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Title: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 07, 2017, 01:53:30 AM
Secondary Schools Football League kicks off tomorrow.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).


THE 2017 season of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) will kick off tomorrow with a Premier Division double-header at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva.

At 3 pm, Carapichaima East will square off against Fatima while, two hours later, reigning champions Shiva Boys will tackle Naparima.

The other Round One matches will take place on Saturday, all starting at 3.40 pm – St Benedict’s versus St Anthony’s, Speyside versus QRC, St Mary’s versus St Augustine, Fyzabad versus Trinity College Moka, Trinity College East versus Signal Hill and Presentation College San Fernando versus San Juan North.

The 2017 season was launched yesterday at the National Cycling Centre, Couva and SSFL president William Wallace, in his feature address, promised those gathered that its website will be up and running in a few days.

He added, “the (Trinidad and Tobago Football Association) has met with us and has agreed on the inevitable, that is acknowledgment that the SSFL has a major role to play in youth development.

To this end, a MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) is currently being drafted which speaks to both organisations working together in the area of Coaches Education and Player Development.” Wallace also pointed out that a number of coaches were certified by the TT FA, an initiative which received assistance by sponsors Coca- Cola.

He also revealed that at least one member of the technical staff from each school will be trained as a “first responder”, in the event of a major injury or incident affecting a player on the field of play.

Representatives from the 2017 SSFL sponsors also spoke at the launch – Lisa Guissepi, marketing manager of Digicel; Tanya Lee, head of marketing at SportsMax, Jinelle Holloway, product manager of First Citizens; Aneka Mentor, community relations advisor at Shell and Maritza Ballack, marketing activation manager at Coca-Cola.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 07, 2017, 01:55:23 AM
SSFL access on Play Go app.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Football fans will have access to matches in this year’s Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) at their fingertips through Digicel’s Play Go app.

At yesterday’s launch of the league at the Call Room of the National Cycling Centre in Couva, Digicel’s Marketing Manager Lisa Giuseppi said they are in the business of making meaningful contributions by connecting you to your loved ones, and connecting you to entertainment in the comfort of your homes or in the palm of your hands. As such fans can download the app from their respective store free of charge and tune in through Sportsmax.

Giuseppi said her company’s partnership with the SSFL is viewed as an investment in our people which is why they eagerly accepted the opportunity three years ago. “For us it exemplifies our ethos; giving back to the communities were serve: investing in the future of this twin island nation and nurturing and developing the youth in sport from grass root to professional” Giuseppi explained.

The league kicks off with a double header at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Balmain Couva tomorrow (Friday), in which last year’s InterCol Champions Shiva Boys Hindu College will be up against southern rival Naparima College in the feature game at 5pm in the Premier Division. In the opening match Carapichaima East Secondary will take on Fatima College from 3pm.

Jamaican Sports Network Sportsmax is also bracing for an exciting season, giving a promise that it will broadcast 21 matches of the Premier Division and the Intercol. Tanya Lee, Head of Marketing at Sportsmax said her company will also honour a commitment to air the Girls InterCol final live, based on a request by Anthony Creed, the ex SSFL president last year and because she believes in the development of women in sports.

She said the SSFL has been a mainstay in their sports inventory, to the point where it is the third largest investment in sports. “Just to show how much of a mainstay this will be for us, Sportsmax ‘s investment in high school sports is the third largest monetary investment within our catalogue of sports rights, bettered only by our investments in La Liga and the NBA” Lee explained.

In their 10 years-plus of existence the cable channel has benefited tremendously from T&T’s involvement, as its second market when it expanded beyond the shores of Jamaica in 2007. Lee told a large gathering that included president of the SSFL William Wallace, members from various sponsors such as Coca Cola, First Citizens, Shell, executives of the SSFL, student players from various schools, teachers and coaches that some 1.3 million people from 25 countries in the Caribbean will be viewing the SSFL premiership and intercol matches in time to come.

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SSFL gets its own office.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Acknowledging the important role the Secondary School Football League (SSFL) plays in the development of young people, president of the SSFL William Wallace announced that an office at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva was given to them to conduct their administrative affairs by Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Darryl Smith.

Speaking at the launch of the league at the Call Room of the National Cycling Centre (NCC) Wallace told a large gathering that his executives are now in the process of constructing its own website for the league, while the parent T&T Football Association is in the process of drafting up Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the SSFL for coaching education to be given to the school coaches.

Wallace who has been an executive of the schools’ league for many years, said the football association met with them recently to acknowledge the role the SSFL has played in the overall development of the sport and to form a partnership between the parties.

He said coaches in the league, for the first time last month, were made to do a C- Prep License for coaches with no qualifications; C License and a B License. It was the first time the courses were ever done in T&T, Wallace said.

He urged the young players to accept the fact that they will encounter players who will be better than them in the league. He also urged players to accept that there will be failures and that they should use these failures to appreciate their achievements.

Meanwhile, Jenelle Holloway, Product Manager Marketing at First Citizens said her organization will be offering $45, 000 in new nEo Youth Savings Accounts to players from the Premier League of the SSFL and will educate them about the importance of habitual savings and managing their finances. In the past the bank facilitated nEo financial tours at 20 schools that participated in the league, where they took the opportunity to educate students on sound financial planning.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 08, 2017, 01:38:49 AM
Shiva Boys hunt Naps in SSFL opener.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


“It will be quite simple today; just go out there and win” Sheldon Maharaj, the Shiva Boys Hindu College manager said yesterday ahead of today’s opening clash with arch rivals Naparima College from 5pm at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Balmain Couva.

His confidence is not only because they defeated Naps for the Premier Division’s South Zone League title last year, but rather because they will be fielding basically their same team from last year, having lost just two players in defenders Shaquille Williams and Jerome Samuel.

“The core of our team is still there which means we still have our a powerful team. We are aware of Naparima and what they have to offer but we are the south champions, and while we will respect them, like we will give any other team, we are going out to start with a victory” Maharaj explained.

The game will be the feature match of a double header at the Couva venue, and will follow a 3pm match-up between Carapichaima East Secondary and Fatima College, which were spared relegation to the Championship Division based on a technicality.

Shiva coach Haydon Ryan has beefed up his team by recruiting midfielder Jude Phillips from Pleasantville Secondary and attacking midfielder Kierron Mason from Naparima, and have been hard in training for the past two months in preparation for a an even more difficult season than last year. Maharaj said both Phillips and Mason are likely to be on the starting team today, but he will be looking forward for a good overall performance from the team.

The Premier Division this season will include 16, and not the normal 15 teams, because the League took a decision not to demote San Juan North Secondary.

Action in the league will begin officially tomorrow (Saturday) with matches in the different zones across T&T, but Championship Division matches will kick-off next Friday.

Today’s Matches

Carapichaima East vs Fatima College, 3pm, Ato Boldon Stadium
Shiva Boys HC vs Naparima College, 5pm, Ato Boldon Stadium

Tomorrow’s Matches
(3.40 pm)

St Benedict’s vs St Anthony’s
Speyside vs Queen’s Royal College
St Mary’s vs St Augustine
Fyzabad vs Trinity College (Moka)
Trinity College East vs Signal Hill
Presentation College San Fernando vs San Juan North

RELATED NEWS

Shiva Boys begin SSFL defence today.
T&T Newsday Reports.


HAYDEN Ryan, coach of defending Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division winners, Shiva Boys, says his team will focus on one match at a time this season.

Shiva Boys, who won their first Premier Division title last year, will open the 2017 season today at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva. Shiva Boys face southern rivals Naparima at 5 pm in the second match of a double header. In the first match Carapichaima East will tackle Fatima from 3 pm.

Ryan, speaking to Newsday yesterday, said: “As long as all goes well we are in it. I am the humble type of coach that will take one game at a time.” Ryan said most of last year’s team are returning this year, but if they don’t unite as a team they will not play at a high level.

“One of the things that I have learnt about chemistry is that it takes a degree of gelling and coming together. It does not matter how much years people play together, if they don’t have that unity and the love then that could be a slight issue. But I guess we have it so I am expecting the guys to flow tomorrow.”

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 09, 2017, 01:39:06 AM
Phillip helps Shiva trick Naps in thriller.
By Vinode Mamchan (Guardian).


Reigning champions Shiva Boys scored a late winner against Naparima College to walk away with a thrilling 2-1 victory in their opening clash of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division competition at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva last evening.

Shiva led 1-0 until the 69th minute when Naps equalised through a wonderful free kick from Keshorn Murphy. Their joy was however short lived as Jude Phillip - ran down the right side beat an offside trap and scored with just seven minutes to go.

Naps started well and made some searching runs into the Shiva penalty area but was unlucky. In the seventh minute Ronaldo McIntosh struck the bar much to the excitement of the Naparima fans who were out in their numbers.

However, in the 14th minute against the run of play Junior Asson scored to give Shiva the lead. After this close range strike Naps came to life looking for an equaliser and for the rest of the half the game was played in Shiva’s half.

The teams went into the locker room with the score 1-0 in favour of Shiva Boys.

Earlier, the first clash between Fatima College and Carapichaima East failed the capture the attention of the crowd, as both teams looked very short of work.

Carapichaima though looked the better of the two and it showed in the final score of 2-0.

The wet turf at the stadium foiled good ball control but Kevon Williams was able to open the doors in the 21st when he netted for Caps.

Fatima tried in vain to level the scores but when the half time whistle went, the score remained 1-0.

On the resumption, Fatima started to push men forward in an attempt to equalise and this left them thin in the back. Elijah King needed no invitation and in the 65th he doubled and the score. Fatima had some near misses towards the end of the match but it was the team from central that recorded a comfortable 2-0 triumph.

Results

Carapichaima East 2 (Kevon Williams 21st, Elijah King 65th) vs Fatima College 0

Naparima College 1 (Keshorn Murphy) v Shiva Boys 2 (Junior Asson 14th, Jude Phillip 83rd)

(Teams 1 - by wired868.com)

Carapichaima East (4-4-1-1): 1.Aaron Best (GK); 2.Colin Wheeler, 4.Brandon St Clair, 5.Andre St Clair, 3.Symron Wiseman; 9.Kevon Williams, 17.Macaheil Alexander, 20.Elijah King (11.Kellon Burnett), 6.Joshua King; 10.Daniel Pascal; 8.Theophilus Bourne.

Unused Substitutes: 7.Yohance Brereton, 23.Aaron St Clair, 21.Israel Moore, 13. Daneil St Clair, 16.Iiju James.

Coach: Randolph Boyce

Fatima (3-5-2): 1.Jacob Camacho (GK); 19.Lleyton Augustine, 8.Isaiah Lamont, 3.Joshua Evans; 14.Luke Boucaud, 21.Luke Gooding (13.Zachary Welch), 10.Andrew Abraham, 18.Kaylon Taylor (11.Justin Araujo-Wilson) 4.Joshua Araujo-Wilson (C), 9.Mikhail McComie (20.Jean-Heim Mc Fee), 7.Stephon Marcano

Unused Substitutes: 38.Jabari Dennis, 15.Elisha Taylor, 2.Christopher Serrant, 5.Jordan Romany.

Coach: Wayne Sheppard

Man of the Match: Theophilus Bourne (Carapichaima East)

(Teams 2 - by wired868.com)

Shiva Boys (4-1-4-1): 24.De-Jon Blondell (GK); 32. Ronald Charles, 19.Yohannes Richardson, 12.Jabari Graham, 14.Matthew Beal; 21.Aaron Rodney (6. Tyrel Emmanuel); 17.Ronaldo Edwards (15.Kierron Mason), 10.Judah Garcia, 8.Jude Phillip, 7.Quinn Rodney; 11.Junior Asson (9.Tyrel Baptiste).

Unused Substitutions: 22.Denzil Smith (GK), 16.Simeon De Bourgh, 33.Ryan Davis, 18.Muquasie Alexander.

Coach: Hayden Ryan

Naparima (4-3-2-1): 30.Enrique Changiah (GK); 15.Shadeon Arthur, 5.Rondell Payne (C), 2.Tyrique Andrews, 19.Andre Raymond (7.Isa Bramble); 6.Judah St Louis (8.Kodel Frontin), 13.Jeron Pantor; 16.Decklan Marcelle, 18.Ronaldo Mc Intosh, 11.Nikel Rawlins (10.Mark Ramdeen); 9.Rushawn Murphy.

Unused Substitutions: 1.Levi Fernandez (GK), 3.Akil Johnson, 17.Shoaib Khan, 26.Seon Shippley.

Coach: Angus Eve

Man of the Match: Judah Garcia (Shiva Boys)

Today’s Matches

St Benedict’s College v St Anthony’s College, 3.40pm, Barrackpore

Speyside High v QRC, 3.40pm, Speyside

St Mary’s College v St Augustine Secondary, 3.40pm, St Mary’s

Fyzabad Secondary v Trinity College Moka, 3.40pm, Fyzabad

Trinity College East v Signal Hill, 3.40pm, Trincity

Presentation College v San Juan North, 3.40pm, Guaracara Park

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 10, 2017, 05:48:26 AM
St Anthony’s thrash St Benedict’s in SSFL.
By Nickolai Madray (Newsday).


ST ANTHONY’S College climbed to the top of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division points standings as they defeated St Benedict’s College 4-1 in their opening round fixture in Debe yesterday.

Despite taking the early lead through Keon Boney in the fifth minute, St. Benedict’s could not handle the onslaught from the St Anthony’s “Tigers”. Yeven Beckles equalised in the 19th minute to carry both teams to the half with the scores level 1-1.

However, after the break, the Tigers unleashed their attack with the second goal coming from Halie Beckles in the 49th. A 60th minute goal from Tyrese Bailey made it 3-1 and Jodel Browne sealed the victory in the 71st minute.

Fyzabad Secondary also had a huge victory as they defeated Trinity Moka 3-1 at home. Fyzabad’s Sharkell Louisoin scored the only goal of the first half in the 10th minute.

Natini Jones added Fyzo’s second goal in the 53rd minute and the game looked to be in total control by southerners. Seleem Henry pulled one back for the visitors in the 61st minute, however, it was quickly cancelled out as Mourice Dick responded with a goal of his own in the 62nd.

Presentation College San Fernando drew 2-2 with San Juan North at the Guaracara Park in Pointe-a-Pierre. Jordan Riley opened the scoring for Pres Sando in the second. San Juan then drew level in the 16th minute as Ronaldo Boyce found the back of the net.

The visitors went ahead in the 41st minute as Brandon Samper gave them a 2-1 lead to end the half.

Pres’ Barnell Hopedales made sure the hosts finished the match with a point as he leveled the scores in the 57th minute.

Speyside defeated Queen’s Royal College (QRC) 2-0 in Tobago while Trinity East drew 1-1 with Signal Hill in Trincity. The match between St Mary’s and St Augustine Secondary did not play due to a waterlogged St Mary’s Ground.

(Teams - by wired868.com)

Trinity College East (4-3-3): 1.Emmanuel John (GK); 16.Liu Chin, 6.Rakim Cabie, 17.Christian Ransome, 8.Daniel Lake; 3.Kerdell Sween, 15.Romario Williams (C), 5.Winston Guiseppi; 4.Randy Jackson (19.Jarved Elcock HT), 10. Nickel Orr (21.Tyrese Williams 68), 29.Kishon Hackshaw.

Unused Substitutes: 2.Stefan Hoyte, 11.Jaden McKree, 12.Daniel Ahmad, 18.Adriyel Clarke, 22.Khalil Olvier (GK)

Coach: Michael Grayson

Signal Hill (4-3-3): 1.Joshua James (GK); 15.Darion Stewart (20.Jabari George HT), 13.Giovani Sebro, 6.Jokiah Leacock, 22.Jabarry Francis; 14.Nicholas Alfred, 8.Jalanie James, 7.Akiel Holford; 9.Ronaldo Samuel (4.Jabari McMillian 70), 11 Omarley James, 10.Akil Frank (C).

Unused Substitutes: 25.Duvaughn Daniel (GK), 12.Jerimie Quashie, 2.Keelan Clement, 5.Tareek Richards, 18.Keishin Small.

Coach: Nigel De Souza

Man of the Match: Akil Frank (Signal Hill).

SSFL 2017 Results

(Friday 8 September)

Carapichaima East 2 (Kevon Williams 27, Elijah King 59), Fatima College 0 at Ato Boldon Stadium;

Shiva Boys HC 2 (Junior Asson 14, Jude Phillip 83), Naparima College 1 (Rushawn Murphy 77) at Ato Boldon Stadium.

(Saturday 9 September)

St Benedict’s College 1 (Keon Boney 5), St Anthony’s College 4 (Yezen Rampaul 19, Haile Beccles 49, Tyrese Bailey 60, Jodell Brown 71) at Barrackpore;

Speyside High 2 (Shaffie McKenzie, Kerry McDonald), QRC 0 at Speyside;

Fyzabad Secondary 3 (Sharkeel Louison 10, Natinni Jones 53, Maurice Dick 62), Trinity College Moka 1 (Saleem Henry 61 pen) at Fyzabad;

Trinity College East 1 (Nickell Orr 29), Signal Hill 1 (Omarley James 25) at Trincity;

Presentation College (S’do) 2 (Jordan Riley 2, Darnell Hospedales 57), San Juan North 2 (Renaldo Boyce 16, Brandon Semper 41) at Guaracara Park;

St Mary’s College v St Augustine Sec, 3.40pm, St Mary’s; (Postponed owing to flooding)

Upcoming Fixtures

(Wednesday 13 September)

San Juan North v St Mary’s College, 3.40pm, San Juan;

QRC v Trinity College Moka, 3.40pm, QRC;

Speyside High v Shiva Boys HC, 3.40pm, Speyside;

Signal Hill v St Augustine, 3.40pm, Signal Hill;

Fyzabad Secondary v Fatima College, 3.40pm, Fyzabad;

St Anthony’s College v Carapichaima East, 3.40pm, St Anthony’s;

Naparima College v Trinity College East, 3.40pm, Lewis Street;

St Benedict’s College v Presentation College, 4pm, Mannie Ramjohn Stadium.

RELATED NEWS

Fyzabad, ‘Tigers’ post emphatic SSFL wins.
T&T Express Reports.


FYZABAD SECONDARY and St Anthony’s College steered their teams to comfortable victories as action in the Shell/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League Premier Division continued yesterday.

The heavy rains and subsequent flooding in the Port of Spain area affected one fixture -- the St Mary’s/St Augustine match, scheduled for Serpentine Road, which was postponed due to a waterlogged field.
But the five other matches kicked off, yielding three victories and two draws.

Down South, “Fyzo” took care of business against Trinity College Moka with a 3-1 result.

There, Sharkeel Louison sent coach Brian Williams’ team into the lead in the 10th minute. Trinity’s Saleem Henry converted a penalty in the 51st but it was a short-lived 1-1 scoreline, as Ntinni Jones gave Fyzabad the go-ahead goal one minute later. Maurice Dick rounded out the scoring for the winners.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 10, 2017, 06:30:44 AM
SSFL Premier Division Standings & Goalscorers.

P  W  D  L  F  A  Pts
St Anthony’s College  1  1  0  0  4  1  3
Fyzabad Secondary  1  1  0  0  3  1  3
Carapichaima East  1  1  0  0  2  0  3
Speyside High  1  1  0  0  2  0  3
Shiva Boys  1  1  0  0  2  1  3
Presentation College Sando  1  0  1  0  2  2  1
San Juan North 1  0  1  0  2  2  1
Signal Hill  1  0  1  0  1  1  1
Trinity College East  1  0  1  0  1  1  1
Naparima College  1  0  0  1  1  2  0
Fatima College  1  0  0  1  0  2  0
Queens Royal College  1  0  0  1  0  2  0
Trinity College Moka  1  0  0  1  1  3  0
St Benedict’s College  1  0  0  1  1  4  0
St Augustine Secondary  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
St Mary’s College  0  0  0  0  0  0  0

SSFL Premier Division Top-Scorers

Elijah King (Carapichaima East) - 1
Kevon Williams (Carapichaima East) - 1
Maurice Dick (Fyzabad Secondary) - 1
Natinni Jones (Fyzabad Secondary) - 1
Sharkeel Louison (Fyzabad Secondary) - 1
Rushawn Murphy (Naparima College) - 1
Darnell Hospedales (Presentation College Sando) - 1
Jordan Riley (Presentation College Sando) - 1
Brandon Semper (San Juan North) - 1
Renaldo Boyce (San Juan North) - 1
Jude Phillip (Shiva Boys Hindu College) - 1
Junior Asson (Shiva Boys Hindu College) - 1
Omarley James (Signal Hill) - 1
Shaffie McKenzie (Speyside High) - 1
Kerry McDonald (Speyside High) - 1
Haile Beccles (St Anthony’s College) - 1
Jodell Brown (St Anthony’s College) - 1
Tyrese Bailey (St Anthony’s College) - 1
Yezen Rampaul (St Anthony’s College) - 1
Keon Boney (St Benedict’s College) - 1
Nickell Orr (Trinity College East) - 1
Saleem Henry (Trinity College Moka) - 1 (1-Pen)

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 14, 2017, 05:39:06 AM
Shiva Boys drops a handful on Speyside.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


South Zone League champions Shiva Boys Hindu College demolished Speyside High 5-0 for their second victory in as many matches in the Premier Division of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) at yesterday.

And afterwards Shiva manager Sheldon Maharaj said despite the victory his team has shown some areas that need working on ahead of their next encounter with Fyzabad Secondary on Saturday.

Playing at the Speyside Recreation Ground, Tobago, the Southerners silenced the home crowd from as early in the 16th minute when Judah Garcia fired in the opener. With little to no resistance from the home-team the visitors grabbed a second goal from Kierron Mason in the 24th minute before securing a 3-0 cushion from Quinn Rodney in the 39th that took them to the half-time interval.

Junior Assoon and Tyrel Baptiste added two more goals after the break to complete the rout and shift their focus to Saturday’s encounter with Fyzabad, which were also winners on the day, defeating Fatima College 1-0 at Fyzabad grounds.

At QRC ground, the home team rebounded from their disappointing 0-2 loss to Speyside on Saturday last to a convincing 3-1 triumph over Trinity College Moka, courtesy a double strike by John Paul Rushford in the 3rd and 44th and another from Anfernee Stokes in the 44th. Wendell David, the QRC manager said the scoreline was not a correct reflection of the match as his team should have scored a lot more goals. The Royalians will next be at home to San Juan North Secondary on Saturday.

The biggest shock of the day however came from the West mooring Ground where the home team St Anthony’s College were clobbered 3-1 by unlikely Carapichaima East Secondary in front their home fans.

At Lewis Street in San Fernando south giants Naparima College also stormed back from a 1-2 defeat in the opening match, to a comfortable 2-0 win over Trinity College East. Ronaldo Mc Intosh got the opening goal in the 16th and Judah St Louis sealed the win with a 66th minute item.

SSFL 2017 Results

(Wednesday 13 September)

QRC 3 (John-Paul Rochford 2, 39, Anfernee Stokes 42), Trinity College Moka 1 (Jawahir Raheim 90+1) at QRC grounds;

San Juan North 3 (Kyle Thomas 2, Brandon Semper 13, 65), St Mary’s College 3 (Devon Charles 3, Gabriel Nanton 48, Devon Charles 63) at San Juan;

Naparima College 2 (Ronaldo McIntosh 7, Judah St Louis 71), Trinity College East 0 at Lewis Street;

Fyzabad Secondary 1 (Jeremy Duntin), Fatima College 0 at Fyzabad;

St Benedict’s College 0, Presentation College 2 (Omri Baird 49, 53) at Barrackpore;

Speyside High 0, Shiva Boys HC 5 (Judah Garcia 16, Kierron Mason 24, Quinn Rodney 39, Junior Asson 91, Tyrell Baptiste 94) at Speyside;

Signal Hill 0, St Augustine Secondary 1 (Akeem Hosten 88) at Signal Hill;

St Anthony’s College 1 (Krishon Alexander 77), Carapichaima East 3 (Theophilus Bourne 24, Kevon Williams 43, 57) at St Anthony’s.



Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 14, 2017, 06:05:35 AM
SSFL Premier Division Standings & Goalscorers.

P  W  D  L  F  A  Pts
Shiva Boys  2  2  0  0  7  1  6
Carapichaima East  2  2  0  0  5  1  6
Fyzabad Secondary  2  2  0  0  4  1  6
Presentation College Sando  2  1  1  0  4  2  4
St Anthony’s College  2  1  0  1  5  4  3
Naparima College  2  1  0  1  3  2  3
St Augustine Secondary  1  1  0  0  1  0  3
Queens Royal College  2  1  0  1  3  3  3
Speyside High  2  1  0  1  2  5  3
San Juan North 2  0  2  0  5  5  2
St Mary’s College  1  0  1  0  3  3  1
Signal Hill  2  0  1  1  1  2  1
Trinity College East  2  0  1  1  1  3  1
Fatima College  2  0  0  2  0  3  0
Trinity College Moka  2  0  0  2  2  6  0
St Benedict’s College  2  0  0  2  1  6  0

SSFL Premier Division Top-Scorers

THREE

Brandon Semper (San Juan North) - 3

TWO

Omri Baird (Presentation College Sando) - 2
John-Paul Rochford (Queens Royal College) - 2
Devon Charles (St Mary’s College) - 2
Junior Asson (Shiva Boys Hindu College) - 2

ONE

Elijah King (Carapichaima East) - 1
Kevon Williams (Carapichaima East) - 1
Theophilus Bourne (Carapichaima East) - 1
Kevon Williams (Carapichaima East) - 1
Jeremy Duntin (Fyzabad Secondary) - 1
Maurice Dick (Fyzabad Secondary) - 1
Natinni Jones (Fyzabad Secondary) - 1
Sharkeel Louison (Fyzabad Secondary) - 1
Judah St Louis (Naparima College) - 1
Ronaldo McIntosh (Naparima College) - 1
Rushawn Murphy (Naparima College) - 1
Darnell Hospedales (Presentation College Sando) - 1
Jordan Riley (Presentation College Sando) - 1
Anfernee Stokes (Queens Royal College) - 1
Kyle Thomas (San Juan North) - 1
Renaldo Boyce (San Juan North) - 1
Judah Garcia (Shiva Boys Hindu College) - 1
Jude Phillip (Shiva Boys Hindu College) - 1
Kierron Mason (Shiva Boys Hindu College) - 1
Quinn Rodney (Shiva Boys Hindu College) - 1
Tyrell Baptiste (Shiva Boys Hindu College) - 1
Omarley James (Signal Hill) - 1
Gabriel Nanton (St Mary’s College) - 1
Akeem Hosten (St Augustine Secondary) - 1
Shaffie McKenzie (Speyside High) - 1
Kerry McDonald (Speyside High) - 1
Haile Beccles (St Anthony’s College) - 1
Jodell Brown (St Anthony’s College) - 1
Krishon Alexander (St Anthony’s College) - 1
Tyrese Bailey (St Anthony’s College) - 1
Yezen Rampaul (St Anthony’s College) - 1
Keon Boney (St Benedict’s College) - 1
Nickell Orr (Trinity College East) - 1
Jawahir Raheim (Trinity College Moka) - 1
Saleem Henry (Trinity College Moka) - 1 (1-Pen)

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 15, 2017, 08:13:54 AM
Speyside: Travel woes won’t set us back; Signal Hill make satisfactory away start.
By Sean Taylor (Wired868).


Speyside High School, one of two Tobago schools in the Premier Division of the Secondary Schools Football League this year, has plans to bring at least one national title back to the sister isle.

But travelling between the islands is a problem that can potentially put paid to those plans, money for travelling between the two islands, to be more precise. According to Speyside coach Kerry Lynch, funding from the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) has yet to be approved for the team to travel to Trinidad during the current season.

“I calculated [the cost],” he told Wired868 last week. “It’s $40,000 to go down to Trinidad seven times. The SSFL informed me that I have to submit our budgets for the plane tickets, the times and how much (sic) persons so I already have a letter drafted; it’s just to drop it in [to the THA] now.”

Speyside is not alone in its woes but at least it has some breathing space. Fellow Tobago Premiership participant Signal Hill Secondary, proud winners of six national titles, are in the same boat. Unlike Speyside, however, they were bound for Trinidad in round one and came away with one point from their game against Trinity College East.

