella Hayes (second round).

Wave FC

Coaches: Derek Arneaud, Alistair Ramdoo

Drafted players: Kennya Cordner (first round), Shakira Duncan (second round), Kimika Forbes (additional random draw).

Angels

Coaches: Anthony Creece, Jinelle Noel.

Drafted players: Maylee Attin-Johnson (first round), Jodi Ann McGregor (second round).

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: AZZURRI on June 14, 2015, 09:47:25 PM
so whats the update on the draft?
fixtures?

thought the draft was completed this weekend no?
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Flex on June 15, 2015, 05:54:19 AM
Good idea, bad execution
By Ian Prescott (Express).


WPL secrets

Government funds to the tune of $1.7-million have already been committed to a hastily arranged Women Premier League (WPL). But just try getting any information about the new professional female football competition, carded to begin soon. Everything about the WPL is seemingly a secret.

The free of charge six-team WPL tournament is due to kick off on Thursday, with a double header at the St James Police Barracks. Yet, there were no named teams named until last Friday, when a draft was announced. Even then, only just two marquee players were named per team.

Players like T&T’s Arin King, Kennya Cordner and Ahkeela Mollon, Jamaicans Jodi McGregor and Shakira Duncan were announced as marquee players, but no one knew the other players comprising each team. No one has seen a match fixture, and even when the teams are finally organised, it gives them but a few days to prepare for what is supposed to be a professional competition. Even teams from the amateur Women League Football (WoLF) competition take a few months to prepare.

The only confirmed WPL Board members are two employees of the Sport Company of Trinidad and Tobago and the acting permanent secretary in the Ministry of Sport. So, should the Sport Ministry be promoters of football, as in the case of WPL, or remain facilitators of sport, while leaving promotion to the traditional sporting bodies?

Minister of Sport Brent Sancho is not a Board member, but has taken credit for its creation. It begs the question, should the Sport Ministry be “pushing” a women’s league of which its employees are the Board, and the Sport Minister is its intellectual creator?

And, is there a conflict of interest, given that both (Sport Minister) Sancho and his “special adviser” and business partner, Englishman Kevin Harrison, who have close association with Central FC, which has a women’s football team.

Central FC’s website still list Minister Sancho as managing director, and Harrison as operations manager -– not that either are contractually linked with the WPL.

WPL may turn out to be a great opportunity for local women footballers to play a higher standard of the game. But it all seem rushed.

The WPL has been shrouded in the same secrecy indicative of the infamous and now stagnanted Life Sport programme in its early days. No one, it seems, knew what the new WPL was about, or who are really behind it. At least, no one is willing to talk.

The one thing for sure is that they have a gmail address: info.wpltt@gmail.com.

Since announcing the competition, Minister Sancho is most times unreachable. Most communication comes from Natasha Nunez, who denies that she is the voice of the WPL.

“I am the public relations officer of the Sports Company, but because some of the principals of the WPL work at the Sports Company, I am assisting in some regard,” said Nunez, who pledged to e-mail some information in the composition of the Board and the impending competition.

Two dates later, and after another request, Nunez provided the Board members in a brief text: “The Board of Directors of the registered non-profit organisation Womens Premier League Trinidad and Tobago are: Camara David, Kairon Serrette, Richard Oliver, and one representative each of the TTFA and WoLF, who are to be confirmed later this month,” Nunez’s text stated.

Telephone enquiries to Oliver, acting deputy secretary in the Ministry of Sport, never got past his secretary, who said he was in a conference call with the Minister. “He said you could speak to Kairon (Serrette) or Kamara (David) at the Sport Company for further information,” she said.

Several calls to David and Serrette at the Sport Company went unanswered, the last response from the operator at the Sports Company 623-1954) being: “I transferred the call, but he (Kairon Serrette) was not at his desk.

So the rushed, disorganised, WPL appears destined to get off the ground. But, will it be only a one-hit wonder, should its “creator” not be in a position of influence after the September 7 general election.

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: lefty on June 15, 2015, 06:31:41 AM
All transparent and above board here..............Life Sport v2.0 build 1, anyways, benefit of the doubt but still.........sigh :( >:(
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Sam on June 15, 2015, 08:05:10 AM
Good idea, bad execution
By Ian Prescott (Express).


WPL secrets

Government funds to the tune of $1.7-million have already been committed to a hastily arranged Women Premier League (WPL). But just try getting any information about the new professional female football competition, carded to begin soon. Everything about the WPL is seemingly a secret.

The free of charge six-team WPL tournament is due to kick off on Thursday, with a double header at the St James Police Barracks. Yet, there were no named teams named until last Friday, when a draft was announced. Even then, only just two marquee players were named per team.

Players like T&T’s Arin King, Kennya Cordner and Ahkeela Mollon, Jamaicans Jodi McGregor and Shakira Duncan were announced as marquee players, but no one knew the other players comprising each team. No one has seen a match fixture, and even when the teams are finally organised, it gives them but a few days to prepare for what is supposed to be a professional competition. Even teams from the amateur Women League Football (WoLF) competition take a few months to prepare.

The only confirmed WPL Board members are two employees of the Sport Company of Trinidad and Tobago and the acting permanent secretary in the Ministry of Sport. So, should the Sport Ministry be promoters of football, as in the case of WPL, or remain facilitators of sport, while leaving promotion to the traditional sporting bodies?

Minister of Sport Brent Sancho is not a Board member, but has taken credit for its creation. It begs the question, should the Sport Ministry be “pushing” a women’s league of which its employees are the Board, and the Sport Minister is its intellectual creator?

And, is there a conflict of interest, given that both (Sport Minister) Sancho and his “special adviser” and business partner, Englishman Kevin Harrison, who have close association with Central FC, which has a women’s football team.

Central FC’s website still list Minister Sancho as managing director, and Harrison as operations manager -– not that either are contractually linked with the WPL.

WPL may turn out to be a great opportunity for local women footballers to play a higher standard of the game. But it all seem rushed.

The WPL has been shrouded in the same secrecy indicative of the infamous and now stagnanted Life Sport programme in its early days. No one, it seems, knew what the new WPL was about, or who are really behind it. At least, no one is willing to talk.

The one thing for sure is that they have a gmail address: info.wpltt@gmail.com.

Since announcing the competition, Minister Sancho is most times unreachable. Most communication comes from Natasha Nunez, who denies that she is the voice of the WPL.

“I am the public relations officer of the Sports Company, but because some of the principals of the WPL work at the Sports Company, I am assisting in some regard,” said Nunez, who pledged to e-mail some information in the composition of the Board and the impending competition.

Two dates later, and after another request, Nunez provided the Board members in a brief text: “The Board of Directors of the registered non-profit organisation Womens Premier League Trinidad and Tobago are: Camara David, Kairon Serrette, Richard Oliver, and one representative each of the TTFA and WoLF, who are to be confirmed later this month,” Nunez’s text stated.

Telephone enquiries to Oliver, acting deputy secretary in the Ministry of Sport, never got past his secretary, who said he was in a conference call with the Minister. “He said you could speak to Kairon (Serrette) or Kamara (David) at the Sport Company for further information,” she said.

Several calls to David and Serrette at the Sport Company went unanswered, the last response from the operator at the Sports Company 623-1954) being: “I transferred the call, but he (Kairon Serrette) was not at his desk.

So the rushed, disorganised, WPL appears destined to get off the ground. But, will it be only a one-hit wonder, should its “creator” not be in a position of influence after the September 7 general election.



Hahahahah. !!!!!

Prescott, yuh best one yet.

TTFA, MOS, whats the difference?

A bunch of dummies trying to create a league and they hire Maylee, a next jack in the box.

Nothing could get done right in T&T.

Another waste of money.

Sancho in senate and conference call 10 days now, he real committed I must say.

Can't wait for PNM to win election boy.

Sancho will have to crawl back in he box and ah hope Tim Kee put it on him then, no subvention for Central FC, allyuh to dam bad mind.

Imagine, if Tim Kee lost TTFA election and Sancho become de new TTFA president but then PNM win election, boy, that go be pressure.

T&T football will suffer because of ALLLLLLL of these bad minded individuals.

They can't do nothing right.

They give a bunch of baboons to run we football and country.

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: lefty on June 15, 2015, 08:33:13 AM
but sam, tim kee have issues too, I take a turn in FS and dem arse for what going on with d teams preparing now and d naked politics playin off every time it have ah major tourney or friendly is bullshit, but he can't attract a single local sponsor, not withstanding d naked politics\bigotry ......if what bakes said of an NGC sponsorship meeting is true,

den yuh count d countless gaffes and downright startling instances of incompetence

so in my view Tim Kee v Brent Sancho is d dark side side of Hubris v the dark side of ambition.

all I seeing is shit from both sides   
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Sam on June 15, 2015, 08:39:28 AM
but sam, tim kee have issues too, I take a turn in FS and dem arse for what going on with d teams preparing now and d naked politics playin off every time it have ah major tourney or friendly is bullshit, but he can't attract a single local sponsor, not withstanding d naked politics\bigotry ......if what bakes said of an NGC sponsorship meeting is true,

den yuh count d countless gaffes and downright startling instances of incompetence

so in my view Tim Kee v Brent Sancho is d dark side side of Hubris v the dark side of ambition.

all I seeing is shit from both sides   


Hahahahah. !!!!!

Prescott, yuh best one yet.

TTFA, MOS, whats the difference?

A bunch of dummies trying to create a league and they hire Maylee, a next jack in the box.

Nothing could get done right in T&T.

Another waste of money.

Sancho in senate and conference call 10 days now, he real committed I must say.

Can't wait for PNM to win election boy.

Sancho will have to crawl back in he box and ah hope Tim Kee put it on him then, no subvention for Central FC, allyuh to dam bad mind.

Imagine, if Tim Kee lost TTFA election and Sancho become de new TTFA president but then PNM win election, boy, that go be pressure.

T&T football will suffer because of ALLLLLLL of these bad minded individuals.

They can't do nothing right.

They give a bunch of baboons to run we football and country.



ALL OF THEM

You right lefty.



Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Soccer 19 on June 15, 2015, 09:10:09 AM
Quote
A bunch of dummies trying to create a league and they hire Maylee, a next jack in the box.

Why are you being disrespectful to Maylee. She is not involved with the WPL unless you know something we don't know. So if you  know something we all don't then please enlighten us. She has done nothing but serve her country for years and fight for the improvement of Women's football in this country.

These young ladies read this forum and take it personally when they are being trashed for absolutely no reason. We understand you all are passionate about ensuring everything regarding Football is done the "right" way in this Trinidad. We are not the English FA or the USSF however the ball is rolling. If you all spent more time worrying about personality conflicts rather than focusing on the positive then we would be so much further ahead. If your not happy then get involved and run for a position with-in that will affect change rather than trashing those who have bled Red , White & Black for years.

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Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Insider on June 15, 2015, 03:13:58 PM
Now the WPL coaches are trying to poach WoLF players because the WPL didn’t properly plan and are short of players and I also just heard that local players haven’t been paid. Only the the foreign and national team players have received money.

I’m going to verify to see whether that’s true or not. But the ministry is way over its head. The have Maylee as both a player and administrator and Tasha St. Louis was threatening to pull out of the league because she wasn’t originally one of the national team players featured in the draft. It is a hot mess!

I am calling around to get some confirmation. But when I call the WPL they saying everything it on schedule and running just find.

I've had the same luck as Ian Prescott, a lot of unanswered calls.

As I said, my info is not 100%.



Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on June 15, 2015, 03:41:42 PM
Now the WPL coaches are trying to poach WoLF players because the WPL didn’t properly plan and are short of players and I also just heard that local players haven’t been paid. Only the the foreign and national team players have received money.

I’m going to verify to see whether that’s true or not. But the ministry is way over its head. The have Maylee as both a player and administrator and Tasha St. Louis was threatening to pull out of the league because she wasn’t originally one of the national team players featured in the draft. It is a hot mess!

I am calling around to get some confirmation. But when I call the WPL they saying everything it on schedule and running just find.

I've had the same luck as Ian Prescott, a lot of unanswered calls.

As I said, my info is not 100%.





I can't say whether your info is correct or not, but as I understand it, WoLF players were always supposed to be part of the WPL. I believe WoLF adjusted their season accordingly. In fact, the original concept was to have a WPL team partner with a WoLF team. One WPL game per week was supposed to be played in the communities as a double header with a WoLF game. I am not involved in a day to day basis, but these were part of the original concept.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on June 15, 2015, 04:27:47 PM
Now the WPL coaches are trying to poach WoLF players because the WPL didn’t properly plan and are short of players and I also just heard that local players haven’t been paid. Only the the foreign and national team players have received money.

I’m going to verify to see whether that’s true or not. But the ministry is way over its head. The have Maylee as both a player and administrator and Tasha St. Louis was threatening to pull out of the league because she wasn’t originally one of the national team players featured in the draft. It is a hot mess!

I am calling around to get some confirmation. But when I call the WPL they saying everything it on schedule and running just find.

I've had the same luck as Ian Prescott, a lot of unanswered calls.

As I said, my info is not 100%.





I can't say whether your info is correct or not, but as I understand it, WoLF players were always supposed to be part of the WPL. I believe WoLF adjusted their season accordingly. In fact, the original concept was to have a WPL team partner with a WoLF team. One WPL game per week was supposed to be played in the communities as a double header with a WoLF game. I am not involved in a day to day basis, but these were part of the original concept.

Why are you not involved on a day to day basis? Or is this merely a sophisticated way of claiming plausible deniability or distancing yourself from any mud up?
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on June 15, 2015, 07:01:45 PM
Now the WPL coaches are trying to poach WoLF players because the WPL didn’t properly plan and are short of players and I also just heard that local players haven’t been paid. Only the the foreign and national team players have received money.

I’m going to verify to see whether that’s true or not. But the ministry is way over its head. The have Maylee as both a player and administrator and Tasha St. Louis was threatening to pull out of the league because she wasn’t originally one of the national team players featured in the draft. It is a hot mess!

I am calling around to get some confirmation. But when I call the WPL they saying everything it on schedule and running just find.

I've had the same luck as Ian Prescott, a lot of unanswered calls.

As I said, my info is not 100%.





I can't say whether your info is correct or not, but as I understand it, WoLF players were always supposed to be part of the WPL. I believe WoLF adjusted their season accordingly. In fact, the original concept was to have a WPL team partner with a WoLF team. One WPL game per week was supposed to be played in the communities as a double header with a WoLF game. I am not involved in a day to day basis, but these were part of the original concept.

Why are you not involved on a day to day basis? Or is this merely a sophisticated way of claiming plausible deniability or distancing yourself from any mud up?

Running a tournament like this requires people who can focus 100% on the task. Look at how people criticise Pro League, Super League etc. And they don't have to start from scratch, look after foreign players, prepare venues etc.

Today I had a 90 minute meeting with Hockey around 8 a.m. and a 90 minute meeting with TTFA. I also spent the time in between trying to book flights for the National Jump Rope team (yes, they fall under the Ministry too and have 3,000 active participants) who are going to the World Championships in Paris. (Last year they won two bronze and a silver medal). Aside from that I had various people to deal with from martial arts to athletics, plus meeting with the PS and Minister. I brought KFC for lunch at 2.30 pm but threw most of it away around 5.30!

I spoke to the group managing the WPL around 5pm about some community stuff I'd like to do.

I reached home around 7pm and had to empty 8 buckets of water from my house after today's rain! Then I had some messages to respond to regarding Central F.C.

Now I'm going to have dinner!!
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: AZZURRI on June 15, 2015, 08:45:13 PM
Now the WPL coaches are trying to poach WoLF players because the WPL didn’t properly plan and are short of players and I also just heard that local players haven’t been paid. Only the the foreign and national team players have received money.

I’m going to verify to see whether that’s true or not. But the ministry is way over its head. The have Maylee as both a player and administrator and Tasha St. Louis was threatening to pull out of the league because she wasn’t originally one of the national team players featured in the draft. It is a hot mess!

I am calling around to get some confirmation. But when I call the WPL they saying everything it on schedule and running just find.

I've had the same luck as Ian Prescott, a lot of unanswered calls.

As I said, my info is not 100%.





I can't say whether your info is correct or not, but as I understand it, WoLF players were always supposed to be part of the WPL. I believe WoLF adjusted their season accordingly. In fact, the original concept was to have a WPL team partner with a WoLF team. One WPL game per week was supposed to be played in the communities as a double header with a WoLF game. I am not involved in a day to day basis, but these were part of the original concept.


FS,
seems like wherever you are you are severely understaffed. Keep up the good work as best as you can

Unfortunate that we treat sport in such a disorganised manner but expect exceptional results.

The WPL league is a nice idea but it's rushed nature had badly affected the WOLF league.
the 2-round league has now suddenly been switched to one round.----so basically a preseason preparing for 10-12 league games has now turned into a 5-6 game league
it has been extremely disappointing
I wish the WPL the best but it is operating in a haphazard manner and poorly marketed at this moment.
No fixtures.
No player roster yet????

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on June 16, 2015, 01:48:29 AM
Who established the structure for the oversight and management of the WPL? What is the WPL's hierarchy of accountability?
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on June 16, 2015, 04:26:54 AM
Now the WPL coaches are trying to poach WoLF players because the WPL didn’t properly plan and are short of players and I also just heard that local players haven’t been paid. Only the the foreign and national team players have received money.

I’m going to verify to see whether that’s true or not. But the ministry is way over its head. The have Maylee as both a player and administrator and Tasha St. Louis was threatening to pull out of the league because she wasn’t originally one of the national team players featured in the draft. It is a hot mess!

I am calling around to get some confirmation. But when I call the WPL they saying everything it on schedule and running just find.

I've had the same luck as Ian Prescott, a lot of unanswered calls.

As I said, my info is not 100%.





I can't say whether your info is correct or not, but as I understand it, WoLF players were always supposed to be part of the WPL. I believe WoLF adjusted their season accordingly. In fact, the original concept was to have a WPL team partner with a WoLF team. One WPL game per week was supposed to be played in the communities as a double header with a WoLF game. I am not involved in a day to day basis, but these were part of the original concept.


FS,
seems like wherever you are you are severely understaffed. Keep up the good work as best as you can

Unfortunate that we treat sport in such a disorganised manner but expect exceptional results.

The WPL league is a nice idea but it's rushed nature had badly affected the WOLF league.
the 2-round league has now suddenly been switched to one round.----so basically a preseason preparing for 10-12 league games has now turned into a 5-6 game league
it has been extremely disappointing
I wish the WPL the best but it is operating in a haphazard manner and poorly marketed at this moment.
No fixtures.
No player roster yet????



This season's WPL was always going to be a pilot because of the timescale as well as the timing of the Pan Am games and Olympic qualifiers. As mentioned before, the Minister didn't come into office until February so he had 3 months to make it happen. I'm sure if he could have been hands on from day one, things would have been smoother. He had to utilize staff who had never created (or even worked in) a football tournament like this. There were many hurdles to overcome, so expected, some unforeseen, and it has to be said that WoLF were far from supportive initially.

The Minister had always been involved with projects at North East and Central at every stage. We would have to do everything ourselves right down to putting up banners and laying out tables and chairs. Clearly, he could not be as involved with this project and had to delegate many tasks. Also, previously, our projects usually received positive or no publicity during the development stage. This was done in the full glare of political criticism, so any "hiccups" were blown out of proportion.

As a pilot project we have learned a lot. Of course, things could have been done better. But I am convinced the WPL will be a good product and serve it's aim, which was to help prepare the senior team for Pan Am.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Sando on June 16, 2015, 05:46:19 AM
Now the WPL coaches are trying to poach WoLF players because the WPL didn’t properly plan and are short of players and I also just heard that local players haven’t been paid. Only the the foreign and national team players have received money.

I’m going to verify to see whether that’s true or not. But the ministry is way over its head. The have Maylee as both a player and administrator and Tasha St. Louis was threatening to pull out of the league because she wasn’t originally one of the national team players featured in the draft. It is a hot mess!

I am calling around to get some confirmation. But when I call the WPL they saying everything it on schedule and running just find.

I've had the same luck as Ian Prescott, a lot of unanswered calls.

As I said, my info is not 100%.

Sancho looking for name and fame.

The same money could have been given to the TTFA to prepare the women's team instead of wasting it on all these mediocre foreign players.

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on June 16, 2015, 05:51:08 AM
Now the WPL coaches are trying to poach WoLF players because the WPL didn’t properly plan and are short of players and I also just heard that local players haven’t been paid. Only the the foreign and national team players have received money.

I’m going to verify to see whether that’s true or not. But the ministry is way over its head. The have Maylee as both a player and administrator and Tasha St. Louis was threatening to pull out of the league because she wasn’t originally one of the national team players featured in the draft. It is a hot mess!

I am calling around to get some confirmation. But when I call the WPL they saying everything it on schedule and running just find.

I've had the same luck as Ian Prescott, a lot of unanswered calls.

As I said, my info is not 100%.

Sancho looking for name and fame.

The same money could have been given to the TTFA to prepare the women's team instead of wasting it on all these mediocre foreign players.



If TTFA could secure games, how many overseas trips do you feel you would get for 1.7 million? And that money would not help develop the womens game in T&T. No new corporate money attracted, no ongoing build up of local supporters or girls attracted to the sport. We're trying something different. Not everyone will agree, but doing the same thing year after year will not achieve different results. The womens game is woefully underfunded and playing a friendly vs Grenada or St Lucia won't change that.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Sando on June 16, 2015, 05:58:08 AM
Now the WPL coaches are trying to poach WoLF players because the WPL didn’t properly plan and are short of players and I also just heard that local players haven’t been paid. Only the the foreign and national team players have received money.

I’m going to verify to see whether that’s true or not. But the ministry is way over its head. The have Maylee as both a player and administrator and Tasha St. Louis was threatening to pull out of the league because she wasn’t originally one of the national team players featured in the draft. It is a hot mess!

I am calling around to get some confirmation. But when I call the WPL they saying everything it on schedule and running just find.

I've had the same luck as Ian Prescott, a lot of unanswered calls.

As I said, my info is not 100%.

Sancho looking for name and fame.

The same money could have been given to the TTFA to prepare the women's team instead of wasting it on all these mediocre foreign players.



If TTFA could secure games, how many overseas trips do you feel you would get for 1.7 million? And that money would not help develop the womens game in T&T. No new corporate money attracted, no ongoing build up of local supporters or girls attracted to the sport. We're trying something different. Not everyone will agree, but doing the same thing year after year will not achieve different results. The womens game is woefully underfunded and playing a friendly vs Grenada or St Lucia won't change that.