Speyside, in contrast, had a full week before they travel to Trinidad for the first time for this season—their assignment a tough one against the other Trinity College in lonely Moka. In the first round, they had what proved to be a not-too-tricky assignment at home to the Nigel Grosvenor-coached Queen’s Royal College, as they won 2-0.

Grosvenor, who led St Anthony’s College to five of their six national championships, told Wired868 that he and his new charges have had no issues making the trip across the Gulf. And he implied that suggesting that you might get money from the League before the start of the season was macaroni-pie-in-the-sky talk.

“The thing is you don’t get that money one time,” said Grosvenor. “You put out the money and then you get it back. That is how it works.

“The onus is on them if they want to play in the Premier Division or not. It’s only so much the League will help them out with and they would have to find the funds for the rest.”

The Signal Hill authorities seem to have got the same memo as Grovesnor. Manager Quasi Duke told Wired868 that their travelling expenses were already accounted for and, in fact, they purchased tickets for all their trips to Trinidad last Wednesday.

“I’ve now got tickets for the entire season,” said Duke. “My thing was more urgent because we [had to travel to Trinidad for our opening game] on Saturday.”

Signal Hill coach Nigel De Souza confirmed that there was no money problem although, when they first approached the THA—as Duke revealed—they were told that there was no money allocated for that purpose.

“When the initial talks started, they said that they don’t have money to give the Tobago teams to go to Trinidad and play football,” said De Souza. “They were saying that they don’t have money. It’s a reflection of what is taking place right now.”

“But as of now, we have the funds to [travel].”

For Speyside and Lynch, there is no such peace of mind as the negotiation process is still ongoing. But Lynch hastened to point out that the real issue was not simply not having enough money to travel but the myriad inconveniences that come with not receiving funds up front.

“It is imperative that we get the assistance and the approval very early,” he insisted. “Year before last year, there were times when we overnight in the airport, reaching in 2 ‘o’ clock in the morning on the last flight and guys have to leave from the airport and reach quite Charlotteville because Speyside is up in the East.”

Wired868 was informed that, since the SSFL’s Premier League was established in 2014, the administration and the THA have both struggled with the logistics of getting Tobago teams across the seas. As a result, there were no Tobago teams in the first year as no one was certain about how the travel bills would be paid and no one wanted to run the risk of finding himself saddled with a huge debt.

Which explains why the Speyside authorities are so insistent that a THA intervention is absolutely vital. Up to Thursday, they had had no word from the THA and Wired868’s efforts to contact Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles or members of the SSFL Executive yielded no fruit.

Lynch, however, remains optimistic that they will receive the funds this week, before they leave for their Trinity challenge. Pointing out that Signal Hill had had “no trouble getting through with their tickets,” he expressed the hope that the same will prove true for his school.

“I believe we will get the tickets,” he confided to Wired868 last week, “at some time during the course of the week.”

The coach stopped short of saying so in words but his optimism is not limited to what will happen with funding. He made it clear that, whether or not there are issues with getting his team to and from Trinidad, on the field at least they will ensure that, for Speyside, things go swimmingly.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Deeks on September 15, 2017, 09:24:04 AM
Angus Eve said that it is a shame that there's no pro-team from the sister isle in the pro-league. The very complain from the schools is very much one of the reason.
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Brownsugar on September 16, 2017, 06:59:05 AM
Thanks Flex and Tallman. I appreciate your assistance

Tobago Zone SSFL U-19 begins on Friday 15th September

All U19 matches are 3:40pm kick off

Bishop's High vs Mason Hall Sec @ Mt. Pleasant
Scarborough Sec vs Goodwood High @ Black Rock (Courland)
Roxborough Sec vs Light and Life @ Roxborough

Girls (open) begin on Sunday 17th September

Weekend matches begin at 3pm. Weekday matches begin at 3:45pm

Bishop's High vvs Goodwood @ Mt. Pleasant
Scarborough Sec vs Speyside High @ Black Rock (Courland)
Mason Hall Sec vs Light and Life @ Plymouth
Signal Hill Sec (BYE)



Why Bishop's playing Mason Hall in Mt. Pleasant and Scarborough Sec playing Speyside in Black Rock?? uuuuuummmm what happened to Shaw Park??  and uuuuummmmm Mason Hall have a well lit recreation grounds.....help mih out here......what ah missing??
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: RichGFootball on September 16, 2017, 05:53:40 PM
Thanks Flex and Tallman. I appreciate your assistance

Tobago Zone SSFL U-19 begins on Friday 15th September

All U19 matches are 3:40pm kick off

Bishop's High vs Mason Hall Sec @ Mt. Pleasant
Scarborough Sec vs Goodwood High @ Black Rock (Courland)
Roxborough Sec vs Light and Life @ Roxborough

Girls (open) begin on Sunday 17th September

Weekend matches begin at 3pm. Weekday matches begin at 3:45pm

Bishop's High vvs Goodwood @ Mt. Pleasant
Scarborough Sec vs Speyside High @ Black Rock (Courland)
Mason Hall Sec vs Light and Life @ Plymouth
Signal Hill Sec (BYE)



Why Bishop's playing Mason Hall in Mt. Pleasant and Scarborough Sec playing Speyside in Black Rock?? uuuuuummmm what happened to Shaw Park??  and uuuuummmmm Mason Hall have a well lit recreation grounds.....help mih out here......what ah missing??

BHS' field needs to be re-done. That plan is in the works. No football being played at Shaw Park by order. Mason Hall field is too small to have most matches including U14.
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 17, 2017, 03:41:48 AM
Shiva Boys stay perfect in SSFL.
By Vinode Mamchan (Guardian).


Defending champion Shiva Boys Hindu College stayed perfect after three matches. Kierron Mason scored twice from the penalty spot to deny Fyzabad Secondary when competition in the Premier Division of the Shell/First Citizens Bank Secondary Schools Football League resumed at the David Williams Recreation Ground, Penal, yesterday.

Both schools went into the match with six points from two victories each, but Shiva Boys had a better goal difference at the top of the 16-team table.

However, Mason made no mistake with his spot kicks in the 7th and 68th minutes of the contest.

Carapichaima East Secondary also suffered its first loss going under to winless Trinity College East in Trincity 3-0.

After the visitors scored an own-goal, the host got on the scoresheet through Nickel Orr and Tyrese Williams in the 46th and 86th minutes respectively.

Presentation College moves into second place after a comfortable 4-1 win over St Mary’s College at Guaracara Park, Pointe-a-Pierre. Akeal Jacobs was in brilliant form for Presentation as he netted a hattrick with goals in the 14th, 21st and 25th minutes to give his school the much needed three points.

Also getting on the scoresheet was Jaiye Sheppard, who closed out the victory with a 70th minute strike. Devon Charles, who scored the visitors equalising goal, was later ejected before the first half ended by the referee.

Elsewhere, Naparima College went under 2-1 to Fatima College which got a goals from Mikhail McCommie and Justin Araujo-Wilson in the 24th and 84th minutes to hand the southern team its second loss in as many games.

Out at Moka in Maraval, Keshawn St. Rose was good enough to notch a double which lead his team to a 2-1 win over Speyside. Kerry McDonald scored for the Tobago outfit.

Full Results

Boys Premier Division - Saturday 16th

St Augustine 4 (Akeem Hosten 6, Allan Hogan 17, Ethan Bonaparte 41, Rivaldo Coryot 87) v St Benedict’s College 2 (Keon Boney 56, Caleb Gaspar 60) at St Augustine;

Trinity College East 3 (OG 24, Nickel Orr 46, Tyrese Williams 86) v Carapichaima East 0 at Trincity;

Presentation College 4 (Akeal Jacobs 14, 21, 25, Jaiye Sheppard 70) v St Mary’s College 1 (Devon Charles 15) at Manny Ramjohn Stadium;

Shiva Boys HC 2 (Kierron Mason 7, 68) v Fyzabad Secondary 0 at Penal;

Trinity College Moka 2 (Keshawn St. Rose [2]) v Speyside High 1 (Kerry McDonald) at Moka;

Fatima College 2 (Mikheil McCommie 24, Justin Araujo-Wilson 84) v Naparima College 1 (Renaldo McIntosh 38) at Fatima;

Signal Hill 0 v St Anthony’s College 1 (Keshawn Alexander) at Signal Hill;

QRC 0 v San Juan North 0 at QRC.

Standings

P  W  D  L  F  A  Pts
Shiva Boys  3  3  0  0  9  1  9
Presentation College Sando  3  2  1  0  8  3  7
St. Augustine Secondary  2  2  0  0  5  2  6
St. Anthony’s College  3  2  0  1  6  4  6
Carapichima East Secondary  3  2  0  1  5  4  6
Fyzabad Secondary  3  2  0  1  4  3  6
Trinity College East  3  1  1  1  4  3  4
Queen's Royal College  3  1  1  1  3  3  4
San Juan North 3  0  3  0  5  5  3
Naparima College  3  1  0  2  4  4  3
Fatima College  3  1  0  2  2  4  3
Trinity College Moka  3  1  0  2  4  7  3
Speyside High  3  1  0  2  3  7  3
Signal Hill Secondary  3  0  1  2  1  3  1
St. Mary’s College  2  0  1  1  4  7  1
St. Benedict’s College  3  0  0  3  3  10  0

Boys Championship Division - Friday 15th

South Zone

Pleasantville Secondary 3 (Shane Baldeo 40, Sherwin Andrews 41, Jabari Hodge 60) v Moruga Secondary 0

Princes Town West 0 v Point Fortin East 0

Siparia West Secondary 1 v Fyzabad Anglican 1

Standings

P  W  D  L  F  A  Pts
Pleasantville Secondary  1  1  0  0  3  0  3
Siparia West Secondary  1  0  1  0  1  1  1
Fyzabad Anglican Secondary  1  0  1  0  1  1  1
Point Fortin East Secondary  1  0  1  0  0  0  1
Princes Town West Secondary  1  0  1  0  0  0  1
Moruga Secondary  1  0  0  1  0  3  0

East Zone

Holy Cross College 3 (Zidane Liverpool 31, 81, Trevis Byron 83) v Five Rivers Secondary 0

El Dorado East 1 (Che Layne 86) v Valencia Secondary 4 (Kelly Kerron 11, Keagan Faria 62, 80, Remy Butler 77)

Standings

P  W  D  L  F  A  Pts
Valencia Secondary  1  1  0  0  4  1  3
Holy Cross College  1  1  0  0 3  0  3
El Dorado East Secondary  1  0  0  1  1  4  0
Five Rivers Secondary  1  0  0  1  0  3  0
Arima North Secondary  0  0  0  0  0  0  0

North Zone

Malick Secondary 3 v Diego Martin North 1

Tranquility Secondary 1 v Diego Martin Central 3

East Mucurapo 2 v St. Francis College 1

Standings

P  W  D  L  F  A  Pts
Diego Martin Central  1  1  0  0  3  1  3
Malick Secondary  1  1  0  0  3  1  3
East Mucurapo Secondary  1  1  0  0  2  1  3
St. Francis College  1  0  0  1  1  2  0
Diego Martin North  1  0  0  1  1  3  0
Tranquility Secondary  1  0  0  1  1  3  0

Central Zone

Chaguanas North 1 v Presentation College Chaguanas 0

Gasparillo Secondary 2 v Couva East Secondary 1

Tabaquite Secondary 0 v Cunupia Secondary 1

Standings

P  W  D  L  F  A  Pts
Gasparillo Secondary  1  1  0  0  2  1  3
Chaguanas North Secondary  1  1  0  0  1  0  3
Cunupia Secondary  1  1  0  0  1  0  3
Couva East Secondary  1  0  0  1  1  2  0
Presentation College Chaguanas  1  0  0  1  0  1  0
Tabaquite Secondary  1  0  0  1  0  1  0

(Teams - by wired868.com)

St Augustine (4-2-3-1): 1.Yannick Gamaldo (GK); 3.Zion Holder, 18.Jamal Meloney, 2.Nykoaba James, 4.Stephon Eallie; 12.Rivaldo Coryot, 8.Jeremiah Vidale (23.Kendell Hitlal 76); 11.Akeem Hosten, 10.Ethan Bonaparte (13.Daniel Rahaman 86), 7.Anthony Samuel (captain); 17.Allan Hogan (14.Jalani Agustus 66).

Unused Substitutes: 5.Darian Parks, 6.Terron Luke, 9.Emmanuel Cumberbatch, 19.Dorian Simpson.

Coach: Adrian Romain

St Benedict’s (4-2-3-1): 1.Shakir Merrique (GK); 13. Yahtham Henry (red card 90+2), 5.Daquon Foster (captain), 16.Detori Boucher, 12.Mickel Ravello; 6.Darnell Charles (23.Tarik Eastman 31), 18.Kristoff Burkett; 20.Keon Boney, 10.Kyjuan Sampson, 32.Caleb Gaspar (15.Zion Broadbelt 86); 9.Jaycee Paras (21.Jabari Jones 89).

Unused Substitutes: 22.Leonard Richardson (GK), 4.Kent Hamilton, 11.Reuel Tyson, 17.Claign Harewood.

Coach: Leonson Lewis

Referee: Joel Cox

Man-of-the-Match: Anthony Samuel (St Augustine)


Photo: A St Augustine Secondary player (centre) tries to squeeze an effort off during SSFL Premier Division action against St Benedict’s College in St Augustine on 16 September 2017. ...(Courtesy Allan V Crane/CA-Images/Wired868)
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Trini _2022 on September 17, 2017, 04:21:14 AM
a team plays so  many games in a week wow
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 17, 2017, 04:59:53 AM
SSFL Premier Division Top-Scorers

THREE

Akeal Jacobs (Presentation College Sando) - 3
Brandon Semper (San Juan North) - 3
Kierron Mason (Shiva Boys Hindu College) - 3
Devon Charles (St Mary’s College) - 3

TWO

Ronaldo McIntosh (Naparima College) - 2
Omri Baird (Presentation College Sando) - 2
John-Paul Rochford (Queen's Royal College) - 2
Junior Asson (Shiva Boys Hindu College) - 2
Kerry McDonald (Speyside High) - 2
Akeem Hosten (St Augustine Secondary) - 2
Krishon Alexander (St Anthony’s College) - 2
Keon Boney (St Benedict’s College) - 2
Nickell Orr (Trinity College East) - 2
Keshawn St. Rose (Trinity College Moka) - 2

ONE

Elijah King (Carapichaima East) - 1
Kevon Williams (Carapichaima East) - 1
Theophilus Bourne (Carapichaima East) - 1
Kevon Williams (Carapichaima East) - 1
Mikheil McCommie (Fatima College) - 1
Justin Araujo-Wilson (Fatima College) - 1
Jeremy Duntin (Fyzabad Secondary) - 1
Maurice Dick (Fyzabad Secondary) - 1
Natinni Jones (Fyzabad Secondary) - 1
Sharkeel Louison (Fyzabad Secondary) - 1
Judah St Louis (Naparima College) - 1
Rushawn Murphy (Naparima College) - 1
Darnell Hospedales (Presentation College Sando) - 1
Jordan Riley (Presentation College Sando) - 1
Anfernee Stokes (Queens Royal College) - 1
Kyle Thomas (San Juan North) - 1
Renaldo Boyce (San Juan North) - 1
Judah Garcia (Shiva Boys Hindu College) - 1
Jude Phillip (Shiva Boys Hindu College) - 1
Quinn Rodney (Shiva Boys Hindu College) - 1
Tyrell Baptiste (Shiva Boys Hindu College) - 1
Omarley James (Signal Hill) - 1
Shaffie McKenzie (Speyside High) - 1
Gabriel Nanton (St Mary’s College) - 1
Allan Hogan (St Augustine Secondary) - 1
Ethan Bonaparte (St Augustine Secondary) - 1
Rivaldo Coryot (St Augustine Secondary) - 1
Haile Beccles (St Anthony’s College) - 1
Jodell Brown (St Anthony’s College) - 1
Tyrese Bailey (St Anthony’s College) - 1
Yezen Rampaul (St Anthony’s College) - 1
Caleb Gaspar (St Benedict’s College) - 1
Tyrese Williams (Trinity College East) - 1
Jawahir Raheim (Trinity College Moka) - 1
Saleem Henry (Trinity College Moka) - 1 (1-Pen)

Note: Missing is Carapichaima East own-goal scorer vs Trinity College East (Sept-16).

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Deeks on September 17, 2017, 09:32:03 AM
Where is St.Francis college?
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on September 17, 2017, 09:40:27 AM
Where is St.Francis college?

Formerly known as Belmont Boys Secondary.
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Deeks on September 17, 2017, 09:47:42 AM
Where is St.Francis college?

Formerly known as Belmont Boys Secondary.

You serious!
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on September 17, 2017, 09:50:11 AM
Where is St.Francis college?

Formerly known as Belmont Boys Secondary.

You serious!

Belmont Boys becomes St Francis College (http://www.newsday.co.tt/news/0,248024.html)
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: RichGFootball on September 17, 2017, 04:56:54 PM
Tobago Zone SSFL

15th September 2017

4 Bishop's High vs Mason Hall Sec 1
0 Scarborough Sec vs Goodwood High 5
1 Roxborough Sec vs Light and Life 0 

Sunday 17th September

6 Bishop's High vs Goodwood 0
4 Scarborough Sec vs Speyside High 1
6 Mason Hall Sec vs Light and Life 2
Signal Hill Sec (BYE)
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Deeks on September 18, 2017, 12:37:44 AM
Where is St.Francis college?

Formerly known as Belmont Boys Secondary.


Belmont Boys becomes St Francis College (http://www.newsday.co.tt/news/0,248024.html)

yes, meh Breds "Big Bird" Brown said it is true. I missed out on that piece of info. Jeez, from a football point of view, the RC church should of renamed them Belmont Intermediate. Not that I have anything against Francis of Assisi. Oh well St. Francis!

You serious!
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 18, 2017, 05:06:57 AM
Pleasantville whips Moruga in South Zone
By Nigel Simon (Guardian).


Three different players were on target to lead Pleasantville Secondary to a comfortable 3-0 defeat of Moruga Secondary when matches in the Boys’ Championship Division of the 2017 Secondary Schools Football League kicked off on Friday.

Shane Baldeo opened the scoring for Pleasantville in the 40th minute and a minute later Sherwin Andrews doubled the lead in the South Zone encounter before Jabari Hodge added a third item on the hour mark to seal all three points.

In the two other South matches, Princes Town West and Pt Fortin East battled to a goalless draw while Siparia West and Fyzabad Anglican drew 1-1.

In the East Zone, Zidane Liverpool netted a goal in each half to inspire Holy Cross College to a 3-0 blanking of Five Rivers Secondary, with Trevis Byron, also on target while Keagan Faria also scored twice for Valencia Secondary in a 4-1 spanking of El Dorado East.

Up in the North Zone, there were wins for former national Inter-Col and League champions, Malick Secondary and East Mucurapo, 3-1 and 2-1 over Diego Martin North and St Francis College, respectively.

Diego Martin Central also won, 3-1 over another former national Inter-Col champion, Tranquillity Government Secondary.

In the Central Zone, Chaguanas North edged long-time zonal perennial kings Presentation College 1-0; Gasparillo battled past Couva East 2-1 and Cunupia Secondary pipped Tabaquite 1-0.

And in the Tobago Zone on Saturday, Goodwood Secondary spanked Scarborough Secondary 5-0; Bishop’s High School hammered Mason Hall Secondary 4-1 and Roxborough Secondary got a 1-0 win over Pentecostal Light & Life 0.

2017 SSFL Championship - Boys Division

South Zone

n Pleasantville Sec 3 (Shane Baldeo 40th, Sherwin Andrews 41st, Jabari Hodge 60th) vs Moruga Sec 0

n Princes Town West 0 vs Pt Fortin East 0

n Siparia West Sec 1 vs Fyzabad Anglican 1

East Zone

n Holy Cross 3 (Zidane Liverpool 31st, 81st, Trevis Byron 83rd) vs Five Rivers Sec 0

n Valencia Sec 4 (Keagan Faria 62nd, 80th, Kelly Kerron 11th, Remy Butler 77th) vs El Dorado East 1 (Che Layne 86th)

North Zone

n Malick Sec 3 vs Diego Martin North 1

n Diego Martin Central 3 vs Tranquillity 1

n East Mucurapo 2 vs St Francis College 1

Central Zone

n Chaguanas North 1 vs Presentation College 0

n Gasparillo 2 vs Couva East Sec 1

n Cunupia Sec 1 vs Tabaquite Sec 0

Tobago Zone

n Goodwood Sec 5 vs Scarborough Sec 0

n Bishop’s High 4 vs Mason Hall Sec 1

n Roxborough Sec 1 vs Pentecostal Light & Life 0

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: congo on September 18, 2017, 07:43:45 PM
I thought the whole 'zonal" things was done and it is just 16 teams in a league now?
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: FF on September 18, 2017, 09:02:19 PM
Congo that is the championship division. That is still Zonal.
The winners of those leagues compete for promotion to the SSFL premier league
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: RichGFootball on September 19, 2017, 08:18:55 PM
Tobago Zone SSFL

U19. Wednesday 20th September. 3:40pm Start for all matches

Bishop's @ Roxborough Sec (Roxborough)
Goodwood @ Light and Life (Signal Hill)
Scarborough Sec @ Mason Hall (Plymouth)

Friday 22nd September

Roxborough @ Goodwood (Goodwood)
Scarborough @ Bishop's (Mt. Pleasant)
Light and Life @ Mason Hall (Plymouth)

Girls. Thursday 21st Spetember. 3:40pm Start for Thursday matches

Bishop's @ Mason Hall (Plymouth)
Speyside @ Signal Hill (Signal Hill Sec)
Scarborough @ Goodwood (Goodwood)

Sunday 24th September. 3pm Kick off

Bishop's @ Signal Hill (Signal Hill Sec)
Mason Hall @ Scarborough Sec (Black Rock/Courland)
Goodwood @ Light and Life (Signal Hill Recreational Ground)
Speyside (BYE)

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 21, 2017, 01:49:16 AM
Charles targets Bishop’s.
By Rachael Thomspon-King (Guardian).


Led by Aalliyah Charles, Bishop’s High School got off to a positive start in the Tobago Zone of the Secondary Schoolgirls Football League (SSFL) on the weekend and today, the striker will be called upon again when it faces Mason Hall Secondary at Plymouth ground from 3 pm.

Both Bishop’s and Mason Hall opened their Championship division campaigns with wins against Goodwood Secondary and Pentecostal Light and Life, respectively.

Charles produced four goals in Bishop’s 6-0 thumping of Goodwood while duo Anika Thomas and Curirisa Campbell netted a pair of goals each to get Mason Hall comfortably past the Pentecostal team, 6-2.

Pentecostal Light and Life will get a break today as it is on a bye but Goodwood will host Scarborough Secondary, which is coming off an applauding 4-1 win over Speyside High. The Speyside unit will look to regroup when its travels to Signal Hill, which is opening its account for the season.

Back in Trinidad, in the North Zone, Tranquility equipped with articulate scorer Kadijah Lewis, will go after its second straight win when it hosts St Francois Girls from 3.45 pm. Lewis impressed in her team’s opener on Sunday against rival Diego Martin Central, hitting 10 goals in the 13-1 win.

Diego Martin is hoping to be better prepared for St Joseph Convent, which went under to Bishop’s Anstey (5-2). In the other match, Bishop’s tackles Success Laventille.

A combined team effort from the Success Laventille girls saw them outplay St Francois, 4-1. Fillsha Lestle, Shermia Alexander, Keda Gift and Latepha Sydney were all on target for the winner.

In the East, St George’s College will be challenged by St Augustine and Valencia hosts Bishop’s Anstey.

There will be no play in the South Zone as matches carded for today were postponed. In a release yesterday sent by the SSFL, the postponement was due to the passing of Kyle Carabon, a referee of South Zone, whose funeral service will be held today in Rio Claro.

TODAY’S MATCHES

Tobago Zone (Start time 3 pm)

Mason Hall vs Bishop’s High, Plymouth ground
Signal Hill vs Speyside High, Signal Hill School ground
Goodwood vs Scarborough, Goodwood ground
Pentecostal Light and Life, bye

Central Zone (Start time 3.45 pm)

Chaguanas North vs Carapichaima East, Chaguanas
Miracle Ministries Pentecostal High vs Chaguanas North, Couva

East Zone (Start time 3.45 pm)

St George’s College vs St Augustine, Barataria
Valencia vs Bishop’s Anstey, Valencia
San Juan North, bye

North Zone (Start time 3.45 pm)

St Joseph Convent vs Diego Martin Central, St Joseph
Tranquility vs St Francois Girls, Tranquility
Success Laventille vs Bishop’ Anstey, Success

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 21, 2017, 01:49:37 AM
Shiva Boys make it four on the trot.
By Nigel Simon (Guardian).


Five different players were on the scoresheet as title holders, Shiva Boys Hindu College whipped Queen’s Royal College (QRC) 5-1 for a fourth straight as they continued their defence of their Shell/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League Premier Division yesterday.

Junior Assoon opened the scoring in the ninth minute for Shiva Boys while Quinn Rodney made it 2-0 to the defending champions in the 31st at the David Williams Recreation Ground, Penal. Five minutes into the second-half, Tyrell Baptiste made it 3-0 to the host while Jude Phillip (55th) and Yohannes Richardson (72nd) added to the tally before Marquis Lewis got an 83rd minute consolation for the Royalians

The win lifted Shiva Boys to maximum 12 points from four matches to remain the lone team with a 100 per cent winning record in the 16-team competition, two points more than fellow southerns, Presentation College who blanked Signal Hill 3-0 at Guaracara park, Pointe-a-Pierre led by a double from Omri Baird.

Baired netted in the 19th and 40th while Ackeel Jacob added a 54th minute item. National Inter-Col champions, San Juan North Secondary were the biggest winners on the day after they hammered Trinity Moka, 7-0 at its Bourg Mulatresse Ground, San Juan.

YESTERDAY’S RESULTS

Fyzabad Sec 2 (Sharkeel Louison 2) vs Trinity East 1 (Josiah Lord)

St Mary’s 1 (Nathaniel Williams 47th) vs St Benedict’s 1 (Jaycee Parris 83rd)

Shiva Boys 5 (Junior Assoon 9th, Quinn Rodney 31st, Tyrell Baptiste 50th, Jude Phillip 55th, Yohannes Richardson 72nd) vs QRC 1 (Marquis Lewis 83rd)

Presentation 3 (Omri Baird 19th, 40th, Ackeel Jacob 54th) vs Signal Hill 0

Fatima 1 (Andrew Abraham) vs Speyside High 0

St Augustine 1 (Zion Holder 65th) vs Carapichaima East 1 (Theophilus Bourne 1st)

St Anthony’s 2 (Jodel Brown 51st pen, Che Benny 75th) vs Naparima 2 (Rondell Payne 34th, Ronaldo Mc Intosh 48th)

San Juan North 7 (Brandon Semper 2nd, 39th, 42nd, Kareem John 6th, Renaldo Boyce 20th, Kyle Thomas 81st, Jordan Britto 85th) vs Trinity College Moka 0

(Teams - by wired868.com)

St Anthony’s College (4-3-3): 22.Oba Augustin (GK); 16.Jordan Barclay, 4, Nkosi Salandy, 27.Derron John (captain), 6.Khiesa Granger; 23.Sowande Prieto (21.Jameiq Pierre 80), 8.Jodel Brown, 9.Che Benny; 13.Quinn Frederick (11.Haile Beckles 46), 7.Krishon Alexander (12.Mikail Prescod 83), 10.Tyrese Bailey.

Unused Substitutes: 25.Elijah Shade (GK), 3.Kirvon Flatts, 15.Jamai George, 17.Omari Wiltshire.

Coach: Ronald Daniel

Naparima College (4-2-3-1): 1.Levi Fernandez (GK); 15.Shadeon Arthur, 5.Rondell Payne (captain), 2.Tyrike Andrews, 8.Kodel Frontin; 9.Rushawn Murphy, 13.Jeron Pantor; 16.Decklan Marcelle (7.Isa Bramble 80), 6.Judah St Louis (19.Andre Raymond 67), 18.Renaldo McIntosh (10.Mark Ramdeen 83); 20.Kareem Blake-Williams.

Unused Substitutes: 30.Enrique Changiah (GK), 14.Ezekiel Kesar, 23.Kern Cedeno, 27.Chakim Guy.

Coach: Angus Eve

Referee: Nicholas Murray

Wired868 Man-of-the-Match: Judah St Louis (Naparima College)

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Shiva Boys tough to beat this season.
By Colin Murray (Guardian).


The 2017 Secondary Schools Football League has started with the usual hustle and shebang that we have grown accustomed to over the years.

After Round 3, the table is taking on a familiar look with defending champions Shiva Boys on top having won all their games. Presentation College San Fernando are up there again followed by the “Green Machine” and the “Tigers”.

Having been privy to doing commentary on a few games on Sportsmax and CNC3 involving some of the top teams, Shiva Boys are going to be tough to beat. They possess a good defence with Yohannes Richardson and Jabari Graham in the central position tough to break down.

Their goalkeeper Denzil Smith is a national player and going forward they have creative individuals in Judah Garcia and Tyrel ‘Pappy’ Emmanuel. Quinn Rodney and Ronaldo Edwards are quick in the wide areas. They bring a strong all-rounded team capable of weathering this season’s storm.

Naps are also a talented team with their captain and central defender Rondell Payne solid at the back together with Tyrike Andrews.

They however tend to lack the fight when things are not going well and with the loss of their top goal scorer from 2016 Isaiah Lee, they are hoping that Ronaldo McIntosh will step up and consistently score goals.

Losing to Fatima was a huge setback for them and their credentials as serious title contenders must be brought into question.

Newly promoted Carapichaima East has started well. They looked good against a very timid and out of sorts Fatima team.

In Daniel Pascall, they have a worker up front who will fight for every ball and with Elijah and Josiah King attacking from wide areas, they will pose a problem for teams.

Fatima did not look the part in their first outing and if they are to maintain their form following their surprising victory against Naps, they must show more resilience.

They also need to have Justin Araujo-Wilson on the field for 90 minutes. He is a proven goal scorer and together with the speedy Stephon Marcano, they will test the ability of many defenders.

Defending National Intercol champions San Juan North are unbeaten but still awaiting their first victory. They are a talented team with Renaldo Boyce and Brandon Semper an excellent pairing up front and will score goals when the opportunities arise.

Defensively Kyle Thomas, Kareem John and Lukeman Brooks are tough at the back but they lose concentration easily and give up silly goals whenever they seem to be comfortably in charge.

St Mary’s should be difficult to beat on their day. In Gabriel Nanton they have a quality midfielder and a goal poacher in Devon Charles.

I expect them to improve and be more consistent as the season goes along.

St Augustine have played 2, won 2 and were heading for a comfortable victory leading 3-0 at half time against a lacklustre St Benedict’s outfit. St Benedict’s suddenly decided to play with some purpose in the second half and nearly came to stealing a point, going down 4-2 in the end. If the La Romaine boys are to pull off another great escape, they must show some spunk going forward.

In future articles we will feature more of the teams. It’s been a great start to the SSFL—already some super goals and surprising results!

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 21, 2017, 04:37:33 AM
Standings

P  W  D  L  F  A  Pts
Shiva Boys  4  4  0  0  14  2  12
Presentation College Sando  4  3  1  0  11  3  10
Fyzabad Secondary  4  3  0  1  6  4  9
St. Augustine Secondary  3  2  1  0  6  3  7
St. Anthony’s College  4  2  1  1  8  6  7
Carapichima East Secondary  4  2  1  1  6  5  7
San Juan North  4  1  3  0  12  5  6
Fatima College  4  2  0  2  3  4  6
Naparima College  4  1  1  2  6  6  4
Trinity College East  4  1  1  2  5  5  4
Queen's Royal College  4  1  1  2  4  8  4
Speyside High  4  1  0  3  3  8  3
Trinity College Moka  4  1  0  3  4  14  3
St. Mary’s College  3  0  2  1  5  8  2
Signal Hill Secondary  4  0  1  3  1  6  1
St. Benedict’s College  4  0  1  3  4  11  1

SSFL Premier Division Top-Scorers

SIX

Brandon Semper (San Juan North) - 6

FOUR

Ackeel Jacob (Presentation College Sando) - 4
Omri Baird (Presentation College Sando) - 4

THREE

Sharkeel Louison (Fyzabad Secondary) - 3
Ronaldo McIntosh (Naparima College) - 3
Junior Asson (Shiva Boys Hindu College) - 3
Kierron Mason (Shiva Boys Hindu College) - 3
Devon Charles (St Mary’s College) - 3

TWO

Theophilus Bourne (Carapichaima East) - 2
John-Paul Rochford (Queen's Royal College) - 2
Kyle Thomas (San Juan North) - 2
Renaldo Boyce (San Juan North) - 2
Jude Phillip (Shiva Boys Hindu College) - 2
Quinn Rodney (Shiva Boys Hindu College) - 2
Tyrell Baptiste (Shiva Boys Hindu College) - 2
Kerry McDonald (Speyside High) - 2
Akeem Hosten (St Augustine Secondary) - 2
Jodell Brown (St Anthony’s College) - 2 (1-Pen)
Krishon Alexander (St Anthony’s College) - 2
Keon Boney (St Benedict’s College) - 2
Nickell Orr (Trinity College East) - 2
Keshawn St. Rose (Trinity College Moka) - 2

ONE

Elijah King (Carapichaima East) - 1
Kevon Williams (Carapichaima East) - 1
Kevon Williams (Carapichaima East) - 1
Andrew Abraham (Fatima College) - 1
Mikheil McCommie (Fatima College) - 1
Justin Araujo-Wilson (Fatima College) - 1
Jeremy Duntin (Fyzabad Secondary) - 1
Maurice Dick (Fyzabad Secondary) - 1
Natinni Jones (Fyzabad Secondary) - 1
Judah St Louis (Naparima College) - 1
Rondell Payne (Naparima College) - 1
Rushawn Murphy (Naparima College) - 1
Darnell Hospedales (Presentation College Sando) - 1
Jordan Riley (Presentation College Sando) - 1
Anfernee Stokes (Queens Royal College) - 1
Marquis Lewis (Queens Royal College) - 1
Jordan Britto (San Juan North) - 1
Kareem John (San Juan North) - 1
Judah Garcia (Shiva Boys Hindu College) - 1
Yohannes Richardson (Shiva Boys Hindu College) - 1
Omarley James (Signal Hill) - 1
Shaffie McKenzie (Speyside High) - 1
Gabriel Nanton (St Mary’s College) - 1
Nathaniel Williams (St Mary’s College) - 1
Allan Hogan (St Augustine Secondary) - 1
Ethan Bonaparte (St Augustine Secondary) - 1
Rivaldo Coryot (St Augustine Secondary) - 1
Zion Holder (St Augustine Secondary) - 1
Che Benny (St Anthony’s College) - 1
Haile Beccles (St Anthony’s College) - 1
Tyrese Bailey (St Anthony’s College) - 1
Yezen Rampaul (St Anthony’s College) - 1
Caleb Gaspar (St Benedict’s College) - 1
Jaycee Parris (St Benedict’s College) - 1
Josiah Lord (Trinity College East) - 1
Tyrese Williams (Trinity College East) - 1
Jawahir Raheim (Trinity College Moka) - 1
Saleem Henry (Trinity College Moka) - 1 (1-Pen)

Note: Missing is Carapichaima East own-goal scorer vs Trinity College East (Sept-16).

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: RichGFootball on September 21, 2017, 04:53:16 AM
Tobago Zone U19

Scarborough Sec 2 Mason hall Sec 0
Roxborough Sec 2 Bishop's High 0
Goodwood High 2 Light and Life 0

Girls

0 Mason Hall vs Bishop’s High 5
5 Signal Hill vs Speyside High 0
1 Goodwood vs Scarborough 5
Pentecostal Light and Life, BYE

Sunday 24th September. GIRLS 3pm Kick off

Bishop's @ Signal Hill (Signal Hill Sec)
Mason Hall @ Scarborough Sec (Black Rock/Courland)
Goodwood @ Light and Life (Signal Hill Recreational Ground)
Speyside (BYE)

Monday 25th September U19. 3:40 kick off

Roxborough @ Goodwood (Goodwood)
Scarborough @ Bishop's (Mt. Pleasant....rescheduled to Black Rock)
Light and Life @ Mason Hall (Plymouth)
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 23, 2017, 01:51:55 AM
Lewis, Charles on target in Girls SSFL.
By Rachael Thomspon-King (Guardian).


Shania Lewis was in a scoring mood on Thursday and so was Aalliyah Charles for their teams in their respective Zonal matches in the Secondary Schoolgirls Football League.

Lewis notched five goals for Tranquility Government School in its huge 11-0 win over St Francois Girls in the North Zone while in action in Tobago, Charles netted four in Bishop’s High easy 5-0 victory against Mason Hall at Plymouth ground.

It was the second straight win for Tranquility, which on Sunday in the opening round defeated rival Diego Martin Central 13-1. Lewis was well supported by Selicia King who put in three and got two from Iysha Lewis.

The other goal came off of Megan Diaz.

In other matches in the North, Leah Dos Santos and Arissa Romany scored a pair of goals each in Bishop’ Anstey 6-1 win over Success Laventille while St Joseph Convent topped Diego Martin, 5-2.

Over in the Tobago Zone, Bishop’s High earned its second straight victory as well having beaten Goodwood 6-0 then thanks to four goals from Charles. She was her accurate self again and with support from Darianne Henry, who scored the other goal, dominated Mason Hall.

Also getting wins were Signal Hill and Scarborough Secondary, who defeated Speyside High and Goodwood, respectively.

Jelese Alexander slotted in a double in Signal Hill’s 5-0 win while Scarborough led by Mya Alfred, who scored two goals as well, toppled Goodwood, 5-1.

Jalene Sobers also had a vibrant performance for Bishop’s Anstey in the East Zone.

She scored all four goals in her team’s 4-0 win over Valencia. In the other match, St Augustine whipped St George’s College, 13-0.

Results

Tobago Zone

Mason Hall 0 vs Bishop’s High 5 (Aalliyah Charles 4, Darianne Henry).

Signal Hill 5 (Jelese Alexander 2, Crystal Toney, Twinkle Thomas, Celine Loraine) vs Speyside High 0

Goodwood 1 (Diamond Arthur) vs Scarborough 5 (Mya Alfred 2, Akeisha James, Deshanel Alleyne, Shineah Francis).

East Zone

St George’s College 0 vs St Augustine 13

Valencia 0 vs Bishop’s Anstey 4 (Jalene Sobers 4)

North Zone

St Joseph Convent 5 vs Diego Martin Central 2

Tranquility 11 (Shania Lewis 5, Selicia King 3, Iysha Lewis 2, Megan Diaz) vs vs St Francois Girls 0

Success Laventille 1 (Keda Gift) vs Bishop’ Anstey 6 (Leah Dos Santos 2, Arissa Romany 2, Kiana Alexander, Renee Ward)

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 24, 2017, 04:47:14 AM
Mason double keeps Shiva Boys perfect.
By Nigel Simon (Guardian).


Kierron Mason netted a double to lead Shiva Boys Hindu College to a 2-0 blanking of Trinity College of Moka Maraval for a fifth straight win in the Shell/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League Premier Division yesterday.

On very heavy surface at Maraval, made difficult by the mid-day rainfall, Shiva Boys were kept at bay until five minutes into the second-half when Mason broke the deadlock, and three minutes into time added one, he converted a penalty-kick to push the Hayden Ryan-coached team to maximum 15 points from five matches in the 16-team competition, two points more than fellow southerners, Presentation College who battled past Carapichaima East Secondary 2-1 blanked Signal Hill 3-0 at Guaracara park, Pointe-a-Pierre.

Omri Baird opened the scoring for Presentation with his third item in two matches as early as the first minute, but Mecaheil Alexander got Carapichaima East level in the tenth, only for Jaiye Shepperd to get the decisive item for in the 31st.

In perhaps the match of the season so far, Juda St Louis scored a second-half to rally Naparima College to a 3-2 win over St Augustine Secondary after trailing 2-0 at home.

Stephon Eallie fired the”Green Machine” ahead in the 42nd minute and Anthony Samuel then doubled the advantage in the 63rd before St Louis took charge with items in the 76th, 80th and 90th minute for an unlikely win.

Over in Tobago, visitors St Mary’s College battled to a 3-2 win over host Signal Hill thanks to a brace from substitute, Tyrese Spicer.

Devon Charles netted the first “Saints” goal while Akil Frank (penalty) and Tareek Richards scored for Signal Hill.

Still in Tobago, Kishorn Hackshaw scored a goal in each-half and Kernell Sween, the other for Trinity East in a 3-0 defeat of Speyside.

In other matches, Fatima blanked Queen’s Royal College 2-0 with Luke Darwent and national Under-17 player Jean-Heim Mc Fee the scorers while St Benedict’s and San Juan North drew 1-1; and Trinity East hammered Speyside.

Yesterday’s Shell/First Citizens SSFL Premier Results:

St Benedict’s 1 (Jaycee Paras) vs San Juan North 1 (Brandon Semper)

Naparima 3 (Judah St Louis 76th, 80th, 90th) vs St Augustine Sec 2 (Stephon Eallie 42nd, Anthony Samuel 63rd)

Presentation 2 (Omri Baird 1st, Jaiye Shepperd 31st) vs Carapichaima East 1 (Mecaheil Alexander 10th)

Shiva Boys 2 (Kierron Mason 50th, 90th pen) vs Trinity Moka 0

St Mary’s 3 (Tyrese Spicer 71st, 93rd, Devon Charles 16th) vs Signal Hill 2 (Akil Frank pen, Tareek Richards)

Fatima 2 (Luke Darwent, Jean-Heim Mc Fee) vs QRC 0

Trinity East 3 (Kishorn Hackshaw 25th, 78th, Kernell Sween 14th) vs Speyside 0

St Anthony’s vs Fyzabad Sec - Postponed due to waterlogged field

(Teams - by wired868.com)

Naparima College (4-3-3): 30.Enrique Changiah (GK); 15.Shadeon Arthur, 2.Tyrike Andrews, 13.Jeron Pantor, 8.Kodel Frontin; 16.Decklan Marcelle, 9.Rushawn Murphy, 6.Judah St Louis (captain); 18.Ronaldo McIntosh (7.Isa Bramble), 20.Kareem Blake Williams (17.Shoaib Khan), 10.Mark Ramdeen (19.Adrian Raymond).

Unused substitutes: 22.Rashad Hart (GK), 4.Asukile Christopher, 14.Ezekiel Kesar, 23.Kern Cedeno.

Coach: Angus Eve

St Augustine Secondary (4-2-3-1): 25.Ajahri Murrien (GK); 6.Terron Luke, 2.Nykoaba James (captain), 18.Jamal Meloney, 4.Stephon Eallie (3.Zion Holder); 5.Darian Parks (13.Daniel Rahaman), 12.Rivaldo Coryot; 11.Akeem Hosten, 8.Jeremiah Vidale, 23.Kendell Hitlal (7.Anthony Samuel); 17.Allan Hogan.

Unused substitutes: 9.Emmanuel Cumberbatch, 14.Jalani Augustus, 15.Jirel Meloney, 21.Nikhail Greene.

Coach: Adrian Romain

Referee: Michael Farley

Wired868 Man of the-Match: Judah St Louis (Naparima College)

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: RichGFootball on September 26, 2017, 12:14:56 AM
Tobago Zone SSFL

Sunday 24th September.

0 Bishop's @ Signal Hill 2
4 Mason Hall @ Scarborough Sec 0
Goodwood @ Light and Life (Did Not Play)
Speyside (BYE)

Monday 25th September U19

0 Roxborough @ Goodwood 4
0 Scarborough @ Bishop's 2
1 Light and Life @ Mason Hall 1

Tuesday 26th September GIRLS. 3:40pm Kick off

Scarborough Sec @ Bishop's... Black Rock
Mason Hall Sec @ Signal Hill...Signal Hill School Grounds
Light and Life @ Speyside ....Speyside
Goodwood High BYE

Thursday 28th September 3:40pm Kick off

Bishop's @ Light and Life.....Signal Hill Recreational Ground
Signal Hill @ Scarborough Sec.....Black Rock
Goodwood @ Speyside.....Speyside
Mason Hall BYE

Sunday 1st October 3pm Kick off

Signal Hill @ Goodwood....Goodwood
Speyside @ Mason Hall....Plymouth
Scarborough @ Light and Life....Signal Hill Recreational Ground


Thursday 5th October 3:40pm Kick off

Bishop's @ Speyside....Speyside
Light and Life @ Signal Hill....Signal Hill School Ground
Mason Hall @ Goodwood....Goodwood
Scarborough Sec BYE

Girls 1st round ENDS

Monday 2nd October. U19 3:40pm Kick off

Roxborough @ Scarborough....Black Rock
Bishop's @ Light and Life....Signal Hill Recreational Ground
Mason Hall @ Goodwood....Goodwood

Wednesday 4th October U19 3:40pm Kick off

Light and Life @ Scarborough....Black Rock
Roxborough @ Mason Hall....Plymouth
Goodwood @ Bishop's....Goodwood

U19 1st round ENDS

Title: ‘Pres’, ‘Naps’ clash in South derby
Post by: Tallman on September 27, 2017, 10:43:17 AM
‘Pres’, ‘Naps’ clash in South derby
By Roger Seepersad (T&T Express)


Presentation College San Fernando came off a gruelling contest against Carapichaima East Secondary on Saturday with full points but will head into today’s South derby against Naparima College at Manny Ramjohn Stadium without Omri Baird and Shirwin Noel after both players were shown red cards on Saturday.

‘Pres’ sit second on the 16-team Shell/First Citizens Secondary School Football League (SSFL) Premier Division table on 13 points, two less than defending champions and current leaders Shiva Boys Hindu College. Apart from a 2-2 draw in the opening game of the season against San Juan North Secondary, Pres have been dominant, winning their last four games to stay close to Shiva at the top.

Baird opened the scoring for ‘Pres’ on Saturday before getting a red card in the second half of the contest. Jaiye Shepperd scored the decisive goal in the match to ensure Pres stayed in the title hunt.

They will have little time to catch their breath with another tough encounter today against Naps, who battle from two goals down on Saturday to beat St Augustine Secondary 3-2 thanks to second half hattrick from Judah St Louis.

Stephon Eallie put St Augustine ahead in the 42nd minute before Anthony Samuel put them 2-0 up in the 63rd.

St Louis brought Naps back into the match with goals in the 76th and 80th minutes before scoring the winner in the 90th.

Naps don’t have the same consistency as Pres. Before Saturday, Naps were held to a 2-2 draw by St Anthony’s College before that, they went under 2-1 against Fatima College. However, they will be confident of stringing together a few more positive results after Saturday’s unlikely victory.

Meanwhile, Shiva and San Juan will be putting their unbeaten tags on the line today when the two teams square off in San Juan. Shiva have maintained a perfect record so far this season with five wins in five matches while San Juan haven’t lost a game with one win and four draws. San Juan are fifth on the table on seven points and above them are Fatima College (9) and Fyzabad Secondary (9).

Fatima, who came away 2-0 winners against Signal Hill on Saturday, have managed to win their previous three games and will be favourites to overcome struggling Trinity College Moka. Meanwhile, Fyzabad did not see action over the weekend with their game in Westmoorings being postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. They face St Augustine Secondary in St Augustine today. All matches kick off at 3.40 p.m.

Today’s SSFL Premier Division matches

St Benedict’s College vs Signal Hill Secondary, Barrackpore

Fatima College vs Trinity College Moka, Mucurapo

St Mary’s College vs Carapichaima East Sec, Serpentine Road

Trinity College East vs QRC, Trincity

Presentation College San Fernando vs Naparima College, Manny Ramjohn Stadium

St Anthony’s College vs Speyside High, Westmoorings

St Augustine Secondary vs Fyzabad Secondary, St Augustine

San Juan North Sec vs Shiva Boys Hindu College, San Juan
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: congo on September 27, 2017, 02:19:06 PM
Noticed that B moble is the sponsor of one of the teams.

How can a state company be so selective in choosing who it wants to sponsor in the league?

How can state money be used so selectively when it is taxpayers' monies? That is BS to the highest.

They may as well sponsor every team in the league or just sponsor the league.

To sponsor a team or a few teams is irresponsible for a state company.

Steups
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 28, 2017, 01:41:23 AM
SOS for Tobago football.
By Colin Murray.


Has anyone looked closely at the Seconday Schools Football League (SSFL) table after five rounds of hard fought football by these youngsters?

What stood out for me is the positions of the Tobago schools—Signal Hill and Speyside. Signal Hill are rock bottom and Speyside just three positions above them.

After both teams did well in their opening fixtures, they have lost four consecutive matches; even worse is they have lost home games.

In the past, one feared going to Tobago to play against school teams no matter what age group from Under 14, Under 16 and the senior division.

The fear was that the Tobago boys would be bigger, stronger and eager to prove they were better than their Trinidad counterparts.

Signal Hill boasts of some of the most talented footballers ever to grace the schools league, the most famous being Dwight Yorke, but tactically they were well-coached, organised and their home was like a fortress.

Tobagonian Bertille St Clair is one of the best coaches this country produced.

I remember having some real battles for Fatima with Bertille but only on few occasions we got the better of him.

Scarborough Secondary was promoted a few years ago and has gone back down; now Speyside has come up and they are struggling.

I am hoping that the executive of the SSFL, in particular President William Wallace, a man whom I have the highest regard for as he served with me as 2nd Vice President of the T&T Cricket Board (TTCB) from 2005 until 2009—one of the most successful periods in T&T cricket history—will keep a sharp eye on what is happening with Tobago football.

Let me make it clear that I have not seen either of those teams play and I am only going by their results but if the trend continues, they could both be heading out of the Premier division and back into the championship which would be disastrous for Tobago school football.

We need to ensure that those boys continue to get top level competition in order for them to shine through and for us to produce another Yorke one day.

I have always felt that Tobago has been neglected in all sporting disciplines.

In cricket, they have produced some excellent players but in recent years no one seems to be making a breakthrough especially at senior level and I am unsure as to the type of assistance the athletes in Tobago receive.

I hope I am not getting paranoid about the Tobago schools and it’s just a blimp in their performances, but if it continues I hope that the executive can give them the necessary help they may need. We need a strong Tobago to have a competitive SSFL.

A moment of madness

On another note, a moment of madness erupted in the game between Presentation College San Fernando and Carapichaima East Secondary last Saturday where a fight broke out between players of both teams.

I have seen players square up before as the game is emotional but when suddenly punches are thrown à la Mike Tyson and a player floored, it goes beyond passion and fight takes on a different meaning.

Kudos to young referee Kwinsi Williams and his team of officials who I thought handled the situation magnificently.

He also had to put up with two team officials running onto the field who should have been dismissed from the technical area.

He eventually correctly dismissed four players—two from either side and my only disappointment was those two officials weren’t removed.

Let us now await the ruling of the disciplinary committee to see what punishment is handed out.

I hope to never witness that again on the field of Secondary Schools football.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 28, 2017, 01:49:15 AM
Shiva Boys still lead after protest defeat.
By Nigel Simon (Guardian).


Defending champions, Shiva Boys Hindu College endured a difficult day on and off the football field, but at the end of it all, the southerners still lead the 16-team Shell/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League Premier Division table on goal-difference from southern rivals, Presentation College of San Fernando and Naparima College, with all three teams on 13 points after six matches.

Having started the day on maximum 15 points from five matches, Shiva Boys was first informed that the SSFL Disciplinary Committee (DC) delibrating on a protest against it. After hearing evidence presented in the matter regarding the eligibility of its player Kierron Mason in the match against Naparima on September 9, 2017 the DC decided that the player was ineligible to represent the school as a player in that game, and therefore the result (2-1 to Shiva Boys) was overturned and Naparima College was award the win (3 points & 3 goals).

The letter informed Shiva Boys that the school had the rights to appeal, and it must be done in writing within seventy-two (72) hours of receipt of the email to the Appeals Committee” accompanied by a fee of $1,000.

Such fee shall be refunded if the appeal is successful while pending the hearing of such an appeal, the decision stands.

The Hayden Ryan-coach Shiva Boys then had a chance to take out their anger on the playing field against National Inter-Col champions San Juan North Secondary, however, both teams failed to find the back of the net in a 0-0 draw at San Juan North’s Bourg Mulatresse Ground.

With the points deduction from the protest and then the point earned in a drawn match, Shiva Boys improved to 13 points, the same as Presentation College, who then wasted a chance to open a cushion in a 2-1 loss to Naparima College at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.

Presentation which began the afternoon top of the table after Shiva’s protest defeat took the lead as early as the second minute through national Under-20 player Jordan Riley, but Judah St Louis then got “Naps” level with the first of two well struck free-kicks before he netted from dead-ball in the 37th for a 2-1 half-time lead after which his team held on for the win.

Taking full advantage at the confusion at the top of the standings were Fatima College, St Anthony’s College, Trinity College East, St Augustine Secondary and Carapichaima East, who all won.

YESTERDAY’S RESULTS

Naparima 2 (Judah St Louis 4th, 37th) vs Presentation 1 (Jordan Riley 2nd)

Signal Hill 2 (Akiel Holdford 18th, Akil Frank 46th) vs St Benedict’s 1 (Kyjuan Sampson 52nd)

Fatima 1 (Stephon Marcano) vs Trinity Moka 0

San Juan North 0 vs Shiva Boys 0

Trinity East 3 (Tyrese Williams, Nikkel Orr, Sergio Bustamante) vs QRC 1 (Kalev Kiel)

St Anthony’s 8 (Tyrese Bailey 15th, 29th, 38th pen, 65th, Jodel Brown 79th, 82nd, Che Benny 12th, Haile Beckles 47th) vs Speyside 0

St Augustine 3 (Akeem Hosten, Alan Hoggan, Anthony Samuel) vs Fyzabad 1 (Sharkeel Louison 47th)

Carapichaima East 3 (Isaiah King 31st, 83rd, Daniel Pascall 43rd) vs St Mary’s 1 (Michele Poon-Angeron 30th)

(Teams - by wired868)

San Juan North (4-4-1-1): 1.Shawndell Byer (GK); 16.Obadele Dickson, 7.Josiah Beard, 21.Kyle Thomas, 17.Kareem John; 20.Isaiah Chase (18.Tigana O’Brien 61 [red card 75]), 3.Elair Brewster (15.Jordan Britto 90+1), 22.Nathaniel Perouse (14.Darian Warner 74), 2.Tyrell Cameron; 6.Brandon Semper; 9.Renaldo Boyce (captain).

Unused Substitutes: 30.Emmanuel Clarke (GK); 12.Kirk David, 19.Sherwin Williams, 24.Nicholas Romany.

Coach: Jerry Moe

Shiva Boys HC (4-3-3): 22.Denzil Smith (GK); 32.Ronald Charles (16.Simeon De Bourgh 76), 19.Yohannes Richardson, 3.Jabari Graham (5.Anderson Peters 78), 14.Matthew Beal; 10.Judah Garcia (captain), 6.Tyrel Emmanuel, 15.Kierron Mason; 9.Tyrel Baptiste, 8.Jude Phillip (21.Aaron Rodney 86), 7.Quinn Rodney.

Unused Substitutes: 24.De-Jon Blondell (GK), 17.Ronaldo Edwards, 23.Jeremy Williams, 33.Ryan Davis.

Coach: Hayden Ryan

Referee: Rashby McPhie

Wired868 Man-of-the-Match: Kyle Thomas

Upcoming Fixtures

(Saturday 30 September)

QRC v St Anthony’s College, 3.40pm, QRC;

Fatima College v Shiva Boys HC, 3.40pm, Fatima;

Carapichaima East v St Benedict’s College, 3.40pm, Carapichaima;

Trinity Moka v Trinity East, 3.40pm, Moka;

Naparima College v St Mary’s College, 3.40pm, Lewis Street;

Fyzabad Secondary v Presentation College, 3.40pm, Fyzabad;

St Augustine Secondary v Speyside High, 3.40pm, St Augustine;

Signal Hill v San Juan North, 3.40pm, Signal Hill.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: vb on September 28, 2017, 11:48:05 PM
Handle dem Fatima.
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 29, 2017, 01:45:59 AM
Naps starts U-14 with 12-1 win.
By Vinode Mamchan (Guardian).


Naparima College made a magnificent start to the Secondary Schools Under-14 football league when they hammered Fyzabad Anglican Secondary 12-1 at Lewis Street in San Fernando on Friday.