Why does it have to be overseas?

And didn't you say the WPL is costing more that 1.7 million?

Make up your lies mind.

That same underfunded and unprepared team took us within a point of qualifying for the world cup before Sancho got here and thanks to the former MOS who eventually helped out.

The MOS should help football more but they are taking this personal.

The T&T senior men's need help.

So Sancho want to prepare our women's team for the Pan American tournament but yet he's ignoring the men's Pan American team.

Why all of a sudden all the interest in women's football and not mens?

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on June 16, 2015, 06:22:18 AM
Now the WPL coaches are trying to poach WoLF players because the WPL didn’t properly plan and are short of players and I also just heard that local players haven’t been paid. Only the the foreign and national team players have received money.

I’m going to verify to see whether that’s true or not. But the ministry is way over its head. The have Maylee as both a player and administrator and Tasha St. Louis was threatening to pull out of the league because she wasn’t originally one of the national team players featured in the draft. It is a hot mess!

I am calling around to get some confirmation. But when I call the WPL they saying everything it on schedule and running just find.

I've had the same luck as Ian Prescott, a lot of unanswered calls.

As I said, my info is not 100%.

Sancho looking for name and fame.

The same money could have been given to the TTFA to prepare the women's team instead of wasting it on all these mediocre foreign players.



If TTFA could secure games, how many overseas trips do you feel you would get for 1.7 million? And that money would not help develop the womens game in T&T. No new corporate money attracted, no ongoing build up of local supporters or girls attracted to the sport. We're trying something different. Not everyone will agree, but doing the same thing year after year will not achieve different results. The womens game is woefully underfunded and playing a friendly vs Grenada or St Lucia won't change that.

Why does it have to be overseas?

And didn't you say the WPL is costing more that 1.7 million?

Make up your lies mind.

That same underfunded and unprepared team took us within a point of qualifying for the world cup before Sancho got here and thanks to the former MOS who eventually helped out.

The MOS should help football more but they are taking this personal.

The T&T senior men's need help.

So Sancho want to prepare our women's team for the Pan American tournament but yet he's ignoring the men's Pan American team.

Why all of a sudden all the interest in women's football and not mens?



Your just throwing make believe soundbites. It would still cost money to host games here. Most federations would not have funds to pay for their teams to travel, and those that do are either playing in the world cup or have games already booked. Remember: February and nothing planned?

You specifically stated that  " The same money could have been given to the TTFA"  The additional funding is coming from sponsors who, at this time, do not appear to be motivated to invest in TTFA.

Why do you keep thinking this is personal. I can't seem to make you understand that you have a football friendly Minister of Sport. But that doesn't mean the coffers are overflowing: They're not. The men's team is being funded as requested by TTFA. If you want to believe the crap that's being put out for political purposes, more fool you. It's frightening that you have a vote and will base that vote on gossip and  :bs:  Where is the SMT? In Jordan. How did they get there? The U23's go into camp today and leave for Grenada at the weekend. How was that paid for? The SMT are going into camp in Miami and then have 3 GC group games. How will that be funded? Arrears going back to 2012 have been paid. How?

Wake up and smell the coffee.   
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Sando on June 16, 2015, 07:04:38 AM
Now the WPL coaches are trying to poach WoLF players because the WPL didn’t properly plan and are short of players and I also just heard that local players haven’t been paid. Only the the foreign and national team players have received money.

I’m going to verify to see whether that’s true or not. But the ministry is way over its head. The have Maylee as both a player and administrator and Tasha St. Louis was threatening to pull out of the league because she wasn’t originally one of the national team players featured in the draft. It is a hot mess!

I am calling around to get some confirmation. But when I call the WPL they saying everything it on schedule and running just find.

I've had the same luck as Ian Prescott, a lot of unanswered calls.

As I said, my info is not 100%.

Sancho looking for name and fame.

The same money could have been given to the TTFA to prepare the women's team instead of wasting it on all these mediocre foreign players.



If TTFA could secure games, how many overseas trips do you feel you would get for 1.7 million? And that money would not help develop the womens game in T&T. No new corporate money attracted, no ongoing build up of local supporters or girls attracted to the sport. We're trying something different. Not everyone will agree, but doing the same thing year after year will not achieve different results. The womens game is woefully underfunded and playing a friendly vs Grenada or St Lucia won't change that.

Why does it have to be overseas?

And didn't you say the WPL is costing more that 1.7 million?

Make up your lies mind.

That same underfunded and unprepared team took us within a point of qualifying for the world cup before Sancho got here and thanks to the former MOS who eventually helped out.

The MOS should help football more but they are taking this personal.

The T&T senior men's need help.

So Sancho want to prepare our women's team for the Pan American tournament but yet he's ignoring the men's Pan American team.

Why all of a sudden all the interest in women's football and not mens?



Your just throwing make believe soundbites. It would still cost money to host games here. Most federations would not have funds to pay for their teams to travel, and those that do are either playing in the world cup or have games already booked. Remember: February and nothing planned?

You specifically stated that  " The same money could have been given to the TTFA"  The additional funding is coming from sponsors who, at this time, do not appear to be motivated to invest in TTFA.

Why do you keep thinking this is personal. I can't seem to make you understand that you have a football friendly Minister of Sport. But that doesn't mean the coffers are overflowing: They're not. The men's team is being funded as requested by TTFA. If you want to believe the crap that's being put out for political purposes, more fool you. It's frightening that you have a vote and will base that vote on gossip and  :bs:  Where is the SMT? In Jordan. How did they get there? The U23's go into camp today and leave for Grenada at the weekend. How was that paid for? The SMT are going into camp in Miami and then have 3 GC group games. How will that be funded? Arrears going back to 2012 have been paid. How?

Wake up and smell the coffee.   

FS, I appreciate the feedback and update.

Our former MOS Griffith and the cabinet approved that money a long time ago, yu making it sound like Sancho did all this?

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on June 16, 2015, 08:49:43 AM
Now the WPL coaches are trying to poach WoLF players because the WPL didn’t properly plan and are short of players and I also just heard that local players haven’t been paid. Only the the foreign and national team players have received money.

I’m going to verify to see whether that’s true or not. But the ministry is way over its head. The have Maylee as both a player and administrator and Tasha St. Louis was threatening to pull out of the league because she wasn’t originally one of the national team players featured in the draft. It is a hot mess!

I am calling around to get some confirmation. But when I call the WPL they saying everything it on schedule and running just find.

I've had the same luck as Ian Prescott, a lot of unanswered calls.

As I said, my info is not 100%.

Sancho looking for name and fame.

The same money could have been given to the TTFA to prepare the women's team instead of wasting it on all these mediocre foreign players.



If TTFA could secure games, how many overseas trips do you feel you would get for 1.7 million? And that money would not help develop the womens game in T&T. No new corporate money attracted, no ongoing build up of local supporters or girls attracted to the sport. We're trying something different. Not everyone will agree, but doing the same thing year after year will not achieve different results. The womens game is woefully underfunded and playing a friendly vs Grenada or St Lucia won't change that.

Why does it have to be overseas?

And didn't you say the WPL is costing more that 1.7 million?

Make up your lies mind.

That same underfunded and unprepared team took us within a point of qualifying for the world cup before Sancho got here and thanks to the former MOS who eventually helped out.

The MOS should help football more but they are taking this personal.

The T&T senior men's need help.

So Sancho want to prepare our women's team for the Pan American tournament but yet he's ignoring the men's Pan American team.

Why all of a sudden all the interest in women's football and not mens?



Your just throwing make believe soundbites. It would still cost money to host games here. Most federations would not have funds to pay for their teams to travel, and those that do are either playing in the world cup or have games already booked. Remember: February and nothing planned?

You specifically stated that  " The same money could have been given to the TTFA"  The additional funding is coming from sponsors who, at this time, do not appear to be motivated to invest in TTFA.

Why do you keep thinking this is personal. I can't seem to make you understand that you have a football friendly Minister of Sport. But that doesn't mean the coffers are overflowing: They're not. The men's team is being funded as requested by TTFA. If you want to believe the crap that's being put out for political purposes, more fool you. It's frightening that you have a vote and will base that vote on gossip and  :bs:  Where is the SMT? In Jordan. How did they get there? The U23's go into camp today and leave for Grenada at the weekend. How was that paid for? The SMT are going into camp in Miami and then have 3 GC group games. How will that be funded? Arrears going back to 2012 have been paid. How?

Wake up and smell the coffee.   

FS, I appreciate the feedback and update.

Our former MOS Griffith and the cabinet approved that money a long time ago, yu making it sound like Sancho did all this?



Sancho did not have involvement in the creation of the cabinet note. However, he's getting all of the flak for it! What he did do is ensure that the conditions concerning accounts was addressed.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on June 16, 2015, 09:08:34 AM
Please address Reply #56.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Sando on June 16, 2015, 09:30:55 AM
Sancho did not have involvement in the creation of the cabinet note. However, he's getting all of the flak for it! What he did do is ensure that the conditions concerning accounts was addressed.

I hope he does the same for all other entities including all those Stadiums he is fixing, like the Brian Lara Stadium.

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on June 16, 2015, 02:29:54 PM
Who established the structure for the oversight and management of the WPL? What is the WPL's hierarchy of accountability?

Football supporter, your silence on these two questions is deafening.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on June 16, 2015, 02:44:58 PM
Who established the structure for the oversight and management of the WPL? What is the WPL's hierarchy of accountability?

Football supporter, your silence on these two questions is deafening.

Yeah, I kinda have work to do, so sorry if I don't jump immediately!  In fact I don't even understand your question. Sancho conceived it, put together a working group to create it, which formed a board to manage it, which appointed staff, coaches and players. As with anything in the Ministry, the bucks stops with the Minister.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Bakes on June 16, 2015, 03:13:47 PM
Why all of a sudden all the interest in women's football and not mens?

A very good question.  As far as I could guess it's down to his friendship with Maylee, as well as his desire to establish a legacy for himself.

You specifically stated that  " The same money could have been given to the TTFA"  The additional funding is coming from sponsors who, at this time, do not appear to be motivated to invest in TTFA.

Why do you keep thinking this is personal. I can't seem to make you understand that you have a football friendly Minister of Sport. But that doesn't mean the coffers are overflowing: They're not. The men's team is being funded as requested by TTFA. If you want to believe the crap that's being put out for political purposes, more fool you. It's frightening that you have a vote and will base that vote on gossip and  :bs: 

Why does the Ministry see it as its direct responsibility to step into an area of responsibility of the TTFA and essentially supercede the organization's authority by setting up an expensive, rushed, and ill-conceived "league" which competes with the already established WoLF league, while offering equal if not inferior benefits?

What "crap" is being put out for political purposes? What is the "gossip" and " :bs: " that you refer to? Do you believe "The Minister" has been entirely apolitical in his dealings with the TTFA?

Sancho did not have involvement in the creation of the cabinet note. However, he's getting all of the flak for it! What he did do is ensure that the conditions concerning accounts was addressed.

Sancho isn't getting any flak for the Cabinet note, that's a poorly disguised bit of sophistry on your part.  Sancho is getting flak for holding up the promised payments unnecessarily... "unnecessarily" because the agreement did not put any conditions on the payment.  This will never go to court because I'm sure the TTFA isn't interested in litigation, but if they did, the MoS would not only lose, but lose handily and probably be forced to pay punitive damages.  No exaggeration.  When it comes to contracts/agreements, words matter... you can't ignore words where inconvenient, nor insert them where convenient.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on June 16, 2015, 05:08:03 PM
Who established the structure for the oversight and management of the WPL? What is the WPL's hierarchy of accountability?

Football supporter, your silence on these two questions is deafening.

Yeah, I kinda have work to do, so sorry if I don't jump immediately!  In fact I don't even understand your question. Sancho conceived it, put together a working group to create it, which formed a board to manage it, which appointed staff, coaches and players. As with anything in the Ministry, the bucks stops with the Minister.

FS, behave yuhself! "Immediately" is a period of thirteen (13) hours since the questions were posed. During that time, on this thread alone, you posted four (4) responses, a couple of them going on at length in repetition. In fact, one of your responses is positioned 'immediately' below my post. There's no way you did not see the questions.

Moreover, during the thirteen (13) hours, you have been logged in at the same time I have been logged in at least three or four times, and yet you were ABSOLUTELY silent. On top of that, this is the third occasion that I raised the issue on this thread, but yet you persisted in silence until I mentioned your name specifically ... although you are the ONLY poster identifiably in a position to respond to the questions asked. Did you really need an invitation to respond? No. You were ducking the question. I am not a fan of bullshit, and I recognise that you are trafficking in bullshit. Disappointing!

From a preceding post you made, I got that you were "busy". I plan to address that separately.

The questions I posed stand at the centre of an issue raised in this thread (and other threads) and yet you have disingenuously chosen to skirt them and unartfully (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unartful) so.

HOWEVER, before I get to the meat of the matter, let me quote this relevant excerpt:

WPL’s international players are here; but clubs not finalised.
By Lasana Liburd (wired868).


...

Sancho could not say exactly who was responsible for the selection of players or the composition of the WPL organising committee, which he said he does not sit on.

“I don’t know exactly who made the selection and I can’t remember everyone on the board,” he said. “I know the process rather than names. I know that Jinelle James, Keron Serrette and the Permanent Secretary (Richard Oliver) are there…

“I can’t be on the board. I just get updates from time to time.”

Wired868 tried, unsuccessfully, to reach Keron Serrette and James for comment.

...

Both you and Minister Sancho seem to have difficulty in providing a straight answer on this subject.

You feign difficulty in not understanding my question, yet mysteriously you grasped enough of it to render related NON-SPECIFICS. You also unsurprisingly omit where you fit into the hierarchy and your role in generating the WPL. Seemingly as advisor to the Minister, no bucks stop with you? ... But there's time, more on that later. I will treat that separately.

Unlike other posters here, I am not per se antagonistic to the WPL. HOWEVER, I am antagonistic to an insulting and disrespectful lack of transparency and responsiveness as demonstrated by those in the know on the WPL, of which you are prominently one of that number. As a matter firmly placed in the public interest due to the prominence of the MoS in its genesis, you have shown a stark and selective disregard to the same public interest.

Stop the nonsense. My questions still stand. What is the hierarchy of accountability? Where do you fit in the hierarchy of accountability despite facetiously "not being involved day to day"? Studiously you seem reticent on mentioning SPORTT. How does SPORTT fit into the picture? Who was on the working group? Who is on the board? Don't take the forum for fools. Retrieve your credibility. Answer the bloody questions without the almshouse bullshit.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Flex on June 16, 2015, 07:02:55 PM
(WPL Teams)

Angels: Maylee Attin-Johnson, Ayanna Russell, Anique Walker, Tkeyah Phillip, Temar Watson, Peta-Gaye Soman, Rafaela De Vargas (all Trinidad and Tobago), Tynetta McKoy (St Kitts and Nevis), Beth Seasman, Jodie Redgrave (both United Kingdom), Bruno Da Silva, Hilda Izquierda (both Brazil), Jaclyn Poucel (USA), Alyssa Budhoo (Canada), Kandace Franklin (St Vincent and the Grenadines), Jodi-Ann McGregor (Jamaica).

Head coach: Anthony Creece (T&T), Assistant coach: Janelle Noel (T&T).

Rush: Ahkeela Mollon, Rhea Belgrave, Janine Francois, Mariah Shade, Annalis Cummings, Sharice Arthur, Afeisha Mohammed, Tamika Isaac, Janelle McGee, Adeka Spence (all Trinidad and Tobago), Bruna Marchiowatti, Priscilla Selau, Joyce Mattos (all Brazil), Emily Marie Cota (US Virgin Islands).

Head coach: Marlon Charles (T&T), Assistant coach: Ademir Braz  De Oliveira (Brazil).

Wave FC: Kennya Cordner, Kimika Forbes, Verlea Duprey, Jenelle Cunningham, Samantha Kissoon, Tisha Lee Spicer, Patrice Vincent, Charissa Delzin (all Trinidad and Tobago), Shakira Duncan (Jamaica), Shanice Stephenson (Barbados), Josean Azevedo, Camilla Germano (both Brazil), Emarie Holland (USA), Laura Becerra (Colombia).

Head coach: Derek Arneaud (T&T), Assistant coach: Allistair Ramdoo (T&T).

Dragons: Arin King, Lauryn Hutchinson, Kadeem Jordan, Shanicar Diamond, Dernelle Mascall, Ashley Mark, Stavey Paul, Alania Burgin (all Trinidad and Tobago), Thais Amorina, Rafaela Silva, Marissol Moreira, Quezia Brunatti Proenca (all Brazil), Maleike Pacheco (Venezuela), Annabella Arevaloz (Paraguay), Jessica Adams (US Virgin Islands), Isabella Hayes (UK).

Head coach: Karla Aleman (Costa Rica); Assistant coach: Joanne Daniel (UK).

Fuego: Tasha St Louis, Patrice Superville, Diamond Henderson, Anastacia Prescott, Jamila Mathlin, Denisha Thomas, Bernelle Shears, Nickisha James, Jo Marie Lewis, Shanelle Warrick (all Trinidad and Tobago), Christina Murray, Tanesia Vassell (both Jamaica), Leticia Bussato, Camila Demezio (both Brazil), Ermelindo Izquierda (Paraguay), Zaudita Kaza-Amalak (US Virgin Islands).

Head coach: Richard Hood (T&T); Assistant coach: Joel Warrick (T&T).

WPL Fixtures

(June 18)

Dragons vs Fuego, 5 pm, St James Barracks;

Wave FC vs Angels, 7 pm, St James Barracks;

(June 24)

Oilers vs Rush, 5 pm, Hasely Crawford Stadium.

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Flex on June 16, 2015, 07:03:34 PM
Would have been nice to see the national Under 20 women included asa team and make it and even 6 teams.

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on June 16, 2015, 09:11:07 PM
Who established the structure for the oversight and management of the WPL? What is the WPL's hierarchy of accountability?

Football supporter, your silence on these two questions is deafening.

Yeah, I kinda have work to do, so sorry if I don't jump immediately!  In fact I don't even understand your question. Sancho conceived it, put together a working group to create it, which formed a board to manage it, which appointed staff, coaches and players. As with anything in the Ministry, the bucks stops with the Minister.

FS, behave yuhself! "Immediately" is a period of thirteen (13) hours since the questions were posed. During that time, on this thread alone, you posted four (4) responses, a couple of them going on at length in repetition. In fact, one of your responses is positioned 'immediately' below my post. There's no way you did not see the questions.

Moreover, during the thirteen (13) hours, you have been logged in at the same time I have been logged in at least three or four times, and yet you were ABSOLUTELY silent. On top of that, this is the third occasion that I raised the issue on this thread, but yet you persisted in silence until I mentioned your name specifically ... although you are the ONLY poster identifiably in a position to respond to the questions asked. Did you really need an invitation to respond? No. You were ducking the question. I am not a fan of bullshit, and I recognise that you are trafficking in bullshit. Disappointing!

From a preceding post you made, I got that you were "busy". I plan to address that separately.

The questions I posed stand at the centre of an issue raised in this thread (and other threads) and yet you have disingenuously chosen to skirt them and unartfully (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unartful) so.

HOWEVER, before I get to the meat of the matter, let me quote this relevant excerpt:

WPL’s international players are here; but clubs not finalised.
By Lasana Liburd (wired868).


...

Sancho could not say exactly who was responsible for the selection of players or the composition of the WPL organising committee, which he said he does not sit on.

“I don’t know exactly who made the selection and I can’t remember everyone on the board,” he said. “I know the process rather than names. I know that Jinelle James, Keron Serrette and the Permanent Secretary (Richard Oliver) are there…

“I can’t be on the board. I just get updates from time to time.”

Wired868 tried, unsuccessfully, to reach Keron Serrette and James for comment.

...

Both you and Minister Sancho seem to have difficulty in providing a straight answer on this subject.

You feign difficulty in not understanding my question, yet mysteriously you grasped enough of it to render related NON-SPECIFICS. You also unsurprisingly omit where you fit into the hierarchy and your role in generating the WPL. Seemingly as advisor to the Minister, no bucks stop with you? ... But there's time, more on that later. I will treat that separately.

Unlike other posters here, I am not per se antagonistic to the WPL. HOWEVER, I am antagonistic to an insulting and disrespectful lack of transparency and responsiveness as demonstrated by those in the know on the WPL, of which you are prominently one of that number. As a matter firmly placed in the public interest due to the prominence of the MoS in its genesis, you have shown a stark and selective disregard to the same public interest.

Stop the nonsense. My questions still stand. What is the hierarchy of accountability? Where do you fit in the hierarchy of accountability despite facetiously "not being involved day to day"? Studiously you seem reticent on mentioning SPORTT. How does SPORTT fit into the picture? Who was on the working group? Who is on the board? Don't take the forum for fools. Retrieve your credibility. Answer the bloody questions without the almshouse bullshit.

Two things: First, posting on this site is not my job. I do it when and if I feel like it. I am usually logged on from morning til night as I still find it a great way of keeping in touch with T&T football and the thoughts of the supporters. I don't have to answer questions, I choose to when it suits me and if I feel I can pass on helpful information, insights or just want to air my opinion. I am not a spokesperson for WPL.
Second, the Ministry of Sport has several ongoing projects of which WPL is just one. It would be impractical and foolhardy to expect the Minister or myself to be hands on with all of them. The Minister approves (or even, devises) projects and they are delegated to working groups. I was not even aware of the kick off times for Thursdays games until a meeting this afternoon.

My role has been as...guess what? an adviser. I have passed on information to the working group/board when requested and have helped where I can, but I have no attributed position in WPL.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on June 16, 2015, 09:36:44 PM
.
...
Two things: First, posting on this site is not my job. I do it when and if I feel like it. I am usually logged on from morning til night as I still find it a great way of keeping in touch with T&T football and the thoughts of the supporters. I don't have to answer questions, I choose to when it suits me and if I feel I can pass on helpful information, insights or just want to air my opinion. I am not a spokesperson for WPL.
Second, the Ministry of Sport has several ongoing projects of which WPL is just one. It would be impractical and foolhardy to expect the Minister or myself to be hands on with all of them. The Minister approves (or even, devises) projects and they are delegated to working groups. I was not even aware of the kick off times for Thursdays games until a meeting this afternoon.

My role has been as...guess what? an adviser. I have passed on information to the working group/board when requested and have helped where I can, but I have no attributed position in WPL.

Notably, you still have NOT answered the questions. I seem to recall you railing against the TTFA's intransigence and lack of transparency and responsiveness, yet you are deadly silent on this. Why?