Leading the way for Naps was Molik Khan who scored an amazing six goals.

He was well supported up front by Kern Cedeno who netted four times, while there were single strikes for Nirvan Ramnarine and Terrel Rajoon.

While Naps peppered the Fyzabad net, their goalkeeper Joshua Dowlath was very good between the sticks and kept the opposition at bay.

Sports administrator at Naparima College Percy Samlalsingh told Guardian Media that he is very pleased with the development programme that the school has in place and the young players are pointing to a bright future. “At Naparima College we are all about a balance with the academics and sport.

We try to do things properly here as this has been drilled into us by principal Dr. Michael Dowlath and we are starting to see the results.”

Samlalsingh added that although Naps have a young team in the Premier league this season, he sees no reason why they can’t win every title that is before them.

“We have a young team this season but still we have retained 11 players from last year.

These guys have the experience and talent, so I see no reason why we can’t go on and win every title that is before us.”

Last season Naps won the Digicel Play Big-4 and finished second to Shiva Boys in the league. In the Intercol, they were beaten by penalty kicks in the semi-finals of the South Zone.
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 29, 2017, 01:47:06 AM
SSFL players suspended for fracas.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Four players were handed suspensions by the disciplinary committee of the Secondary Schools Football League yesterday following a fracas that broke out on the field during a clash with Carapichaima East Secondary and Presentation College last Saturday at Carapichaima Ground.

Carapichaima midfielder Theophilus Bourne and defender Brandon St Clair, as well as Presentation’s Omri Baird and Sherwin Noel were handed red cards for their involvement in an on-the-field fight, but after a careful assessment of the incident, the League’s disciplinary committee upgraded the penalty by slapping St Clair with a four-match suspension, while Bourne, Baird and Noel were hit with two-match suspensions.

Both schools are allowed three days in which to lodge an appeal but it must be accompanied by a fee of $1, 000. Contacted Ashbert Charles of Carapichaima said his school will not be appealing the decision although he felt Bourne had been unfairly hit with the suspension. ‘Pres’ manager Andre Benjamin echoed similar sentiments on the punishment but he too said Omri was merely a by-stander in the incident.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on September 29, 2017, 02:56:03 AM
SSFL players suspended for fracas.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Four players were handed suspensions by the disciplinary committee of the Secondary Schools Football League yesterday following a fracas that broke out on the field during a clash with Carapichaima East Secondary and Presentation College last Saturday at Carapichaima Ground.

Carapichaima midfielder Theophilus Bourne and defender Brandon St Clair, as well as Presentation’s Omri Baird and Sherwin Noel were handed red cards for their involvement in an on-the-field fight, but after a careful assessment of the incident, the League’s disciplinary committee upgraded the penalty by slapping St Clair with a four-match suspension, while Bourne, Baird and Noel were hit with two-match suspensions.

Both schools are allowed three days in which to lodge an appeal but it must be accompanied by a fee of $1, 000. Contacted Ashbert Charles of Carapichaima said his school will not be appealing the decision although he felt Bourne had been unfairly hit with the suspension. ‘Pres’ manager Andre Benjamin echoed similar sentiments on the punishment but he too said Omri was merely a by-stander in the incident.



Careful assessment or an assessment? Come on Guardian. Yuh slipped down that slope.
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 01, 2017, 05:22:46 AM
Mario John hails the SSFL.
By Shaun Fuentes (Guardian).


Former Queen’s Royal College goalkeeper from the 1993/94 period, Mario John has paid tribute to the Secondary Schools Football League for helping shape his career from footballer to medical practitioner.

Dr John is currently medical director of Hughston Clinic, Oviedo, located at Oviedo Medical Centre in Florida. He completed his general surgery internship at Harlem Hospital in New York City before completing his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC.

John played in the Championship Division and Intercol competitions in 1993 and 1994 and played in the Under 14 division in 1987.

“Participating in the SSFL game me a solid foundation that made me a success today. It gave me the opportunity to obtain a football scholarship to prepare me for a lifetime of academic pursuits,” John said.

“That discipline during that era gave me the purpose and drive to be a success during all the years of rigorous academic pursuits. I credit that time to my coaches and teachers. Most importantly my SSFL era bought me closer to my community and allowed to make alliances with fellow players, relationships that I cherish today.

“I think the SSFL is a great stepping stone for our young footballers to gain recognition whether via national football, going professional or obtaining scholarships as a means of financial aid to get a proper education.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 01, 2017, 05:23:02 AM
Benny shows up twice as Tigers, Royalians share honours.
By Rachael Thompson-King (Guardian).


The pint-size forward Che Benny looped in a long-range shot in the final minute to earn 10-man St Anthony’s College a 3-3 draw with hosts Queen’s Royal College in a highly competitive match in the Premier Division of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) yesterday in St Clair.

It was Benny’s second goal in the intense affair that saw the “Westmoorings Tigers” come-from-behind to tie the score and deny Nigel Grosvenor-coached QRC its second win of the season.

Grosvenor, though disappointed with not getting the win, appreciated the draw and was more impressed by the effort of his young team.

“They are inexperienced but the are playing with passion,” said the former coach of St Anthony’s College after the match. “They are a talented bunch, today (yesterday) was very good.”

QRC got on the scoresheet first when “Man of the Match” captain Anfernee Stokes, connected a low header through goalkeeper Jabari Brice’s legs in the 15th minute from a free kick on the right side. The lead was short-lived after a fumble by QRC’s keeper Jermaine McNeil allowed St Anthony’s to level the score thanks to a long- range shot from Tyrese Bailey.

“We have been plagued by soft goals all season but I can’t come down on him (McNeil), he is just 15 years old,” said Grosvenor of his inexperienced custodian. “After our main keeper got injured we basically threw him in the lion’s den but he is doing well.”

Another bad judgment by keeper McNeil saw him bring down a player inside the box. Benny stepped up and connected the penalty to give St Anthony’s a 2-1 lead which it held on to at the half.

Play remained just as intense in the second session with both teams having their fair share of missed chances and frustration seemed to seep onto the field.

It was a penalty in the 60th from Stokes that tied scores 2-2 before Randy Harris gave QRC the go ahead goal in a scramble on the line.

St Anthony’s knew they would need something great in the final moments of the match and that it got from Benny, who, from a free kick, placed the ball in the left-hand corner away from a visibly disappointed McNeil.

Over at Mucurapo Road in Port-of-Spain, Premier Division leader Shiva Boys’ Hindu College made light work of Fatima College to maintain their top position, winning 4-1. Quinn Rodney (24th), Tyrel Emmanuel (67th), Ronaldo Edwards (90th) and Kierron Mason (92nd) were on target for the Shiva Boys’ team.

The southerners now move to 16 points after seven matches and hold a slim advantage by goal difference to arch rivals Presentation College, after a three-point advantage was taken away from them by virtue of losing in the protest room last week.

Presentation continued its impressive run with a narrow 3-2 victory over hosts Fyzabad Secondary.

It was a good evening for St Benedict’s as it pulled off its first win of the season defeating hosts Carapichaima East 3-1. Scoring for the winner were Reuel Tyson in the 19th, Jaycee Paras in the 70th and Keon Boney in the 91st.

Kevon Williams scored the lone item for “Caps”, a penalty in the 77th minute.

Minute silence as mark of respect to Clive Pantin

The SSFL expressed condolences to the family and loved ones of Clive Pantin following his passing yesterday.

Pantin was a former footballer and past national player, a sportsman and an avid supporter of the SSFL. He was a past principal of Fatima College and a former Minister of Education. He was also the founder of Foundation for the Enhancement and Enrichment of Life (FEEL).

As a mark of respect, there will be a minute’s silence before kick off at all SSFL matches today.

Results

QRC 3 (Anfernee Stokes 15th, penalty, Randy Harris) vs St Anthony’s 3 (Tyrese Bailey 26th, Che Benny 32nd penalty, 90th)

Fatima 1 (Justin Araujo-Wilson 40th) vs Shiva Boys 4 (Quinn Rodney 24th, Tyrel Emmanuel 67th, Ronaldo Edwards 90th, Kierron Mason 92nd).

Carapichaima East 1 (Kevon Williams 77th penalty) vs St Benedict’s 3 (Reuel Tyson 19th, Jaycee Paras 70th, Keon Boney 91st)

Trinity College Moka 2 (Kesean St Rose, Kai Phillip) vs Trinity College East 1 (Mickel Orr)

Naparima 2 (Ronaldo McIntosh 66th, Judah St Louis 83rd pen) vs St Mary’s 0

Fyzabad Sec 2 vs Presentation College 3 (Jordan Riley 13th, Jayie Sheppard 62nd, Matthew Joseph 73rd)

St Augustine Sec 5 (Anthony Samuel 2, Kendell Hitlall, Zion Holder, og) vs Speyside 1

Signal Hill 0 vs San Juan North 3 (Renaldo Boyce, Isaiah Chase, Nathaniel Perouse), Signal Hill

Latest Standings

Teams P W D L F A Pts
1. Shiva Boys 7 5 1 1 18 6 16
2. Presentation 7 5 1 1 17 8 16
3. Naparima 7 5 1 1 15 7 16
4. St Augustine 6 4 1 1 16 8 13
5. Fatima 7 4 0 3 7 8 12
6. St Anthony’s 6 3 2 1 19 9 11
7. San Juan North 7 2 5 0 16 6 11
8. Trinity East 7 3 2 2 12 8 10
9. Carapichaima East 7 3 2 2 11 11 10
10. Fyzabad 6 3 0 3 9 10 9
11. Trinity Moka 7 2 0 5 6 17 6
12. QRC 7 1 2 4 8 16 5
13. St Mary’s 6 1 2 3 9 13 5
14. St Benedict’s 7 1 2 4 8 13 5
15. Signal Hill 7 1 1 5 5 13 4
16. Speyside 7 1 0 6 4 15 3

Upcoming Games

(Monday 2 October)

St Mary’s College v St Augustine Secondary, 3.40pm, Serpentine Road;

St Anthony’s College v Fyzabad Secondary, 3.40pm, Westmoorings;

Carapichaima East v Signal Hill, 3.40pm, Carapichaima;

QRC v St Augustine Secondary, 3.40pm, QRC;

Speyside High v Presentation College, 3.40pm, Speyside;

Fyzabad Secondary v St Mary’s College, 3.40pm, Fyzabad;

Trinity College Moka v St Anthony’s College, 3.40pm, Moka;

Naparima College v St Benedict’s College, 3.40pm, Lewis Street;

Shiva Boys HC v Trinity College East, 3.40pm, Penal;

San Juan North v Fatima College, 3.40pm, San Juan.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Brownsugar on October 01, 2017, 08:15:19 PM
SOS for Tobago football.
By Colin Murray.



 :'( :'(
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: RichGFootball on October 03, 2017, 02:13:08 AM
Tobago Zone SSFL

2 Scarborough Sec @ Bishop's 3
0 Mason Hall Sec @ Signal Hill 11
0 Light and Life @ Speyside 3
Goodwood High BYE

Thursday 28th September

3 Bishop's @ Light and Life 0
3 Signal Hill @ Scarborough Sec 0
0 Goodwood @ Speyside 3
Mason Hall BYE

Sunday 1st October

11 Signal Hill @ Goodwood 0
2 Speyside @ Mason Hall 1
4 Scarborough @ Light and Life 1
BHS Bye

Thursday 5th October

Bishop's @ Speyside....Speyside
Light and Life @ Signal Hill....Signal Hill School Ground
Mason Hall @ Goodwood....Goodwood
Scarborough Sec BYE

Girls 1st round ENDS

Friday 29th September

0 Roxborough @ Scarborough 2
2Bishop's @ Light and Life 0
0 Mason Hall @ Goodwood 3

Monday 2nd October

2 Light and Life @ Scarborough 1
Roxborough @ Mason Hall (DNP - death of a player's family member on one team, re-scheduled for 9th October)
0 Goodwood @ Bishop's 2

Standings
Team          P     W      D     L      GF     GA     GD     PTS
Goodwood   5     4       0     1      14      2       12      12
Bishop's      5     4       0     1      10      3        7       12
Rox'bough  4      2       0     2      5        7       -2       6
S'borough   5     2       0      3      6       11     -5        6
Light n Life  5     1       1     3       3       7       -4       4
Mason Hall  4     0       1     3       2       10     -8        1



U19 1st round ENDS

2nd Round U19

Wednesday 4th October

Scarborough Sec @ Goodwood
Bishop's High @ Mason Hall Sec (Plymouth)
Roxborough Sec @ Light and Life (Venue TBD)

Saturday 7th October

Mason Hall @ Scarborough (Black Rock)
Light and Life @ Goodwood
Roxborough @ Bishop's (Plymouth)
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 03, 2017, 05:15:20 AM
Tigers climb to fourth, Saints stun Green Machine.
By Nigel Simon (Guardian).


North Zone duo, St Anthony’s College and rivals St Mary’s College both picked up 4-1 wins over visiting Fyzabad Secondary and St Augustine Secondary in two rescheduled Shell/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League Premier Division matches, yesterday.

Down at Morne Coco Road, Westmoorings, host St Anthony’s coasted to victory with inform national youth team player, Che Benny among the goals once more.

Benny, who had a recent trial stint in Europe opened the scoring in the 15th minute before Joden Powell, another national youth team player doubled the advantage eight minutes before the half-time interval.

Jodel Brown extended the ‘Tigers’ advantage to 3-0 in the 75th minute before Des Jones pulled a goal back for the visitors in the 88th, only for Jordan Barclay to add a fourth item three minutes into time added-on.

With the win, St Anthony’s pushed its points tally to 14 from seven matches, two behind the trio of defending champions, Shiva Boys Hindu College, Presentation College of San Fernando and Naparima College.

At St Mary’s Ground, Serpentine Road, St Clair, St Mary’s denied the “Green Machine from going top of the table with similar 4-1 triumph. Matches resume tomorrow.

RESCHEDULED MATCHES

Yesterday’s Shell/First Citizens SSFL Premier Division results:

St Mary’s College 4 (Trey La Motte 21, Tyrese Spicer 38, Gabriel Nanton 64, Kevon Alonzo 82), St Augustine Secondary 1 (Ethan Bonaparte 53) at Serpentine Road;

St Anthony’s College 4 (Che Benny 16, Jaydon Prowell 37, Jodel Brown 72, Jordan Barclay 85), Fyzabad Secondary 1 (Des Jones 85) at Westmoorings;

(Teams - by wired868.com)

St Anthony’s College (4-1-4-1): 22.Oba Augustin (GK); 18.Shakir Clapham, 5.Jesse Williams, 27.Derron John (captain), 6.Shurland Augustine; 23.Sowande Prieto (20.Yevan Rajpaul 62); 11.Haile Beckles (10.Tyres Bailey 62), 16.Jordan Barclay, 9.Che Benny, 8.Jodell Brown (13.Quinn Frederick); 19.Jaydon Powell.

Unused substitutes: 25.Elijah Shade (GK), 14.Jahi Solomon, 21.Jameiq Pierre, 30.Shurland Augustine.

Coach: Ronald Daniel

Fyzabad Secondary (4-2-3-1): 1.Jamaal Sinclair (GK); 2.Aaron Jordan, 3.Dez Jones (captain), 8.Sharkeel Louison, 18.Gregory Charles; 16.Shamor Mahabir, 21.Isaiah Joseph (10.Nicholas Blake); 13.Jeremy Duntin, 11.Tyrese Reefer, 17.Kyron Williams; 24.Tyrece Pierre (9.Natinni Jones 46).

Unused substitutes: 4.Malik Williams, 5.Marvin Edmund, 14.Nkosi Charles, 20.Dean Moore, 22.Shaundel Young.

Coach: Brian Williams

Wired868 Man-of-the-Match: Che Benny (St Anthony’s College)

Upcoming fixtures

(Wednesday 4 October)

Carapichaima East v Signal Hill, 3.40pm, Carapichaima;

QRC v St Augustine Secondary, 3.40pm, QRC;

Speyside High v Presentation College, 3.40pm, Speyside;

Fyzabad Secondary v St Mary’s College, 3.40pm, Fyzabad;

Trinity College Moka v St Anthony’s College, 3.40pm, Moka;

Naparima College v St Benedict’s College, 3.40pm, Lewis Street;

Shiva Boys HC v Trinity College East, 3.40pm, Penal;

San Juan North v Fatima College, 3.40pm, San Juan.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 04, 2017, 01:46:06 AM
Bishop’s beats Goodwood, 2-0.
By Rachael Thomspon-King (Guardian).


An own goal and one from Adriel George saw Bishop’s High School defeat Goodwood Secondary, to intensify the race for the Tobago Zone in the SHELL/FCB Boys Championship Division of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) on Monday.

In the rescheduled round of matches from Saturday, hosts Bishop’s secured a 2-0 win to match leader Goodwood’s 12 points after five matches with both having four wins and a loss. However the latter holds a plus five advantage in goal-difference.

Keston Rodney came good for Pentecostal Light and Life also causing a bit of an upset, edging Scarborough Secondary, 2-1.

Rodney rocked the back of the net twice in the close affair to earn his team its first win of the season after five rounds of matches, to be in fifth place in the six-team competition with four points, also having a draw and three losses.

Monday - Reults

Tobago Zone

Bishop’s High School 2 (Adriel George 1, own goal) vs Goodwood Secondary 0

Pentecostal Light and Life 2 (Keston Rodney 2) vs Scarborough Secondary 1

Friday

South Zone

Point Fortin East 3 vs Siparia West Secondary 0

Pleasantville Secondary 5 vs Princes Town West 9

Moruga Secondary 6 vs Fyzabad Anglican 0

Central Zone

Chaguanas North 8 vs Gasparillo Secondary 0

Presentation College 4 vs Cunupia Secondary 0

North Zone

D/Martin Central 1 vs East Mucurapo 2

D/Martin North 3 vs St Francis 1

Malick Secondary 4 vs Tranquility Secondary 3

East Zone

Arima North Secondary 2 vs Valencia Secondary 2

El Dorado East 1 vs Holy Cross College 5

Scarborough sits just above them in fourth spot with six points (two wins and three losses).

The other match between Mason Hall and Roxborough was rescheduled to be played on Sunday.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Deeks on October 04, 2017, 02:10:04 AM
Pleasantville Secondary 5 vs Princes Town West 9

Exciting match!
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on October 04, 2017, 12:39:14 PM
WATCH: Chasing Goals 2017 - San Juan North Secondary

https://www.youtube.com/v/4OLMqEyRlW0

WATCH: Chasing Goals 2017 - Trinity College East

https://www.youtube.com/v/XlISg6v15aA

WATCH: Chasing Goals 2017 - Shiva Boys Hindu College

https://www.youtube.com/v/0CquQD-KHKA
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 05, 2017, 01:42:37 AM
Pres takes in front.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Presentation College surged to the top of the Premier Division of the Secondary Schools Football League yesterday when they thrashed Speyside High 3-0 in the sister-isle of Tobago, courtesy a double strike by Jayir Sheppard.

The southerners who went into yesterday’s encounter in second position on the standing on goal difference, got their third goal from Darnelle Hospedales which propelled them to a comfortable two-point lead on the table, after Shiva Boys Hindu College were clobbered away to Michael Grayson’s Trinity College East 3-1 at Henry Street Recreation Ground and Naparima College, which were among the three teams on 16 points yesterday, were held to a high-scoring 3-3 tie by St Benedict’s College at their Lewis Street home ground.

Naps who have now sunk to third with 17 points, stormed back to take the lead 2-1 after Jaycee Paras fired St Benedict’s into the lead in the 6th minute. Ronaldo Mc Intosh found the equalizer in the 17th minute before Jeron Francois’ 27th minute goal put them in front for the first time in the match. But the home team was unlucky to allow their opponents back into the game when Rondell Payne got the ball into his own net soon after the resumption for a 2-2 scoreline.

Later Payne thought he had made amends for his earlier blunder by giving Naps the lead a second time in the 38th minute. But Benedict’s did not give up and found the equalizer with Reuel Tyson’s 64th minute item for a share of the points.

At Arouca, Shiva Boys got the opening goal in the 31st minute when Judah Garcia found the nets for an early lead. But the home team stormed back with three unanswered goals from Trinity College East’s Kurdell Sweeen 79th, Stephon Hoyte 90th and Kishorn Hackshaw 93rd that pushed them to seventh with 13 points. The Penal team has now dropped to fourth on 16 points.

Meanwhile Che Benny guided St Anthony’s College to second on the table with a hat-trick in a more-than-convincing 6-2 triumph over Trinity College Moka in Maraval. Apart from Benny’s heroics, the Tigers also got goals from Jaydon Powell, Tyrese Bailey and Haile Beckles in the win.

Results

Presentation 3 (Jayir Sheppard [2], Darnell Hospedales) vs Speyside 0

Naparima 3 (Ronaldo Mc Intosh 17th, Jeron Francois 27th, Rondell Payne 38th) vs St Benedict’s 3 (Jaycee Paras 6th, Rondell Payne o.g 49th, Reuel Tyson 64th)

St Anthony’s 6 (Che Benny 7th, 65th, 75th, Haile Beckles 14th, Jaydon Powell 57th, Tyrese Bailey 68th) vs Trinity Moka 2 (Kesean St Rose 20th, Saleem Henry 81st)

San Juan North 3 (Brandon Semper 2nd, Nathaniel Perouse 30th, Elair Brewster 87th) vs Fatima 0

Signal Hill 2 (Akiel Holford 18th, Omarley James 68th) vs Carapichaima East 0

Trinity East 3 (Kurdell Sweeen 79th, Stephon HHoyte 90th, Kishorn Hackshaw 93rd) vs Shiva Boys 1 (Judah Garcia 31st)

St Augustine 3 (Dorian Sampson, Jalani Augustus, Jeremiah Vidale) vs QRC 1 (Kalev Kiel)

Current Shell/First Citizens SSFL Premier Standings:

Teams P W D L F A Pts
Presentation 8 6 1 1 20 8 19
St Anthony’s 8 5 2 1 29 12 17
Naparima 8 5 2 1 18 10 17
Shiva Boys 8 5 1 2 19 9 16
St Augustine 8 5 1 2 20 13 16
San Juan North 8 3 5 0 19 6 14
Trinity East 8 4 2 2 15 9 13
Fatima 8 4 0 4 7 11 12
Carapichaima East 8 3 2 3 11 13 10
Fyzabad 7 3 0 4 10 14 9
St Mary’s 7 2 2 3 13 14 8
Signal Hill 8 2 1 5 7 13 7
St Benedict’s 8 1 3 4 11 16 6
Trinity Moka 8 2 0 6 8 23 6
QRC 8 1 2 5 9 19 5
Speyside 8 1 0 7 4 18 3

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: RichGFootball on October 06, 2017, 01:19:41 AM
Tobago Zone SSFL

Girls

Thursday 5th October

2 Bishop's @ Speyside 2
0 Light and Life @ Signal Hill 14
Mason Hall @ Goodwood (DNP....unfit ground)
Scarborough Sec BYE

Girls Standings as of 7th October 2017

                   P     W     D       L       GF     GA     GD      P
Signal Hill     6     6      0       0       45      0       45      18
Bishop's       6     4      1        1       19     4       15      13
S'borough    6     4      0        2       19     8        11     12
Speyside      6     3      1        2       12     12       0      10
Mason Hall   5     1      0        4       7       24      -17     3
Goodwood   5      0      0        5       1      26      -25     0
Light n Life  6      0      0        6       2      29      -27     0


Girls 1st round ENDS

Girls 2nd Round BEGINS

Sunday 8th October 2017. 3pm Kick off

Bishop's @ Goodwood
Scarborough @ Speyside
Mason Hall @ Light and Life (Venue TBD)


U19 Boys

Friday 29th September

0 Roxborough @ Scarborough 2
2 Bishop's @ Light and Life 0
0 Mason Hall @ Goodwood 3

Monday 2nd October

2 Light and Life @ Scarborough 1
Roxborough @ Mason Hall (DNP - death of a player's family member on one team, re-scheduled for 9th October)
0 Goodwood @ Bishop's 2

U19 1st round ENDS

U19 2nd Round BEGINS

Wednesday 4th October

0 Scarborough Sec @ Goodwood 4
1 Bishop's High @ Mason Hall Sec 0
Roxborough Sec @ Light and Life (DNP....unfit ground)

Saturday 7th October

Mason Hall @ Scarborough (Black Rock)
Light and Life @ Goodwood
Roxborough @ Bishop's (Plymouth)

U19 Standings (as of 6th October 2017)
Team          P     W      D     L      GF     GA     GD     PTS
Goodwood   6     5       0     1      18      2       16      15
Bishop's      6     5       0     1      11      3        8       15
Rox'bough   4     2       0     2      5        7       -2       6
S'borough   6     2       0     4       6       15     -11      6
Light n Life  5     1       1     3       3       7       -4       4
Mason Hall  5     0       1     4       2       11     -9        1
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 08, 2017, 01:58:50 AM
Saints hit Speyside for six but Pres still leads Premiership.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Inexperienced Speyside goalkeeper Jonathan Thomas received a baptism of fire at the St Mary’s College Ground, St Clair, yesterday when he had six goals hammered past him in a 6-0 win for St Mary’s College over his team in the Premier Division of the Secondary Schools Football League.

In spite of this result and others around the league, Presentation College, San Fernando, maintained their top position on the standings with a come from behind 2-1 victory over Queen’s Royal College (QRC) at Guaracara Park, Point-A-Pierre. The win moves Pres to 22 points.

Previous leaders Shiva Boys Hindu College shared the points in a 2-2 draw with St Anthony’s College at Westmoorings to remain in fourth on 17 points while the Tigers dropped to third after Naparima shot-out Signal Hill 2-0 to move to second 20 with points.

At Serpentine Road in St Clair, Thomas found himself on the wrong side of an excellent display by the home team. Under stormy conditions, his team was in early trouble when striker Tyrese Spicer was put through a shaky Speyside defence in the 2nd minute, but lifted the ball over the crossbar before Thomas could reach him.

However, two minutes later Spicer made amends when speedy winger Nathaniel Williams stormed down the right flank and sent in a cross which Thomas parried into the path of Spicer for the game’s opening goal.

The Saints who struggled to find their form this season, got their second goal in the 15th minute when play-maker Gabriel Nanton threaded a ball through to Trey La Motte who beat the on-rushing Thomas with a grounder to the far post to spark wild celebrations.

Speyside had hardly recovered when the Saints got their third goal, courtesy La Motte. This time the talented St Mary’s striker benefited from a defensive blunder inside the area and with Thomas racing out to prevent further damage, La Motte fired it past him to the bottom right hand corner in the 16th minute.

Speyside, who earned promotion to the top flight division after an impressive display last year, had their key marksmen, brothers Kern and Kerry Mc Donald bugged down by a steady CIC defence as they trailed 0-3 at the end of the half.

Matters got progressively worst afterwards, when defender Seon Melville turned Williams’ right side cross past his own goalie for a 4-0 CIC advantage in the 55th minute. The Saints, who mounted more than 30 attacks on the Speyside goal area, were themselves guilty of leniency, or otherwise the scoreline may well have been in double digits.

Substitute Devon Charles completed the rout with goals in the 81st and 90th minute. First he darted in to head a left-side cross over a stranded Thomas, and later Charles received a pin-point cross from the left, which he quickly collected and slotted past the goalie.

(Teams - by wired868.com)

St Anthony’s College (4-2-3-1): 22.Oba Augustin (GK); 18.Shakir Clapham, 4.Nkosi Salandy, 27.Derron John, 6.Khiesa Granger; 23.Sowande Prieto (7.Krishon Alexander 70), 5.Jesse Williams; 11.Haile Beckles (8.Jodel Brown 63), 9.Che Benny, 10.Tyrese Bailey; 19.Jaydon Prowell.

Unused Substitutes: 1.Jabari Brice (GK), 25.Elijah Shade (GK), 13.Quinn Frederick, 21.Jameiq Pierre, 30.Shurland Augustine.

Coach: Ronald Daniel

Shiva Boys HC (4-2-3-1): 22.Denzil Smith (GK) (13.Akiel Henry (GK) 47); 16.Simeon De Bourgh, 19.Yohannes Richardson, 5.Anderson Peters, 14.Matthew Beal; 10.Judah Garcia (captain), 15.Kierron Mason; 17.Ronaldo Edwards (24.Jabari Graham 90), 8.Jude Phillip (11.Junior Asson 67), 7.Quinn Rodney; 9.Tyrell Baptiste.