How difficult is it to state the composition of these entities? Sadly, it's somewhat reminiscent of the issue raised regarding the composition of Central's board ... although distinguishable from that.

Come on FS, you're better than this!

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Bakes on June 16, 2015, 09:50:34 PM
More important to me is to know the "owners" of these teams.  It's already scandalous that The Honorable B.S. has Ministry employees pulling double-duty working on League business, and serving on the League board.  I wouldn't at all be surprised to find that there is some shell ownership structure leading right back to the Ministry.  A side note, I wonder what makes the WPL so sure that it would offer the Senior women better competition and preparation than WoLF.  Games kick off two days after teams have been put together, and there are women on this team that no one has ever heard of, or who have not distinguished themselves in anyway throughout their careers.  Import them from abroad, foist them on a gullible public and pass them off as being better than their true capabilities would suggest.  I'm beginning to detect a modus operandi here from Minister B.S.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on June 16, 2015, 10:31:09 PM
Doh hurt yuh head, FS. Iz all good. For the time being, I will suspend further questions regarding Company #1671037 incorporated on May 8, 2015.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Flex on June 17, 2015, 02:07:35 AM
King vs St Louis as WPL kicks off.
By ASHFORD JACKMAN (NEWSDAY).


NATIONAL WOMEN’S Player of the Year 2014, defender Arin King will face off against experienced TT midfielder/striker Tasha St Louis when professional women’s football comes to TT in the form of the Women’s Premier League (WPL), the kick-off for which is tomorrow.

Four days after the draft ceremony for first and second-round picks, the final rosters for five of the six teams were released yesterday, leaving only the Oilers, the league development team that will have no professionals among their ranks, to name their squad.

The league, sponsored by a combination of the Shanghai Construction Group, Caribbean Airlines, The Chancellor Hotel, Bankers Insurance Limited, Blue Waters and Digicel will be played -off primarily on small grounds in municipal areas, part of a bid to develop and retain community interest.

King and two other TT players, Dernelle Mascall and Lauryn Hutchinson will turn out with the Dragons against St Louis, Patrice Superville and Jo-Marie Lewis and the Fuego, in the first match of the season-opening double-header at the Police Academy Ground (the St James Barracks).

The match will kick off at 5 pm, following which Wave, featuring TT captain and midfielder Maylee Attin-Johnson and national teammates Anique Walker and Ayanna Russell, will clash with Wave FC, the team for which TT goalkeeper Kimika Forbes and striker Kennya Cordner will be playing for. Entry for opening doubleheader, as for all games in the WPL, is free.

Of great interest for fans will be how quickly and well the many players brought in from other Caribbean states and as far as the United Kingdom can adapt to the conditions in TT, not the least of which will be the playing surfaces.

Some of the coaching personnel are also foreign — Dragons’ coach Karla Aleman hails from Costa Rica and, in the Rush outfit, the assistant to former TT Women’s coach Marlon Charles is Brasilian Ademir Braz de Oliveira. The Dragons and Fuego have so far named 16 players each; Rush and Wave FC have announced 14 women in their respective squads to date, and Angels have the largest roster so far, 17 players under coach Richard Hood and his assistant Joel Warrick.

And, while the Oilers will rely entirely on student-athletes, they will not lack for funding; fittingly, State-owned oil company Petrotrin, according to the WPL, has bought the franchise “in furtherance of their commitment to youth development in football.”

In the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s, Petrotrin boasted one of the most powerful and successful clubs in the top tier of men’s football.

The WPL is now hoping that, having laid the table, TT’s sporting public will come out and partake. The opening matches have been deliberately set on the evening before the Labour Day holiday, in anticipation that fans will come out in large numbers, knowing the long weekend will follow.

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: royal on June 17, 2015, 06:46:26 AM
I probably missing something. when last you'll hear a game playing at the St James barracks. Did that field dramatically improve? do they have changing facilities there?
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Sam on June 17, 2015, 09:44:41 AM
So it have 5 teams?

So one team will be inactive once a week for 6 weeks.

Ent they couldn't pair them up with a T&T national team as Flex suggested?, de under 20 or even de uner 17?

Alyssa Budhoo on Angels side is from Guyana not Canada.

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on June 17, 2015, 09:53:01 AM
So it have 5 teams?

So one team will be inactive once a week for 6 weeks.

Ent they couldn't pair them up with a T&T national team a Flex suggested?, de under 20 or even de uner 17?

Alyssa Budhoo on Angels side is from Guyana not Canada.



6 teams: 5 franchises plus the developmental team including scholars, sponsored by Petrotrin hence The Oilers.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Sam on June 17, 2015, 09:56:48 AM
So it have 5 teams?

So one team will be inactive once a week for 6 weeks.

Ent they couldn't pair them up with a T&T national team a Flex suggested?, de under 20 or even de uner 17?

Alyssa Budhoo on Angels side is from Guyana not Canada.



6 teams: 5 franchises plus the developmental team including scholars, sponsored by Petrotrin hence The Oilers.

Good.

Woulda like to know de roster for de developmental team?

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Soccer 19 on June 17, 2015, 10:00:55 AM
So it have 5 teams?

So one team will be inactive once a week for 6 weeks.

Ent they couldn't pair them up with a T&T national team a Flex suggested?, de under 20 or even de uner 17?

Alyssa Budhoo on Angels side is from Guyana not Canada.



6 teams: 5 franchises plus the developmental team including scholars, sponsored by Petrotrin hence The Oilers.

Good.

Woulda like to know de roster for de developmental team?



Budhoo was born in Canada , she lives in Toronto however her  parents are Guyanese.
She played with Guyana in 2011 on their squad. I hope she is still involved with them for the upcoming CFU Olympic qualifying as Guyana has put the senior women's team together as she is an impact player with them.


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Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Sam on June 17, 2015, 10:10:54 AM
Arin King was born in Canada too but is listed as a T&T national.

I am sure she is decent.

Anybody know anything about them Brazilian players?

How we scouted them and who they played for or we just pick players because they from Brazil?

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: AZZURRI on June 17, 2015, 10:50:03 AM
I probably missing something. when last you'll hear a game playing at the St James barracks. Did that field dramatically improve? do they have changing facilities there?

Nope you didnt miss anything

ppl will probably change in one of the buildings inside the police barracks

The field is sub-par.
hopefully the recent weather has improved it somewhat but it's nowhere near a stadium type field
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Soccer 19 on June 17, 2015, 12:22:21 PM
Arin King was born in Canada too but is listed as a T&T national.

I am sure she is decent.

Anybody know anything about them Brazilian players?

How we scouted them and who they played for or we just pick players because they from Brazil?



LMFAO  :rotfl:

She must be a little bit decent if she managed to win female player of the year and be nominated for female athlete of the year too.

They will allow anyone to post anything on Wikipedia listed as a T&T national.  ;D
Born in Toronto to a Trinidadian mom and Canadian dad.
I believe everything I read on the internet and especially this forum  :bs:

I like the Dragon team with a South American coach and the majority of the squad ismostly South Americans on the roster. We should see a nice brand of football from them.

Haven't seen an Oiler line-up yet , anyone have an FYI tidbits about that squad ??

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Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on June 17, 2015, 02:04:30 PM
Why is the MoS not transparent with respect to governance of the WPL given the transparency requirement and expectation it has for constituent national sporting organizations? Because not all animals are created equal? Because some animals are more equal than others?

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on June 17, 2015, 02:07:35 PM
Why is the MoS not transparent with respect to governance of the WPL given the transparency requirement and expectation it has for constituent national sporting organizations? Because not all animals are created equal? Because some animals are more equal than others?



Have you asked the MoS or the WPL? And don't keep assuming I am their spokesman, because as I explained, I am not! Write to them for info.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on June 17, 2015, 02:10:03 PM
Why is the MoS not transparent with respect to governance of the WPL given the transparency requirement and expectation it has for constituent national sporting organizations? Because not all animals are created equal? Because some animals are more equal than others?



Have you asked the MoS or the WPL? And don't keep assuming I am their spokesman, because as I explained, I am not! Write to them for info.

These are valid questions for public ventilation.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on June 17, 2015, 02:11:23 PM
Doh hurt yuh head, FS. Iz all good. For the time being, I will suspend further questions regarding Company #1671037 incorporated on May 8, 2015.


Why is it that an entity with a long announced start date of mid-May ends up being incorporated on May 8, 2015?
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on June 17, 2015, 02:14:05 PM
Why is the MoS not transparent with respect to governance of the WPL given the transparency requirement and expectation it has for constituent national sporting organizations? Because not all animals are created equal? Because some animals are more equal than others?



Have you asked the MoS or the WPL? And don't keep assuming I am their spokesman, because as I explained, I am not! Write to them for info.

These are valid questions for public ventilation.

So, write and ask!!
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on June 17, 2015, 02:22:53 PM
Why is the MoS not transparent with respect to governance of the WPL given the transparency requirement and expectation it has for constituent national sporting organizations? Because not all animals are created equal? Because some animals are more equal than others?



Have you asked the MoS or the WPL? And don't keep assuming I am their spokesman, because as I explained, I am not! Write to them for info.

These are valid questions for public ventilation.

It has also been difficult to dissect when you are posting/acting in a public capacity (spokesperson, if you will) versus merely in a private capacity because the content of your communications carry weight once rendered ... and impact official and unofficial opinion ... and (likely) stimulate official responses.

Also, this confounds the notion that you are completely walled off from effecting outcomes, despite your assertion of lacking day to day involvement ... when the reality is that you have a dog in the fight and an influential function in effectuating outcomes.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on June 17, 2015, 02:25:27 PM
Why is the MoS not transparent with respect to governance of the WPL given the transparency requirement and expectation it has for constituent national sporting organizations? Because not all animals are created equal? Because some animals are more equal than others?



Have you asked the MoS or the WPL? And don't keep assuming I am their spokesman, because as I explained, I am not! Write to them for info.

These are valid questions for public ventilation.

So, write and ask!!

As has been well-documented, neither entity has established a credible track record of responsiveness. Take your licks in public.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on June 17, 2015, 02:37:42 PM
Ministry not an ATM
By COREY CONNELLY (Newsday).


Brent Sancho says transparency and accountability will be the hallmark of his stewardship as Minister of Sport in the People’s Partnership Government.

...


Can anyone else read this? Because some people seemingly are having a hard time coming to terms with the script.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: FF on June 17, 2015, 03:04:38 PM
It's funny to see people's conduct and reactions when they on the hot seat and not the other way around.

Should be informative for all parties
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Bakes on June 17, 2015, 03:29:22 PM
Governance is a different matter from campaigning... uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Deeks on June 17, 2015, 03:59:20 PM
I probably missing something. when last you'll hear a game playing at the St James barracks. Did that field dramatically improve? do they have changing facilities there?

Nope you didnt miss anything

ppl will probably change in one of the buildings inside the police barracks

The field is sub-par.
hopefully the recent weather has improved it somewhat but it's nowhere near a stadium type field


Now Police barracks has about 3 sporting fields. The hockey field on Western MR, a football field on Long Circular just before old PSA and a field inside the barracks. They play cricket there also. Are they playing Long Circular or inside the barracks?
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: AZZURRI on June 17, 2015, 11:06:58 PM
not sure if they hv lights on the inside field
but there are lights on the outside field so....
and that field has hosted quite a few night games over the last year.

Doubt it will be the inside field as that only really happens when  a Police sport team is playing
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on June 18, 2015, 04:47:32 AM
not sure if they hv lights on the inside field
but there are lights on the outside field so....
and that field has hosted quite a few night games over the last year.

Doubt it will be the inside field as that only really happens when  a Police sport team is playing

It's the field by WMR. Looks pretty good. Gonna be traffic jams with people slowing down to see what's happening! It will be a nice vibe.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: AZZURRI on June 18, 2015, 07:12:57 AM
where they usually play hockey??
they have lights there???
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on June 18, 2015, 07:15:18 AM
where they usually play hockey??
they have lights there???

Yes. Field is pretty good, but the corners needed some work and are a little bare!
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: dcs on June 18, 2015, 04:06:10 PM
They not playing like new teams who haven't practiced strange enough.

Boom 1 - 1 Shanghai
Tasha.         #9 from UK
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: dcs on June 18, 2015, 04:12:07 PM
Boom 2 - 1 Shanghai
Tasha 2nd from penalty spot
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Tallman on June 18, 2015, 06:17:45 PM
Dragons 3 (Isabella Hayes 2’, Lauryn Hutchinson 55’ (pk), Jessica Adams 71’) - Fuego 5 (Tasha St. Louis 19’, 30’ (pk), Saucedo 52’, Jo Marie Lewis 60’, 62’)
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Deeks on June 18, 2015, 07:31:36 PM
what is the crowd like?
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: AZZURRI on June 18, 2015, 08:14:42 PM
maybe 100-200 ppl maybe
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: AZZURRI on June 18, 2015, 08:18:32 PM
field was the one on western main road as stated
it looked pretty good considering the dry weather we been having until recently
it just is probably too narrow but the setup looked good other than a pair of lights that may hv been poorly positioned cause they were too low

the first game was scrappy
not much buildup but didnt lack goals

i left the 2nd game with maylee's team up 2-0 from a double by her

1st goal was a GK blunder by the TT national keeper...kicked it straight to maylee who slotted it home
those 2 teams look much better.

Angels looked the part especially
their RB...indian looking girl #7 was aggressive
and their stopper was impressive...think she is from the US ...#8

Duncan...the striker from jamaica is fast as hell...will do some damage with yaya (if she has learned to be less greedy hopefully)
vibe was nice...
hopeuflly better quality as the tourney continues
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on June 18, 2015, 08:41:17 PM
maybe 100-200 ppl maybe

I feel it was more like 300+. People saying it was like back in the day crowds. Some impressive football.  Very nice vibe and happy sponsors.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: AZZURRI on June 18, 2015, 08:46:05 PM
u may be right on the numbers

some parts were good
more so the 2nd game

there were some impressive players tho nonetheless

next set of games are wed. same place

hopefully it starts on time
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Deeks on June 18, 2015, 10:03:26 PM
The ground on WMR in the past was strictly for hockey.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Flex on June 19, 2015, 02:01:42 AM
Goals galore in WPL opener.
By Sean Taylor (Express).


Goals and more goals was the order in yesterday’s opening match of the inaugural Women’s Professional League (WPL) at the St James Barracks, where Fuego was on fire as they incinerated the Dragons 5-3.

The league, a joint venture of the Ministry of Sport and the Sport Company of Trinidad and Tobago, finally kicked off yesterday evening and did not disappoint. Fuego was slow to start but equalised through Tasha St Louis after going behind early in the match.

St Louis doubled her tally from the penalty spot while in the second half Saucedo increased Fuego’s lead to 3-1 with a deft finish. Another penalty brought the score to 3-2, Lauryn Hutchinson of the Dragons hitting it high into the net.

However, a quick Jo Marie Lewis brace increased Fuego’s tally to five. The Dragons’ third item might be argued the game’s best goal, with Jessica Adams’ strike coming from a direct corner kick — an in-swinging delivery that curled and nestled in the net. to round up the scoring at 5-3.

WPL Results/Fixtures

(June 18)

Dragons 3 (Isabella Hayes 2, Lauryn Hutchinson 55-Pen, Jessica Adams 71) v Fuego 5 (Tasha St. Louis 19, 30-Pen, Stanisclas Saucedo 52, Jo-Marie Lewis 60, 62)

Player of the Match: Tasha St Louis (Fuego)

Wave FC 0 vs Angels 3 (Maylee Attin-Johnson 30, 40, Rafaela De Vargas 62)

Player of the Match: Maylee Attin-Johnson (Angels)

Teams

Angels: 1.Tynetta McKoy (25.Beth Seaman 90th); 7.Peta Gay Soman, 2.Ayanna Russell, 8.Jacqueline Poucel, 4.Jodie Redgrave; 17.Sharrain (6.Alyssa Budhoo 78th), 20.Tamar Watson; 10.Jodi Ann McGregor; 15.Kandace Franklin, 9.Maylee Attin-Johnson (capt), 16.Rafaela De Vargas (13.Bruna Da Silva 86th).

Coach: Anthony Creese

Wave: 25.Kimika Forbes; 7.Shanice Stevenson, 5.Josean Azevedo, 4.Jenelle Cunningham, 17.Patrice Vincent (11.Emarie Holland 73rd); 8.Afiyah Matthias (3.Teneisha Copham 58th), 20.Camilla Germano, 10.Laura Becera, 6.Natasha St Louis (14.Stephanie Beam 67th); 19.Kennya Cordner (capt), 9.Shakira Duncan.

Unused substitutes: 21.Tenesha Palmer (GK), 2.Samantha Kissoon, 13.Tisha Lee Spicer, 16.Charissa Delzin.

Coach: Derek Arneaud

Referee: Cecile Hinds

(Upcoming - June 24)

Oilers vs Rush, 5 pm, Hasely Crawford Stadium.

Standings

P  W  D  L  F  A  Pts
Fuego  1  1  0  0  5  3  3
Angels  1  1  0  0  3  0  3
Dragons  1  0  0  1  3  5  0
Wave FC  1  0  0  1  0  3  0
Oilers  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
Rush  0  0  0  0  0  0  0

RELATED NEWS

Fuego, Angels impress
...as inaugural WPL kicks off.
By Sean Taylor (Express).


There was fire at the St James Barracks as Fuego incinerated the Dragons on the opening day of the Women's Premier League (WPL). The much-anticipated league kicked off just after 5 p.m. on Thursday, featuring a double-header with four of the six franchise teams.

The 94.1 FM Fuego outfit rode out the roller coaster ride to eventually cruise to a 5-3 victory over a Dragons team led by Women's 2014 Player of the Year, Arin King. In the later fixture, Maylee Attin Johnson led by example as her ruthless brace made sure the Angels' dominance over Wave FC on the night was not wasted.

On the pitch, the action itself did not take long to draw spectators in. The first match was a see-saw event littered with three soft penalties and spectacular goals, including one scored directly from a corner.

Anyone stepping into the grounds a mere three minutes late would have already missed the first goal, in a paid women's league in Trinidad and Tobago. Issabella Hayes, hailing all the way from England, volleyed past a hapless Brazilian Leticia Bussato in goal.

The Fuego defence seemingly continued to suffer in the opening stages, but eventually settled after their skipper Tasha St Louis equalised.

The national striker scored her first of two goals with a shot drilled from the edge of the area. On the half-hour mark, St Louis made no mistake from the penalty mark, after the ball had been handled in the area by the Dragons' defence. The Dragons were accorded a penalty for handball as well, in the 42nd minute, but it was saved by the Fuego's Brazilian custodian.

Fuego pulled ahead in the second period when Claudia Saucedo finished with a deft flick off her boot. They would have to deal with a scare minutes later as they conceded another handball-related penalty, and Laurin Hutchinson buried her shot high into the roof of the net, which gave the Dragons hope.

Jo Maria Lewis added her ‘two cents' with a double of her own however, to make victory certain; pushed their tally to five. The Dragons, however, saved their best trick for last, when Jessica Adams managed to score with a wicked in-swinging corner off the far upright to round up the scoring in this 5-3 adventure.

The evening's second match didn't offer as much drama, with the exception of the Angels forwards draped in white, wreaking havoc in the middle of a dogged Wave FC defence.

Wave was unable to get skipper Kennya Cordner's buzzing skill playing any major role in the game. However, that much is owed to a well-marshalled and uncompromising Angels defence, in which Jacqueline Poucel excelled in particular.

The American's crucial interception and long run on the Angels' left, helped to create Attin Johnson's second goal, as the skipper received her pass and converted from a tight angle in the 40th minute. Attin Johnson had already opened the scoring nine minutes earlier.

Wave FC's defence had a star of their own. Brazilian Josean Azevedo was hard in the tackle, and her shooting from long-range in deadball situations is a weapon their coach Derek Arneaud can use to exploit defences in this competition. She came agonisingly close on three occasions—each shot from somewhere over the horizon.

Her teammates in the backline would let her down once more, as Rafaela De Vargas finished, albeit on the rebound, after receiving a well-weighted slide rule pass from Kandace Franklin.

Richard Hood, the coach of the Fuego outfit, was pleased with his charges' performance.

“Given that we only had three days to prepare for the game I was pleased with the performance of the girls,” he said. “We were disorganised from the warm up onwards, I didn't get opportunity to talk to the players about how we wanted to play,” he said referring to Fuego's lethargic start to the match.

“I think a bad start was expected, but basically I tried to convey to them that they needed to calm down and just play the ball simple, and they eventually took over the game.”

WPL action continues at the St James Barracks next Wednesday with another double header, including the final match of the first match day between developmental team the Oilers, opening their campaign against Rush.

Title: Maylee and St Louis shine as Angels and Fuego take early WPL honours
Post by: SWF Reporter on June 19, 2015, 02:40:55 AM
Maylee and St Louis shine as Angels and Fuego take early WPL honours
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868.com)


It was a spanking new competition but some familiar faces hogged the opening credits.

Veteran Trinidad and Tobago internationals Maylee Attin-Johnson and Tasha St Louis produced the golden touches yesterday evening at the Police Barracks in St James as the Women’s Premier League (WPL) got off to a rousing and entertaining start.

St Louis scored twice for Fuego in a 5-3 shootout win over Arin King’s Dragons in the opening match of the inaugural competition while Attin Johnson also notched a double as the Angels shocked Kennya Cordner’s Wave 3-0.

There is nothing like a bucketful of goals and entertaining football to soothe frayed nerves. Close to 400 spectators turned out to watch the WPL opener, which, packed around a tiny ground with three small bleachers, made for plenty of atmosphere.

It is early days but there was evidence yesterday that women’s club football could serve up a product worth watching in Trinidad and Tobago.

The hiccups were still there, of course. Kick off was delayed for close to an hour as uniforms and sundry got to the ground late while some teams did not have a full eleven players until a day or two ago.

Yet, amidst the chaos, a special player stood up and made an early mark on the proceedings.

“It was a great start for us and me,” Attin-Johnson told Wired868. “A lot of people were counting me out… A lot of people thought I should not be a franchise player, so I had a lot to prove.”

Attin-Johnson, a silky and versatile playmaker, is just 29 years old. But she made her international debut at the age of 15; and familiarity breeds contempt.

Her longstanding international teammate, St Louis, was first to winners row, though. Although who would have thought she would end the night with a smile after the Dragons’ storming start?

The WPL was only 57 seconds old when British striker Isabella Hayes ran on to a long kick by Venezuelan goalkeeper Maleike Pacheco to volley Dragons into the lead.

“Within the preparation for the game, there was a lot of confusion and the uniforms only came just before we got out there,” said Fuego coach Richard Hood. “We were disorganised and I think that affected how we started…

“A bad start was kind of expected. But not that bad a start!”

Some football pundits suggest that you should ignore anything that happens in the first five minutes of a match, which is before the pattern of play is properly established.

Hood might agree as Fuego gradually came into their own courtesy of the attacking trio of midfielders St Louis and Jo-Marie Lewis and burly striker Shanelle Warrick.

“We tried to convey to them that they needed to calm down and keep it simple and just keep the ball moving,” said Hood. “And they started to do that and they took over the game.”

Warrick teed up St Louis for a shooting opportunity just inside the opposing penalty area in the 19th minute and, although Pacheco got a touch, the Dragon custodian could not keep it out of her net.

Ten minutes later, St Louis got her second item from the penalty spot after a handled ball by Dragons midfielder Alania Burgin. And Fuego substitute Saucedo made it 3-1 in the 52nd minute.

It could not have been the kind of scoreline that Dragons coach Karla Aleman was expecting when she made King the first pick of the WPL draft and then paired her with fellow “Women Soca Warrior” player Lauryn Hutchinson in central defence.

But, in the Dragons’ defence, their team might have the biggest challenge in settling with seven South American players in the squad plus two foreign coaches in Aleman (Costa Rica) and Joanne Daniel (UK).

Aleman said she was not disappointed with her squad or marquee players, King and Hutchinson.

“(King and Hutchinson) are heroines for the group,” said Aleman. “They are my references. But they need a team.

“We have to fix things and I need time to put together a team and learn all my players.”

The Dragons didn’t go down without a fight though.

Fuego’s Brazilian custodian, Leticia Bussato, produced a fine save to deny a Hayes penalty kick in the 42nd minute. But Hutchinson blasted in the game’s third spot kick in the 57th minute to narrow the score to 3-2.

US Virgin Islands’ Jessica Adams got the final item too with an audacious effort straight from the corner kick and in off the far post. But Lewis grabbed a clinical double in between the Dragons goals as Fuego emerged 5-3 victors.

“I am proud of my team,” King told Wired868. “It was our first time playing together and we fought them all the way… Our chemistry will get better.”

The second match featured arguably the best team of the competition. Wave boasts of the Caribbean’s top two strikers, T&T’s Kennya “YaYa” Cordner and Jamaica’s Shakira Duncan, with Kimika Forbes in goal and rugged, mobile Brazilian Josean Azvedo in defence.

Yet, they didn’t stand a chance against the well-drilled Angels who might have again benefitted by avoiding the language barrier, with nine of their starting eleven from the English-speaking Caribbean.

“(Angels) deserved to win,” said Wave coach Derek Arneaud. “I think we are the better team but we didn’t come out to play tonight and they did.”

There were quite a few outstanding players in white Angels kit last night. St Kitts and Nevis goalkeeper Tynetta McKoy, American central defender Jacqueline Poucel, Women’s Warriors defender Ayanna Russell and Jamaican attacker Jodi Ann Mc Gregor all shone.

But, in the end, it was Attin-Johnson’s quality that settled the affair, just as she scripted it.

The W/Warrior is prone to use negativity as fuel and there has been enough of that about recently. Four coaches passed over the ageing captain with the heavily bandaged knee, at the WPL draft, in favour of younger, more mobile options.

And, like Uma Thurman’s character in Kill Bill, Attin-Johnson made her death list.

Arneaud was first.

“It was great to show people what I can do and especially against this team,” she said, with a grin. “Arneaud is the one who took me to high school (in the United States). But he passed up on me in the (WPL) draft…

“This was the payback.”

After kick off, Attin-Johnson swapped places with McGregor to move upfront and showed she has not lost her finishing ability.

In the 31st minute, she beat Forbes with a clever lob. Nine minutes later, she doubled Angels’ lead with a superb angled drive into the far corner after Poucel’s surging charge through the centre of the field.

By then, Cordner and Duncan were virtually spectators as the Angels midfield trio of McGregor, Sharrain and Tamar Watson dominated the Wave pairing of Colombian Laura Becera and Brazilian Camilla Germano.

Arneaud tried to turn things around at halftime.

“We lost the midfield and conceded two goals and that was it,” said Arneaud. “At halftime, Cordner said she would drop back into midfield to help out. We could have got back into the game or we could have conceded another goal.

“And we conceded another goal.”

Poucel again initiated the third goal with a successful tackle and, on the break, Vincentian winger Kandace Franklin produced a clever low cross into space that Colombian Rafaela De Vargas squeezed past Forbes on her second try.

The Angels offered no charity either and McKoy produce a brilliant late save to keep out Wave substitute Emarie Holland, as the WPL’s most potent strike force ended without a single goal.

Women’s football was the biggest winner on the night though.

During the double header, there was an announcement that the WPL would return to the Barracks next Friday when the Oilers tackle Rush from 6 pm. It was a different day, time and venue than what the Sport Ministry said just two days earlier. But such administrative swivels are unlikely to trouble the public if the games continue to provide this much entertainment.

“It was electric tonight,” said King. “I loved the energy.”

“It turned out better than I expected,” said Arneaud. “Two exciting, competitive games.”

“The Women’s Premier League is a great idea,” said Aleman. “It is a big opportunity for players and coaches.”

And those gushing endorsements came from the opening day losers. For all the inherent issues of the competition, the WPL stood up for itself last night.

Featured game

Angels (4-2-1-3): 1.Tynetta McKoy (GK) (25.Beth Seaman GK 90); 7.Peta Gay Soman, 2.Ayanna Russell, 8.Jaclyn Poucel, 4.Jodie Redgrave; 17.Sharrain (6.Alyssa Budhoo 78), 20.Tamar Watson; 10.Jodi Ann McGregor; 15.Kandace Franklin, 9.Maylee Attin-Johnson (captain), 16.Rafaela De Vargas (13.Bruna Da Silva 86).

Coach: Anthony Creece

Wave (4-4-2): 25.Kimika Forbes (GK); 7.Shanice Stevenson, 5.Josean Azevedo, 4.Jenelle Cunningham, 17.Patrice Vincent (11.Emarie Holland 73); 8.Afiyah Matthias (3.Teneisha Copham 58), 20.Camilla Germano, 10.Laura Becera, 6.Natasha St Louis (14.Stephanie Beam 67); 19.Kennya Cordner (captain), 9.Shakira Duncan.

Unused substitutes: 21.Tenesha Palmer (GK), 2.Samantha Kissoon, 13.Tisha Lee Spicer, 16.Charissa Delzin.

Coach: Derek Arneaud

Referee: Cecile Hinds

Women’s Premier League results

Fuego 5 (Tasha St Louis 9, 29 pen, Saucedo 52, Jo-Marie Lewis 60, 62), Dragons 3 (Isabella Hayes 1, Lauryn Hutchinson 57 pen, Jessica Adams 70) at St James;

Player of the Match: Tasha St Louis (Fuego);

Angels 3 (Maylee Attin-Johnson 31, 40, Rafaela De Vargas 61), Wave 0 at St James;

Player of the Match: Maylee Attin-Johnson (Angels).

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Sam on June 19, 2015, 06:04:11 AM
Arin King was born in Canada too but is listed as a T&T national.

I am sure she is decent.

Anybody know anything about them Brazilian players?

How we scouted them and who they played for or we just pick players because they from Brazil?



LMFAO  :rotfl:

She must be a little bit decent if she managed to win female player of the year and be nominated for female athlete of the year too.

They will allow anyone to post anything on Wikipedia listed as a T&T national.  ;D
Born in Toronto to a Trinidadian mom and Canadian dad.
I believe everything I read on the internet and especially this forum  :bs:

I like the Dragon team with a South American coach and the majority of the squad ismostly South Americans on the roster. We should see a nice brand of football from them.

Haven't seen an Oiler line-up yet , anyone have an FYI tidbits about that squad ??

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Kakahole,,,,, Alyssa Budhoo and Arin King is not on WIKI, King there on the T&T team but she dont have an individual page, same with Budhoo.

Title: Re: Maylee and St Louis shine as Angels and Fuego take early WPL honours
Post by: asylumseeker on June 19, 2015, 08:36:34 AM
Quote
Yet, amidst the chaos, a special player stood up and made an early mark on the proceedings.

“It was a great start for us and me,” Attin-Johnson told Wired868. “A lot of people were counting me out… A lot of people thought I should not be a franchise player, so I had a lot to prove.”

Yuh have to have regard for Maylee's mentality ... perhaps even mental toughness. She's VERY resolute, and it's good to continue identifying this trait in her. If a player like Formiga can continue in the game for as long as she has, Maylee should persist for as long as she can. Without question.
Title: Re: Maylee and St Louis shine as Angels and Fuego take early WPL honours
Post by: soccerman on June 19, 2015, 09:33:07 AM
Looks like the league is off to a good start despite the mishaps, 400 people is a nice crowd get get the vibes going.
Title: Re: Maylee and St Louis shine as Angels and Fuego take early WPL honours
Post by: Bakes on June 19, 2015, 10:10:53 AM
400 is an incredible turn out... hope it sustains.  Hope the tournament proves a good preparation medium for the women as well.  I'm not a fan of the idea or how it was implemented, but since it's here there's no choice but to hope for the best.
Title: Re: Maylee and St Louis shine as Angels and Fuego take early WPL honours
Post by: dreamer on June 19, 2015, 12:24:54 PM
Good job SWFR. How yuh managed to not be assaulted with another round of toxic & venomous "yuh f**ker" again?
Keep trying to bring people together to counter mischief, hate and denialism.
Title: Re: Maylee and St Louis shine as Angels and Fuego take early WPL honours
Post by: congo on June 19, 2015, 07:34:28 PM
Funny enough the teams here seem to be attracting alot more sponsors than the TTpro league. I noticed companies like Shanghai Construction are sponsoring teams. I wonder how this league got sponsors on board so easily?  ::) ::)
Title: Re: Maylee and St Louis shine as Angels and Fuego take early WPL honours
Post by: Deeks on June 19, 2015, 08:26:37 PM
Funny enough the teams here seem to be attracting alot more sponsors than the TTpro league. I noticed companies like Shanghai Construction are sponsoring teams. I wonder how this league got sponsors on board so easily?  ::) ::)

If the sponsors wants more govt contracts .............. figure out the rest.
Title: Re: Maylee and St Louis shine as Angels and Fuego take early WPL honours
Post by: congo on June 19, 2015, 09:07:03 PM
I didn't want to say it...why you say it for?  :devil:
Title: Re: Maylee and St Louis shine as Angels and Fuego take early WPL honours
Post by: Football supporter on June 19, 2015, 09:10:15 PM
Funny enough the teams here seem to be attracting alot more sponsors than the TTpro league. I noticed companies like Shanghai Construction are sponsoring teams. I wonder how this league got sponsors on board so easily?  ::) ::)

If the sponsors wants more govt contracts .............. figure out the rest.

The thing is that there are many overseas companies working in T&T who give very little back. There's a German company at Point Lisas named Proman who I have never heard of doing anything and the highway builder OAS seem to do very little.

While Shanghai may have come on board in the hope it would curry favour in the future, they are now into the football big time. They want to win the league! All of the bosses and many employees were at Thursdays game. When Dragons took the lead, the boss said in a very Warnerlike fashion "If we win the league, I'm taking the team to China to play"

Shanghai employees were also regular attendees at Pro League games at Ato Boldon.
Title: Re: Maylee and St Louis shine as Angels and Fuego take early WPL honours
Post by: Deeks on June 19, 2015, 09:22:58 PM
Actually FS, this is nothing new. It is said that one of the reasons that lead to the success of  steelband movement,  and eliminating the fighting among themselves  was sponsoring of all these steelbands by the budding manufacturing industry in TT. It is said that Eric Williams hand a big hand in that.
Title: Re: Maylee and St Louis shine as Angels and Fuego take early WPL honours
Post by: Bakes on June 19, 2015, 09:49:57 PM
Funny enough the teams here seem to be attracting alot more sponsors than the TTpro league. I noticed companies like Shanghai Construction are sponsoring teams. I wonder how this league got sponsors on board so easily?  ::) ::)

If the sponsors wants more govt contracts .............. figure out the rest.

Aye... allyuh behave nah, lol  Imagine if the government was to 'encourage' these businesses to invest in local football in a meaningful way? ::)
Title: Re: Maylee and St Louis shine as Angels and Fuego take early WPL honours
Post by: Sando on June 20, 2015, 05:51:03 AM
Funny enough the teams here seem to be attracting alot more sponsors than the TTpro league. I noticed companies like Shanghai Construction are sponsoring teams. I wonder how this league got sponsors on board so easily?  ::) ::)

If the sponsors wants more govt contracts .............. figure out the rest.

The thing is that there are many overseas companies working in T&T who give very little back. There's a German company at Point Lisas named Proman who I have never heard of doing anything and the highway builder OAS seem to do very little.

While Shanghai may have come on board in the hope it would curry favour in the future, they are now into the football big time. They want to win the league! All of the bosses and many employees were at Thursdays game. When Dragons took the lead, the boss said in a very Warnerlike fashion "If we win the league, I'm taking the team to China to play"

Shanghai employees were also regular attendees at Pro League games at Ato Boldon.

This is good to hear, hope they widen their sponsorship to the national teams and Pro League also.

Title: Re: Maylee and St Louis shine as Angels and Fuego take early WPL honours
Post by: Football supporter on June 20, 2015, 07:36:42 AM
Funny enough the teams here seem to be attracting alot more sponsors than the TTpro league. I noticed companies like Shanghai Construction are sponsoring teams. I wonder how this league got sponsors on board so easily?  ::) ::)

If the sponsors wants more govt contracts .............. figure out the rest.

The thing is that there are many overseas companies working in T&T who give very little back. There's a German company at Point Lisas named Proman who I have never heard of doing anything and the highway builder OAS seem to do very little.

While Shanghai may have come on board in the hope it would curry favour in the future, they are now into the football big time. They want to win the league! All of the bosses and many employees were at Thursdays game. When Dragons took the lead, the boss said in a very Warnerlike fashion "If we win the league, I'm taking the team to China to play"

Shanghai employees were also regular attendees at Pro League games at Ato Boldon.

This is good to hear, hope they widen their sponsorship to the national teams and Pro League also.



That's one of the aims behind the league: to attract new sponsors to football.
Title: Re: Maylee and St Louis shine as Angels and Fuego take early WPL honours
Post by: maxg on June 20, 2015, 07:47:03 AM
Good job SWFR. How yuh managed to not be assaulted with another round of toxic & venomous "yuh f**ker" again?
Keep trying to bring people together to counter mischief, hate and denialism.

I not really getting why yuh writing the same thing over and over like is "yuh mantra". You made yuh point the 1st time , I think. assaulted, really, u must be embarrassing the man..the man took on Jack, for heavens sake.
Title: Re: Maylee and St Louis shine as Angels and Fuego take early WPL honours
Post by: maxg on June 20, 2015, 07:50:54 AM
Funny enough the teams here seem to be attracting alot more sponsors than the TTpro league. I noticed companies like Shanghai Construction are sponsoring teams. I wonder how this league got sponsors on board so easily?  ::) ::)

If the sponsors wants more govt contracts .............. figure out the rest.

The thing is that there are many overseas companies working in T&T who give very little back. There's a German company at Point Lisas named Proman who I have never heard of doing anything and the highway builder OAS seem to do very little.

While Shanghai may have come on board in the hope it would curry favour in the future, they are now into the football big time. They want to win the league! All of the bosses and many employees were at Thursdays game. When Dragons took the lead, the boss said in a very Warnerlike fashion "If we win the league, I'm taking the team to China to play"

Shanghai employees were also regular attendees at Pro League games at Ato Boldon.
:rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: Maylee and St Louis shine as Angels and Fuego take early WPL honours
Post by: King Deese on June 20, 2015, 08:24:38 AM
Sancho and the MOS ceeates a football league for women in the country that could have far reaching benefit for women in the region and possibly the world. If that happens and this league takes off, Tim Tee must resign. He and his office are useless. By the way, did he show up at the inauguration of the league? Probably not.
Title: Re: Maylee and St Louis shine as Angels and Fuego take early WPL honours
Post by: AB.Trini on June 20, 2015, 08:51:56 AM
Sancho and the MOS ceeates a football league for women in the country that could have far reaching benefit for women in the region and possibly the world. If that happens and this league takes off, Tim Tee must resign. He and his office are useless. By the way, did he show up at the inauguration of the league? Probably not.

Before jumping to conclusions regarding the potential viability of this league, have you given thought to the sustainability of the structures in place  to ensure it goes beyond this time period? Who is overseeing this? What sponsorship is in place ? What is the level of commitment? What is the salary cap for coaches and players?  What is the season of play! Is this a tournament of viable self sustains league?

Before we go adoring praises, consider the timing and the political motives- these initiatives sadly appears to be not separated from political will and given the impending elections, could be conceivably seen as having an end result to gain political mileage as oppose for the good of football and its development in this country. In MHO.
Title: Re: Maylee and St Louis shine as Angels and Fuego take early WPL honours
Post by: Football supporter on June 20, 2015, 09:02:11 AM
Sancho and the MOS ceeates a football league for women in the country that could have far reaching benefit for women in the region and possibly the world. If that happens and this league takes off, Tim Tee must resign. He and his office are useless. By the way, did he show up at the inauguration of the league? Probably not.

Before jumping to conclusions regarding the potential viability of this league, have you given thought to the sustainability of the structures in place  to ensure it goes beyond this time period? Who is overseeing this? What sponsorship is in place ? What is the level of commitment? What is the salary cap for coaches and players?  What is the season of play! Is this a tournament of viable self sustains league?

Before we go adoring praises, consider the timing and the political motives- these initiatives sadly appears to be not separated from political will and given the impending elections, could be conceivably seen as having an end result to gain political mileage as oppose for the good of football and its development in this country. In MHO.

Again, Sancho came into office in February. The Womens National team had no plans and had not even trained. The timescale was decided by the need for preparation for Pan Am. Damn those Pan Am organisers for putting their competition so close to an election in T&T.
Title: Re: Maylee and St Louis shine as Angels and Fuego take early WPL honours
Post by: Football supporter on June 20, 2015, 09:03:42 AM
Sancho and the MOS ceeates a football league for women in the country that could have far reaching benefit for women in the region and possibly the world. If that happens and this league takes off, Tim Tee must resign. He and his office are useless. By the way, did he show up at the inauguration of the league? Probably not.

No he didn't...but he did have some kind of Mayors celebration event going on. Sheldon would have come but he was dealing with the Nicaraguan team and organising a game for the U23's. Sharon O'Brien was overseas.
Title: Re: Maylee and St Louis shine as Angels and Fuego take early WPL honours
Post by: Bakes on June 20, 2015, 10:21:04 AM
Again, Sancho came into office in February. The Womens National team had no plans and had not even trained. The timescale was decided by the need for preparation for Pan Am. Damn those Pan Am organisers for putting their competition so close to an election in T&T.

Did Sanko check with the TTFA to confirm that there were "no plans" for preparing the Women's team? Does he care about football In general, or just the Women's team?
Title: Re: Maylee and St Louis shine as Angels and Fuego take early WPL honours
Post by: congo on June 20, 2015, 11:10:52 AM
Sancho and the MOS ceeates a football league for women in the country that could have far reaching benefit for women in the region and possibly the world. If that happens and this league takes off, Tim Tee must resign. He and his office are useless. By the way, did he show up at the inauguration of the league? Probably not.

You know what was also created by Ministry of Sport with the aim of it having far reaching benefits to the community and possibly the world? LIFESPORT
Title: Re: Maylee and St Louis shine as Angels and Fuego take early WPL honours
Post by: Football supporter on June 20, 2015, 11:37:13 AM
Sancho and the MOS ceeates a football league for women in the country that could have far reaching benefit for women in the region and possibly the world. If that happens and this league takes off, Tim Tee must resign. He and his office are useless. By the way, did he show up at the inauguration of the league? Probably not.

You know what was also created by Ministry of Sport with the aim of it having far reaching benefits to the community and possibly the world? LIFESPORT

Ok, so lets shut down MoS shall we? But on your logic alone, there should no longer be a TTFA, right? And people keep harping on about transparency etc yet those same people happy that TTFF/A have no audits since 2008.
Title: Re: Maylee and St Louis shine as Angels and Fuego take early WPL honours
Post by: Football supporter on June 20, 2015, 11:40:04 AM
Again, Sancho came into office in February. The Womens National team had no plans and had not even trained. The timescale was decided by the need for preparation for Pan Am. Damn those Pan Am organisers for putting their competition so close to an election in T&T.

Did Sanko check with the TTFA to confirm that there were "no plans" for preparing the Women's team? Does he care about football In general, or just the Women's team?

As you would know from your sources, TTFA submit requests for funding for national team games. None had been received by "Sanko" when he decided to create WPL. In fact, there had not even been a training session for the girls. Your second question is just plain dumb given that he was a national team player and launched a team that became Caribbean Club Champions.
Title: Re: Maylee and St Louis shine as Angels and Fuego take early WPL honours
Post by: congo on June 20, 2015, 01:06:53 PM
Who said anything about closing down MOS...You're really reaching now....Just focus on doing the best you can in your last few weeks there bro... ;)
Title: Re: Maylee and St Louis shine as Angels and Fuego take early WPL honours
Post by: Football supporter on June 20, 2015, 02:11:10 PM
Who said anything about closing down MOS...You're really reaching now....Just focus on doing the best you can in your last few weeks there bro... ;)

Why compare LifeSport to WPL? You could have mentioned Gary Hunts $3 million flag as an example of waste of public resources. That's in the same kind of budget.
Title: Re: Maylee and St Louis shine as Angels and Fuego take early WPL honours
Post by: asylumseeker on June 20, 2015, 03:54:21 PM
Sancho and the MOS ceeates a football league for women in the country that could have far reaching benefit for women in the region and possibly the world. If that happens and this league takes off, Tim Tee must resign. He and his office are useless. By the way, did he show up at the inauguration of the league? Probably not.

You know what was also created by Ministry of Sport with the aim of it having far reaching benefits to the community and possibly the world? LIFESPORT

Ok, so lets shut down MoS shall we? But on your logic alone, there should no longer be a TTFA, right? And people keep harping on about transparency etc yet those same people happy that TTFF/A have no audits since 2008.