Unused Substitutes: 2.Atiba Lewis, 21.Aaron Rodney, 23.Jeremy Williams, 32.Ronald Charles.

Coach: Hayden Ryan

Referee: Larry Lalchan

Wired868 Man-of-the-Match: Oba Augustin (St Anthony’s College)

SSFL Premier Division results

(Saturday 7 October)

St Anthony’s College 2 (Tyrese Bailey 11, Nkosi Salandy 43), Shiva Boys HC 2 (Quinn Rodney 4, Tyrel Baptiste 7) at Westmoorings;

St Mary’s College 6 (Tyrese Spicer 4, Trey La Motte 15, 16, Seon Melville OG 53, Devon Charles 81, 90+3), Speyside High 0 at St Mary’s;

Signal Hill 0, Naparima College 2 (Ronaldo McIntosh 23, 35) at Signal Hill;

St Benedict’s College 2 (Reuel Tyson 63, Kyjuan Sampson 71), Fyzabad Secondary 0 at Barrackpore;

Presentation (San F’do) 2 (Jordan Riley 71, Darnell Hospedales 73), QRC 1 (Miguel Williams 39) at Guaracara Park;

St Augustine Secondary v Trinity College Moka, St Augustine - DNP

Trinity College East v Fatima College, Trincity - DNP

(http://www.guardian.co.tt/sites/default/files/field/image/ssfl_0.jpg)
St Mary College midfielder Michel Poon-Angeron skips over Speyside’s Jaden Henry during their SSFL match at St Mary’s Grounds, St Clair. St Mary’s won 6-0. PICTURE ALLAN V CRANE/CA IMAGES

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: RichGFootball on October 09, 2017, 04:37:37 AM
Tobago Zone SSFL

U19

Saturday 7th October

1 Mason Hall @ Scarborough 0
1 Light and Life @ Goodwood 9
1 Roxborough @ Bishop's 2

Girls

Sunday 8th October 2017

Bishop's @ Goodwood (DNP...to be rescheduled)
1 Scarborough @ Speyside 1
1 Mason Hall @ Light and Life 1
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 12, 2017, 01:45:12 AM
Presentation remains out front with win.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Presentation College San Fernando maintained its top position in the Premier Division of the Secondary Schools Football League yesterday when it clobbered Trinity College Moka 3-1 at the Trinity ground in Maraval.

The win move them to 25 points, a mere two points advantage on their arch rivals Naparima College who were also winners on the day, edging Carapichaima 2-1 at their Lewis Street Recreation Ground home. Under coach Angus Eve, the dangerous Ronaldo Mc Intosh fired in two goals in the 53rd and 57rth minutes to assure them a come from behind victory, after the visitors snatched an early lead in the 8th minute from Theophilus Bourne. At QRC Ground in St Clair, the home team continued their decline on the standing, falling to their seven defeat 1-3 at the hands of arch rivals St Mary’s College under new coach Nigel Grovsnor at home.

Like they did in their previous two matches, the Royalians scored first when Miguel Williams found the nets in the 34th minute.

Thereafter it was all the Saints who found the equaliser on the stroke of half-time from Devon Charles, the scorer of two goals in their last 6-0 triumph over Speyside. And then Tyrese Spicer handed them the lead with his item in the 51st. The Royalians’ form this season was summed up by a horrific own-goal by Jabari Mitchell in the 69th minute which planted them firmly at the bottom of the standing with just five points from 10 matches.

Results

Signal Hill-0 VS Fyzabad- 0

Fatima- 1 (Andrew Abraham 47th) VS St.Anthony’s- 2 (Haile Beckles 29th, 69th)

Shiva Boys H.C 4 (Jude Phillips [2], Ronaldo Edwards, Tyrell Baptiste) VS St. Augustine- 3 (Allan Hogan, Kendell Hital, Zion Holder)

Speyside 1 Kern Mc Donald) VS St. Benedicts- 0

Trinity College Moka 1 (Kai Phillips) VS Presentation College- 3

St. Mary's- 3 (Devon Charles 45th, Tyrese Spicer 51st, Own Goal Jabari Mitchell-69th) VS QRC- 1 (Miguel Williams 34th)

Naparima- 2 (Ronaldo Mc Intosh 53rd, 57th) VS Carapichaima- 1 (Theophilus Bourne 8th)

San Juan North- 1 (Renaldo Boyce 20th) VS Trinity College East- 0

STANDINGS

TEAMS P W D L F A GD PTS
1. Presentation College 10 8 1 1 25 10 15 25
2. Naps 10 7 2 1 22 11 11 23
3. St Anthony’s 10 6 3 1 33 15 18 21
4. Shiva Boys 10 6 2 2 25 13 12 20
5. San Juan 10 4 6 0 23 9 14 18
6. St Augustine 9 5 1 3 23 17 6 16
7. CIC 9 4 2 3 22 15 7 14
8. Trinity East 9 4 2 3 15 10 5 13
9. Fatima 9 4 0 5 8 13 -5 12
10. Carapichaima 10 3 2 5 15 18 -3 11
11. Fyzabad 9 3 1 5 10 16 -6 10
12. St Benedict’s 10 2 3 5 14 18 -4 9
13. Signal Hill 10 2 2 6 7 15 -8 8
14. Trinity Moka 9 2 0 7 9 27 -18 6
15. Speyside 10 2 0 8 5 33 -28 6
16. QRC 10 1 2 7 11 24 -13 5

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on October 12, 2017, 10:42:58 AM
Wow QRC have to be rell bad when ah coach like Grosvenor cah get nutten outta dem!  Pressha
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: RichGFootball on October 13, 2017, 07:18:14 AM
Tobago Zone SSFL

Boys

Monday 9th October

Bishop's 5 vs Scarborough 2
Roxborough 1 vs Goodwood 2
Light and Life 2 vs Mason Hall 1

Friday 13th October ALL U19 MATCHES ARE 3:40pm Kick off

5 Bishop's @ Light and Life 0

Saturday 14th October

Goodwood @ Mason Hall @ Plymouth
Scarborough @ Roxborough

Tuesday 17th October

Scarborough @ Light and Life (Venue TBD)
Mason hall @ Roxborough
Bishop's @  Goodwood (Mt. St. George)

END OF U19 2ND ROUND

Girls

Thursday 12th October

Signal Hill 4 vs Speyside 0
Bishop's 6 vs Mason Hall 1
Scarborough 5 vs Goodwood 1

Sunday 15th October - 3pm Kick off

Signal Hill @ Bishop's (Mt. Pleasant)
Scarborough @ Mason Hall (Plymouth)
Light and Life @ Goodwood
Speyside BYE






Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: RichGFootball on October 14, 2017, 10:33:38 PM
Tobago Zone SSFL

Boys

Friday 13th October

ALL U19 MATCHES ARE 3:40pm Kick off

5 Bishop's @ Light and Life 0

Saturday 14th October

0 Goodwood @ Mason Hall 0
Scarborough @ Roxborough (no result yet)

Tobago U19 Standings
                      P      W      D     L      GF   GA     GD     POINTS
Bishop's          9      8      0      1     23     6      17      24
Goodwood       9      7      1      1     29     4      25      22
Roxborough     8      4      0      4     11    13     -2       12
Light and Life  8      2       1      5     6      22    -16      7
Scarborough   9      2       0      7     10    24     -14     6
Mason Hall     9       1       2      6     4     14     -10      5

Tuesday 17th October

Scarborough @ Light and Life (Venue TBD)
Mason hall @ Roxborough
Bishop's @  Goodwood (Mt. St. George)
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 15, 2017, 01:32:34 AM
Naps move into pole position.
By Rachael Thomspon-King (Guardian).


Naparima College is the new leader of the Premier Division in the Shell/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League after edging San Juan North, 1-0, when the teams met at Lewis Street in San Fernando, yesterday evening.

Judah St Louis netted the winner, a penalty in the second minute, to move his team to the top of the 16-team standings with 26 points from 11 matches, earning eight wins, two draws and suffering one loss.

“Naps” move to the head was part due to previous leader Presentation College falling to a 3-0 loss to defending champion Shiva Boys Hindu College at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Mareballa. After a goalless first half, Simeon De Bourgh got Shiva’s first item in the 55th minute. Some 20 minutes later, Yohannes Richardson put in his team’s second goal in 75th before Junior Asson sealed the victory in the 93rd.

Presentation slipped to second place with 25 points from 10 matches, followed by St Anthony’s College with 24, Shiva Boys and San Juan remain in fourth and fifth places with 23 and 18 points, respectively.

Queen’s Royal College (QRC) was the only other team that made some movement upwards on the table, jumping from the cellar spot to 14th place after comfortably beating St Benedicts, 4-1 thanks to a double from Miguel Williams.

He scored QRC’s opening goal in the 18th and later added another in the 54th. Joining him on the scoresheet were Kalev Kiel (20th) and John-Paul Rochford (76th).

In other matches, St Anthony’s College made full use of its home field advantage, grabbing a narrow 3-2 win over Trinity East at Morne Coco Road, Westmoorings; St Mary’s was held to a 3-3 draw by Trinity Moka at Serpentine Road in St Clair; host Carapichaima East defeated Fyzabad, 2-1; and Fatima edged home team St Augustine at Warren Street.

Over in Tobago, Signal Hill and Speyside could not be separated as they had to settle for a 2-2 draw.

Yesterday’s matches:

Signal Hill 2 (Akiel Holford, Jabarry Francis) vs Speyside 2 (Stephon Antoine Kerry Macdonald).

St Anthony’s 3 (Nkosi Salandy 16th, Che Benny 20, Haile Beckles 57th) vs Trinity East 2 (Kishon Hacksaw 13th, Kendell Sween 71st).

Carapichaima East 2 vs Fyzabad 1 (Nicholas Blake 42nd)

St Augustine 0 vs Fatima 1 (Jean-hein McSee 68th).

Presentation 0 vs Shiva Boys 3 (Simeon Debourgh 55th, Yohannes Richardson 75th, Junior Asson 93rd).

St Benedict’s 1 vs QRC 4 (Miguel Williams 18th, 54th, Kalev Kiel 20th, Jean-Paul Rochford 76th).

St Mary’s 3 (Terran Winner 14th, own goal 54th, Trey La Motte 74th penalty) vs Trinity Moka 3 (Saleem Henry, Abdul Lezama, Keshaun St Rose).

Naparima 1 (Judah St Louis 2nd penalty) vs San Juan North 0.

Latest Premier Division standings

Teams P W D L F A Pts
1. Naparima 11 8 2 1 23 11 26
2. Presentation 11 8 1 2 25 13 25
3. St Anthony’s 11 8 3 1 36 17 24
4. Shiva Boys 11 7 2 2 28 13 23
5. San Juan North 11 4 6 1 23 10 18
6. St Augustine 10 5 1 4 23 18 16
7. St Mary’s 10 4 3 3 25 20 15
8. Trinity East 10 4 3 3 18 13 15
9. Fatima 10 5 0 5 9 13 15
10. Carapichaima East 11 4 2 5 17 19 14
11. Fyzabad 10 3 1 6 11 18 10
12. St Benedict’s 11 2 3 6 15 23 9
13. Signal Hill 11 2 3 6 9 17 9
14. QRC 11 2 2 7 15 25 8
15. Trinity Moka 10 2 1 10 12 27 7
16. Speyside 11 2 1 8 7 35 7

RELATED NEWS

Shiva Boys knock ‘Pres’ from summit.
By Nickolai Madray (Newsday).


Presentation College San Fernando are no longer the leaders of the Secondary Schools Football League Premier Division after falling to a 3-0 defeat to the hands of defending champions Shiva Boys Hindu College at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, yesterday.

The result paved a way for Naparima College to take the top spot when they recorded a crucial 1-0 home win over the previously unbeaten San Juan North Secondary.

In the top of the table clash between the current leaders and former leaders, the match started off tense as both teams tried not to make any errors and battled for the possession to control the game.

After a quiet first half which ended 0-0, Shiva Boys came out the dressing room with more urgency and they applied the pressure as they looked sharper on the ball.

The first breakthrough came in the 55th minute when Shiva’s Simmeon Debourgh latched on to a loose ball in the 18 yard and sent a powerful shot past Presentation’s goalkeeper. Yohanese Richardson then doubled Shiva Boys’ lead after brilliantly placing his free-kick into the back of the net in the 75th minute. Junior Asson added the third and final blow in the 93rd minute when he rounded Presentation’s last defender then lobbed the custodian to secure the victory. Presentation are now second on the table with 25 points while Shiva are fourth on 23 points after 11 games.

Naparima College made a quick start to their game and went ahead through Juda St Louis who slotted home a penalty kick in the second minute of the game.

San Juan North had visited the southerners as the only team undefeated thus far in the tournament, however, they left with nothing as Naps held on to the lead and claimed all three points. Naps now lead the standings with 26 points after 11 games while San Juan North remain in fifth with 18 points. Trinity East traveled to St Anthony’s where they lost 3-2 as the “Westmoorings Tigers” held on to third position with 24 points.

Elsewhere, Queens Royal College (QRC) demolished St Benedict’s College 4-1 in Debe while Fatima edged St Augustine Secondary 1-0 in St Augustine. Carapichaima East entertained Fyzabad where they defeated the visitors 2-1 at home. St Mary’s College (CIC) were held to a 3-3 draw by Trinity Moka in St Clair, while Signal Hill and Speyside also rallied to a 2-2 draw in their Tobagonian encounter.

Results:

Presentation San’do vs Shiva Boys 0-3

Naparima vs San Juan North 1-0

Signal Hill Secondary vs Speyside High 2-2

St. Anthony’s College vs Trinity East 3-2

Carapichaima East vs Fyzabad Secondary 2-1

St Augustine Secondary vs Fatima College 0-1

St Benedicts vs QRC 1-4

St Mary’s vs Trinity Moka 3-3.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: RichGFootball on October 16, 2017, 02:01:43 AM
Tobago Zone SSFL

Girls

Thursday 12th October

Signal Hill 4 vs Speyside 0
Bishop's 6 vs Mason Hall 1
Scarborough 5 vs Goodwood 1

Sunday 15th October - 3pm Kick off

6 Signal Hill @ Bishop's 1
7 Scarborough @ Mason Hall 0
3 Light and Life @ Goodwood 3
Speyside BYE

Tobago Girls Standings
                      P      W      D     L      GF   GA     GD     POINTS
Signal Hill       8       8       0     0      55    1       54      24
Scarborough   9       6       1     2      33   10      23      19
Bishop's         8       5       1     2      26    11     15      16
Speyside        8       3       2     1      13    17     -4       11
Mason Hall      8      1       1     6       9     39    -30       4
Light and Life  8      0       2     6       6     33    -27       2
Goodwood      7       0       1     6       5     34    -29       1

Signal Hill are 2017 SSFL Tobago Zone Girls Champion
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 19, 2017, 01:53:29 AM
Wallace: SSFL is combating all issues head-on.
By Jonathon Matouk (Guardian).


Throughout its 50-plus years of existence, the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) has been no stranger to controversies. Though the league is evolving and has enjoyed substantial commercial support, player eligibility disputes have hindered the league’s development.

A select few SSFL Premier Division teams continually disregard the player eligibility legislation imposed by the league, which has damaged the league’s image.

The SSFL Disciplinary Committee tries its best to discourage schools from engaging in the illegal practice but it is a combined lack of effort from all parties involved, which ensures player eligibility remains an issue.

SSFL president William Wallace believes the league is doing its best to combat the issue but he pointed out that league administrators rely on the principals to inform them about any irregularity that is taking place so that they can act upon them.

“We are grateful to have been able to get more people on the Credentials and Disciplinary Committees to come out so far, and they have taken time off to examine the documents that come to them,” he said.

“This year protests are being brought to the attention of the league quicker and the league can only respond to them depending on how timely we get the information.”

According to Wallace, “So far this season the SSFL has had to address one protest from Naparima about a player’s eligibility.”

Asked about the Trinity College, Moka and Fyzabad issue he explained: “The SSFL received information and we acted on that information and we continue to urge the principals to bring to our attention any concerns that they have on any issue because at the end of the day this is their league.”

Wallace revealed that on following up on Fyzabad’s use of player Maurice Dick, the SSFL Credentials Committee unearthed that both Dick and team-mate Dez Jones, were registered with the wrong documentation.

The school registered both players for the SSFL with transcripts that claimed they had four passes each which is needed to qualify to be Lower Sixth Form students at the school, when in actuality Jones and Dick were enrolled with two and one CXC passes, respectively.

As a result, nine points were taken away from Fyzabad after all the matches in which the players’ participated in were forfeited.

According to a school representative who spoke to Guardian Media Sports on the condition of anonymity said, “The league is trying its best to improve the Credentials process by implementing an online Credentials registration process and creating a Player’s pass that will be scanned by match commissioners in order to verify a player’s eligibility for a match. But the online registration process is a tedious one.”

However, the source believes that SSFL dealt with protests quicker last season than it is doing this season, which is a cause for concern.

In response, Wallace said, “The SSFL can only address concerns that are brought to it, but it is for the principals to lodge complaints. The SSFL beg its members to keep it informed about any situation or development.”

Last season, two ineligible players, Abdus Ramcharan and Kori Cupid of East Mucurapo Secondary and Presentation College (San Fernando), respectively, were fielded in a combined nine Premier Division games. The SSFL failed to recognise these infringements at the early stages of the competition and only addressed it after matter after protests were lodged by St Benedict’s and Naparima Colleges. St Benedict’s protested the use of Ramcharan and Naparima, the use of Cupid.

All of the matches that the players had participated in resulted in forfeited games for their respective schools.

It led to a radical change to the league final standings. The teams that were initially facing relegation, Queen’s Royal College (QRC) and Fatima College, ascended out of the demotion zone and were replaced with East Mucurapo and San Juan North.

The San Juan team eventually won an appeal before a general council committee to keep them in the league under the belief that the SSFL Credentials and Disciplinary committee failed to spot the wrong doing and act in an appropriate time.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 20, 2017, 03:23:17 AM
SSFL suspends Fyzabad as coach Brian Williams resigns.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Fyzabad Anglican Secondary School was yesterday suspended from the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) with immediate effect for its use of utility player Dez Jones and key midfielder Maurice Dick, both of whom it alleged submitted false documents to gain entry in schools' Sixth Form.

Jones received two CSEC passes from the June/July exam in 2016, while Dick got just one pass from the same examination. Both required a further two and three passes respectively to earn entry at sixth form level, which were said to have been achieved at the CSEC exam in January 2017.

Speaking to Guardian Media Sports, SSFL president Williams Wallace said yesterday his league deliberated on the matter before making a decision that was based purely on the original CSEC certificates that showed the students/players had received. The players, however still maintained they submitted their original certificates showing two and one passes respectively, which in any event, would have prevented them from gaining places in the school's sixth form programme.

Wallace said apart from suspending the school from the league for the rest of the season, his league will also put the matter into the hands of the Ministry of Education for further investigation.

The SSFL will also sit in the near future to determine if the school will be debarred from participation in the Championship Division of the SSFL next year.

A release from the SSFL yesterday stated the league position was based on a "bogus certificate" the league received from the school over the past few days. Secretary Azaad Khan said,"It was clear to me that while the players' certificate for the 2016 CSEC exam was authentic, they were able to determine that the students did not sit exams in January of this year due to inconsistencies with the school centre number."

Khan also said, "That to earn entry at sixth form required a signature from a Supervisor from the Ministry of Education which would have seen the certificates of the young players. He is expected to deliver a report to the Ministry of Education this morning."

When Guardian Media Sports contacted Dick he said, "I was invited to play for the school by a school official while playing with Guaya United in the T&T Super League and I accepted the offer as I never played at the top flight league before. I was given the assurance that I would get in the school with just one pass. I don't know where that certificate with four passes came from, I don't know anything about that."

He continued, " I know people will not believe me, but I don't know what they did to get me in school. I don't know what is happening in the administration of the school but there is something wrong there."

Fyzabad coach Brian Williams submitted his resignation on Tuesday in the wake of the controversy, saying he does not condone such behaviour and he did not want to be in an institution where it is taking place. The former Strike Squad defender said he took up the job at Fyzabad some two months ago after being bombarded by teachers from the school and community members. He said because he has observed certain types of behaviours at the nation's schools, he made it clear that he did not want to have any part to play in the administration of the team.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 20, 2017, 03:24:55 AM
‘Tigers’ jump to 2nd spot.
By Nigel Simon (Guardian).


St Anthony’s College climbed to the second place on the Shell/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League 16-team Premier Division standings after a feisty 3-2 win over San Juan North Secondary at San Juan North Ground, Bourg Mulatresse, San Juan yesterday.

With leaders Naparima College (26 points) on a bye and second placed Presentation College of San Fernando (22) and fourth placed defending champions Shiva Boys Hindu College (20), having their matches postponed due to unplayable conditions at Fatima and Morne Diablo grounds respectively, the ‘Westmooring Tigers’ were gifted a chance to move up the table.

At the end of the 90-minute contest at San Juan North, they did just that in a very physical contest which saw the expulsion of three players in the dying seconds of the clash.

Jesse Williams of St Anthony’s, Kyle Thomas of San Juan and Kareem John were all given their marching orders for off the ball incidents. Referee Hasely Colette gave John his marching orders after a straight red card in the 90th minute, while Thomas and Williams were sent off after their second bookings each, which were recorded in the 90th-minute of the contest.

Earlier in the match, former national youth player Jaydon Powell converted a penalty to put St Anthony’s ahead, but within four minutes Tyrell Cameron replied for the host, only for N’Kosi Salandy to restore the visitors lead, seven minutes later.

Che Benny, another national youth team member on the ‘Tigers” roster then extended his team’s advantage in the 63rd minute, but San Juan North quickly claw its back into the contest with a Ronaldo Boyce goal in the 66th minute.

The visitors then held on to the narrow lead, with the match ending on sour note for both teams with the dismissals.

With the win, St Anthony’s moved to 24 points from 11 matches and three left to play, two behind Naparima followed by Presentation (22) and Shiva Boys (20), with the latter two having a match in hand each.

Prior to the kick off of matches yesterday, the standings was re-adjusted after the SSFL Executive met and decided to suspend Fyzabad Secondary due to the wrongful use of players Dez Jones and Maurice Dick.

At the bottom end of the standings, Queen’s Royal College and St Benedict’s College picked up crucial wins over fellow strugglers Signal Hill 4-2 and Trinity College Moka 3-2 respectively, to enhance their chances of surviving the relegation drop.

Also, Trinity East got a double from Romario Williams and one from Jarved Elcock in a 3-0 blanking of St Augustine Secondary a at Trincity while Carapichaima East also won 3-0 at Speyside.

Yesterday’s Results

St Benedict’s 3 (Zion Broadbelt 16th, Reuel Tyson 60th, Jabari Jones 77th) vs Trinity Moka 2 (Joshua Fraser 86th, Saleem Henry 94th Pen)

Trinity East 3 (Romaro Williams 2, Jarved Elcock) vs St Augustine 0

Carapichaima East 3 (Mecaheil Alexander, Theophilus Bourne, Elijah King) vs Speyside 0

QRC 4 (Kalev Keil 2, Miguel Williams, Randy Harris) vs Signal Hill 2 (Jabari Mc Millian, own goal)

St Anthony’s 3 (Jaydon Powell 30th pen, N’Kosi Salandy 41st, Che Benny 63rd) vs San Juan North 2 (Tyrell Cameron 34th, Ronaldo Boyce 66th)

Yesterday’s postponed matches

Fatima vs Presentation @ Fatima Ground, Mucurapo Road

Shiva Boys vs St Mary’s @ Morne Diablo

Upcoming SSFL fixtures

(Saturday 21 October)

St Augustine Secondary v St Anthony’s College, 3.40pm, St Augustine;

Naparima College v Speyside High, 3.40pm, Lewis Street;

Presentation College v Trinity College East, 3.40pm, Mannie Ramjohn Stadium;

Carapichaima East v QRC, 3.40pm, Carapichaima;

St Mary’s College v Fatima College, 3.40pm, St Mary’s;

Signal Hill v Trinity College Moka, 3.40pm, Signal Hill;

St Benedict’s College v Shiva Boys HC, 3.40pm, Barrackpore;

Fyzabad Secondary v San Juan North, 3.40pm, Fyzabad.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: RichGFootball on October 20, 2017, 06:14:16 PM
SSFL Zonal U19 Division Winners:

Central: Chaguanas North Secondary School
East: Valencia Secondary School
North: East Mucurapo Secondary School
South: Moruga Secondary School
Tobago: Bishop's High School (1st Zonal title SSFL ever. SSFL came to Tobago in 1980)

Tuesday 24th Oct
BHS vs CNSS
VSS vs MSS

Friday 27th Oct
CNSS vs VSS
EMSS vs MSS

Sunday 29th Oct
MSS vs BHS
EMSS vs VSS

Tuesday 31st Oct
VSS vs BHS
CNSS vs EMSS

Friday 3rd Nov
MSS vs CNSS
BHS vs EMSS
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 21, 2017, 05:16:13 AM
Garcia disturbed by Fyzabad football fiasco, launches investigation.
By Jelani Beckles (Newsday).


Minister of Education, Anthony Garcia, said the controversy involving the Fyzabad Secondary football team is embarrassing and disturbing for the Ministry, and promised a thorough investigation into the fiasco.

On Thursday, Fyzabad Secondary were kicked out of the Premier Division of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) after fielding two ineligible players.

The two players were accepted into Lower Six and permitted to play SSFL as it was believed they had at least four CSEC passes. But according to SSFL general secretary Azaad Mohammed-Khan, rumours began to surface which prompted them to make some enquiries.

Their investigations revealed the footballers did not have the necessary qualifications and their documents to gain admission into Lower Six were fraudulent.

In a press release on Thursday, the SSFL revealed they have forwarded all documents to the Ministry of Education.

Garcia, speaking about the situation yesterday, said, “The news is very disturbing to us at the Ministry of Education. Our Chief Education Officer (Heeralal Seecharan), in a meeting with me this morning, told me that he asked the examination section of the Ministry to get information with respect to the performance of the students at the CSEC exam.

He told me as a result of that investigation, it was found that those two boys did not write the June exam. He has instructed the line supervisor of the school to conduct a thorough investigation into this whole issue as to how those two students could be enrolled as players without meeting the established criteria.”

The SSFL press release on Thursday stated the players’ January 2017 examination results were falsified while Garcia indicated they did not write any examinations in June either.

Garcia said the principals of the various schools have the responsibility to ensure these situations don’t happen.

“It is a league that is supposed to be administered by the principals.

“Of course, the principals have delegated that responsibility to either the games master or somebody else in authority, but essentially it is a principal’s league and as a result it falls directly under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education. Therefore, an infraction like this will do nothing but embarrass the Ministry of Education.”

Garcia said after more investigations are done, more action may be taken on the guilty parties. “This is why we are calling for a full investigation to find out who is culpable, and if there is action to be taken, the Ministry of Education will take the necessary action based on our findings.”

The Minister is calling on those involved to be an example for the younger generation. “Remember we teach children, and in everything that we do, we must have uppermost in our minds the fact it is children who we teach.

“In teaching children, we must teach them the proper values, we must teach them honesty, we must teach them everything that will benefit and uplift them.”

Garcia stressed that the footballers must meet the necessary academic qualifications. “Of course (they must meet the criteria).

We encourage our schools to take part in sporting activities and therefore schools where sport is played, it must not be a football school or a cricket school it must be a school where sport is played.”

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 22, 2017, 01:40:27 AM
Fyzabad principal suspends all football.
By Jelani Beckles (Newsday).


PRINCIPAL of Fyzabad Secondary Troy Jebodhsingh is taking a no-nonsense approach to the football fiasco that is surrounding his school, as all footballers at the school are now being punished for the unfortunate situation faced by the Premier Division team.

The Fyzabad Premier Division team were kicked out of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) on Thursday. Two players on the team, despite not writing any CSEC examinations, were accepted into Lower Six in September. The SSFL made the decision to throw the Premier Division team out of the SSFL and pass all documents to the Ministry of Education to conduct further investigations. Minister of Education Anthony Garcia, confirmed with Newsday on Friday that a thorough investigation will be done.