This statement has to be a barometer of frustration rather than of fact. As one who beat the drum call for transparency, I have to ask who on this forum could possibly have been satisfied with the absence of fiscal transparency at the TTFF/A?  :shameonyou:

 :)
Title: Re: Maylee and St Louis shine as Angels and Fuego take early WPL honours
Post by: Bakes on June 20, 2015, 06:52:59 PM
As you would know from your sources, TTFA submit requests for funding for national team games. None had been received by "Sanko" when he decided to create WPL. In fact, there had not even been a training session for the girls. Your second question is just plain dumb given that he was a national team player and launched a team that became Caribbean Club Champions.

Okay, maybe it's dumb as you say, but I'm trying hard to follow the logic here: he didn't consult the TTFA on what their plans for the preparations for the women were, but because he didn't get any funding requests, he felt it was his duty to step in and ensure the women got some prep games. Meanwhile, funding requests wee submitted for the preparation of the Men's participation in the Gold Cup and Sancho didn't see it fit to release the funding for the men. Is he not concerned with the men's program, or payment of the coaching staff? Since you think the question was dumb, maybe you can help explain this to us.
Title: Re: Maylee and St Louis shine as Angels and Fuego take early WPL honours
Post by: Bakes on June 20, 2015, 06:57:59 PM
Ok, so lets shut down MoS shall we? But on your logic alone, there should no longer be a TTFA, right? And people keep harping on about transparency etc yet those same people happy that TTFF/A have no audits since 2008.

Can you name some of these people you're referring to? Presumably you're referring to yourself as well, since by your own account there are "good reasons" why the TTFA gave not produced the audits.
Title: Re: Maylee and St Louis shine as Angels and Fuego take early WPL honours
Post by: Football supporter on June 20, 2015, 09:11:28 PM
As you would know from your sources, TTFA submit requests for funding for national team games. None had been received by "Sanko" when he decided to create WPL. In fact, there had not even been a training session for the girls. Your second question is just plain dumb given that he was a national team player and launched a team that became Caribbean Club Champions.

Okay, maybe it's dumb as you say, but I'm trying hard to follow the logic here: he didn't consult the TTFA on what their plans for the preparations for the women were, but because he didn't get any funding requests, he felt it was his duty to step in and ensure the women got some prep games. Meanwhile, funding requests wee submitted for the preparation of the Men's participation in the Gold Cup and Sancho didn't see it fit to release the funding for the men. Is he not concerned with the men's program, or payment of the coaching staff? Since you think the question was dumb, maybe you can help explain this to us.

Sancho didn't see it fit to release the funding for the men.  So how did the Panama, Curacao and Jordan games come about, prey tell? And who says he didn't consult with TTFA?
Title: Re: Maylee and St Louis shine as Angels and Fuego take early WPL honours
Post by: Football supporter on June 20, 2015, 09:18:38 PM
Ok, so lets shut down MoS shall we? But on your logic alone, there should no longer be a TTFA, right? And people keep harping on about transparency etc yet those same people happy that TTFF/A have no audits since 2008.

Can you name some of these people you're referring to? Presumably you're referring to yourself as well, since by your own account there are "good reasons" why the TTFA gave not produced the audits.

Put it this way, people on this forum, particularly yourself, have been frequently criticizing Sancho for requesting TTFA accounts, not so? Yes, there are, in my opinion, good reasons why TTFA did not produce audits for 2013 & 2014. But they are the same reasons that were there 3 years ago when Tim-Kee took office. It's taken Sancho 3 months to get a work around that Tim-Kee couldn't (or wouldn't) order in 3 years. No additional cost, just common sense. Yet I haven't seen the same level of intensity towards the TTFA to be transparent and accountable. 
Title: Re: Maylee and St Louis shine as Angels and Fuego take early WPL honours
Post by: Football supporter on June 20, 2015, 09:22:44 PM
Sancho and the MOS ceeates a football league for women in the country that could have far reaching benefit for women in the region and possibly the world. If that happens and this league takes off, Tim Tee must resign. He and his office are useless. By the way, did he show up at the inauguration of the league? Probably not.

You know what was also created by Ministry of Sport with the aim of it having far reaching benefits to the community and possibly the world? LIFESPORT

Ok, so lets shut down MoS shall we? But on your logic alone, there should no longer be a TTFA, right? And people keep harping on about transparency etc yet those same people happy that TTFF/A have no audits since 2008.

This statement has to be a barometer of frustration rather than of fact. As one who beat the drum call for transparency, I have to ask who on this forum could possibly have been satisfied with the absence of fiscal transparency at the TTFF/A?  :shameonyou:

 :)

Bakes for one. He keeps going on about Sancho allegedly holding back payments until accounts are (unfairly) produced. No audits since 2008, yet, magically Sancho has found a way for them to produce some figures. (Not full audits, but enough to nod a head to accountability)
Title: Re: Maylee and St Louis shine as Angels and Fuego take early WPL honours
Post by: Bakes on June 20, 2015, 10:39:16 PM
Sancho didn't see it fit to release the funding for the men.  So how did the Panama, Curacao and Jordan games come about, prey tell? And who says he didn't consult with TTFA?

As much as you look the part and as good as you are in the role.... don't play the ass.  Funding for the prep games was only disbursed after the manufactured impasse over the audits was settled.  I asked you point blank whether he consulted with the TTFA regarding the preparation of the womens team and you responded with some obfuscation about there not being any funding requests and blah blah blah.  In fact I know for fact he did not consult with the FA what their plans for the women's participation in the Pan Am games were, I just wanted to see whether you possessed the requisite candor to admit that he did not.

Put it this way, people on this forum, particularly yourself, have been frequently criticizing Sancho for requesting TTFA accounts, not so? Yes, there are, in my opinion, good reasons why TTFA did not produce audits for 2013 & 2014. But they are the same reasons that were there 3 years ago when Tim-Kee took office. It's taken Sancho 3 months to get a work around that Tim-Kee couldn't (or wouldn't) order in 3 years. No additional cost, just common sense. Yet I haven't seen the same level of intensity towards the TTFA to be transparent and accountable. 

I'll take that as a 'no'... you cannot name anyone who was happy that the TTFA did not produce any audits, and you continue to reveal yourself to be befuddled where this issue is concerned.  I've stated on more than one occasion that any request of the TTFA that they produde audits is fair... I assume you sufficiently understand plain, simple English to appreciate the meaning of that statement.  I've also stated on numerous occasions that my issue was more with how Sancho went about the process: 1) In a heavy-handed fashion; 2) Unilaterally deciding the FA was in breach; 3) Speciously inferring intent on the parts of the drafters of the Cabinet note, that the FA produce these audits before (since you apparently don't understand the meaning of 'prospectively') the disbursement of funds; 4) Litigating the dispute in the press, rather than diplomatically behind closed doors; and 5) Needlessly fomenting discord in the camp and potentially sabotaging the team's preparation for the Pan Am Games.

Yet despite all of this, you prefer to disingenuously claim that I am "happy" that the TTFA produced no audits dating back to 2008.  As I told you last week in response to your private message to me, this penchant for lies, half-truths and misrepresentations is why I have a growing lack of respect for both you and for Sancho.  You both harp on "transparency and accountability" yet are happy strangers to both when it best suits you.
Title: Re: Maylee and St Louis shine as Angels and Fuego take early WPL honours
Post by: Football supporter on June 21, 2015, 07:39:05 AM
Sancho didn't see it fit to release the funding for the men.  So how did the Panama, Curacao and Jordan games come about, prey tell? And who says he didn't consult with TTFA?

As much as you look the part and as good as you are in the role.... don't play the ass.  Funding for the prep games was only disbursed after the manufactured impasse over the audits was settled.  I asked you point blank whether he consulted with the TTFA regarding the preparation of the womens team and you responded with some obfuscation about there not being any funding requests and blah blah blah.  In fact I know for fact he did not consult with the FA what their plans for the women's participation in the Pan Am games were, I just wanted to see whether you possessed the requisite candor to admit that he did not.

Put it this way, people on this forum, particularly yourself, have been frequently criticizing Sancho for requesting TTFA accounts, not so? Yes, there are, in my opinion, good reasons why TTFA did not produce audits for 2013 & 2014. But they are the same reasons that were there 3 years ago when Tim-Kee took office. It's taken Sancho 3 months to get a work around that Tim-Kee couldn't (or wouldn't) order in 3 years. No additional cost, just common sense. Yet I haven't seen the same level of intensity towards the TTFA to be transparent and accountable. 

I'll take that as a 'no'... you cannot name anyone who was happy that the TTFA did not produce any audits, and you continue to reveal yourself to be befuddled where this issue is concerned.  I've stated on more than one occasion that any request of the TTFA that they produde audits is fair... I assume you sufficiently understand plain, simple English to appreciate the meaning of that statement.  I've also stated on numerous occasions that my issue was more with how Sancho went about the process: 1) In a heavy-handed fashion; 2) Unilaterally deciding the FA was in breach; 3) Speciously inferring intent on the parts of the drafters of the Cabinet note, that the FA produce these audits before (since you apparently don't understand the meaning of 'prospectively') the disbursement of funds; 4) Litigating the dispute in the press, rather than diplomatically behind closed doors; and 5) Needlessly fomenting discord in the camp and potentially sabotaging the team's preparation for the Pan Am Games.

Yet despite all of this, you prefer to disingenuously claim that I am "happy" that the TTFA produced no audits dating back to 2008.  As I told you last week in response to your private message to me, this penchant for lies, half-truths and misrepresentations is why I have a growing lack of respect for both you and for Sancho.  You both harp on "transparency and accountability" yet are happy strangers to both when it best suits you.

You're so damn boring, labouring a point until everyone loses the will to live. After all of your talk, you still didn't answer when would it have been prudent to request the accounts. You can twist and twist, but the fact is that TTFA did nothing for women from December to March. And nobody from TTFA came running to the Ministry after WPL was floated as an idea with the TTFA blueprint for women. Even at the open discussion forum in early March, Sheldon didn't come forth with any details of preparation. Even when Sancho tried to arrange a game with Colombia alongside the SMT game vs Colombia, nothing was mentioned. In future, and here's a tip you can pass on to your boss, if you have plans, all funded and confirmed, why not share them with your number one sponsor?

You both harp on "transparency and accountability" yet are happy strangers to both when it best suits you.  As apposed to you who twists every syllable to defend the undefendable. So, here's a question: What plans does Tim-Kee have for U15's, U17's, U20's, Futsol, Beach Football and womens football moving forward? What about football for differently abled people? What is TTFA doing about their league, Super League? Who are the sponsors? What about F.A,Trophy?

Fact is, your boy Tim-Kee only cares about being photographed with international royalty and big wigs while football is obscenely ignored. Remind you of anyone in the past? Yet you would rather focus on criticising Sancho than Tim-Kee. More fool you.
Title: Re: Maylee and St Louis shine as Angels and Fuego take early WPL honours
Post by: doc on June 21, 2015, 08:37:24 AM
I'm reading this thing and it's rife with pettiness and ego... I, we, me do this and them ent doing nutten. How is organizing a football competition the responsibility of the MOS? Further if the National football governing body doesn't sanction the League, then all participants can possibly face a ban. If they have sanctioned it, then they would have done their part.... sigh.... What is the MOS doing for sports in Tobago? How does Tobago benefit from the WPL? How many of our players are "exposed" to development...  ;D ;D ;D... listen... alyuh have a happy father's day eh!
Title: Re: Maylee and St Louis shine as Angels and Fuego take early WPL honours
Post by: Football supporter on June 21, 2015, 08:58:33 AM
I'm reading this thing and it's rife with pettiness and ego... I, we, me do this and them ent doing nutten. How is organizing a football competition the responsibility of the MOS? Further if the National football governing body doesn't sanction the League, then all participants can possibly face a ban. If they have sanctioned it, then they would have done their part.... sigh.... What is the MOS doing for sports in Tobago? How does Tobago benefit from the WPL? How many of our players are "exposed" to development...  ;D ;D ;D... listen... alyuh have a happy father's day eh!

WPL is sanctioned by TTFA.
Title: Only two Tobago female footballers in Women's Premier League
Post by: Tallman on June 21, 2015, 09:05:26 AM
Only two Tobago female footballers in Women's Premier League
Tobago News


Only two women players from Tobago are participating in the inaugural Women's Premier League (WPL).

They are; prolific goal scorer for the National team, Kennya ‘Ya Ya’ Cordner and Kimica Forbes. Both are playing for Wave FC, one of the six franchises in the League and went as franchise players during the draft. Efforts by Tobago News to find out the reason why Kimica’s sister Karyn was not in the draft, proved futile up to press time.

Competition kicked off on Thursday at the St James Barracks with a double header featuring Dragons and Fuego and Wave and Angels.

While the majority of players are from Trinidad there are about thirty foreign players from the Caribbean, Brazil, Great Britain, Canada and the United States Virgin Islands and the USA in the cast.

The League is an initiative of Minister of Sport, Brent Sancho and SPROTT via the Ministry of Sport is the platinum sponsor, but business entities like Shanghai Construction Group, Caribbean Airlines, The Chancellor Hotel, Bankers Insurance Ltd, Blue Waters and Digicel are also on board.

Tobago News spoke to Corbin Cooper, who coaches Atomic Chicas Women Football team and is one of the most committed women coach on the island on the launch of the League.

Corbin said that while the League was a positive step for women football in T&T, he is very disappointed that only two Tobago players are in the franchises and Tobago was not given a franchise. He said that a franchise for Tobago would have assisted in fast forwarding the development of the women’s programme on the island.

Cooper said that he was the lone voice on the island trying to get a franchise for Tobago, but his efforts were in vain.

Cooper said that he was in contact with Minister Sancho and a screening session was supposed to be conducted in Tobago, but that fell through. He was later told to send five players for screening but that too failed to materialise.

Tobago News made numerous efforts over the last two weeks to contact Minister Sancho for a comment on the situation but was unsuccessful.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on June 21, 2015, 02:31:48 PM
Only two Tobago female footballers in Women's Premier League
Tobago News


Only two women players from Tobago are participating in the inaugural Women's Premier League (WPL).
...

 :banginghead: :banginghead: :banginghead:
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Flex on June 22, 2015, 05:14:13 AM
Wave to name WPL owners by Wednesday
T&T Guardian Reports.


Five franchise holders, Petrotrin, Chancellor Hotel, Shanghai Construction Group International (SCG), CNG Company of T&T, and Boom Champions 94.1 have already been made public since recent start to the Women’s Premier League (WPL) while the last holder for the franchise, Wave, is set to be announced in time for Wednesday’s lone fixture.

According to WPL board member, Camara David, who is also an employee at the Sport Company of T&T (SporTT), the last franchise has secured an owner but the company will be not be named until today or by Wednesday.

The league kicked off on Thursday with a double-header at the Police Barracks in St James, the same venue set to host the lone match on Wednesday when Rush and Petrotrin Oilers clash in their debuts from 6 pm.

With two goals each from national midfielder Tasha St Louis and T&T’s 2010 U-17 World Cup player, Jo-Marie Lewis, Boom Champions Fuego trumped SCG Dragons 5-3, while Chancellor Angels—led by another brace from national skipper Maylee Attin-Johnson—eased past Wave 3-0.

Wednesday’s match will see the balance of drafted national youth and senior team players in action for the lone franchise dedicated to players with NCAA restrictions, Petrotrin Oilers. They face off against a CNGC Rush team that boasts the likes of T&T’s nifty winger Ahkeela Mollon, one of the most recognised woman footballers in the region, along with other top national players, Rhea Belgrave and Janine Francois, second round draft pick, Emily Cota, who starts in goal for the US Virgin Islands and other quality players. That team is led by Marlon Charles, who was replaced by Randy Waldrum as T&T women’s team head coach prior to T&T final stage of Fifa Women’s World Cup qualifiers last year.

His opposite number on the day will be Rajesh Latchoo, T&T’s women U-15 head coach, who was given the assignment of leading Petrotrin Oilers for the tournament.

After Wednesday, Petrotrin Oilers will return to action on Saturday in one of the two double-header matches carded to play at the Palo Seco Velodrome.

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on June 22, 2015, 08:15:52 AM
I'm reading this thing and it's rife with pettiness and ego... I, we, me do this and them ent doing nutten. How is organizing a football competition the responsibility of the MOS? Further if the National football governing body doesn't sanction the League, then all participants can possibly face a ban. If they have sanctioned it, then they would have done their part.... sigh.... What is the MOS doing for sports in Tobago? How does Tobago benefit from the WPL? How many of our players are "exposed" to development...  ;D ;D ;D... listen... alyuh have a happy father's day eh!

WPL is sanctioned by TTFA.

Correct. But, isn't doc's point that the WPL/MoS needed the TTFA's stamp of approval and hence the TTFA contributed to the WPL in a sense?
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on June 22, 2015, 08:17:24 AM
I'm reading this thing and it's rife with pettiness and ego... I, we, me do this and them ent doing nutten. How is organizing a football competition the responsibility of the MOS? Further if the National football governing body doesn't sanction the League, then all participants can possibly face a ban. If they have sanctioned it, then they would have done their part.... sigh.... What is the MOS doing for sports in Tobago? How does Tobago benefit from the WPL? How many of our players are "exposed" to development...  ;D ;D ;D... listen... alyuh have a happy father's day eh!

FS, comment on this would be helpful also ... especially in light of the Tobago News article above regarding the presence of only two Tobago players in the WPL.

Is that true? Is it false? What should we know?
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on June 22, 2015, 11:57:05 AM
I'm reading this thing and it's rife with pettiness and ego... I, we, me do this and them ent doing nutten. How is organizing a football competition the responsibility of the MOS? Further if the National football governing body doesn't sanction the League, then all participants can possibly face a ban. If they have sanctioned it, then they would have done their part.... sigh.... What is the MOS doing for sports in Tobago? How does Tobago benefit from the WPL? How many of our players are "exposed" to development...  ;D ;D ;D... listen... alyuh have a happy father's day eh!

WPL is sanctioned by TTFA.

Correct. But, isn't doc's point that the WPL/MoS needed the TTFA's stamp of approval and hence the TTFA contributed to the WPL in a sense?

Yes, TTFA contributed. They and WoLF have representatives on the WPL board as well.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on June 22, 2015, 12:00:18 PM
I'm reading this thing and it's rife with pettiness and ego... I, we, me do this and them ent doing nutten. How is organizing a football competition the responsibility of the MOS? Further if the National football governing body doesn't sanction the League, then all participants can possibly face a ban. If they have sanctioned it, then they would have done their part.... sigh.... What is the MOS doing for sports in Tobago? How does Tobago benefit from the WPL? How many of our players are "exposed" to development...  ;D ;D ;D... listen... alyuh have a happy father's day eh!

FS, comment on this would be helpful also ... especially in light of the Tobago News article above regarding the presence of only two Tobago players in the WPL.

Is that true? Is it false? What should we know?

As far as I recall THA were invited to sponsor a Tobago team. I'm not sure, but I think they were stretched due to the Legends tournament. It wasn't practical to have a Tobago only team based in T&T. I'm not sure why the try outs didn't happen. But I do believe that some WPL games will be played in Tobago, at least that was the plan. I will follow up and see if that's still happening. 
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Flex on June 24, 2015, 01:53:04 AM
WPL continues today
T&T Express Reports.


Eleven goals were scored on the opening night last week in the opening matches of the Women's Premier League. The competition returns to St James Barracks today, as the Petrotrin Oilers are set to take on Rush.

Both teams had to wait an extra week for their opening run out, as they round up matchday one in the second match of the double-header at the Barracks. The opening match will feature Queen's Park Cricket Club, who are trying to reel in a rampant Real Dimension in the Women's League Football (WoLF). QPCC will be hoping to improve from a laboured albeit victorious performance against Diego Martin Central last Saturday.

The Oilers, are a developmental team, which means that their players will not be compensated thus keeping within the margins of the college rules in the US. The players are mostly college players as well as national team members and include the Debesette twins and Karyn Forbes, as well as up-and-coming athletes like Keri Myers, Shalette Alexander, Victoria Swift and Shanelle Henry and American Stephanie Bonilla.

Rush on the other hand feature live-wire local striker, Mariah Shade, who impressed in an unofficial friendly at the Hasely Crawford Stadium a week before the WPL kicked off. Most of the team are locals, and they can look to the skills of Ahkeela "Lady Latapy" Mollon to spur them forward in the attack. Among their foreign contingent, Bruna Marchiowatti and Priscilla Selau, both of Brazil will be players to watch. The match kicks off at 6pm at the St. James Barracks, where admission is free to the public.

Today's WPL teams:

PETROTRIN OILERS

1 Shalette ALEXANDER (GK), 2 Tamara JOHNSON, 4 Tisha BELFON, 5 Karyn FORBES, 6 Khadisha DEBESSETTE, 7 Denecia PRINCE, 8 Victoria SWIFT, 9 Stephanie BONILLA, 10 Naomie GUERRA, 11 Khadidra DEBESSETTE, 12 Kayla TAYLOR, 13 Shenelle HENRY, 14 Chevonne JOHN, 15 Shenelle ARJOON, 18 Rinelle FINDLEY, 19 Ray-Ann MONTANO, 20 Shanice HAYNES, 21 Keri MEYERS (GK), 23 Collette MORGAN

CNGC RUSH

1 Emily Marie Cota (GK), 2 Bruna MARCHIOWATTI, 3 Adeka SPENCE, 4 Rhea BELGRAVE, 5 Annalis CUMMINGS, 6 Tamika ISAAC, 7 Priscilla SELAU, 8 Nubiluz RANGEL, 9 Chrisbelis ABRAHAM, 10 Mariah SHADE, 11 Janine FRANCOIS, 12 Ahkeela MOLLON, 13 Afeisha MOHAMMED, 14 Janelle MC GEE, 15 Joyce MATTOS, 16 Nadia JAMES, 21 Nicole MITCHELL (GK)

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on June 24, 2015, 07:02:39 AM
I'm reading this thing and it's rife with pettiness and ego... I, we, me do this and them ent doing nutten. How is organizing a football competition the responsibility of the MOS? Further if the National football governing body doesn't sanction the League, then all participants can possibly face a ban. If they have sanctioned it, then they would have done their part.... sigh.... What is the MOS doing for sports in Tobago? How does Tobago benefit from the WPL? How many of our players are "exposed" to development...  ;D ;D ;D... listen... alyuh have a happy father's day eh!

FS, comment on this would be helpful also ... especially in light of the Tobago News article above regarding the presence of only two Tobago players in the WPL.

Is that true? Is it false? What should we know?

As far as I recall THA were invited to sponsor a Tobago team. I'm not sure, but I think they were stretched due to the Legends tournament. It wasn't practical to have a Tobago only team based in T&T. I'm not sure why the try outs didn't happen. But I do believe that some WPL games will be played in Tobago, at least that was the plan. I will follow up and see if that's still happening. 

At the end of the day, whether the number is two (or a token "send five"), Tobago has been neglected. Points to a structural problem. However, I think players on the WNT from Tobago need to be consistently at the forefront of advocating on matters like this, in the trenches.

Charity begins at home.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Deeks on June 24, 2015, 07:09:41 AM
Tobago has been neglected

While this is certainly true, I honestly feel if the football lovers of Tobago were serious, they would have had a team. What are the Tobago business people doing. Who own the businesses in Tobago. What are Tobagonians doing on their own to help football. Ask the govt to help? Allyuh can't be serious about that. The air bridge between the two islands is a real friggin headache for HS football, what make allyuh feel it will improve the WPL ?
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on June 24, 2015, 09:07:07 AM
Tobago has been neglected

While this is certainly true, I honestly feel if the football lovers of Tobago were serious, they would have had a team. What are the Tobago business people doing. Who own the businesses in Tobago. What are Tobagonians doing on their own to help football. Ask the govt to help? Allyuh can't be serious about that. The air bridge between the two islands is a real friggin headache for HS football, what make allyuh feel it will improve the WPL ?

There should be a Tobago team in the Pro League too, but it is very impractical. You cannot even guarantee that you would reach for the fixture (study last years events in the F.A. Trophy and Super League) The only practical way is for CAL to officially sponsor football and provide a plane specifically for teams to travel on specified days.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on June 24, 2015, 09:36:40 AM
The key issue has to be presenting players from Tobago with the same opportunities as players from Trinidad.

A Tobago team might have been on the cards, but had that occurred it should have infused non-T&T players and T&T players, not exclusively players from Tobago. Also, it wasn't necessary that the "Tobago team" be based in Tobago. If non-T&T players could be housed in Trinidad, so too could players from Tobago. 

This is also a separate point from whether some of the WPL matches occurred in Tobago. Just as a WPL match could take place in St. James, one could take place in Tobago.

Also a separate issue is the inclusion of more players from Tobago. This could have been achieved without having a "Tobago team".

If part of the concern in the WPL's conceptualization was a lack of direction by the TTFA regarding women's football, why also not get a two-for and address what Tobago has identified as a lack of inclusiveness and administrative coordination by the TTFA regarding Tobago?
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: doc on June 24, 2015, 12:10:28 PM
SSDD.... I born and met it so, and shall die and leave it so... Separate we aspire, Together we achieve!
 ;D ;D
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Flex on June 26, 2015, 01:59:28 AM
‘Proud’ Mollon can’t give Rush WPL win.
By Sean Taylor (Express).


Despite her own personal victory in leading her team out for their long-awaited debut in the Women's Premier League, Ahkeela Mollon was unable to finish the day with three points on the stats sheet.

CNGC Rush, captained by the mercurial national winger, fought a tooth-and-nail battle in the second half with the Petrotrin Oilers, but were unable to capitalise as the match ended in a 1-1 draw.

The WPL continued on Wednesday evening at the St James Barracks, with a double-header featuring Women's League Football (WoLF) action in the first match.

The Oilers were definitely eager early on, as their lightning-quick runs off the ball caused the Rush back line no end of problems. Kayla Taylor in particular threatened as their focal point, managing to slip her slight frame behind the Rush defence on more than one occasion.

In the early exchanges, she beat the offside trap as well as Rush goal keeper Emily Cota, her lob however dropped inches behind the crossbar instead of into the net.

The developmental team were finally rewarded when Karyn Forbes lashed a low drive from outside the area in 28th minute, after the Rush defence failed to clear a corner.

The match was poised for the Oilers to move even further ahead as they threatened to increase the lead, however Mollon and her teammates had other plans. Nine minutes before the half, Mariah Shade tapped in from close range to restore parity totally against the run of play to send both teams into the dressing room locked at 1-1.

The second session saw a revitalised Rush outfit taking the game to the Oilers, with Mollon in particular very active on the right flank. The teams however cancelled each other out.

“I don't like to make excuses, but the width of the field made it easy for the defenders,” Mollon told the media after the match. “It made it easy for defenders that like to stand up and allow the ball to come to them.”

The Rush skipper showed true character on the night considering the events 24 hours before when her car was shot up in front her home Longdenville.

“I'm proud of myself, because it was really hard,” she said regarding leading her team in spite of the incident on Tuesday evening.

“Just be to able play the 90 minutes is a testimony to how real God is and how he has been working in my life to make the player and person I am today.”

In the earlier fixture, QPCC scored three goals in a come-from-behind win over the St Ann's Rangers in the WoLF. The Rangers, whose main team had to pull out of the WoLF competition earlier in the week, still fielded their youth team in the competition.

WPL action will continue tomorrow with a double header at Palo Seco Recreation Ground. The Angels take on Fuego at 4.30 p.m. while the Oilers and Wave FC will battle for their first win in the 6 p.m. kick-off.

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: AZZURRI on June 29, 2015, 11:20:02 AM
When are the next round of games?
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on June 29, 2015, 12:07:31 PM
When are the next round of games?

Wednesday 1st July at Diego Martin
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Flex on June 30, 2015, 01:55:47 AM
Rush, Oilers climb to WPL top.
T&T Guardian Reports.


CNGC Rush and Petrotrin Oilers moved to the top of the six-team inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL) standings on four points each after contrasting victories over Shanghai Construction Dragons and Wave FC respectively in a double-header at the Palo Seco Municipal Stadium, Palo Seco on Saturday.

In the opener, Rush led by Women’s Soca Warriors speedy winger Ahkeela Mollon silenced the Dragons 3-0 with goals from Venezuelan Chrisbelis Abraham in the 39th minutes and Brazil’s Priscilla Selau two minutes before national defender conceded an 85th minute own goal. The win lifted Rush, which drew its opener with the Oilers 1-1 to four points from two matches, the same as the Oilers who got a double from former national Under-17 and Under-20 striker Kayla Taylor to hold off Wave FC 3-2.

Taylor, a former standout player at Debe High School converted from the penalty-spot in the ninth minute for a 1-0 lead and six minutes later, Lulu who was the culprit in fouling Taylor for the penalty, deflected a shot from Karyn Forbes past her own goalkeeper for Oilers to lead 2-0. However, Lulu redeemed herself in the 39th minute when she scored the penalty-spot to cut the lead to 2-1, but two minutes before the half, Taylor netted her second of the match for the Oilers to go in 3-1 up at the interval.

The second-half was a much tighter contest with Patrice Vincent  scoring off a header in the 54th minute to get Rush with a goal of Oilers at 2-3, but that was as close as Rush get, as the Rajesh Latchoo-coached Southerners held on for the win and a share of the table lead.

Previous joint leaders Chancellor Angels and Boom Champions 94.1FM Fuego, both with three points each will have a chance to reclaim top spot when they clash at the Diego Martin Recreation Ground, Northern tomorrow from 8 pm.

Two hours earlier, a Women’s League Football (WoLF) fixture is expected to take place.         

Results

CNGC Rush 3 (Chrisbelis Abraham 37, Priscilla Selau 39, Lauryn Hutchinson 85 Own-Goal) vs Dragons 0

Petrotrin Oilers 3 (Kayla Taylor 9-Pen, 43, Josean Azevedo 15 Own-Goal) vs Wave FC 2 (Josean Azevedo 37-Pen, Patrice Vincent 55)

Tomorrow Fixture:

Chancellor Angels vs Boom Champions Fuego, Diego Martin Rec Ground, D/Martin, 8pm

Teams

Petrotrin Oilers: 21.Shalette Alexander; 14.Chevonne John, 5.Karyn Forbes (capt), 6.Khadisha Debesette, 18.Rinelle Findley; 10.Naomie Guerra (9.Stephanie Bonilla 80th - 2.Tamara Johnson 90th); 13.Shenelle Henry, 3.Shenelle Arjoon, 8.Victoria Swift, 11.Khadidra Debeette (7.Denecia Prince 70th); 12.Kayla Taylor.

Unused substitutes: 1.Keri Meyers (GK), 4.Shanicar Diamond, 19.Della Joseph, 24.Collette Morgan.

Coach: Rajesh Latchoo

Wave FC: 21.Teneisa Palmer; 3.Teneisha Cobham, 5.Joseane “Lulu” Azevedo (2.Samantha Kissoon 88th), 4.Jenelle Cunningham, 17.Patrice Vincent, 8.Afiyah Matthias (16.Charissa Delzin 81st), 7.Shanice Stephenson, 10.Laura Becerra, 9.Shakira Duncan, 20.Camilla Germano (6.Natasha St Louis 68th), 19.Kennya Cordner,

Unused substitutes: 13.Tisha Lee Spicer, 14.Stephanie Beam.

Coach: Derek Arneaud

Referee: Keilon Bacchus

STANDINGS

P W D L F A Pts
Rush 2 1 1 0 4 1 4
Oilers 2 1 1 0 4 3 4
Angels 1 1 0 0 3 0 3
Fuego 1 1 0 0 5 3 3
Wave 2 0 0 2 2 6 0
Dragons 2 0 0 2 3 8 0

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Flex on June 30, 2015, 02:14:07 AM
‘Put down the guns’
By JONATHAN RAMNANANSINGH (NEWSDAY).


NATIONAL female footballer and Women’s Premier League (WPL) standout, Akheela Mollon, has called on Trinidad and Tobago to “put down the guns” after escaping a hail of bullets in a shootout between rival gangsters in her hometown of Longdenville on Tuesday night.

Speaking via the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation’s YouTube channel yesterday, the 30-year-old midfielder admitted that she was still recuperating from the nerve-wrecking encounter which saw the avid footballer crawl from the bullet-riddled vehicle into her house unscathed.

The following day however, a still shaken Mollon displayed immense mental strength and laced up her Team Rush boots once more to represent her WPL club, Team Rush.

“Everyday you read about it (crime) in the newspaper,” said Mollon as she cheered on her club-mates at a training session. “Until it really hits home, then you really feel it. My appeal would be to just put the guns down because innocent lives are being taken away from us. People who could continue to impact and continue to add essence to Trinidad and Tobago are losing their lives innocently in things they know nothing about. So I would like to say just put down the guns and let us just try to live in peace and move forward from there and make Trinidad and Tobago a better place.”

Mollon, who is Trinidad and Tobago’s only female footballer to secure a European contract, added that she sometimes relives the incident in her mind. But, the slim figured athlete has opted to let faith be her guide and will not be deterred or put down by these recent happenings to her and her family.

“Coping is a bit hard mentally at times,” she added. “Just thinking of what could have been the outcome. But I’m a person with my faith so I try to keep it positive and know that God kept me for a reason. That’s why I’m out here today cheering on the girls even though I did not partake in the training session. I’m still out here just showing them that I’m alive and kicking and God will continue to use me for the red, white and black.” The former Swedish player also acknowledged the strong support she has received thus far from Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) officials, family, friends and even strangers. According to her, these words of inspiration play an instrumental role in maintaining a clear head and moving forward with a positive mind-set.

She concluded, “It’s (support) been great , especially (from) my teammates. The (WPL) team I play with, Rush, and the National (women’s) team, they all lent their support. I heard from the secretary of the TTFA (Sheldon Phillips), he extended his hand and everybody’s reaching out and I’m grateful for that. I’m really grateful for the fans on Facebook. They all sent their love and my inbox is flooded with messages of encouragement and that has helped motivate and encourage me to keep pressing forward.”

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Flex on July 01, 2015, 02:19:14 AM
Rush crush Dragons; Oilers edge Wave in WPL.
T&T Express Reports.


The Women's Premier League (WPL) continued over the weekend at the Palo Seco Velodrome where Wave FC and the Dragons suffered further setbacks in their WPL aspirations.

CNGC Rush and the Petrotrin Oilers – who played to a 1-1 draw on their respective WPL debuts last Wednesday – travelled to the deep south over the weekend. Rush shut out the Dragons 3-0, while the Oilers edged Wave FC 3-2.

Rush was certainly in a hurry to move to the top of the WPL standings, albeit temporarily, as they went into the lead from Chrisbelis Abraham's effort in the 37th minute. Two minutes later they doubled their lead, as Priscilla Selau also got on the score sheet. To add insult to injury, the Dragons put one into their own net near the end, to seal the deal for skipper Ahkeela Mollon and her Rush teammates.

The Oilers are proving to be one of the teams that have settled quickly, as they put Wave FC to the sword. Despite the promise Wave FC has in attack on paper, they still haven't been able to get points on the board,

Meanwhile, the Oilers went about to prove that the attacking promise they showed in the early stages of their debut in the competition was no fluke. Kayla Taylor opened the score from the penalty spot, and doubled her tally five minutes before the half. Her goals came either side of skipper Karen Forbe's item – making it her second of the campaign, after she scored the opener home against Rush last Wednesday at the St James Barracks.

Wave fought back when they reduced the Oilers advantage at 2-1, courtesy their rugged and talented Brazilian defender Josean Azevedo-- who made a promising showing against the Angels on the opening night of the inaugural competition. With the Oilers up 3-1 after Taylor’s second of her brace, Wave’s Patrice Vincent got on the score sheet in the 55th minute to make it 3-2, but they were unable to conjure up another as they suffered their second consecutive defeat; making it imperative they win their remaining three fixtures.

The WPL continues tomorrow when the Chancellor Angels take on the Boom Champions Fuego, who were rampant on the opening day against the Dragons. There will also be a match from the Women's League Football (WoLF) competition. The double header starts at 6 p.m., and will take place at the Northern Recreation Ground in Diego Martin.

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Flex on July 02, 2015, 02:04:06 AM
Angels, Fuego put perfect start on the line.
By Nigel Simon (Guardian).


Seen the Maylee Attin-Johnson-led Angels and Fuego, with Tasha St Louis at the helm, takes place at the Diego Martin Recreational Ground, (Northern Ground), Diego Martin from 8 pm.

Currently, CNGC Rush and Petrotrin Oilers sit atop the table with four points each from two matches, one more than Angels and Fuego which have only played one match each, while Shanghai Construction Dragons and Wave FC are without a point after two straight losses respectively.

Speaking on the eve of the match, Richard Hood, coach of the Fuego team, was quick to note that his team was only informed that they would not be facing Petrotrin Oilers, but the Angels instead on Monday afternoon.

He said, “We were preparing the girls technically and tactically for a clash against Oilers, but now we have to change our plans and plan for the Angels which play differently and hopefully we will be able to make the necessary adjustments in the time we have.”

Asked if the two week gap between his team’s opening match and second game today worked in his favour, Hood said it allowed him the chance to get to know the new players and also work on improving the team allround.

“In our first match which we won against the Dragons 5–3 we played some decent football and this has continued during our training sessions, but as always there is room for improvement and the girls have been accepting to the challenge.”

With regards to his opponents, Hood, a former national Under-17 women’s coach and current coach of Digicel T&T Pro League outfit, Police FC said he expects a difficult contest based on what he saw of them when they defeated WAVE FC 3–0.

“They are a very good, aggressive and have a good offensive line and we will just have to match them in every aspect of the game.”

Angels’ coach Anthony Creece, a former national Olympic team player, was also looking forward to seeing how his players respond to their long layoff from the opening night of competition at the St James Police Barracks Training Ground, St James, on June 18, a 3–0 win over Wave FC.

The St James-born Creece said, “It’s left to be seen how the girls come out because we were suppose to have a match last week, but there was a change in the schedule and now a change in opponent.”

He added, “But in general, I think they are just eager to get back out on the field of play which is a positive, but at the same time the downside is not having enough time to plan for your opponent.”

Having had two weeks to prepare Creece he was happy with the squad he had and said they are all working hard at getting the job done in each match.

With regards to opponents Fuego, Creece said like his team they had not played since the opening day and expect both teams to be somewhat excited to get back on the field as well as being a bit nervous during the early exchanges.

“They (Fuego) have a good squad from what we saw, but we will prepare as best as we can for what they have to offer and also try and execute our game play,” ended Creece.

Two hours earlier, T&T Under-17 women’s team and Defence Force will do battle in the Women’s League Football (WoLF) Premier Division clash.

Matches

Wolf Premier Division:

T&T Under-17 women vs Defence Force, Diego Martin Rec Ground, 6 pm

Women Premier League:

Angels vs Fuego, Diego Martin Rec Ground, 8 pm

Standings

Teams    P    W    D    L    F    A    Pts
CNGC Rush    2    1    1    0    4    1    4
Petrotrin Oliers    2    1    1    0    4    3    4
Chancellor Angels    1    1    0    0    3    0    3
94.1FM Fuego    1    1    0    0    5    3    3
Wave FC    2    0    0    2    2    6    0
SCG Dragons    2    0    0    2    3    8    0

Teams

Angels: Tynetta McKoy, Beth Seaman, Peta Gay Soman, Ayanna Russell, Jaclyn Poucel, Jodie Redgrave, Sharrain, Alyssa Budhoo, Tamar Watson, Jodi Ann McGregor, Kandace Franklin, Maylee Attin-Johnson (captain), Rafaela De Vargas, Bruna Da Silva

Coach: Anthony Creece (T&T)

Fuego: Tasha St Louis, Patrice Superville, Diamond Henderson, Anastacia Prescott, Jamila Mathlin, Denisha Thomas, Bernelle Shears, Nickisha James, Jo Marie Lewis, Shanelle Warrick (all Trinidad and Tobago), Christina Murray, Tanesia Vassell (both Jamaica), Saucedo, Leticia Bussato, Camila Demezio (all Brazil), Ermelindo Izquierda (Paraguay), Zaudita Kaza-Amalak (US Virgin Islands).

Coach: Richard Hood (T&T)​

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on July 02, 2015, 10:26:12 PM
Arin King was born in Canada too but is listed as a T&T national.

I am sure she is decent.

Anybody know anything about them Brazilian players?

How we scouted them and who they played for or we just pick players because they from Brazil?


The Brazilians are from the area near the Brazilian border with Argentina and Paraguay, close to the famous Iguazu Falls. Some of the players might have been involved in the Copa Libertadores Femenina in 2013, possibly also 2012. The team they are from didn't progress in 2014.

Our friends left this question unanswered so I decided to help out. ;)
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Flex on July 03, 2015, 02:09:39 AM
‘On Fire’ Fuego top WPL.
By  Sean Taylor (Express).


It wasn't for the faint of heart, but Boom Champions Fuego are the new leaders in the Women's Premier League. The 94.1fm franchise team was able to come from behind to eke out an important 2-1 win against the Chancellor Angels when action in the WPL resumed on Wednesday evening, at the Northern Recreation Ground in Diego Martin.

Jodi Ann Mc Gregor sent the Angels ahead from the spot in the 19th minute, however Fuego responded immediately, with two quick goals in a four-minute spell from Ermelinda Izquierda, and Anastacia Prescott.

The action early on lived up to the hype, as both teams had won their opening matches two weeks ago and were fully aware that another win would put them two points clear. The Angels had much more of the opening exchanges, picking up from where they felt off from their opening night against Wave FC.

They were solid from the back and dominated going forward as well. Jacqueline Poucel almost created the opener much in the way she orchestrated Angel's second goal in their last outing. She burst forward from the defence, and found skipper Maylee Attin Johnson whose lob beat the keeper but sailed just wide of the post.

The enthusiastic crowd didn't have to wait long for the breakthrough however. Tanesia Vassell pole-axed Kandice Franklin in the penalty area to concede a penalty, which was confidently converted by Mc Gregor, who sent the Brazilian keeper Leticia Bussato, the wrong way.

The goal seemed to wake up the Fuego defence and midfield, as they started to string more passes together with Jamaican Christina Murray being the chief architect in ball-retention. Five minutes later, Fuego equalised through their centre back Izquierda whose glancing header from a corner, beat Tynetta Mc Koy in goal. Fuego capitalised once more from another corner on the half hour, when Prescott with her back to goal, swivelled and steered her shot into the left-hand corner.

Angels were already unsettled at that point, and their frustrations continued to mount in the second period.

Skipper Attin-Johnson hustled and harried all night and in some cases, literally tried to carve out opportunities on her own. Her teammates also seemed to lose the plot with a lot of needless fouls as they battled for control of the midfield. The frustration boiled over into a dismissal — Rafaela De Vargas dragged down her opponent near the centre circle for her second bookable offence.

The Angels were in the ascendancy before that point. Vargas ironically, could have been a hero but her chance created by Maylee's intelligently-taken quick free kick was saved.

The red card however set the tone for a disappointing second period, as the Fuego players, who looked jaded, could not take full of advantage of their numerical superiority. Amidst the shirt-pulling and late challenges, Murray's passing continued to be a threat.

When Fuego coach Richard Hood sent winger Claudia Sancedo on for defender Jamila Matlin, it was clearly an attempt to kill the contest with another goal which almost succeeded; Sancedo crashing a shot off the bar at the death. The final whistle blew on two sets of exhausted players, with Fuego consolidating top spot after two rounds.

"I think there were some good moments, but fatigue set in a bit," said Hood. "We have been pushing them hard, and the girls were complaining about their legs."

The result saw the Angels drop to fourth place, while Fuego moved to the summit.

The competition will continue today, at the Ojoe Road Recreation Ground in Sangre Grande. The SCG Dragons will face Petrotrin Oilers in the first match of the double-header at 6pm, while at 8pm, CNGC Rush tackle Wave FC, who are looking for their first points in the competition.

Results

Fuego 2 (Ermelinda Izquierda 26, Anastasia Prescott 31) v Angels 1 (Jodi-Ann McGregor 19 pen)

Player of the Match: Leticia “Lele” Bussato (Fuego).

Teams

Boom Champions Fuego: 1.Leticia Bussato; 15.Patrice Superville, 4.Linda, 3.Anastasia Prescott, 16.Tanesia Vassell; 10.Tasha St Louis (capt), 11.Christina Murray; 9.Shanelle Warrick (18.Denisha Thomas 76th); 5.Jamila Matlin (14.Claudia Saucedo 69th), 12.Jo Marie Lewis (7.Zaudita Kaza-Amlak 88th), 8.Kamilinha.

Unused Substitutes: 21.Priscilla Tapia Castillo (GK), 2.Diamond Henderson, 6.Nickisha James.