President of the SSFL William Wallace did not punish the other football teams at the school, but the Fyzabad prinicipal made the decision to suspend all the other football teams.

Wallace said, "We (SSFL) did not penalise those teams so they were free to play in those divisions - Girls, Under-14 and Under-16 - but we received a letter however from the principal yesterday (Friday), saying that he has suspended all football in his school. He is doing an internal investigation."

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 22, 2017, 01:43:07 AM
Naparima crush Speyside 5-0 in SSFL.
By Jelani Beckles (Newsday).


NAPARIMA College stayed on top of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division with a convincing display in Round 13 action at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Arima, yesterday.

Naparima remained two points clear at the top of the standings with a 5-0 win over last-placed Speyside High School. Everybody wanted to score for Naparima on the day as five different players found the back of the net.

Judah St Louis opened the scoring in the 17th minute, a lead Naparima took to halftime. The floodgates opened in the second half with Nikel Rawlins and Ronaldo McIntosh scoring in the 51st and 59th minutes respectively. Two late goals from Tyrike Andrews (84th) and Isa Bramble (90th) rounded off the scoring for Naps.

Second placed St Anthony’s College stayed in contention for the title with a 4-2 victory over St Augustine Secondary at the latter’s school ground. St Anthony’s also shared the goals with Jadon Powell, Che Benny, Jodel Brown and Haile Beckles all getting their names on the scoresheet. Nykoaea James and Jerell Maloney netted consolation items for St Augustine.

At St Mary’s College Ground, the home team suffered a 5-1 defeat to fellow North-based team Fatima College. After no goals in the first half, the goals flowed in the second half as Jean-Hein McFee and Joshua Araujo-Wilson scored two goals apiece. Zachary Welch was not left off the scoresheet for Fatima, while St Mary’s got a consolation goal from the penalty spot.

In the other match played yesterday, Queen’s Royal College moved further from the relegation zone with a 2-1 victory over Carapichaima East at the latter’s school ground.

The St Benedict’s-Shiva Boys contest and the Presentation San Fernando-Trinity East match were postponed due to rain, while the Signal Hill-Trinity contest did not kick off as Trinity could not get a flight to Tobago. San Juan North were on a bye as Fyzabad Secondary were thrown out of the league on Thursday after fielding two ineligible players.

SSFL Results

Naparima College 5 (Judah St Louis 17 pen, Nikel Rawlins 49, Ronaldo McIntosh 59, Tyrike Andrews 84, Isa Bramble 90+2), Speyside High 0 at Larry Gomes Stadium;

St Mary’s College 1 (Trey La Motte 72 pen), Fatima College 5 (Joshua Araujo-Wilson 60, 69, Jaheim McFee 70, 75, Zachary Welch 90) at St Mary’s;

St Augustine Secondary 2 (Nykoaba James 24, Jirel Maloney 24), St Anthony’s College 4 (Jaydon Prowell 12, Che Benny 16, Kishorn Alexander 65, Haile Beckles 77) at St Augustine;

Carapichaima East 1, QRC 2 at Carapichaima.

(Teams - by wired868.com)

Naparima College (4-2-3-1): 1.Levi Fernandez (GK); 15.Shadeon Arthur (11.Nikel Rawlins), 5.Rondell Payne (captain), 2.Tyrike Andrews, 19.Andre Raymond; 9.Rushawn Murphy, 13.Jeron Pantor; 16.Decklan Marcelle, 6.Judah St Louis (7.Isa Bramble 72), 10.Mark Ramdeen; 18.Ronaldo McIntosh (23.Kern Cedeno 82).

Unused Substitutes: 30.Enrique Changiah (GK), 3.Akil Johnson, 4.Asukile Christopher, 14.Ezekiel Kesar.

Coach: Angus Eve

Speyside High (4-4-1-1): 1.Kellis Coker (GK); 2.Renaldo Alleyne, 18.Dario Melville, 24.Jonathan Thomas (17.Da-quon Guy 64), 13.Jaden Henry; 9.Stephon Antoine (23.Ammaniki Richards 66), 14.Tyreek Mahabal, 15.Julien Thomas (16.Deandre St Hillaire 78), 20.C’el Toppin; 11.Shaffie McKenzie (captain); 10.Kerri McDonald.

Unused Substitutes: 25.Prince Sobers (GK), 19.Darion James.

Referee: Quincy Williams

Wired868 Man-of-the-Match: Judah St Louis (Naparima College)

Upcoming Fixtures

(Wednesday 25 October)

St Anthony’s College v Presentation College, 3.40pm, St Anthony’s;

QRC v Naparima College, 3.40pm, QRC;

Trinity College Moka v Carapichaima East, 3.40pm, Moka;

Fatima College v St Benedict’s College, 3.40pm, Fatima;

Shiva Boys HC v Signal Hill, 3.40pm, Morne Diablo;

Trinity College East v St Mary’s College, 3.40pm, Trincity;

San Juan North v St Augustine Secondary, 3.40pm, San Juan.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 23, 2017, 01:40:37 AM
Brian Williams calls for SSFL clean up.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Brian Williams, the former Fyzabad Secondary School football coach has called on stakeholders, including Secondary School Football League (SSFL) executives, teachers, players, principals and other key stakeholders to address the issues with players’ ineligibility to compete in the competition in the coming years.

His call comes in the wake of the ongoing issue which has seen Fyzabad Secondary suspended from further participation in the League after it was discovered that falsified documents were submitted in the registration of two of its players, mid-fielders Dez Jones and Maurice Dick.

Upon completion of an investigation by the SSFL and the subsequent decision by the league to debar Fyzabad from further participation in the League for the rest of the season, the school also took a decision to withdraw all its teams, including the girls team, boys under-14 and under-16 from participation in SSFL competitions for the rest of the season.

The issue has since been taken up by the Ministry of Education while the players have both maintained their innocence.

Williams, an ex-T&T defender and member of the famous Strike Squad in 1989, and who has worked specifically on youth development for many years, believes the situation needs to be ironed out at all levels as a matter of urgency, saying “I believe that there are other players in the system who are in school illegally and have been playing football”.

Williams who resigned as coach of the school when the issue was revealed said “Before I took up the job at Fyzabad, I heard about situations where players didn’t have required qualifications at schools to participate in the Colleges League. I also witnessed one day a player coming from the workplace and represented his school at a school game, and this baffled me. This means attendance at school was not taking place.”

Williams, who had spent only two months and two weeks in his job at Fyzabad, said the recent development is an act of dishonesty which has now become a reflection of the society we live in, and he is pleading to our elders and leaders to set a better example for our young people to follow.

“Children learn what they see. Being dishonest and corrupt have become a norm, so much so, it is about who is caught. We see it happening at the workplace, in politics and in almost every corner in society.

This is absolutely no encouragement for young people today who are in need of positive role models”

According to Williams the SSFL’s Credentials Committee, teachers and principal, as well as Supervisors at the Ministry of Education should do more in-depth checks when the players’ certificates come before them.

“The time has come for us to check the original certificates of students, even if it means delaying the start of football” Williams said.

He calls on teachers and administrators to be honest with students and steer them in the right direction, as it will be their nurturing and advice that could make the difference between a successful child and one who could go astray in the future.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Deeks on October 23, 2017, 03:53:06 AM
That has been going on for years.
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: palos on October 23, 2017, 07:26:39 PM
Ironic this Fyzabad bacchanal got revealed around the same time as Clive Pantin’s passing.
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: RichGFootball on October 24, 2017, 08:12:33 PM
SSFL Championship Playoffs

SSFL Zonal U19 Division Winners:

Central: Chaguanas North Secondary School
East: Valencia Secondary School
North: East Mucurapo Secondary School
South: Moruga Secondary School
Tobago: Bishop's High School (1st Zonal title SSFL ever. SSFL came to Tobago in 1980)

Tuesday 24th Oct
2 BHS vs CNSS 0
4 VSS vs MSS 2

Friday 27th Oct
CNSS vs VSS
EMSS vs MSS

Sunday 29th Oct
MSS vs BHS
EMSS vs VSS

Tuesday 31st Oct
VSS vs BHS
CNSS vs EMSS

Friday 3rd Nov
MSS vs CNSS
BHS vs EMSS
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 25, 2017, 01:40:42 AM
Tranquil, Signal Hill, Gustine claim zonal girls titles.
By Rachael Thomspon-King (Guardian).


Tranquility Secondary, St Augustine and Signal Hill, on the weekend, were crowned champion of the North, East and Tobago zones, respectively, in the Girls Championship Division in the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL).

On Sunday afternoon, the three teams scored shut-out victories with Tranquility topping Success Laventille, 5-0, Signal Hill making light work of Scarborough Secondary beating them 4-0 and St Augustine defeating Bishop Anstey East, 5-0.

Led by Shania Lewis and Selecia King, who sank a double each and one from Iysha Lewis, the Tranquility unit which dropped only one match for this season claimed the North Zone title comfortably, with 27 points from its 10 matches. Second-place Bishop closed with eight wins, a draw and a loss.

Tranquil’s success brought happiness to coach Curtis Johnson-Brereton, who was thrilled about his team’s performance.

“I feel very proud of winning the North Zone,” said Brereton. “This is the best group of girls I have ever trained and won a title as a coach. Previously I have won with St Francois Girls as their trainer but is my first win as a coach.”

He thanked the team’s manager Anastasia Griffith for her contribution thus far this season saying: “Anastasia is the best manager I have ever worked with. We sit and plan what the players have to do for each game and approach it through their strengths.”

Brereton and his staff have already stepped up its training eyeing the “Big Four” title.

“The aim is to try to win the Intercol and the Big Four to make the school proud,” he said.

To achieve this, Tranquility will have to take down Tobago powerhouse Signal Hill in the Big Four semifinal on Sunday.

Signal Hill sealed the Tobago zonal crown with a competent win over Scarborough Secondary, to remain unbeaten after 10 matches for a full 30 points. The win was masterminded by Jelese Alexander and Celine Loraine who poured in a pair of goals each.

East champion St Augustine, which also played undefeated this season winning all eight matches, awaits the winner of the South Zone which is yet to be completed due to persistent bad weather conditions over the past week.

The matches carded in the South Zone last weekend, Point Fortin East versus San Fernando East and Penal Secondary against St Joseph Convent, did not play because of inclement weather.

Fyzabad team will no longer play any part of this year’s school league after Principal Troy Jebodhsingh suspended all the other football teams at the school for the unfortunate situation that unravelled last week concerning the Boys’ Premier Division team.

SUNDAY’S RESULTS

Tobago zone

Signal Hill 4 (Jelese Alexander 2, Celine Loraine 2) vs Scarborough Secondary 0

Goodwood Secondary 2 (Tyra Meyers 2) vs Speyside High 4

North zone

Tranquility Secondary 5 (Shania Lewis 2, Selecia King 2, Iysha Lewis) vs Success Laventille 0

San Francois Girls 0 vs St Joseph Convent 3

Bishops Anstey POS 3 vs Diego Martin Central 0

East zone

Bishop Anstey East 0 vs St Augustine 5

Valencia vs San Juan North Secondary, did not play

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 26, 2017, 12:45:47 AM
Tigers keep on Naps heel.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Naparima College remained ahead in the Premier Division of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) despite being held to a 2-2 draw by Queen's Royal College (QRC) at St Clair yesterday. The result could well favour the southerners as they face third from bottom Trinity College Moka in their final match on Saturday at their Lewis Street San Fernando home.

Naparima jumped out in front as early as the first minute when the dangerous Judah St Louis found the net. With relegation to the Championship Division next year at risk, the Royalians found themselves in more trouble when St Louis fired in his second goal of the match to take his team comfortably in the lead at the half time interval.

But QRC's never-say-die attitude which came to the fore in their last three matches, again was the deciding factory. John Paul Rockford, the former national Under-15 captain made his presence felt by pulling a goal back in the 41st minute, before Marc Robertson found the equalizer in the 61st to ensure a share of the points. QRC have now gone to 15 points while the southerners moved to 30 points, two points adrift St Anthony's.

The West mooring Tigers played to a hard-fought 3-3 tie at home with Presentation College to move to 28 points in second. But Pres have now gone to 23 in fourth while Shiva Boys took third on a better goal difference.

The Penal boys thrashed Signal Hill 4-0 at home in front an appreciative crowd, but it could all be in vain if the Disciplinary Committee of the SSFL rules that they use influential midfielder Kierron Mason in their matches although he was not transferred from his T&T Super League club Marabella Family Crisis Centre.

Burdened by issues of protests over their head, Shiva striker Junior Asson sought to bring some relief by scoring a hat-trick of goals in the 34th, 55th and 57th while Tyrell Baptiste added another in the 70th.

At West moorings however the home team got a double from Highley Beckles and another from Jodel Brown, while Pres goals came from Darnell Hospedales in the 2nd, Jordan Riley in the 60th and Jaiye Sheppard in the 83rd.

RESULTS:

QRC- 2 (John Paul Rockford 41st, Marc Robertson 61st) vs Naparima-2 (Judah St Louis 1st, 9th)

Pres- 3 (Darnell Hospedales 2nd, Jordan Riley 60th, Jaiye Sheppard 83rd) vs St Anthony's- 3 (Highley Beckles 2, Jodsel Brown)

Carapichaima- 0 vs Trinity Moka- 0

Fatima- 1 (Joshua Wilson 34th) vs St Benedict's- 2 (Jabari Jones 65th, Keon Boney 90th)

Shiva Boys- 4 (Junior Asson, 34th, 55th, 57th, Tyrell Baptiste 70th) vs Signal Hill- 0

Trinity East- 1 (Keshorn Hackshaw 94th) vs CIC- 1 (Terron Winner 35th)

San Juan North- 4 (Isaiah Chase, Renaldo Boyce, Sherwin Williams, Tigana O’Brien) vs St Augustine- 2

Upcoming fixtures

(Saturday 28 October)

Presentation College v St Augustine Secondary, 3.40pm, Guaracara Park;

St Mary’s College v St Anthony’s College, 3.40pm, St Mary’s;

Naparima College v Trinity College Moka, 3.40pm, Lewis Street;

St Benedict’s College v Trinity College East, 3.40pm, Barrackpore;

Carapichaima East v Shiva Boys HC, 3.40pm, Carapichaima;

Signal Hill v Fatima College, 3.40pm, Signal Hill;

San Juan North v Speyside High, 3.40pm, San Juan;

QRC are on a bye

Rescheduled matches

(Monday 30 October)

Trinity College East v Fatima College, 3.40pm, Trincity;

St Augustine Secondary v Trinity College Moka, 3.40pm, St Augustine;

Shiva Boys HC v St Mary’s College, 3.40pm, Morne Diablo;

(Thursday 2 November)

Signal Hill v Trinity College Moka, 3.40pm, Signal Hill;

Presentation College v Trinity College East, 3.40pm, Mannie Ramjohn Stadium;

(Saturday 4 November)

Fatima College v Presentation College, 3.40pm, Fatima;

St Benedict’s College v Shiva Boys HC, 3.40pm, Barrackpore.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 26, 2017, 12:46:17 AM
Shiva Boys, Mason decision today.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Shiva Boys Hindu College will know whether its midfielder Kierron Mason and team, will be given an opportunity at winning the Premier Division of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) by lunchtime today, Laurence Seepersad, Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee said yesterday.

The school has been the subject of protest regarding an illegal transfer of Mason from T&T Super League club Marabella Family Crisis Centre in September, which is said to be outside the stipulated date of August 31 to be eligible to play in the SSFL. Though the matter had been public knowledge, St Anthony’s College, known popularly as ‘The Tigers’ lodged an official appeal on Tuesday and were lucky to have the issue addressed on that same day.

But Seepersad said the matter was still pending, as committee members await the transfer certificate of the player from the club. The certificate is expected to clearly spell out the time the transfer took place, as well as shed light on the matter relative to the law regarding transfers of players from clubs, which according to Seepersad states that players involved in any T&T Football Association-affiliated tournament, must have played his last game by August 31 or supply a transfer certificate from the club to the school.

Mason was seen playing for the Marabella FCC on September 2, but stopped, said Sheldon Maharaj, the Shiva Boys manager yesterday. He is contending that when Mason played for his club, he was not a member of any school, which should render the matter null and void.

Maharaj said he was shocked at circulating rumours that the committee had ruled in favour of St Anthony’s College, mere hours after the protest was lodged. “I was not sanctioned to any meeting of the SSFL, neither did we receive any letter from the SSFL informing us that a decision was reached, “ Maharaj said.

His opposite number Maurice Inniss, the St Anthony’s College manager and Principal said they too did not receive any correspondence that a decision was made yesterday. He made it clear also that the school did not receive any documentation on the matter.

A top SSFL executive who spoke on conditions of anonymity told Guardian Media Sports that the law is quite clear regarding the transfer of players and therefore it should not be a difficult decision to make once all the paper work has been examined.

Earlier in the season, Mason was also the subject of a transfer issue which Naparima College won after only the first game.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on October 26, 2017, 11:52:08 AM
WATCH: Chasing Goals 2017 - Naparima College

https://www.youtube.com/v/saTDcslXeqw

WATCH: Chasing Goals 2017 - Carapichaima East Secondary

https://www.youtube.com/v/UBTlbkttPus

WATCH: Chasing Goals 2017 - St. Anthony’s College

https://www.youtube.com/v/Hwq6cUwgh40
Title: Schools must set better example for students
Post by: Tallman on October 26, 2017, 12:05:40 PM
Schools must set better example for students
By Colin Murray (T&T Guardian)


More football confusion and bacchanal; no not quite the TTFA, their bacchanal will come later with the home of football and non-compliant clubs, but this time it’s the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL).

The SSFL is dear to all of our hearts. Some would have either played in that league from the time you entered Secondary School starting from the Form 1 league, to under -14 (Giants) then to Under-16 (Colts) and then to Seniors i.e. 1st or 2nd XI.

It is indeed sad to see all the off the field antics from some of the schools in what can only be described as a ‘win at all costs’ attitude.

This has left a sour taste on what has been an exciting 2017 season. At the end of a round of matches, the standing is tabulated based on the on field results, now suddenly within the next day or two, it changes to off the field decisions from the protest room.

Trying to get your star footballers to either repeat Form 5 or have them progress into Form 6 has always been around since I’ve known the SSFL or formally the Colleges Football League. What has honestly stunned me is the level of dishonesty some schools are going to just to try to win the league. I never realised the first prize was US$ 1 million. Even if it was or more, the schools are using these students to get into the school without the proper qualifications and further, what type of example are you setting for these young men? Are they to think that to move ahead in the working world after leaving school is to get documents, falsify them and everything will be fine? This is serious fraud.

I honestly think the SSFL executive is doing a fine job but they lack control over these schools. What they have done, which is commendable, is set the criteria in which boys can play in the league providing they have the correct grades. They have set up the credentials committee but they can only look at documents that they receive from the schools so who would falsify documents? Would it be the boys? The school has to have some sort of criteria in accepting boys either from a transfer or going from Form 5 into Form 6. I also understand to earn entry into Form 6, one requires a signature from a supervisor in the Ministry of Education, therefore, it is correct to assume that the certificates of all students would be seen by the Ministry so the question arises, how did these “bogus” certificates get through? I would think you don’t need a rocket scientist to figure that one out.

Such behaviour cannot be tolerated by any school and I applaud the action by the SSFL. In addition to action being taken against the school, there must be certain individuals or individual who have to take responsibility for these deceitful actions. It is painfully obvious that this action was done to deceive the officials of the league and while I do realise that every school differs in terms of responsibility, in some cases it could just be one PE teacher who is trying his best to get his “stars” back into school; but there must be a line of authority to ensure the rules are not broken.

I understand that another matter is being looked at concerning a top school which is in the title race. The school has infringed on a rule which is clear for all to see. However, they are being tapped on the wrist thereby being let off with a warning because the school is claiming it was naïve. The school cannot be serious. “Naïve?” The rule is as clear as a sunny day at Maracas. I sincerely hope that my information is wrong and that the SSFL executive is as stern with every single school in this twin-island republic as it can be, and give no quarter to none.

It is a pity that I am not writing about some of the entertaining football that has been on show because even though some of the technical aspects of some games have not been great, we have been blessed with good goals, excitement and commitment from the players but we will have to leave on the field action for another time. To all the schools—let’s play fair and ensure the best school team in the land comes away victorious.
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on October 26, 2017, 12:43:28 PM
WATCH: Highlights of St. Anthony’s College’s 3-3 draw with Presentation College San Fernando

https://vimeo.com/239920236
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on October 26, 2017, 05:37:29 PM
WATCH: SSFL Fanview - St. Mary’s College vs Fatima College

https://www.youtube.com/v/Z_Bt3l3NBts
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Deeks on October 27, 2017, 04:06:08 AM
The schools have to come better than that. Maybe deduction of point and/or a 2 year suspension go straighten this bullshit. Reprimand the school official in charge. To say that they don't know the rule is a real friggin' joke. I does give the SSFL a lot of grief, but on this occasion I siding with them for now. Well, until more come to light.
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 27, 2017, 04:44:38 AM
Shiva Boys lose again in protest room.
By Keith Clement (Guardian).


The Disciplinary Committee of the Secondary School Football League (SSFL) ruled on Tuesday that Shiva Boys Hindu College has lost a protest brought by St Anthony’s College with regards to the legality of midfield player Kierron Mason.

In a release yesterday, the SSFL wrote, “Please be informed that the game St Anthony’s College vs Shiva Boys Hindu College played on 7th October 2017 the three (3) points and 3-0 margin has been awarded to St Anthony’s College. The Disciplinary Committee which met on 24th October 2017 ruled that Kierron Mason was not a registered player. He received his transfer certificate from the Super League on 6th October 2017.”

St Anthony’s protested that Mason was an illegal transfer from T&T Super League club Marabella Family Crisis Centre in September. The school contended that the player was not eligible to play against it because his transfer was outside the stipulated date of August 31 to be eligible to play in the SSFL.

Mason was seen playing for the Marabella FCC on September 2, but stopped, said Sheldon Maharaj, the Shiva Boys team manager on Wednesday when Guardian Media Sports spoke to him. On that day he said that when Mason played for his club, he was not a member of any school, which should render the matter null and void.

However, according to the release, “The SSFL Constitution: 16 Criteria for Registration states that “the registration of a player with the League must be made in writing at least seventy-two (72) hours before the start of the match in which the player is to take part .” Hence the decision made.

The decision means that Shiva Boys drop from third to fourth on the 15-team standing.

When contacted following the SSFL decision Dexter Sakal, the principal of Shiva Boys Hindu College told us, “This evening I received an email saying that St Anthony’s had a protest against us and they were awarded the points in the game. I am a bit surprised because I am unaware that St Anthony’s had any protest against us. I read it in the news, but I was never informed that there was any protest against us and I never attended any meeting in which this matter was discussed. So I am really surprised to know how the league could just award points without even consulting me. Tomorrow, I will look at it and see what I can do to address that situation.”

When pressed further on the decision Sakal said, “In the Keirron Mason matter, the Disciplinary Committee had already looked at it and told me that they wouldn’t be penalising me on that issue, so this ruling is a real surprise to me.”

Earlier in the season, Mason was also the subject of a transfer issue protest by Naparima College and the former champions won after only the first game of the season.

TEAMS P W L D F A GD PTS
1. St Anthony’s 13 9 1 3 41 22 +18 30
2. Naps 13 9 1 3 30 13 +17 30
3. Pres 11 7 2 2 25 14 +11 23
4. Shiva Boys 11 7 3 2 30 13 +17 22
5. San Juan 13 5 2 6 29 15 +10 21
6. Fatima 11 6 5 0 15 15 0 18
7. Trinity East 11 5 4 2 20 12 +8 17
8. CIC 12 4 4 4 27 26 +1 16
9. Carapichaima 13 4 6 3 19 20 -1 15
10. QRC 14 4 7 3 23 30 -7 15
11. St Augustine 12 4 7 1 24 27 -3 13
12. St Benedict’s 12 3 6 3 18 26 -8 12
13. Signal Hill 12 2 7 3 11 25 -14 8
14. Trinity Moka 11 2 7 2 13 30 -17 8
15. Speyside 13 2 10 1 7 43 -36 7
16. Fyzabad 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Title: East Mucurapo registers first win
Post by: Tallman on October 28, 2017, 08:11:23 AM
East Mucurapo registers first win
By Jonathon Matouk (T&T Guardian)


Yesterday, the second round of matches in the Secondary School’s Football League (SSFL) Championship Division Boys Big Five kicked off.

In the battle of North versus South, coming off of a bye week, East Mucurapo Secondary got its first win of the competition as it beat Moruga Secondary 2-0 at Fatima grounds in Port-of-Spain.

In what was a tight fixture in the early goings of the match, East Mucurapo left it late as goals from Kidane Lewis in the 85th minute and Kevon Edwards in the 87th gave the team it’s first victory.

In the other match of the day, Chaguanas North Secondary and Valencia Secondary shared the spoils in the Central versus East encounter as second half goals from each team assured the teams played out to a 1-1 draw at the Queen’s Royal College (QRC) grounds.

In the third round of matches, scheduled for tomorrow, Moruga will be hoping to grab its first win of the tournament, when the team from the South plays against Tobago representative Bishop’s High School.

In the other match of the round, East Mucurapo will try to get its second win of the tournament when the team from the North plays against East Zone representative Valencia Secondary. Chaguanas North Secondary will have the weekend off, as the team will be on a bye.

RESULTS
East Mucurapo Secondary 2 (Kidane Lewis 85, Kevon Edwards 87) 0 Moruga Secondary
Chaguanas North Secondary 1 (Zidan Martin) 1 Valencia Secondary

MATCHES
Moruga Secondary vs Bishop’s High School, Mannie Ramjohn Stadium training field
East Mucurapo Secondary vs Valencia Secondary, Queen’s Royal College.
Title: Sakal: We need to protect innocent Mason
Post by: Tallman on October 28, 2017, 08:32:40 AM
Sakal: We need to protect innocent Mason
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian)


Out of a genuine desire to protect his player and student Kierron Mason, Shiva Boys Hindu College principal Dexter Sakal said yesterday his school will not pursue legal action or launch an appeal against the decision of the Disciplinary Committee of the Secondary Schools Football League on Thursday to award St Anthony’s College three points and as many goals for the use of the midfielder in a match against the Tigers on October 7.

Sakal said he was unsure of why they lost the points and goals against their northern rivals as the initial protest was about the legitimacy of Mason’s transfer from Marabella Family Crisis Centre in September. A release on Thursday pointed to the SSFL’s criteria for registration which explained “The registration of a player with the League must be made in writing at least 72 hours before the start of the match in which the player is to take part.”

Following Mason’s official registration with the league on October 6, the player took the field a day after in the feature clash with the Tigers. Sakal, who along with team manager Sheldon Maharaj had been contemplating court action on Wednesday and Thursday, made a complete turn-around in the interest of protecting their student and player Mason, who they believe has been innocent in this year’s developments.

However, the Shiva principal pointed out that due process was not followed by the league’s disciplinary committee in awarding St Anthony’s victory in the protest room. “The way it looks is although the decision was made to hand St Anthony’s the title. We were never called to a meeting of the disciplinary committee which was a standard procedure in disciplinary matters. St Anthony’s lodged the protest on Tuesday and it was adjudicated on almost immediately and a result was given. To add, we were told that the league expedited the process.”

Shiva has since protested Naparima College use of midfielder Rushawan Murphy, but Sakal said he will cancel it on Monday, as he was fed-up with the amount of protest action and appeals for the season.

But while the Penal boys may have received a slap on the wrist from the St Anthony’s ruling, they stand to lose most of their points after Queen’s Royal College (QRC) lodged an appeal against the warning Shiva received for its use of Mason who was illegally transferred. Mason was found guilty of playing for his T&T Super League club Marabella FCC on September 2 which was in violation of the league’s rules for an SSFL player playing in a T&T Football Association- affiliated competition. He was required to provide a transfer certificate from his club to be registered. If QRC gets its way from this appeal early next week the Penal boys, winner of the south League title last year, could find itself low down the standings.