Coach: Richard Hood

Chancellor Angels: 1.Tynetta McKoy (25.Beth Seaman 84th); 6.Alyssa Bodhoo, 2.Ayanna Russell, 8. Jaclyn Poucel, 4.Jodie Redgrave; 7.Peta Gaye Soman, 20.Tamar Watson (13.Bruna Da Silva 84th); 10.Jodi Ann McGregor; 15.Kandace Franklin, 9.Maylee Attin-Johnson (capt), 16.Rafaela De Vargas [red card 64].

Unused Substitutes: 3.Tkeyah Phillip, 17.Sharain Cummings.

Coach: Anthony Creece

Referee: Crystal Sobers

Current Standings

1st Boom Champions Fuego — 6pts
2nd CNGC Rush — 4pts
3rd Petrotrin Oilers — 4pts
4th Chancellor Angels — 3pts
5th Wave FC — 0pts
6th Dragons — 0pts

Today's Fixtures

SCG Dragons v Petrotrin Oilers, 6pm, Ojoe Road, Sangre Grande;

CNGC Rush v Wave FC, 8pm, Ojoe Road, Sangre Grande.

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Tallman on July 03, 2015, 09:07:02 AM
Alyssa Budhoo excited to be part of Trinidad and Tobago's new Women's Premier League
By Andres Torres (rednationonline.ca)


Alyssa Budhoo is one of the former Futsal Club Toronto players that will help inaugurate Trinidad and Tobago's new Women's Premier League as she signed for Team Angels.

Players from all the America's, including USA, Venezuela, Canada, St. Kitts/Nevis and the US Virgin Islands are touching down in Piarco over the last few weeks, with players from Brazil and Europe expected to arrive shortly.

“So far the experience has been great,” Budhoo told RedNation. “I’m thankful to have an experience like this to play in another country, learn a new culture and play with women from all around the world.”

Given all the excitement and exposure around this summers Women’s World Cup, Trinidad and Tobago is taking this opportunity to create a new and exciting league in the nation to help promote the sport and give more women the chance to play competitive soccer.

“The competition here is very good, the women playing in the league come from Trinidad, the national team, England, USA, Brazil, and all around,” Budhoo said. “Lots of the players here have competed at a semi-professional level and have played at the college university level, everyone here has the same goal and that is to win as many games as possible.”

“I feel like women’s soccer can definitely grow a lot more. I feel it’s great that Trinidad took the chance and created the WPL to give more women the opportunity to play at a higher level. I feel women don’t get enough attention for their talent and the support needs to continuously grow.”

Budhoo and Team Angels won their first game with a score of 3-0, and will play their next match on Saturday, July 4.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Flex on July 06, 2015, 05:15:22 AM
WPL players, clubs spreading their wings
T&T Newsday Reports.


THE WOMEN’S Premier League (WPL) has been an experience to remember for the players, coaches and supporters alike. The players of each of the six franchise teams have been committed on the field and last week, they didn’t shirk their off-the-field responsibilities either.

On June 28, WPL partnered with the Ministry of Sport and Special Olympics TT to stage the Unified Football matches at Queen’s Royal College Grounds. The initiative was part of a week of activities of the Differently-Abled Football Camp (DAFC) which featured coaching sessions by the esteemed Everton Football Club disability coaches Michael King, Peter Livingstone and Anthony Harden.

Shane Stanford, Focus Management director and DAFC coordinator stated, “it is a big relief to have executed a project that has been in the making for almost two years now. Focus Management is firm in our support of Special Olympics TT and unified sports. DAFC was a great learning experience for all and we hope that we can continue to create pathways in sport for the differently-abled.”

The Unified Football matches were a great experience for all on the day. The differently-abled athletes from Special Olympics played in mixed seven-a-side teams with the WPL athletes and the Minister of Sport, Senator Brent Sancho.

Minister Sancho’s unified team was also the eventual winner on the day after Priscilla Selau (CNGC Rush) laid a perfect pass off to Clint of Special Olympics TT to bury into the back of the net.

“(The day) was phenomenal,” he said. “It truly was a good few days culminating with some fun with the girls from the WPL and the Special Olympic athletes. These initiatives are something that we don’t put enough emphasis on. We are now hoping that this will just be the start and hope that not only the government will support these ventures but also corporate TT will see its value, especially with the likes of a huge brand such as Everton FC showing its support.”

The fun did not stop there. CNGC Rush visited the Angostura Laventille/Morvant Youth Games at the Laventille Community Complex for a Sports Day while Petrotrin Oilers got to spend time with differently-abled students at a school close to their sponsors offices in Pointe-a-Pierre.

Boom Champions Fuego players also got into the community building enjoyment. Claudia Saucedo and Zauditu Kaza-Amlak teamed up with the DianaTon Foundation to visit Secondary Schools in Diego Martin. DianaTon founder Dr Tonya Welch and Miss World TT contestant Vishani Murally were ecstatic to have the Fuego players involved and offer their advice to the young students.

Venezuelan forward Crisbelis Abraham of CNGC Rush was very grateful for the opportunity to be involved with the children last week.

“It was a great experience to help inspire and motivate the kids. I also love being around the other players from around the globe. The different languages are sometimes an issue but we are all learning. In the end, kindness, giving back and football is a universal language.”

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Flex on July 08, 2015, 02:26:19 AM
Women footballers in Shanghai Cup action
T&T Newsday Reports.


FOOTBALL Enthusiasts will have the opportunity to see top women footballers in action at Fatima College Ground, Mucurapo, when teams compete for the Shanghai Cup and the grand cash prize of $10,000.

The tournament is being hosted by the Women’s Premier League (WPL) and sponsored by the Shanghai Construction Group. According to Senator the Sport Minister Brent Sancho, “this tournament allows equal play for all.”

Registration is open to all clubs in the WPL and the Women’s League Football (WoLF), but the deadline for entering is tomorrow.

Those wanting to be a part of the sporting action and see their favourites from the WPL can come to the Fatima Ground from 10 am on Saturday and Sunday.

For further information on the Shanghai Cup 2015, please contact info.wpltt@gmail.com.

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: spideybuff on July 08, 2015, 08:16:00 AM
That Shanghai cup looking like is just a way of getting a sweat going while the league on hiatus due to pan am. Might be decent though. Some of them girls have skills
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on July 08, 2015, 10:24:49 AM
That Shanghai cup looking like is just a way of getting a sweat going while the league on hiatus due to pan am. Might be decent though. Some of them girls have skills

Gotta keep the girls busy!!
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on July 12, 2015, 12:44:27 PM
What has been the vibe at the tournament this weekend ... "Shanghai Cup"? Weigh in if you are or were present.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Flex on July 14, 2015, 02:09:53 AM
Wave win WPL 6s.
T&T Express.


Wave FC survived the heat from 94.1 FM Fuego to capture the $5,000 first prize in the Women’s Premier League (WPL) Sixes tournament held on Fatima College Ground yesterday.

The Wave women prevailed 3-2 on kicks from the penalty mark after the two teams had battled to a goalless draw in the 20 minutes of normal time in the six-a-side tournament slotted into the break from WPL action while the senior team is on Pan American Games duty.

Some 12 teams played in three groups of four, with the top two from each group and the two best third placed sides going into the knockout rounds. The National Under-17 side preparing for their Caribbean Football Union (CFU) first round qualifying tournament fielded two sides.

Wave had been winners of Group B and got past the National U-17 B team (best third placed side) 3-1 in the quarter-finals with goals from Chelsea Gibbs, Tiniesha Cobham and Janelle Cunningham. Brittney Williams got the lone goal for the U-17s.

In the semi-finals, the Wave women also needed spot kicks to dispose of SCG Dragons—who finished second in Group C—after a 1-1 stalemate in regulation time.

Group C winners Fuego also needed spot kicks to get past the National U-17 A side (second best third place team) in their quarter-final following a 0-0 regulation time draw. And in the semi-finals, Fuego edged Group A runners-up Petrotrin Oilers 1-0.

In addition to the $5,000 first prize, Wave also won the Shanghai Construction Cup.

Fuego received $3,000 as the beaten finalists, while semi-final losers Dragons and Oilers got $1,000 each.

Scores:

Quarter-finals

Chancellor Angels 0 v SCG Dragons 1 (Adams)

Wave FC 3 (Chelsea Gibbs, Tiniesha Cobham, Janelle Cunningham) v National U-17 B 1 (Brttney Williams)

94.1 FM Fuego 0 v National U-17 A 0.
Fuego won 2-1 on kicks via the penalty mark

Petrotrin Oilers 0 v CNGC Rush 0.
Oilers won 1-0 via kicks from penalty mark

Semi-final 1

SCG Dragons 1 (Keyla Moreno) v Wave FC 1 (Shakira Duncan).
Wave won 1-0 via kicks from the penalty mark.

Semi-final 2

94.1FM Fuego 1 (S.Murray) v Petrotrin Oilers 0

Final

Wave 0 v 94.1 FM Fuego 0.
Wave won 3-2 via kicks from the penalty mark.

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Flex on July 15, 2015, 02:02:28 AM
Football and sno cones.
By Garth Wattley (Express).


When last you ate a sno cone?

Monday morning by the Queen’s Park Savannah, I engaged in a childhood pastime—eating “shave ice.”

Can’t remember the last year I did that. Had me a big cup of cool and refreshing nostalgia.

Cost me five dollars. Prices, like time don’t stand still. But as I chipped away at the ice with my straw, I was reminded that to get the best out of a sno cone, you have to use the right technique.

Chipping steadily at the ice until it melts down rather than sucking up the syrup—or water in the case of the plain ice—straight away, will allow you to have a nice beverage in the end rather than dried, coloured ice. It is all about patiently sticking to a process for the best results.

Nowadays though, people don’t seem to respect process very much.

Sunday afternoon, I was reminded of how that breakdown in order continues to affect young people who choose to play football.

In the western corner of Fatima College ground, the Women’s Premier League (WPL) six-a-side tournament was in progress. The sounds of competition were all around, as the young women of the various teams tried to work their way into the final. This was essentially a fun day for the six teams taking part in this first season of the WPL and their four Women’s League Football (WoLF) counterparts. But for the two national sides in the competition, the day was about more than just having a good time.

Today should have been the start of the first round of Caribbean Football Union qualifying for next year’s Under-17 World Cup in Jordan for a group including T&T, St Kitts and Nevis and the British Virgin Islands. But up to Sunday, National Under-17 coach Rajesh Latchoo had no clue when the competition would begin, or where it would be held.

“The competition was supposed to start this Wednesday but because of some venue issues we are unsure and await the CFU’s response,” Latchoo told me.

For the moment therefore, the coach and his staff must prepare a squad with no date in mind. But time is of utmost importance for this team.

The coach explained: We have five players from overseas here, and if the tournament does not play soon, they must return, then they would not be available for the tournament.”

In addition to those five, Latchoo could lose another seven due to National Under-20 duty, as that team is also getting ready for CFU competition.

“We have presently seven of them training with the Under-20s. From feedback, they are doing well and I’m glad for them. That’s seven and then five (overseas) so that’s half a team.”

Latchoo reckons that if T&T cannot get through their tournament by August 5, his squad could be decimated by player departures.

It is against such a background that Latchoo’s charges were playing Sunday afternoon. They were competing as two teams, “A” and “B.”

“Small-sided games are high intensity,” the coach noted, “so this would be a good opportunity to see them play against quality players, very good players. This is like a measuring stick for us, so we will know who could play from who can’t play and who ready to go forward and who not ready to go forward.”

As useful as the six-a-side sweat might have been, it could hardly be described as ideal preparation for a “big field” tournament. But Latchoo and his players have to take anything they can get.

Yes, the story of this Under-17 side is the latest episode in the frustrating story of national teams preparation.

A unit so close to competition should be fine-tuning, having played a number of warm-up games against opposition that would be similar to what would be encountered in competition. Instead, they have had to settle for “small goal” football.

And while the unit—the core of which competed in last August’s CONCACAF Under-15 series—has been together for 15 months, it has not been a year-and-a-half of solid preparation.

Latchoo was frank: “We should be two if not three times further than where we are,” he said. He reels off a list of drawbacks—“The lack of resources available to the girls in terms of transportation for them; in terms of having the (required) number of training sessions; in terms of having all the staff available for all the sessions because they have their work commitments, I have my work commitments. Those are the things that have affected our preparation. We have to rely heavily on the parents to carry the programme.”

Imagine that, a national team having to lean on mothers and fathers to make its way in 2015.

But for the love of their children there may not be an Under-17 team to prepare at this stage.

Latchoo does not go that far, but what he does not say is as telling as what he does make comment on.

When I ask him what the Football Association has been saying about the issues with preparation the coach tells me: “I think it is best for them to answer that question.”

At the moment, president Raymond Tim Kee and his executive have their hands full giving answers to Minister of Sport Brent Sancho.

But while that fight over figures rumbles on, Latchoo speaks of the growing frustration of the parents.

Meanwhile, his “diehard,” “120 per cent” players just want the chance to play.

They have come through the Under-15s, now they want to get to their first World Cup. They are eager to go through the process.

If only their elders would match their commitment and dignify them with the necessary support, eventually the best that they have to offer will come out. And the end results may be truly refreshing for national football.

Shave ice refreshing.

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on July 22, 2015, 12:24:26 PM
How many more WPL match dates or matches left to play?
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on July 22, 2015, 12:43:50 PM
How many more WPL match dates or matches left to play?

3 more WPL games.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on July 23, 2015, 06:53:55 AM
How many more WPL match dates or matches left to play?

3 more WPL games.

Starting when?
Title: WPL stutters to finish line; but organisers beg for a second chance
Post by: SWF Reporter on July 27, 2015, 11:11:31 PM
WPL stutters to finish line; but organisers beg for a second chance
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868.com)


The inaugural Women’s Professional League (WPL), the brainchild of Sport Minister Brent Sancho, looks set for a farcical finish this week with understaffed teams and crammed fixtures, as organisers try to wrap up the competition by Thursday July 30.

The hastily arranged competition was initially criticised by the public. However, skepticism made way for encouraging reviews as the WPL kicked off with entertaining action played before appreciative crowds.

Concerns about the WPL’s schedule proved to be well founded, though, as the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games effectively scuttled the competition’s momentum in more ways than one.

On Sunday July 26, the women’s competition announced fixtures for the same day with barely 15 hours notice to the media and public while clubs are uncertain about venues for matches this week.

Boom Champions Fuego were unbeaten before Sunday but, with just 14 available players, lost 2-0 to Wave FC in front of a nearly deserted stands. Fuego now play their last two outings within 24 hours of each other against Petrotrin Oilers and CNGC Rush on July 29 and 30 respectively, which means three games within five days.

The crammed WPL schedule is against FIFA’s medical guidelines for competitive matches.

“I am very concerned about (the fixtures),” Fuego coach Richard Hood told Wired868. “I argued with the organisers (but) for whatever reason they said we had to finish the league by Thursday. I think there would have been additional costs if they didn’t and they didn’t want to deal with that.

“It is not good for the girls but they decided.”

Fuego, Hood said, plays at the St James Barracks on Wednesday and then in Siparia on Thursday. Or maybe not.

Rush coach Marlon Charles said he believes the Thursday double header was moved to Chaguanas instead. Charles enjoyed the brief WPL tournament, although he believes the administration of the competition must improve.

“It looked good when the girls went on the field because they did their part to sell the league,” said Charles. “The girls gave 100 percent effort, so I think the league achieved its goal in that sense. But the administration itself needs to be more organised. A lot of things surprised them I think.”

Hood and Charles were both wrong about this week’s fixtures. WPL director Kairon Serrette told Wired868 that, after today’s double header at the Eddie Hart Grounds in Tacarigua, the remaining games will be held at Edinburgh 500 in Chaguanas on Wednesday and the St James Barracks on Thursday.

Serrette was unaware of the FIFA medical guidelines for competitions, which doesn’t strictly apply as the WPL is not a FIFA competition. However, he admitted that they ended up in a race against the clock, as the tournament’s 40-plus foreign players are due to leave Trinidad on Friday.

“It was more of a scheduling issue but it had to be done based on the schedule we had to complete the league,” said Serrette. “We had different challenges that we had to react to, so we had to adapt.”

Serrette chose not to give specific examples of those challenges. However, he said there were more positives than negatives to take away from the maiden WPL season, which cost taxpayers $1.7 million.

“We have had challenges (and) we have not done things perfectly and had to adapt,” said Serrette, “but we will do the post-mortem after and see how we can improve.

“I firmly believe it is worth another edition. We have learnt a lot in this first year and once the same principles are involved with more resources, I think this can really take off…”

Most of the WPL’s coaches, players and spectators agreed that the potential for a women’s professional league is real.

Undoubtedly, the six teams involved have bent over backwards to play through less than ideal circumstances.

There was no pre-season and most teams did not get together until two or three days before their opening fixture. Clubs do not have their own physiotherapists but use medical staff assigned by the WPL board.

In at least one fixture, the lone physio on duty abandoned the two playing teams to warm-up the squads for the second fixture.

Charles said that, for the past two weeks, he often held training sessions with just his seven foreign players as many of the locals had to work. So, he combined with Wave FC coach Derek Arneaud, who had the same problem, and they essentially combined their two squads.

“I think the league, given an opportunity again, can only do better,” said Charles.

Roughly one third of the rostered WPL players, around 40 women, came from North and South America as well as the Caribbean. And the skill levels of the imports varied greatly.

There were some standouts like the Angels duo of American defender Jaclyn Poucel and Jamaican midfielder Jodi-Ann McGregor as well as the Brazilian pair of Fuego goalkeeper Leticia “Lele” Bussato and Rush midfielder Priscilla “Pri” Selau. But most were solid at best.

However, Charles believes the WPL is enhanced by the foreign talent, even when they are less gifted than the local players.

“A lot of our local players were very unfit when they came to screening and I was very disappointed with that,” said Charles. “If you are a footballer, you have to be at least 75 percent fit at all times. The foreign players came eager and ready to play…

“Some of the foreign players were not as good as the locals but the locals have to step up next time.”

Whether there will be a “next time” is another story. Serrette has his fingers crossed. But he knows that State funding will be vital to the WPL’s survival.

“I think we won some fans wherever we played, even though we know we were not perfect, and I am happy with that,” Serrette told Wired868. “I don’t know what will happen in the next few months but I hope whoever has to sign off (on the next competition) sees the potential and that it is worth putting the money into it again.

“We tried with a very small staff to provide the best experience possible to the athletes and the public. You never know what is going to happen but we really hope it can continue.”

Serrette pointed out that there are few opportunities for professional women’s football in South and Central America. And he claimed that the imports all enjoyed their time in Trinidad and have vowed to return.

With more time to plan and scout and increased staff and resources, he thinks the WPL can only improve.

“Next year with a few changes, we may be able to attract even better talent and we can improve on the whole product and take it further,” said Serrette. “This thing can really be good. It can be big…

“It wasn’t perfect but, at the core, it is really just to execute better. It is a good introduction into women’s football.”

Hood, Charles and their coaching counterparts hope that the WPL is here to stay.

“I love what the league is bringing,” said Charles, “and I think it was successful on the field where the players really represented.”

Before they get to the post-mortem, though, there are still three gruelling double headers to play in as many days, with a fixture list that is anything but fair to the six teams involved.

The maiden WPL season has encouraged on the field but also disappointed off of it. However, the weighing up of its pros and cons and subsequent reshaping of Trinidad and Tobago’s domestic women’s top tier could be vital to the long term development of the “Women Soca Warriors.”

WPL Fixtures

(Tue July 28)

Wave FC v SCG Dragons, 5.30 pm, Eddie Hart Grounds;

CNGC Rush v Chancellor Angels, 7.30 pm, Eddie Hart Grounds.

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Flex on July 28, 2015, 01:52:48 AM
Wave upset Fuego in WPL.
T&T Express Reports.


Wave FC continued their good run of form when they became the first team to defeat Boom Champions Fuego in the Women's Premier League (WPL) Sunday.

Fuego had maximum points after two matches, but went down through goals from Camila Germano and Joseann "Lulu" Azevedo at the Maracas Recreation Ground in St Joseph.

The league was postponed once more on Friday after a two-week hiatus as a result of the national senior women's team's involvement in the Pan American Games, due to the prison break in Port of Spain, and the subsequent shootings.

The double-header featuring Fuego vs Oilers and Dragons vs Wave were postponed as a result.

However, the delay didn't put Wave off, as they dealt league-leading Boom Champions Fuego a blow to surge up the league table with back-to-back wins.

New WPL top scorer Camila Germano, scored a close range header in the first half while Joseann "Lulu" Azevedo dispatched a controversially-awarded penalty in the 77th minute. Jamaican Christina Murray scored for Fuego with a few minutes left to make for a tense finale but in the end, Wave FC held on to the 2-1 victory.

In the second clash of the double-header, Chancellor Angels stormed to a 2-0 lead within the first seven minutes against Petrotrin Oilers through Jody Sokol and Sherain Cummings.

Petrotrin Oilers, who were captained by Victoria Swift in the absence of Karyn Forbes, marshalled her troops well after the resumption. Shenelle Arjoon was especially inspirational and was the catalyst for the Oilers’ goal.

Kayla Taylor, who joins Germano as leading WPL goal scorer with three goals, was unerring from the spot after the referee awarded a penalty. Unfortunately it wasn't enough for the Oilers as the Chancellor Angels held their nerve to preserve their 2-1 advantage.

The action continues today in this WPL with a double-header at the Eddie Hart grounds from 5.30 pm.

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on July 28, 2015, 10:16:07 AM
What's the reason for the reported exodus of foreign players on Friday? The way Lasana's article reads, one is left with the impression that the date of departure comes as a surprise to planners. On the other hand, prior reports suggested that the foreign players had round-trip travel provided by the WPL organizers. How did matters come to this?

Quite intriguing that Kairon Serrette located his public voice at the end of the proceedings (per extensive on the record comments with L. Liburd). However, his silence at the inception of the proceedings continues in the category of 'duly noted'.

Perhaps the record could further benefit from the emergence of "being accessible" via someone clearly identifying the composition of the WPL board by name and number.

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on July 28, 2015, 10:57:01 AM
What's the reason for the reported exodus of foreign players on Friday? The way Lasana's article reads, one is left with the impression that the date of departure comes as a surprise to planners. On the other hand, prior reports suggested that the foreign players had round-trip travel provided by the WPL organizers. How did matters come to this?

Quite intriguing that Kairon Serrette located his public voice at the end of the proceedings (per extensive on the record comments with L. Liburd). However, his silence at the inception of the proceedings continues in the category of 'duly noted'.

Perhaps the record could further benefit from the emergence of "being accessible" via someone clearly identifying the composition of the WPL board by name and number.