Sakal said when he realized his player was not properly transferred he went to the league’s Credential Committee. “The matter was then sent to the Disciplinary Committee and I was told that because of my honesty the school would not have been penalized, which is why we received a warning” Sakal explained.
Title: Fraud squad moves on Fyzabad
Post by: Tallman on October 28, 2017, 08:56:11 AM
Fraud squad moves on Fyzabad
By Yvonne Webb (T&T Newsday)


UPDATED:

The investigation into the falsifying of documents for two students to qualify for a place in the sixth form – and on the Fyzabad Secondary School football team – took a dramatic twist yesterday, as members of the fraud squad have now become involved.

Four officers in an unmarked police vehicle went to the school yesterday morning, as the investigation into the fraudulent registration of the players who did not have the requisite qualifications to qualify to play with the Fyzo Tigers team continues.

Reports indicate that the officers, in a heavily tinted vehicle, drove past the sentry on duty and into the school compound, around mid-morning. The sentry went to the vehicle to enquire about the occupants who identified themselves as officers from the Fraud Squad.

They were led to the office of principal Troy Jebodhsing with whom they engaged in a two-hour long meeting. Details of what they spoke about remain confidential.

However, sources indicate that the dragnet in the investigation has spread, as information relating to officials at the level of the Ministry of Education involved in the falsifying of documents has surfaced – not only at the school – among other irregularities including financial donations.

Education Minister Anthony Garcia, in a telephone interview, said he was unaware of the involvement of the Fraud Squad in the football matter, but assured if any member of the ministry’s team was engaged in any kind of misdeed, they would be severely dealt with.

“I cannot confirm the Fraud Squad’s involvement. In fact, our School Supervisor III for the St Patrick District, the CEO is in contact with her and she is supposed to give us a report into the investigation. At this point (around 4.45pm yesterday), we don’t have that information because the School Supervisor III herself does not have that information.”

On the other hand, he said, “if there are any misdeeds being conducted by any school official, once those misdeeds are proven, we will take action. I am saying, once it is proven, because you know there are allegations flying left, right, and centre, I draw reference to a letter (in another daily newspaper) that while one boy was being raped, he was crying out in pain. Utter nonsense. People make all kinds of allegations and I don’t want to make a statement on the basis of allegations. If I have to make a statement it must be on the basis of what comes out of those investigations.

“The point I am making, is if on the basis of investigation, it is found anybody in the school system has conducted any falsehood or misdemeanour, then we would take action.” Garcia made it clear that the football league is a principals’ league and principals are the ones who should be in control of the league.

However, he noted that because the duties of a principal are numerous, often times such responsibilities are delegated. Nevertheless, he said, the principals must exercise closer oversight of what happens in football.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Officers of the Fraud Squad division of the TT Police Service visited Fyzabad Secondary today and spoke to its Principal Troy Jebodhsing for close two hours in a new twist to the school being kicked out the Secondary Schools Football League.

Four officers in an unmarked police vehicle, reportedly went to the school as the investigation into the fraudulent registration of the two players who did not have the requisite qualifications to qualify to play with the Fyzo Tigers team continues. It was revealed that the CSEC certificates of the two players were falsified to allow them to enter Six Form and play for the school.
Title: ‘Pres’, Shiva Boys still eye SSFL title
Post by: Tallman on October 28, 2017, 09:44:45 AM
‘Pres’, Shiva Boys still eye SSFL title
By Jelani Beckles (T&T Newsday)


Presentation College San Fernando and Shiva Boys Hindu College, will aim to keep their slim chances alive of winning the Premier Division title in the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) when matches continue at 3.40 pm, today.

Today was scheduled to be the last match day in the league, but a number of matches were postponed during the season because of rain.

Third-placed Presentation will need to win their remaining three matches to stay in contention for the title, as they are seven points behind joint leaders St Anthony’s College and Naparima College. St Anthony’s and Naparima only have one match remaining, but they will not be in action today as the SSFL organisers want the title decided on the final match day.

Today, ‘Pres’ will fancy their chances against relegation threatened 11th placed St Augustine Secondary at Guaracara Park, Pointe-a-Pierre.

The bottom three teams in the now 15-team table will be demoted to the championship division alongside Fyzabad Secondary who have been kicked out the league. Fourth placed Shiva Boys, eight points behind the leaders, will also be favourites against ninth placed Carapichaima East at the latter’s school ground.

In the other three matches today, St Benedict’s College will play Trinity College East at the Darren Ganga Recreational Ground in Barrackpore, Signal Hill Secondary face Fatima College in Black Rock (Tobago) and San Juan North Secondary will tackle Speyside High at the San Juan North school ground. The postponed matches today are the St Anthony’s-St Mary’s contest and the Naparima-Trinity (Moka) encounter. Queen’s Royal College (QRC), originally scheduled to play Fyzabad Secondary today, will be on a bye. QRC are the only team to play all their league matches this season. Matches will also be played on Monday, before the final match day takes place on Thursday.
Title: SSFL title decider shifts to November 4th
Post by: Tallman on October 28, 2017, 09:47:38 AM
SSFL title decider shifts to November 4th
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian)


It’s a two-team race to the finish in the Secondary Schools Football League’s Premier Division this year which will be decided next Saturday (November 4) instead of this weekend, as was originally scheduled.

Following a ruling that pushed St Anthony’s College to the top of the standing on goal difference over Naparima College on Thursday, the SSFL also made major changes on its fixture which will ensure that all rescheduled matches will be played before the crowning of the league winners, William Wallace, president of the SSFL said yesterday. The Tigers, with 30 points and a superior goal difference of 22 will travel to

CIC Grounds in St Clair needing a victory to maintain this position which would earn them the silverware. Naparima could change this with victory by a sizeable margin when they host second from bottom Trinity College Moka at their Lewis Street home.

In matches today, third on the standing Presentation will be up against St Augustine Secondary at Guaracara Park while St Benedict’s and Trinity College East will square off at Barrackpore in another game.

Presentation, who are on 23 points, have two more matches in hand which can earn them a possible second at the end depending on the results of the Naparima and St Anthony’s games. Also today under fire Shiva Boys Hindu College, who have been hardest hit by this season’s plethora of protest-room battles, will attempt to settle a score with Carapichaima away while in Tobago, Signal Hill will have a date with Fatima College at Blackrock.

Also today at San Juan, minnows Speyside will take on the home team- San Juan North. All matches begin at 3.40 pm.
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 29, 2017, 01:44:57 AM
Lewis knows how to score, 40 goals and counting.
By Rachael Thomspon-King (Guardian).


Shania Lewis definitely has the formula for scoring goals.

The 17-year-old striker of Tranquility Government Secondary School is the leading scorer in the North Zone of the Girls Championship Division and is likely one of the top scorers in the Shell/First Citizen Secondary Schools Football League, with an impressive 40 goals.

Lewis grabbed much attention in her team’s opening win of the season lighting up the nets with 10 goals to beat Deigo Martin central 13-1 on September 17 and returned in the second round against the same team and hit six more on October 5. And in between that the Lower Sixth student scored a pair of goals in a number of matches in the six-team competition.

“I scored 40 goals this season and it feels great,” said Lewis of Carenage. “With the help of my coaches Curtis Brereton and Miss Anastasia Griffith, who is behind me and inspired me to keep going and scoring goals.”

Both Brereton and Griffith have double roles on the Tranquility team, the former also serves as the trainer and Griffith, the manager. Brereton in an interview last week praised the young player, citing that she takes instructions well.

He said, “She listens to her coaches. If I tell her to aim at five goals this game or six in the other, she does that. I basically tell her to always keep your name on the scoresheet and she has done that. She will be a good player.”

Not surprising for the forward, who has fashioned her game to that of two outstanding scorers in the football world.

“My favourite local player is Kevin Molino and my favourite international player is Lionel Messi,” she said. Molino, who currently competes with Minnesota United in Major League Soccer (MLS), has 35 caps for T&T and 16 goals in the MLS and thus far this season, Messi, who plays with Barcelona in the Spanish League has netted 11 goals in 10 matches played.

“They both inspire me,” said Lewis, who was nicknamed “Yaya Toure” by her cousins. Toure is a central midfielder with Manchester City that competes in the English Premier League. In his career with the club he has scored 82 goals.

Clearly her cousins saw something special early in Tranquility’s biggest scoring threat.

Lewis’ outstanding play helped her team cop the North Zone title the previous weekend after tallying 27 points from 10 matches after two rounds of round-robin play for the 2017 regular season, winning nine matches and losing just once.

If she continues along this path, the daughter of Garth Lewis and Kathyann Seechan, will be a great prospect for T&T women’s football programme.

“My plan for the future is to play for the national team and make my country proud,” said Lewis, who has four siblings.

Her focus now though will be to lead her team to the “Big Four” title and later on hopefully, the national title.

With the guidance of her coaches and boost from her family Lewis will look to continue her scoring ways when Tranquility match skills against a tough Signal Hill team, which played undefeated to claim the Tobago Zone crown, in the Big Four semifinals on Wednesday. If successful, the North leader will meet the winner of the other semifinal between East champion St Augustine and Pleasantville Secondary, the South Zone title-holder.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 29, 2017, 01:46:44 AM
Carapichaima spanks Shiva Boys 4-1.
By Rachael Thomspon-King (Guardian).


Lukeman Brooks sank four goals to pilot host San Juan North Secondary School past Speyside High, 6-1, in the Premier Division contest of the Shell/First Citizen Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL), yesterday.

The win in its final league match, moved the previously fifth-placed San Juan up into fourth spot, bumping Shiva Boys High down one place following its 4-1 loss to Carapichaima East in Pointe-a-Pierre.

In San Juna, it was Tigana O’Brien opening the scoring for his team in the seventh minute. He was joined by Brooks on the scoresheet getting San Juan’s second goal, a minute later.

The team from Tobago managed to pull one back in the 10th thanks to Kerry McDonald but the Bourg- Mulatresse team continued to attack and was rewarded with another item from Brooks in the 39th before Renaldo Boyce put in another in the 42nd, giving San Juan a 4-1 lead at the half.

In the second session, play remained in favour of the San Juan unit with Brooks continuing where he left off scoring another goal in the 49th to increase his team’s advantage to 5-1.

Speyside, which in cellar-place on the 15-team table, managed to hold off its opponent for much of the second half but was unable to restrict Brooks, who sealed the victory with a goal in the final minute.

At Guaracara Park, the upset win by Carapichaima over Shiva also saw some movement upward for the Central-based team progressing from ninth spot to eighth. Kevon Williams and Theophilus Bourne netted a pair of goals to earn their team the much needed success.

Jabari Graham scored the lone item for Shiva in the 71st.

Fatima College also jumped two spots up into sixth place despite drawing with Signal Hill, 2-2 at Black Rock in Tobago. Jean-Heim Mc Fee and Joshua Araujo-Wilson was on target for Fatima while Ronaldo Samuel and Jokiah Leacock found the back of net for the host.

Another winner in the round of rescheduled matches was Presentation College, which topped St Augustine Secondary, 3-0 with goals coming from Omri Baird in 16th, Shakeel Louison in the 44th and Ackeel Jacob in the 85th to keep their team in third place.

The league, which have been tainted by a number of protest issues over the past few weeks, comes to an end on Saturday as two teams, St Anthony’s College and Naparima College battle for top honours.

YESTERDAY’S RESULTS

Presentation College 3 (Omri Baird 16th, Shakeel Louison 44th, Ackeel Jacob 85th) vs St Augustine 0

St Benedict’s 1 (Reuel Tyson 32nd) vs Trinity East 1 (Kerdell Sween 78th)

Carapichaima East 4 (Kevon Williams 33rd, 80th, Theophilus Bourne 85th, 90+) vs Shiva Boys 1 (Jabari Graham 71st)

Signal Hill 2 (Ronaldo Samuel 89th, Jokiah Leacock 71st) vs Fatima 2 (Jean-Heim Mc Fee 52nd, Joshua Araujo-Wilson 83rd)

San Juan North 6 (Lukeman Brooks 8th, 39th, 49th, 90th, Renaldo Boyce 42nd, Tigana O’Brien 7th) vs Speyside 1 (Kerry McDonald 10th).

STANDINGS

TEAMS P W D L F A GD PTS
1. St Anthony’s 13 9 3 1 42 20 22 30
2. Naparima 13 9 3 1 30 13 17 30
3. Presentation 12 8 2 2 28 14 14 26
4. San Juan North14 6 6 2 35 16 19 24
5. Shiva Boys HC 12 7 1 4 29 18 11 22
6. Fatima 12 6 1 5 17 17 0 19
7. Trinity East 12 5 3 4 21 13 8 18
8. Carapichaima East 14 5 3 5 23 21 2 18
9. St Mary’s 12 4 4 4 27 26 1 16
10. QRC 14 4 3 7 23 30 -7 15
11. St Augustine13 4 1 8 24 32 -8 13
12. St Benedict’s13 3 4 6 19 27 -8 13
13. Signal Hill 13 2 3 8 13 27 -14 9
14. Trinity Moka 11 2 2 7 13 30 -17 8
15. Speyside High14 2 1 11 8 49 -41 7

Title: Decades of breaking schools football rules
Post by: Tallman on October 29, 2017, 07:09:51 AM
Decades of breaking schools football rules
T&T Newsday


The 2017 edition of the Secondary Schools Football League has arguably been the most controversial ever with one team being kicked out of the league and the reigning champions Shiva Boys losing points due to fielding a player improperly registered. On Friday, the Fraud Squad visited Fyzabad Secondary as their investigations into the false CSEC passes of two of their footballers widened. The players were accepted into Form Six but did not have the required passes until their certificates were tampered with.

People who have been involved in the SSFL in some form or fashion, have told Newsday, the practice of secondary school football teams trying to get an unfair advantage is nothing new. However, they believe the situation must be resolved as the league is an integral part of the development of local football.

Former FIFA referee and ex-principal of St Augustine Secondary, Osmond Downer, said a situation such as this is not unique.

Downer used the example of two institutions in the past that tried to bend and even break the rules of the schools league. “If you take your mind back to when John Donaldson and San Fernando Technical were expelled from the Colleges League, it was because something very similar occurred,” Downer said.

He noted some school footballers in the 1980s would repeat Fifth Form to play football again. If they were not accepted into Sixth Form after repeating Fifth Form, John Donaldson and San Fernando Technical enrolled these students although some of them were already 19 years old. Downer said he once heard a rumour that a former national footballer, who played for San Fernando Technical, signed up for needlework at the institution but never attended any classes while being a member of the school team.

“They were able to play for John Donaldson and San Fernando Tech which was a great disadvantage to the other schools in the league.

These fellas were playing for four and five years and they were older than the normal schoolboy. We examined the whole thing and we removed the two institutions from the Colleges Football League.”

A handful of players who eventually played for the Strike Squad were part of the San Fernando Technical team in the 1980s. Special provisions are made for students who make a major contribution to their school through football or other extra-curricular activities. These students are accepted into Sixth Form with four passes, while other students must have five CSEC passes to be considered for Sixth Form.

Other than John D and San Fernando Tech in the past, it has become very common for schools to recruit players to strengthen their football team. It is not only done for football, as some prestige “cricket schools” have also developed the practice.

SSFL must get itself in order

Former national defender Brent Sancho said teams trying to boost their chances by the hook or by the crook has been a talking point for some time now.

Sancho said, “When I played, and even before that, you heard about a lot of stories, whether true or not, of these type of things happening or probably even worse…now you are talking about television coverage and a bit more is at stake so it is coming a little more into the light.”

Sancho, a defender for TT at the 2006 World Cup, said unfortunately the SSFL is getting a bad image in a season where the standard of football has been fairly high. “It is very unfortunate what has taken place off the pitch, because I believe the football has been at a decent level this year. You see a lot of players with potential to hopefully go on and represent the country and maybe even go on to bigger things.”

He praised the SSFL for their quick response in the matter and suggested that an Independent Committee is created to handle any future situations like the one facing Fyzabad Secondary. “I give the league credit for dealing with it, but moving forward, they have to come up with the solution so these discrepancies don’t happen again. I think they need an Independent Committee that would filter everything and have rules in place before the start of the league, to make sure that these situations don’t occur again.”

Sancho, who played schools football for Trinity College (Moka) and former powerhouse Malick Secondary between the late 1980s and the mid 1990s, believes a positive solution can be found. “The league needs to take stock in general, in everything, in all capacities. Everybody needs to sit down with that in mind and look for a positive outcome and not berate and point fingers. We have seen some potential in the league and I think the SSFL has something good going on,” Sancho said.

Footballers must not neglect academics

Downer, also a former president of the TT Referees Association, admitted he recruited players to St Augustine for football, but he ensured that the footballers were maintaining their grades. He referred to the system in USA, explaining when an athlete is given a scholarship to attend a university, they must achieve in the classroom.

Downer said, “A lot of these athletes who get American college (university) scholarships for sport, when they go, they don’t only play the sport; they have to pass in their academic pursuits, if not, they are thrown out. I wonder if the schools (in the SSFL) that recruit players make sure that their academic requirements are fulfilled. That is my big problem. I have nothing against them recruiting players, but don’t recruit them only to play football.”

Downer said when some footballers leave secondary school, they may struggle to find employment. “That is doing the students themselves harm, because when they finish at the school, they are not qualified for anything. That to me is an injustice to the players and that has happened in many cases.” National goalkeeper Adrian Foncette said it was sad to see Fyzabad kicked out of the league. He said if students are accepted in Sixth Form without the required passes, they will suffer in the long run.

“It was a little disheartening the way that Fyzabad was thrown out. If they (the footballers) were able to do that (enter Form Six just for football), after the football season was finished, what was going to happen with the students? If they came back just to play football, what is going to happen after (they leave school), because not all of them are going to pursue football (as a career). The state the country is in right now, you really need something to fall back on and education is a real important part of it.”

Foncette, who played for Fatima College from 2004 to 2008, said playing schools football allowed him to get a scholarship to study at the University of Albany in USA. “Schools football really paved the way in terms of starting to play at a more competitive level. I was able to get a scholarship and I went abroad and studied for four years.”

Foncette said the Fyzabad situation is nothing new, but believes it is more prevalent now. “You heard about those situations happening before, but not to the extent of how much it is happening now.” The national goalkeeper says the SSFL reputation may be tarnished and parents may be hesitant to allow their children to compete in the league. “It is really not looking good because people use to dream of playing schools football. It might deter some parents from allowing their children to play because you don’t know what type of negative impact it could have on them.”
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 30, 2017, 01:40:34 AM
Grovy: Coaching QRC brought back youth in me.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Nigel “Grovy” Grosvenor is a stalwart of the Secondary Schools Football League’s (SSFL). Last year, the T&T Football Association (TTFA) recognised him as one of the SSFL’s top all-time coaches.

Among his accolades, he had led his former school St Anthony’s College to six national titles and countless other zonal titles.

However, last year after 34 years with the “Tigers” he chose to part ways with the school in pursuit of a change of scenery. He switched red for blue and title challenges for relegation battles when he opted to sign with Tigers’ North Zone rival Queens Royal College (QRC) in the Premier Division.

Guardian Media Sports met with “Grovy” after his team’s final match of the season, where his QRC outfit pulled off a miraculous 2-2 draw with title challenger Naparima College to go ninth in the 15-team table to survive relegation.

Jonathon Matouk went One-on-one with Grovy before his final SSFL duel in league for 2017.

Question: What was your first season as the head coach of QRC like?

Answer: “It was challenging, leaving St Anthony’s and coming to QRC and I knew it would have been a challenge. I suppose it brought back some sort of youth in me. I got revived, starting fresh and seeing what I could do so I was looking forward to it. The season was challenging but we worked on it.

When we came back from pre-season we were hit with an injury to both our starting and substitute keepers so we had to turn to our Under-15 keeper and he had no idea that he was going to play for the senior squad. This offset everything because your keeper is one of the main players in the squad.

He conceded soft goals due to inexperience and that happened throughout the season until our starting keeper returned to fitness. And we had injuries in between that to some of our other senior players.

“So I’m very satisfied that the guys stuck together despite the lack of confidence derived from the young guy between the sticks. Where we are now, I’m feeling so pleased that the boys stuck together despite all the adversaries we had and with where we are right now.”

Q: What drove you to make the initial decision to switch schools and has that decision brought you personal satisfaction?

A: “It was getting a little monotonous at St Anthony’s after coaching there for 34 years. Things were going good and I wanted to finish off my career with the school. I had a little sickness, which kept me back from coaching the team last year but I wanted to finish off my coaching career at the school.

Unfortunately, there were incidents that happened that meant I could not have done that. When I came to QRC I was really pleased to come here because QRC is an institution so it wasn’t a let down. Coming here was a step forward.”

Q: Is there a distinct difference in talent level between QRC and St Anthony’s?

A: “When I came here (to QRC), I saw that we only had about three or four quality players, the rest of the team were good but they weren’t into football like these other guys. What happened with QRC is that when the football season finishes, they’re finish. They don’t play football again until the following year. They are focused on their books, which is good but it was a challenge. When we play against teams like St Anthony’s and other title challenging teams the players for these teams play for Pro League teams when the season is finished. The QRC players do not do that.”

Q: What are the next steps for the continued development of the QRC football programme?

A: “The first goal is to stay in the Premier Division and start to build the programme after. The division is very difficult and when the season finishes 90 per cent of the other teams will have players playing for Pro League junior teams so when the season starts they are one step ahead of the school.

I had to start with the basics of football when preparation for the season starts. This makes it hard to challenge. What I am going to do is start an academy with everybody and start from the grassroots up with the Under-14s to have a foundation and start with the basics for the guys coming up next year. So when the season starts we will be on par with the other teams.”

Q: What’s next for Grovy?

A: “The principal of the school told me that he will have me coaching for the next two to three years. If they fire me or get rid of me, fine, but I am not going to leave on my own. I am a man of commitment, I came here and I like what I have experienced with the school and the kids. They are very disciplined they are concentrated and they show great commitment that’s why they stay afloat in the league. Once you have that commitment everything comes easy after that.”

LATEST SSFL STANDINGS

TEAMS P W D L F A GD PTS
1. St Anthony’s 13 9 3 1 42 20 22 30
2. Naparima 13 9 3 1 30 13 17 30
3. Presentation 12 8 2 2 28 14 14 26
4. San Juan North 14 6 6 2 35 16 19 24
5. Shiva Boys HC 12 7 1 4 29 18 11 22
6. Fatima 12 6 1 5 17 17 0 19
7. Trinity East 12 5 3 4 21 13 8 18
8. Carapichaima 14 5 3 5 3 21 2 18
9. St Mary’s 12 4 4 4 27 26 1 16
10. QRC 14 4 3 7 23 30 -7 15
11. St Augustine 13 4 1 8 24 32 -8 13
12. St Benedict’s 13 3 4 6 19 27 -8 13
13. Signal Hill 13 2 3 8 13 27 -14 9
14. Trinity Moka 11 2 2 7 13 30 -17 8
15. Speyside High 14 2 1 11 8 49 -41 7

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: maxg on October 30, 2017, 09:27:06 AM
Rugged Tom used to talk a lot of his coach 'Grovy',  could that have been this guy family ? Anyone aware of maybe  paragon coach ?
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on October 30, 2017, 09:47:14 AM
WATCH: Former Trinidad and Tobago midfielder and current Naparima Boys College head coach Angus Eve gives his thoughts on the current issues facing the SSFL

https://www.youtube.com/v/ves6WjDoqqo
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 31, 2017, 01:50:57 AM
Chaguanas, host Mucurapo in SSFL promotion battle.
T&T Guardian Reports.


The fourth round of matches in the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Championship Division Boys Big 5 tournament will be contested today from 3.30 pm.

The feature match of the round will see Chaguanas North Secondary host league-leader East Mucurapo Secondary at the Woodford Lodge Recreational Ground in Chaguanas.

With a win in their match against Chaguanas North, East Mucurapo will gain automatic promotion to next season’s SSFL Premier Division tournament.

“We understand that we need to at least get a point in tomorrow’s game, but we will enter the game trying to get the three points,” head coach of East Mucurapo, Dale Saunders told Guardian Media Sports yesterday.

“It will be a difficult game as our opponent is in a must-win situation, but God-willing we will win tomorrow,” he added.

When asked about the mood of the team on the brink of promotion he said, “Winning brings confidence to the team, it balances the team, we won our first two matches so the mood of the team is great, but we need to get the job done against our opponent’s tomorrow first.”

Conversely, Chaguanas North is coming off a terrible run of form, the team currently sits in fourth place in the standings, following a draw and a loss in their first two games, and has only managed to score a single goal in the tournament. Today’s match is a must-win game for the team from Central.

The other match of the day’s programme will see a clash for second place on the line as Valencia Secondary School takes on Bishop’s High School at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Malabar, Arima.

Both teams are currently level on four points in the standing, but Bishop’s has a one goal advantage going into the contest.

Bottom of the table, Moruga Secondary will be on a bye today and will hope to use its time off in an attempt to prepare as the school pushes for promotion.

On Sunday, East Mucurapo beat Valencia Secondary 1-0 to vault to the top of the table, and Moruga Secondary and Bishop’s played to a 1-1 draw.

At the conclusion of the tournament, which is scheduled for November 3, the top three teams in the standings will gain automatic promotion to next season’s SSFL Premiership Division.

LATEST STANDINGS

Team P W D L GF GA GD PTS.
1. East Mucurapo Sec 2 2 0 0 3 0 +3 6
2. Bishop’s High School 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 4
3. Valencia Sec 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
4. Chaguanas North Sec 2 0 1 1 1 3 -2 1
5. Moruga Sec 3 0 1 2 3 7 -4 1

TODAY’S MATCH-UPS

Valencia v Bishop’s High at Larry Gomes Stadium, 3.30 pm
Chaguanas North v East Mucurapo at Wood Lodge Ground, 3.30 pm

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 31, 2017, 01:51:12 AM
Shiva Boys moves to fourth.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Shiva Boys Hindu College moved to fourth on the standing when they edged St Mary’s College 1-0 in the Premier Division of the Secondary Schools Football League at Morne Diablo Recreation Ground yesterday.

After a shock 1-4 defeat to Carapichaima at the weekend the south zone League winners in 2016, rebounded with a victory which came after a succession of missed chances that should have reflected a different scoreline. The usually dangerous Quin Rodney was guilty of two early missed chances in the first seven minutes, which had set the pace for an unluckily one-sided affair.

But their blushes were saved by Tyrell Baptiste who found the nets late in the 80th minute to push them to 25 points ahead of San Juan North Secondary.

With one more match to play against St Benedict’s College on Saturday, Shiva could only attain 28 points, providing an appeal against them for receiving a just warning by the SSFL’s Disciplinary Committee for the use of an improperly registered Kierron Mason, by Queen’s Royal College, is held up.

RESULTS:

Trinity College East-1 (Zachary Welch 72nd) vs Fatima-2 (Luke Boucaud 43rd, Nickel Orr 58th)

St Augustine-2 (Jeremiah Vidale 56th, Zion Holder 76th) vs Trinity College Moka- 1 (Keshorn St Rose 42nd)
Shiva Boys- 1 (Tyrell Baptiste 80th) vs St Mary’s- 0

STANDINGS:

TEAMS P W D L F A GD PTS
1. St Anthony’s 13 9 3 1 42 20 22 30
2. Naparima 13 9 3 1 30 13 17 30
3. Presentation 12 8 2 2 28 14 14 26
4. Shiva Boys HC 13 8 1 4 30 18 12 25
5. San Juan North 14 6 6 2 35 16 19 24
6. Fatima 13 7 1 5 19 18 1 22
7. Trinity East 13 5 3 5 22 15 7 18
8. Carapichaima East 14 5 3 5 23 21 2 18
9. St Mary’s 13 4 4 5 27 27 0 16
10. St Augustine 14 5 1 8 26 33 -7 16
11. QRC 14 4 3 7 23 30 -7 15
12. St Benedict’s 13 3 4 6 19 27 -8 13
13. Signal Hill 13 2 3 8 13 27 -14 9
14. Trinity Moka 12 2 2 8 14 32 -18 8
15. Speyside High 14 2 1 11 8 49 -41 7

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 01, 2017, 01:55:28 AM
East Mucurapo back in SSFL top flight.
By Jonathon Matouk (Guardian).


East Mucurapo and Valencia Secondary and Bishop’s High Schools have been guaranteed promotion to next year’s Secondary School’s Football League (SSFL) Premiership Division following favourable results in their penultimate round of matches in the Championship Division Boys Big- 5 Tournament, yesterday.