They were always booked to return on that date. The problems came from delays with fields and, of course, the cancelling of last weeks game. Also, we were told that the women national players would return on the 19th, but for some reason out of WPL control, that didn't happen.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: AZZURRI on July 28, 2015, 08:01:51 PM
WPL ---great idea. Long time coming and deserved.
But poorly managed due to the rushed nature of it all, so i wouldnt be too quick to pass blame on Mr. Serrette just yet.

also,

the WOLF league is a scene by itself as well.
the league's fixtures were cut short because of WPL probably and now their admin is in a mess for unknown reasons
League is over and we are waiting about a month for the big 8 and FA cup to start...with no logical explanations to go with it.....

WHY we always have to rush s*** and look so disorganised all the damn time?!?
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: spideybuff on July 29, 2015, 10:42:36 AM
Anybody have an idea of the standings in the WPL right now?
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Flex on July 30, 2015, 02:05:53 AM
Three clubs hunt for coveted title
By Nigel A Campbell (Guardian).


The inaugural season of the six-team Women’s Premier League, the brain-child of Minister of Sport and former national footballer, Brent Sancho, will come to a fitting climax today at the St James Police Barracks Training Ground, Western Main Road, St James, with three clubs still in the hunt for the coveted title.

Currently, Chancellor Angels lead the standings with nine points from four matches, three more than 94.1FM Booom Champions Fuego and Shanghai Construction Group Dragons, which have played three and four matches respectively.

However, last night at Edinburgh 500 Ground, Chaguanas, Fuego came up against cellar-placed Petrotrin Oilers (four points) and with a win would have joined Angels on nine points ahead of today’s double-header from 5pm.

In the opener, Chancellor Angels which will be without national captain and star player Maylee Attin-Johnson as she recovers from a minor knee surgery comes up against Dragons.

Depending on the outcome of last night’s encounter with Fuego and Oilers, a win for Angels would put them on an unassailable 12 points tally.

However, a Fuego win against Oilers and a slip up by Angels in their final match against Dragons, could leave the door open for Fuego to take top honours when they face second from bottom-of-the-table CNGC Rush, which like Oilers have four points.

On Tuesday night, when action continued at the Eddie Hart Ground, Tunapuna, Dragons and Angels earned 2-1 wins over Wave FC and Rush to stay in the title race.

Wave FC, minus the injured Kennya “Yaya” Cordner” (surgery) and coming off two straight wins to get back in title contention after a 0-2 start, looked set for another three points and a share of the table lead when Jamaican, Shakirah Duncan fired in the go-ahead goal as early as the fifth minute, her fourth item in the last three matches after failing to score in the first two.

However with under 15 minutes left in the match, Costa Rican Jazmin Elizondo turned the match on its head, first by drawing her Dragons level in the 74th and two minutes, netting another to put her team 2-1 ahead, which they held until the final whistle.

With the win, Dragons briefly joined Angels and Wave FC, on six points each, however, Angels wasted little time in setting about regaining sole possession of top spot on the table as speedy Jamaican, Jodi-Ann Mc Gregor converted from the penalty-spot in the third minute for a 1-0 advantage over Rush.

Mc Gregor continued to lead the attack superbly for Angels in the absence of Attin-Johnson and in the 63rd minute she doubled the lead before national winger Ahkeela Mollon got a 90th minute consolation for Rush.

And just as the league kicked off with lots of excitement and buzz, the season will conclude in the same vein with three teams still in the race for the yet to be determined prize money.

WPL Results

Tuesday July 28:

SCG Dragons 2 (Jazmin Elizondo 74th, 76th) vs Wave FC 1 (Shakirah Duncan 5th)

Chancellor Angels 2 (Jodi-Ann Mc Gregor 3rd pen, 63rd) vs CNGC Rush 1 (Ahkeela Mollon 90th)

Current WPL Standings

Teams P W D L F A Pts
Chancellor Angels 4 3 0 1 8 4 9
94.1FM Fuego 3 2 0 1 8 6 6
SCG Dragons 4 2 0 2 7 9 6
Wave FC 5 2 0 3 10 12 6
CNGC Rush 4 1 1 2 8 8 4
Petrotrin Oliers 4 1 1 2 5 6 4

Remaining WPL Fixtures: Today

Venue: St James Police Barracks Training Ground, St James

Chancellor Angels vs SCG Dragons, 5pm
CNGC Rush vs 94.1FM Boom Champions Fuego, 7pm
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Flex on July 30, 2015, 02:19:13 AM
Angels bag crucial win in WPL
By Sean Taylor (Express).


The Chancellor Angels moved a step closer to clinching the inaugural Women’s Premier League title Tuesday night as they toiled to a hard-fought 2-1 win over CNGC Rush at the Orange Grove Savannah.

With the win, the Angels moved to nine points, giving them a three-point lead over second placed Boom Champions Fuego.

On Tuesday, a brace from Jodi-Ann McGregor was just enough to seal three points on the night. Ahkeela Mollon scored at the death for the Rush.

The match was physical throughout, with a lot of robust tackles in the midfield, however it provided a fascinating contest within a contest—between Mollon, and the Angels backline.

The winger commonly known as “Lady Latapy,” attempted to stir up her inner little magician as she stormed down the right wing time and again in the first half. Her enterprising play was a solo act however, and as a result didn’t penetrate the Angels defence.

The Angels on the other hand, wasted no time going ahead as their Jamaican forward McGregor converted a penalty in the third minute. The rest of the half was dominated by the Rush outfit, who searched for the equaliser and almost found it when they struck the bar and then had the rebound saved on the line by Angels custodian Beth Saseman.

Mollon picked up where she left off in the second half. However, the Angels defenders were better prepared. “We know that she has the pace, so we asked Kandice Franklin our outside midfielder to help, seeing as she is a speedy player,” Angels coach Anthony Creece said after the match.

Franklin did a masterful job balancing her new role with her regular duties going forward in midfield. She was Mollon’s constant shadow, which led to a lot of rugged tackles between the two.

In the 63rd minute, McGregor doubled her tally after a lightning counter-attack which she finished eventually on her second attempt after the keeper saved the first shot. Angels should have increased the lead seven minutes later when an identical counter left Rafaela de Vargas with only the keeper to beat and she hooked her shot wide while off balance.

The Angels’ second goal helped them to slow the match down and they went through the motions to a well-deserved win at the final whistle.

Mollon however would still have the final say in the match as her stoppage-time free kick from the wing was over-hit but sailed over an unwitting Saseman in the Angels goal. The goal may have given her the last word over her tormentors for the evening, but the Angels were the ones with the last laugh as the final whistle blew moments later.

Earlier in the evening in an ill-tempered affair, the SCG Dragons edged Wave FC 2-1. Wave had Jenelle Cunningham sent off.

Jazmin Elizondo netted twice, while Wave’s Shakira Duncan scored to continue her good form, filling in for the injured Kennya Cordner.

The WPL continued yesterday evening at the Maracas Recreation Ground where Boom Champions Fuego will take on the Petrotrin Oilers. Today the competition comes full circle back to the St James Barracks, where the final two fixtures will be hosted between the Angels and the Dragons, as well as Fuego and Rush, to determine the inaugural WPL Champions.

Standings as of Tuesday

Chancellor Angels - 9pts
Boom Champions Fuego - 6pts
Wave FC - 6pts
SCG Dragons - 6pts
CNGC Rush - 4pts
Petrotrin Oilers - 4pts


Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Flex on August 01, 2015, 05:58:37 AM
Saucedo earns Fuego WPL crown.
By Nigel Simon (Guardian).


Claudia Saucedo was the heroine as she netted with eight minutes left on the clock to earn 94.1FM Boom Champions Fuego a hard fought 2–2 draw with CNGC Rush and with it, the title on goal-difference from Chancellor Angels when the inaugural six-team Women’s Premier League climaxed on Thursday night.

The Tasha St Louis-captained Fuego started the day on top the table with Angels, and was then presented with a golden chance to take the crown when Shanghai Construction Group Dragons held Angels to a 1–1 draw in the opener at the St James Police Barracks Training Ground, Western Main Road, St James.

WPL Golden Boot winner Jazmin Elizondo opened the scoring as early as the sixth minute for the Dragons with another left footed rocket.

But Angels, captained by Jamaican Jodi-Ann McGregor in the absence of injured Women Soca Warriors captain Maylee Attin-Johnson, would not ride off gently into the sunset and found an equaliser through Kandice Franklin after Dragons failed to clear a right-sided cross on the stroke of half-time to set up and interesting second period.

Despite numerous chances being created at both ends of the field, the second half failed to produce any more goals, which meant Dragons ended with ten points, and left the door open for Fuego.

Fuego now needed only a draw and it got off to the perfect start against CNGC Rush as Camila Demezio tucked in a shot at the near post 23rd minute for a 1–0 lead which her team took into the break.

However, four minutes after the restart Crisbelis Abraham got Rush on level terms and in the 70th minute, Fuego and its coach Richard Hood were stunned when Nuniluz Rangel fired Rush into a 2–1 lead.

The pressure was now on Fuego as they surged forward in numbers with little or no luck on some near misses and missed calls by the officials.

But with eight minutes left in the match, American Claudia Saucedo broke free and scored the equalising goal that sent the crowd into raptures, and at the final whistle, the score was 2–2 and Boom Champions Fuego were in champagne central.

Both Fuego and Angels ended with ten points from their five matches and a goal-difference of plus-four, however, based on scoring more goals Fuego (13 goals) to Angels (nine) were crowned as winners.

Among the guests at the final of the tournament, the brainchild of Minister of Sports, Brent Sancho, were T&T Red Steel captain Dwayne Bravo, Pan American Games  2015 silver medallist Njisane Phillip, World Championship Track & Field gold medallist Jehue Gordon, Olympic sailor Andrew Lewis, former Soca Warrior striker Stern John and Junior Pan Am record breaking cyclist Kollyn St George.

Teams

Rush: 18.Emily Marie Cota; 16.Sharice Arthur, 4.Rhea Belgrave, 20.Nadia James, 5.Annalis Cummings; 11.Janine Francois, 7.Priscila “Pri” Selau, 17.Nuniluz Rangel; 12.Ahkeela Mollon (capt), 10.Mariah Shade, 9.Crisbelis “Cris” Abraham.

Unused Substitutes: 3.Adeka Spence, 6.Tamika Isaac, 13.Afeisha Mohammed, 15.Joyce Mattos.

Coach: Marlon Charles.

Fuego: 1. Letícia “Lele” Bussato; 15.Patrice Superville, 4.Ermelinda “Linda” Pantaleao, 3.Anastasia Prescott, 16.Tanesia Vassell; 10.Tasha St Louis (captain), 11.Christina Murray (83.Jamila Matlin 83rd); 9.Shanelle Warrick; 14.Claudia Saucedo, 12.Jo Marie Lewis, 8. Camila “Kamilinha” Demezio (18.Denisha Thomas 75th).

Unused Substitutes: 21.Priscilla Tapia Castillo (GK), 2.Diamond Henderson, 6.Nickisha James, 7.Zaudita Kaza-Amlak.

Coach: Richard Hood.

Referee: Kevin Smart.

WPL Results

July 30

Dragons 1 (Jazmin Elizondo 6) v Angels 1 (Kandace Franklyn 45+2) at St James.

Player of the Match: Jazmin Elizondo (Dragons).

Rush 2 (Cris 49, Nubyluz “Nuby” Rangel 70) v Fuego 2 (Kamilinha 23, Saucedo 82).

Player of the Match: Letícia “Lele” Bussato (Fuego).

Golden Boot: Jazmin Elizondo (Dragons–3 goals in 2 games).

Golden Glove: Letícia “Lele” Bussato (Fuego).

MVP: Jodi-Ann McGregor (Angels).

WPL All Star Team (Voted by Coaches)

Goalkeeper: Letícia “Lele” Bussato (Fuego)

Defenders: Karyn “Baby” Forbes (Oilers), Ermelinda “Linda” Pantaleao (Fuego), Jaclyn Poucel (Angels), Jodie Redgrave (Angels).

Midfielders: Joseane “Lulu” Azevedo (Wave), Christina Murray (Fuego), Tasha St Louis (Fuego), Jodi-Ann McGregor (Angels).

Forwards: Shakira Duncan (Wave), Kayla Taylor (Oilers).

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on August 01, 2015, 08:49:12 AM
Looking at that All-Star team, I am being informed that some NT players didn't render all-star appearances. That would include Arin King and none of our forwards ...
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Sam on August 01, 2015, 08:50:39 AM
Looking at that All-Star team, I am being informed that some NT players didn't render all-star appearances. That would include Arin King and none of our forwards ...

Sancho say he developing local players, might be de other way round.

 :rotfl:

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Flex on August 03, 2015, 04:46:13 AM
Sancho pleased with WPL
By  Sean Taylor (Express).


Sport Minister says ‘women’s football won’

The curtain came down on the inaugural Women's Premier League (WPL) last Thursday at the St James Barracks. The fiery closing act from the Boom Champions Fuego concluded a month of extremely competitive women's football across the country.

The Minister of Sport Brent Sancho was overall very satisfied with his administration's first crack at a women's professional league. "Women's football has been neglected for a very long time," the minister told the Express. "When I became sports minister, I felt I had to make sure that women's sports would get the kind of attention it needs."

According to the minister, he wanted to reach out and create an outlet for the premier women's footballers in Trinidad and Tobago.

There had been concerns however after Sancho's announcement of the WPL in March. The league itself was met with a lot of scepticism, particularly amongst the media in the build up to the opening day of action. The minister acknowledged the setbacks, citing the fact that they were inevitable seeing that the league was the first of its kind in T&T.

Many critics of the league were waving the red flag at the plausibility of the league being a state-run entity, therefore wasting tax dollars in the process. Sancho ensured that there was no such issue once the league kicked off.

"The majority of this league was sponsored by corporate T&T," he said. "The various teams took franchises and it boded well with the concept of the league." The minister also indicated that the private-sector sponsorship has ensured the longevity of the league. "What it has done is it has made sure the league has a projection, and we have already had calls from future suitors that want to be involved with the league for next year," he added.

Sancho also indicated that the players involved with the franchise teams were duly compensated for their endeavours. "We went along with most leagues around the world in terms of payment. We tried to do a tier system, and I think the main thing is that we tried to make players comfortable," said the minister.

According to Sancho, coach Karla Aleman praised the league as well, saying that she has yet to see the effort made for the league done anywhere else. "On this side of the world, I don't think there's any other women's league except the US that gives the players that type of financial opportunity," emphasised Sancho.

The Women's League Football (WoLF) was also a talking point, however. Many felt that the league which served as the premier women's competition in T&T since 2009, would have been overshadowed by its brand new successor. Sancho reiterated that the intention was never to push WoLF out. "This league is not in competition with the WoLF at all," he said. "It is actually meant to enhance it... in terms of the development of the league (WPL) we hope that the WoLF would play an even bigger part."

Attention inevitably has shifted away from the WoLF however. The St Ann's Rangers team, who were the defending champions, had to pull out entirely as most of their first eleven were drafted into the WPL.

The league itself had matches featured in tandem with the WPL on two different match days. Currently it seems the competition has taken a bit of a lull before its knockout phase, as even coaches are unsure as to when their next match will be played. The minister was unable elaborate on any perceived organisational issues that the competition was having.

But Sancho is already looking ahead to the future despite the WPL's recent conclusion. "This has been cabinet approved for three years," he said. "The first year would always be a challenge, but we're very happy to see that it turned out as it did. From an awareness standpoint, women's sport was really the winner from this."

Sancho hopes to see a tier system being used as a part of women's football in T&T, with the idea being that a girl's career could start at the secondary level, then move up to the WoLF, with the WPL being the top level of women's football available in T&T.

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: AZZURRI on August 03, 2015, 12:40:19 PM
nice idea...but again
poor implementation

too rushed

the Wolf league has suffered badly cause of it, and their administration also needs to improve their comm.
skills

Teams pulling out as mentioned.
Suddenly being faced with half the amount of games which severly affected planning of teams.

Hopefully they can learn from this and plan properly for once.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Sam on August 03, 2015, 03:40:00 PM
"This has been cabinet approved for three years," he said. "The first year would always be a challenge, but we're very happy to see that it turned out as it did. From an awareness standpoint, women's sport was really the winner from this."

It would be interesting if PNM wins election, that same cabinet not approval under different ministers might come back and bit Sancho in he ass, talk about a taste of his own medicine if this happens.

When Griffith approve de money for de TTFA and Sancho came with terms to get it.

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: King Deese on August 03, 2015, 03:56:32 PM
Forget Jack Warner. Here comes Raymond Tim Kee. So, tanty Tim. What do you think of Sancho's claim that the just concluded WPL was able to attract corporate sponsor in such a short space of time?  Something you have been unable to accomplish since you have been president of the ttfa.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Flex on August 10, 2015, 05:34:43 AM
WPL players get last taste of TT
T&T Newsday Reports.


The final contingent of foreign contracted female footballers for this year’s inaugural and highly successful Women’s Premier League departed the twin-island republic yesterday en route to their respective home countries in South America.

Half of the 45 international players that were brought in to play were flown in via The Brazil Link (TBL) Sports Management, a locally based sports management team which has direct links to multiple football associations throughout the southern continent.

The remaining quota of players, which comprised of more Caribbean and European players, had accepted the invitation by Sport Company of Trinidad and Tobago (SporTT ), who partnered with their respective national federations to participate in TT ’s first ever professional WPL Tournament.

TBL ensured that their contracted players were able to experience TT both on and off the field by keeping them on local soil for an additional week after the tournament’s conclusion. Together, the sports marketing company and these South American women were able to do some community work with local youth and then visit the many sights and wonders of the sister-isle.

The players visited the Holy Faith Preparatory (St Bernadette’s) School, St Ann’s, last week and easily conquered the troublesome language barriers by hosting numerous games and fun activities with the youngsters who avidly took part. The foreigners also gave students of the school a quick lesson in Portuguese and introduced them to various team building activities.

The contingent later flew to Tobago to visit the Buccoo Reef and other tourist attractions.

On his organisation’s hosting of the visitors, TBL executive member Narada Wilson, revealed that the foreign players were pleased with the level of competition in TT and camaraderie shared among players/officials.

Asked about his organisation’s role in playing host, Wilson, who speaks Portuguese fluently, said: “We were responsible for bringing the South Americans. They wanted foreign players and we put forward a proposal to get them here. So all of them were under us.”

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Jack Horner on August 10, 2015, 11:28:17 AM
Notice they only carrying the foreigners to Tobago, the locals don't need a vacation as well.
 
A dunce and his pet running a league.

Sancho need to disclose the prize money and other cost this league cost, the real truth.

And Wilson need to do more for locals like he do for Brazilians.

Did he ever got his agent license?

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Narada on August 10, 2015, 02:28:46 PM
Good day to all. Mr Wilson always had his license, CBF would know this, however now one has to only be registered with the Federation they will be carrying out their service. The foreigners went as my company treated our players a bit differently due to keeping our standards. Ensuring proper diet, cultural experiences and sporting opportunities. The league needed players to play, I offered my players an experience, Mollon, Hutchinson were part of this project as they are signed to TBL. As much as would like to be more involved, I usually respect my boundaries and deal with what I have control over. The National Senior and under 20 team did benefit as we covered cost for games against them. A Brazilian coach was part of the WPL and I even brought a President of a club for a week to see our local players.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Flex on August 11, 2015, 01:59:33 AM
WoLF star happy to decline WPL contract.
By Sean Taylor (Express).


Love of the game

The recently concluded Women's Premier League (WPL) was lauded for being the type of innovative idea that the local women's game so desperately needed. In many circles, including athletes and coaches, there was agreement that the WPL was a step in the right direction for women's football to develop in the country.

Not everyone was eager to make the transition however. Plying her trade in the Women's League Football (WoLF), Kia Rigsby, 29, decided to turn down the opportunity when people involved in the newly-formed WPL came knocking. She wasn't the only one who was offered a chance for a professional contract. Her teammate Melissa Woo Ling also was approached and she also declined.

"The WPL wasn't something that interested me because I don't play for money," said Rigsby, who away from the pitch is a laboratory analytical sales representative. "It's not something that I want at this point in time, I play for fun and development, so I stayed with QPCC."

Rigsby told the express that her preference was to play with a club that had the development of young players at their core.

"I chose QPCC because it was a new team," she said. "I prefer to be involved with something where we develop a programme for girls; a team where girls could come and play sports, and don’t have to study about who’s managing the teams and who’s doing the stuff with the uniforms."

During the inaugural WPL which finished a week ago, there was no point in time where Rigsby had any second thoughts. "No... no second thoughts, because the WPL is basically the same players I've been playing with over the years like national players for example," she said.

According to Rigsby it was a good competition on the pitch in comparison to the WoLF. However she saw it as a short-term programme where it's everybody's guess how long it would last. Conversely, she prefers to stay with a team that is trying to build a legacy.

The former St Francois Girls' player was always surrounded by football in her youth. Her father and brother played the game, which proved to be her inspiration. "I never actually saw a female play until I went to see my cousin play one day," she said. "It was that time I decided that I would start to play football."

Rigsby went on to play for the Trinidad and Tobago Under-19 women's team for six years, which helped her to get a scholarship to Florida International University from 2005-2009. She returned to Trinidad to play with the senior team, but decided shortly after to play exclusively in the local league instead.

Currently, Rigsby is having a successful season with the QPCC's women's team, who are currently in the quarter-finals of the WoLF Big Eight competition.

After winning several WoLF titles with Real Dimension, the current skipper of the QPCC hopes to write a new chapter in her successful local career.

Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Deeks on August 11, 2015, 06:06:10 AM
I presume her dad is Brian Rigsby, former national player.
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Sam on August 11, 2015, 06:09:59 AM
Alot of these hungry people in T&T woulda do that.

Good going Kia, stand tall and yuh make sense to.

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Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: Tallman on September 04, 2015, 09:48:14 AM
WATCH: 2015 Trinidad and Tobago Women’s Premier League Trailer
https://vimeo.com/138267882
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on March 30, 2016, 08:23:03 PM
One-off or to be repeated?
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: soccerman on March 30, 2016, 08:54:21 PM
One-off or to be repeated?
Just last week I was thinking about this
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: loyalist on March 30, 2016, 10:37:40 PM
One-off
Title: Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
Post by: AZZURRI on March 31, 2016, 04:54:13 PM
heard talk it was a 2-year contract


Although can't see how they'll get the funds approved for this one.
If it doesnt play off, I hope some of this spotlight is shifted towards the WOLF league and the administration learns from past mistakes and helps to improve the league from last year.