East Mucurapo travelled to the Woodford Lodge Recreational Ground in Chaguanas to shatter Chaguanas North Secondary’s promotion hopes after a 2-1 victory.

It was a tightly contested affair up until the 45th minute when Zidan Martin delivered the lead goal to break the deadlock as Changuanas North closed the first half with the advantage.

However, North Zone winner, East Mucurapo resumed the second session of play a rejuvenated bunch and answered when standout player, Zion McLeod scored the equalizer for the visitors in the 60th minute, and Kidane Lewis scored the winner five minutes from time to guarantee his team East Mucurapo return to the Premier Division.

East Mucurapo was relegated to the Championship Division in 2016 by the Disciplinary Committee of the SSFL for fielding an in eligible player.

Bishop’s High School and Valencia Secondary also secured promotion after their match-up ended in a 1-1 draw.

Andre Robinson gave Valencia Secondary an early 1-0 lead going in to the break, but Dominic Elias answered back early in the second half to guarantee his team a place in next season’s top division line-up. The result also meant that bottom-of-the-table Moruga Secondary will remain in the Championship Division.

The top three schools from the Big-5 Play-offs will be promoted after a round-robin round of play. Three teams from the SSFL top flight will be demoted back to their respective zones. Fyzabad was expelled last month and will not be counted in the three to be relegated.

Latest Current Standings

Team P W D L GF GA GD PTS.
1. East Mucurapo Secondary 3 3 0 0 5 1 +4 9
2. Bishop’s High School 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5
3. Valencia Secondary 4 1 2 1 6 5 +1 5
4. Chaguanas North Secondary 3 0 1 2 2 5 -3 1
5. Moruga Secondary 3 0 1 2 3 7 -4 1

Yesterady’s Results

Valencia 1 (Andre Robinson) v Bishop’s High School 1 (Dominic Elias)

Chaguanas North Secondary 1 (Zidan Martin 45’) v East Mucurapo Secondary 2 (Zion McLeod 60’, Kidane Lewis 85’)

RELATED NEWS

We’re going up! East Mucurapo, Bishop’s HS and Valencia seal Premier Division places.
By Sean Taylor (Wired868).


Extraordinary scenes involving high fives and general jubilation among players and supporters of both camps marked the end of today’s SSFL Championship Division play-off at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Arima. You would have sworn that Valencia Secondary had put five or six goals past Bishop’s High School. Or vice-versa.

In fact, the two teams had battled to a hard-fought 1-1 draw.

Meanwhile, at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, East Mucurapo Secondary beat Chaguanas North Secondary 2-1. And as that result trickled through to the players and fans in Arima, it set off the wild celebrations, with everyone jumping and screaming in celebration.

The three teams, Valencia, Bishop’s and Mucurapo will play in the Premier Division of the secondary Schools Football League next year.

It might have been the second-last round in the play-off group but everything was set up for the contest to be a sort of unofficial final.

Both sides were locked on four points before kick-off, with Bishop’s enjoying a +2 goal advantage on goal difference, one more than their rivals on the day. As long as Mucurapo won at the Ato Boldon, a draw would be enough for the two teams.

But neither team was prepared to leave its fate in other hands and both teams went for the win from the first whistle.

In the early stages, Valencia looked the more threatening outfit and only three minutes had passed on the clock when Keegan Faria stung the fingertips of Couran Roberts in the Bishop’s goal. Roberts wouldn’t be safe for long. A mere two minutes later, Akil Skeete picked out Andre Robinson with a through-ball from the edge of the area. Ghosting behind Ranaldo Johnson to control the ball, Robinson buried his shot in the back of the net.

One-nil to “Val-ee!”

As the first half wore on, however, Bishop’s began to settle and the Valencia midfield, a sea of orange moving forward in waves, seemed to stop pressing as much.

“I think both teams were a bit jaded,” Valencia head coach Roland Clarke told Wired868 after the match. “The SSFL is very strenuous on the young players because it is not a senior team or a professional team that is up to the task, it’s schoolboys. And the last four games back-to-back took a little toll.

“However, what we planned, I played a 4-3-3 to go at them from the beginning to get the goal which came early and, after that, you saw the tiredness step in with both teams. And well [Bishop’s] Tobago, we have to give credit to them, they made a [tactical] change, it worked for them and they got to come back into the game.”

Like Valencia, Bishop’s played a 4-3-3 formation, albeit a looser version, which saw players alternating roles and looking at times, particularly in counter-attack, as if they had reverted to a 4-4-2 set-up or a 4-5-1 shape.

In the first half, Collin Sargeant was Bishop’s main target. But Gabriel Baird and his midfielders seemed unafraid to play searching long-range passes in his general direction. Still, it wasn’t until the 36th minute that Richard Goddard’s troops almost equalised.

Valencia skipper Daniel La Croix conceded a cheap free kick 30 metres from goal and Baird’s free kick should have created the equaliser. However, with D’Abreau at his mercy, Johnson failed to get a touch at the near post and a certain goal went a-begging. He beat the ground in frustration.

But after the interval, Bishop’s wouldn’t have to wait long to get back on terms, finally getting the reward for their dangerous set-pieces. Captain and centre-back Dominique Lyons had been busy in the Bishop’s defence throughout the first half and that would continue throughout the afternoon.

As Adriel George stood over the ball for a 48th minute free kick, Lyons ran up into the opposing penalty area for the umpteenth time, hoping that George might pick him out. He did. And rising imperiously over his markers to sink his powerful header in the Valencia net. Lyons pumped his fist in celebration as ecstatic celebrations broke out in the stands át the visitors’ end.

“In the dressing room we had to talk about the fact that we’ve made it this far,” Richard Goddard told Wired868. “We’ve earned the right to be here and, after all of that, in order to get over the next hump, it’s not a case of style or flair or the back heels or the spanners and them kinda thing. It’s a case of who wants it and that header is kind of a symbol of who we became this year.”

After that, the match ebbed and flowed, with Goddard almost rewarded for his substitution in the 68th minute when Atiba Roberts, subbed on, nearly capitalised on a lapse in the Valencia defence. They recovered in time to block the shot.

With ten minutes to go, Valencia’s Faria bent a free kick from the left-wing that needed an intervention from Roberts to steer it over the bar.

“Come on, ‘Val-ee,’ keep it going, come on!!” shouted a fan from the stands. The men in orange almost obliged. Putting everything into a loose ball from ten metres outside of the area, La Croix saw his drive from distance just whizz frustratingly past the near post.

The endless running from both sides continued until deep into injury time but neither side could find the winner before the final blast of the referee’s whistle.

“We have one more game against East Mucurapo,” Goddard explained after the match, “and we’d like to make that match as competitive as possible.”

Then there is InterCol,” he continued. “We’d love to take it all the way and see how far we go in the rest of the competition. But as of right now, we’re going to celebrate and, maybe in a couple days, we’ll get ourselves back onto the field and back to work.”

On Friday, Mucurapo will face Bishop’s High School in Black Rock, Tobago while Moruga Secondary and Chaguanas North will play for nothing but pride in Moruga at the same time. Having played four matches in the past week, Valencia will have a well-deserved rest.

(Teams)

Valencia Secondary (4-3-3): 1.Hezron D’Abreau (GK); 9.Kerron Kelly, 6.Jerome Arrindell, 4.Jacob Wilson, 3.Giovanni Lewis; 8.Daniel La Croix (captain), 19.Akil Skeete(14.Remy Butler 76’), 11.Kerdel Deverteuil; 7.Andre Robinson, 17.Jeremy Adolphus, 10.Keegan Faria.

Unused Substitutes: 15.Nathaniel Da Silva, 22.Keiyon Henry, 2.Arkim Phillip, 16.Jaylon Mark, 12.Andre Gabriel, 13.Kerywn Deverteuil

Coach: Roland Clarke

Bishop’s High School (4-3-3): 1.Couran Roberts (GK); 11.Kaleem Spencer, 15.Dominique Lyons, 12.Gabriel Baird, 19.Temitayo Frederick; 17.Juvani Thomas, 6.Kishon Huyghew, 10.Adriel George; 5.Shain Cadiz, 9.Collin Sargeant (21.Che Rochford 53’), 7.Ranaldo Johnson (2.Atiba Roberts 68’).

Unused Substitutes: 22.Ireal Daly, 4.Javier King,16.Christian Baumgartner, 13.Cameron Groome, 3.Kassidy Davidson.

Coach: Richard Goddard

Wired868 Man-of-the-Match: Andre Robinson (Valencia Secondary)

Championship Big 5 Results

(Tuesday 31 October)

Valencia Secondary 1 (Andre Robinson 7’), Bishop’s High School 1 (Dominique Lyons) at Larry Gomes Stadium;

Chaguanas North Secondary 1, East Mucurapo 2 at Ato Boldon Stadium

Moruga on a bye

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: RichGFootball on November 01, 2017, 03:43:55 AM
What a year for Bishop's High School football.

1st title in the U19 division since SSFL came to Tobago in 1980.

Earned promotion to 2018 SSFL Premier Division.

6th season of working with what I considered the 'toughest SSFL boys football environment' in all of Tobago.

U14 and U16 (previous years), U19 title and now 'SSFL big league'.

Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!

Massive thanks to all who supported Mr. Allum and I on this journey.

What a journey!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://wired868.com/2017/10/31/were-going-up-east-mucurapo-bishops-hs-and-valencia-seal-premier-division-places/ (https://wired868.com/2017/10/31/were-going-up-east-mucurapo-bishops-hs-and-valencia-seal-premier-division-places/)
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 01, 2017, 10:01:09 AM
What a year for Bishop's High School football.

1st title in the U19 division since SSFL came to Tobago in 1980.

Earned promotion to 2018 SSFL Premier Division.

6th season of working with what I considered the 'toughest SSFL boys football environment' in all of Tobago.

U14, U16, U19 titles and now 'SSFL big league'.

Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!

Massive thanks to all who supported Mr. Allum and I on this journey.

What a journey!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://wired868.com/2017/10/31/were-going-up-east-mucurapo-bishops-hs-and-valencia-seal-premier-division-places/ (https://wired868.com/2017/10/31/were-going-up-east-mucurapo-bishops-hs-and-valencia-seal-premier-division-places/)


CONGRATS Richard!
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 01, 2017, 10:01:36 AM
WATCH: Chasing Goals 2017 - St. Mary’s College

https://www.youtube.com/v/SST_b_dOEng
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: RichGFootball on November 03, 2017, 02:39:52 AM
SSFL Girls Big 5 (1st November)

Signal Hill Sec 3 vs Tabaquite Sec 0

Championship Playoff (3rd November)

Bishop's High vs East Mucurapo Sec @ Black Rock
Moruga Sec vs Chaguanas North Sec @ Moruga

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 03, 2017, 05:23:20 AM
Pres hammers Trinity to stay alive.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Presentation College San Fernando did not disappoint in their second-to-last game of the Premier Division of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) yesterday, hammering Trinity College East 6-0 at home to hold on to a mathematical chance of winning the title.

They got double strikes from Ackeel Jacob in the 22nd and 87th minutes and the prolific Darnell Hospedales in the 33rd and 38th, with other goals coming from Omri Baird in the 32nd and Jayie Sheppard in the 74th, which assured them maximum points. The result ensured the southerners remain in third position on 29 points, just one behind leaders St Anthony’s and second Naparima College, both on 30 points but separated by goal difference.

Presentation will next face Fatima College tomorrow in their final game at Fatima Ground, needing to win to have a chance at clinching the title. A win will put them on 32 points, which means that they will only be assured of the precious silverware if St Anthony’s and Naparima are beaten tomorrow.

In another game yesterday lowly Trinity College Moka edged Signal Hill 1-0 in the sister-isle of Tobago to move to 11 points and out of the relegation zone. Their lone strike came from the boot of Keshoun St Rose in the 18th minute.

Results

Signal Hill 0 vs Trinity College Moka 1 (Keshoun St Rose 18th)

Presentation College 6 (Ackeel Jacob 22nd, 87th, Omri Baird 32nd, Darnell Hospedales 33rd, 38th, Jayie Sheppard 74th) vs Trinity College East 0

Upcoming Fixtures

(Saturday 4 November)

Fatima College v Presentation College, 3.40pm, Fatima;

St Benedict’s College v Shiva Boys HC, 3.40pm, Barrackpore;

St Mary’s College v St Anthony’s College, 3.40pm, St Mary’s;

Naparima College v Trinity College Moka, 3.40pm, Mahaica Oval.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 03, 2017, 05:24:35 AM
WATCH: Naparima College goalkeeper Levi Fernandez talks about the Secondary Schools Football League and balancing sports and academics.

https://www.youtube.com/v/l6Y1wpdz4fk
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 03, 2017, 05:26:47 AM
WATCH: The SSFL seen its fair share of negative news in the last couple weeks. Former champions Shiva Boys and now Fyzabad Secondary school are involved in allegations of player documentation being altered. Has the desire to win gone to far?

https://www.youtube.com/v/S6dKuKOure4
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 03, 2017, 05:29:11 AM
WATCH: Chasing Goals 2017 - Speyside High School

https://www.youtube.com/v/_CPUiTsk_HE
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Deeks on November 03, 2017, 10:39:30 AM
Has the desire to win gone to far?

Yes and No. If there is no desire to win, and be contented to be  runners up is a problem. On the other hand, to win at all cost is a problem. Cheating or claiming ignorance is detrimental to the integrity of the game.
Title: Shiva Boys relegated after SSFL rejects “identity theft” argument for Beal
Post by: SWF Reporter on November 03, 2017, 11:24:20 AM
Shiva Boys relegated after SSFL rejects “identity theft” argument for second illegitimate player
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868.com)


Defending champions Shiva Boys Hindu College will be relegated from the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division at the end of the 2017 season, after their latest alleged administrative failing left the “Penal Princes” adrift at the bottom of the 15 team standings.

After hearings at Carapichaima East Secondary yesterday, the SSFL’s Disciplinary and Appeals Committees ruled that Shiva Boys be docked a combined total of 14 points for failing to properly register two players, central midfielder Kierron Mason and left-back Matthew Beal.

The ruling means Shiva Boys plunge from fourth place to last with a total of just nine points; and they have no chance of avoiding relegation on the closing day of the season tomorrow.

The beneficiaries near the foot of the table are Trinity College Moka and St Benedict’s College, who will both avoid the drop now. At the top of the table, meanwhile, Presentation College (San Fernando) go two points clear after their 3-0 on-the-field loss to Shiva Boys on 14 October became a 3-0 triumph in the boardroom.

Ironically, all three teams with a chance to clinch the title on Saturday—Presentation, St Anthony’s College and Naparima College—all benefitted from protests against Shiva Boys. The defending champions had defeated “Naps” and “Pres” and drawn 2-2 with the “Westmoorings Tigers.”

Today’s boardroom ruling centred on a Trinidad and Tobago Super League (TTSL) outing by Mason for Marabella Family Crisis Centre on Saturday 2 September; and a Southern Football Association (SFA) match played by Beal for Siparia Angels on the same day, which was 48 hours after the deadline for SSFL players to stop participating in Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA)-affiliated competitions.

The SSFL Constitution allows for schoolboys who played outside of the deadline to still be registered for its competition. However, schools must request clearance for such players, complete with the relevant paperwork from the league in question.

According to Article 16 of the SSFL Constitution, failure to do so is punishable by “Loss of points or even suspension from further participation in the League for the remainder of the season, as the Disciplinary Committee may decide.”

The Penal-based school had already lost six points this season after successful protests by Naparima College and St Anthony’s College for the improper use of Mason.

Shiva Boys principal Dexter Sakal, who handles the team’s administrative duties alongside manager Sheldon Maharaj, accepted responsibility for the Mason cock-up—which he said was an honest oversight rather than a deliberate attempt to get an advantage over the rest of the field.

His defence of Beal’s name appearing on a Siparia Angels team sheet on 2 September was far more interesting.

Sakal told the Disciplinary Committee that it was a case of identity theft. In an effort to strengthen Shiva Boys’ case, he produced another Siparia team sheet, on 23 September, which suggested that Beal had again represented the SFA team during the schoolboys’ season.

On that same day, though, Beal played for Shiva Boys in Moka where they defeated Trinity College Moka 2-0. And Sakal said the left-back was with the school team from about 11am until 9pm when they got back to Penal.

He said it proved the club was in the wrong.

“When we investigated, we realised that [Siparia Angels] had used another player under his name,” Sakal told Wired868. “The boy told us he didn’t play but we were worried until we saw that team list on 23 September. That proved what the club was doing…”

However, the Disciplinary Committee was not convinced that Sakal’s second team sheet was sufficient evidence to invalidate the first document, which suggested that Beal played for Siparia on 2 September.

There was also the matter of Shiva Boys application for Beal’s clearance from the SFA, which was made on 24 October and suggested that he had not been properly registered prior to that. Or does it?

“When we thought he had played, we got [the clearance],” said Sakal. “But then we realised there was an error and we didn’t need clearance. The boy always said that he didn’t play but we didn’t know what to think until we saw the second team list.”

It is uncertain whether Sakal will challenge the Disciplinary Committee’s verdict.

Yesterday, he refused to attend the Appeals Committee’s meeting on Mason on the grounds that it was illegal.

On 17 October, a two-man Disciplinary Committee panel, comprising SSFL general secretary Azaad Khan and North Zone secretary Roger Martin, pardoned Shiva Boys for their improper use of Mason throughout September. The decision was not communicated to the general membership.

The SSFL’s letter to Sakal gave its reasons for not deducting points as the Shiva Boys’ apology and acknowledgement that it had flouted the rules as well as the school’s “attempt to immediately procure the transfer certificate.”

Fatima College and Queen’s Royal College (QRC) subsequently protested the decision not to deduct points from Shiva Boys. But Sakal pointed out that the appeal was lodged more than 72 hours after the verdict and contended that, as a result, it should not have been heard.

“There is […] no justification for considering an appeal that is 72 hours late,” said Sakal. “I have written to the League asking that they provide an explanation but none has been provided.

“Given this situation, I feel that the Executive of the League are acting unlawfully and I will not be coerced into attending any appeal (hearing) that is unconstitutionally convened.”

However, Fatima and QRC countered that the timing of their appeal was no fault of theirs as they were not officially informed of the decision until a week after the fact.

SSFL president William Wallace admitted as much in an interview with Wired868 last month.

“Normally, a protest would come from a school and so when the matter is dealt with both schools—the protesting school and the one facing the protest—would be informed after the hearing,”  Wallace said on 25 October. “In this case, no school protested the matter; it was information that was picked up and dealt with directly by the Committee. So they just informed the school that was involved.

“But now that we have a third party interest, we asked [the Disciplinary Committee] to send [its decision] to everybody, especially the two schools who (had) enquired about the status of the matter.”

Whether or not the Disciplinary Committee’s decision was valid in the first place is also open to debate. There are allegations that, to start with, Martin was not a member of the committee while the question has been asked about whether two persons can legally constitute a quorum.

Arguably, Sakal’s position that he would not appeal the Mason decision could spare the SSFL Executive many blushes.

“I don’t feel I should commit my school to that kind of torture for football,” said Sakal. “Whatever happens, I will leave it there. This is a school and not a football club.

“At some point, I have to say enough is enough with the football and the distractions.”

Yet, in the end, it was the Beal case that proved to be the last nail in Shiva Boys’ coffin.

Even if the SSFL had ruled on behalf of Shiva Boys in all three challenges against Mason, Sakal and Maharaj’s failure to prove the whereabouts of their left-back on 2 September would have sunk them anyway since he played—supposedly without proper clearance—in 10 league matches.

Today’s boardroom decision capped off a bizarre season off the field for the schoolboys league and, unquestionably, the most disastrous title defence in the history of the competition.

Things went awry from Shiva Boys first match as ‘they used Mason off the bench in their 2-1 opening win over Naparima College although he had been registered as a student for barely 48 hours before kick-off.

SSFL rules state that players must be registered for at least 72 hours before they can properly compete.

The bigger problem, though, was that Mason’s TTSL outing for Marabella meant he was still unqualified as a player since proper clearance had not been sought by his school.

By the time Sakal and Maharaj caught on and submitted the appropriate paperwork, Shiva Boys had already played eight matches. So the school was forced to continue from there with zero points and just six matches remaining.

There was still opportunity for coach Hayden Ryan’s team to rescue their Premier Division status for the 2018 season by winning their remaining fixtures.

But then, like a thief in the night, came word of Beal’s registration issues. And Shiva Boys were deep in trouble.

Whispers about Beal’s eligibility, Wired868 is aware, had been making the rounds as far back as Monday 1 October. Somehow, it took the rumours three more weeks to get to Penal.

And, by the time Shiva Boys management team sprang into action and cleared the player on 24 October, there were just four games left, that proved to be insufficient time for the Penal Princes to save themselves from the drop.

Belatedly, Sakal argued that Beal didn’t need clearance at all and was the victim of some devious behaviour by his club, Siparia Angels. But he could not convince the SSFL Disciplinary Committee of the truth of his story.

There is, though, one sliver of hope.

Last season, San Juan North Secondary were set for demotion—based on the standings—but successfully petitioned their fellow teams to ignore the table and vote for them to stay up; they argued that they had been unfairly penalised owing to post-season boardroom decisions against East Mucurapo Secondary and Presentation which negatively affected their final placing.

Sakal and company can follow suit. They might appeal for the sympathy of their colleagues on the grounds that Shiva Boys never sought to cheat but had simply made a mess of the registration process.

If the first school to get wind of the Beal issue had shared the information with Sakal, the Penal school would be in mid-table today. But this does not change the fact that it was Shiva Boys’ error to begin with.

“This season started really well but then it didn’t go well,” Sakal told Wired868 on Monday 30 October. “We really stumbled this season [with] our off-field challenges which were more than our on-field challenges…

“At the beginning of the season, I said we have such a good team that the only ones who can beat us is ourselves and it turned out so true—not for the boys but the management, who made a couple of errors [that] cost us dearly.”

Should the current table reflect nothing but results on the field of play, Shiva Boys would today be tied with Presentation at the top of the standings and seeking their second successive title with an emphatic win over St Benedict’s on Saturday.

Had they managed it, they would have become only the second school to successfully defend the Premier Division crown, following Naparima’s back-to-back league trophies in 2014 and 2015.

Instead, owing to shoddy administrative work and a controversial team list, Shiva Boys are set to play in the lower division next season.

Title: Re: Shiva Boys relegated after SSFL rejects “identity theft” argument for Beal
Post by: coache on November 03, 2017, 10:02:31 PM
I really don't care about Shiva but this is a bucket of BS ..so what ..a kid played a club match and the school is penalized to that degree..this is school boy football ..it's for the the kids.  :bs: :bs: :bs:
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: coache on November 03, 2017, 10:14:16 PM
I really don't understand why these schools would go thru all this trouble when the standard of football is so low...it's not worth the trouble.

Personally I feel that these Principals should travel to Africa and bring back to Trinidad some talented players ..those players need help and many of them could speak six languages..look at those U17 African teams in the U17 WC them fellas look like grown men and play football like grown men.
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Deeks on November 03, 2017, 10:24:29 PM
Personally I feel that these Principals should travel to Africa and bring back to Trinidad some talented players ..those players need help and many of them could speak six languages..look at those U17 African teams in the U17 WC them fellas look like grown men and play football like grown men.

coache ....... HONESTLY!?!
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 04, 2017, 05:28:53 AM
More trouble looms for Shiva Boys.
By Rachael Thomspon-King (Guardian).


There are speculations circulating that Shiva Boys Hindu College may face further sanctions from the Shell/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL).

The Premier Division defending champion is awaiting a decision by that the SSFL’s Disciplinary and Appeals Committees that may be docked points for failing to properly register two players, central midfielder Kierron Mason and left-back Matthew Beal.

Beal was supposedly never registered properly up to this date, so if Shiva may have to forfeit all the matches he played in, that will calculate to a 17-point deduction. This means that the Penal-based school may face relegation from fourth to last with just six points on the 15-team table which could see them demoted to the Championship Division for the next season from its fourth place on the 15-team standings, to last with six points.

Shiva Boys principal Dexter Sakal in an interview with Guardian Media Sports yesterday said it was an oversight rather than a deliberate attempt to violate the rule but is still awaiting the final word from the committee.

“We didn’t pay attention to that rule,” said Sakal. “We don’t think we infringed it, so it depends if the disciplinary committee says we infringed that rule, the final result is still pending because I hasn’t received any word on it.”

If the SSFL Appeals Committee rules in favour of QRC and Fatima College after the Port of Spain school challenged a decision by the SSFL’s disciplinary committee to give Shiva Boys a warning for the illegal use of Mason. The talented midfielder who played for T&T Super League outfit Marabella Family Crisis Centre was required to submit a transfer certificate from his club to register in the SSFL.

“I believe we have legit case not to get penalised,” said Sakal.

Manager Sheldon Maharaj, who also handles the team’s administrative duties, with Sakal said his school provided the SSFL with imperial evidence that Beal did not play for the Angels though he was listed to play on September 2.

“It was said that Beal also played for the Angels on September which was the same date he played for the school against Trinity College Moka. We provided the SSFL with documented evidence from the game but they still don’t want to believe us, so I don’t know what else to say more than they just want us out their league,” Maharaj said.

On Thursday, Sakal suggested that legal proceedings would follow the decision to award QRC and Fatima points and goals from their appeal on Thursday last.

However, yesterday he had a change of mind saying: “I have already made up my mind that I wouldn’t go that way after all, I said we committed an infringement in certain ways. We were not fairly treated but in the end we compromised ourselves.

“Right now we are focused on the Intercol and coming out with something.”

The school has already appealed a recent decision to award St Anthony’s College the win, in spite of the fact that their protest was done outside the 72-hour time frame.

Efforts to contact SSFL president William Wallace and general secretary Azaad Mohammed-Khan proved futile.

A standings has been circulating on the coaches Whatsapp group with Presentation College as the leader and Shiva in last place.

Standings

P W D L GF GA Pts
Presentation 13 10 2 1 37 11 32
St Anthony’s 13 9 3 1 42 20 30
Naparima 13 9 3 1 30 13 30
San Juan N 14 7 5 2 38 16 26
Fatima 13 8 1 4 21 14 25
St Augustine 14 6 1 7 26 28 19
Trinity East 14 5 3 6 22 20 18
Carapichaima E 14 5 3 6 23 21 18
QRC 14 5 3 6 25 25 18
St Mary’s 13 4 4 5 26 27 16
Trinity Moka 13 4 2 7 18 30 14
St Benedict’s 13 3 4 6 19 27 13
Speyside High 14 3 1 10 11 44 10
Signal Hill 14 2 3 9 13 28 9
Shiva Boys HC 13 2 0 11 6 34 6
Fyzabad 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

RELATED NEWS

Shiva Boys to be relegated.
By Jelani Beckles (Newsday).


Principal of Shiva Boys Hindu College Dexter Sakal is doubtful the school will protest the decision by the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) to deduct 17 points from the school for fielding two players improperly registered this season.

Shiva Boys’ Kierron Mason played a Super League game for Marabella Crisis Centre while Matthew Beal played for Siparia Angels in the Southern Football Association. Both games were on September 2, prior to the start of the SSFL season. The SSFL rules state that players must seek clearance from the league to play in other leagues after August 31. As a result, Shiva Boys now lie last in the SSFL standings with six points and will be relegated to the championship division next season. The SSFL contacted Shiva Boys yesterday and informed the school of their decision.

This season has been marred by controversy as Fyzabad Secondary were thrown out of the league last month due to two of their players being registered with false CSEC passes.

Sakal said the infraction by the two Shiva Boys players took place before the season started and the school found out about the situation late in the season. “Honestly we were not aware of this because the 2nd of September is before school started. We never asked the first player and we found out about it quite late in the season and we did not pay attention to that rule. Coming down late in the season, we realised we had another player in the same situation.”

Sakal said he is uncertain if the school will appeal the decision as the number of protests during the season has left him exasperated.

“This season has been so hard with all these protests that I will not really pursue it anymore. Since the start of the league, I have been having so much (stress because) of protests because of this same situation off the field. The season has ended, it is two months now and I am just going to leave it there, and next week I will see what I will do – if I am going to do anything. I have not made a decision yet. It is very doubtful that I will continue with anything.” Sakal said it is unfortunate because the Shiva Boys played at a high level throughout the season and were it not for protests, would have been top of the standings.

“My players are suffering the most because they played well. It is just because we did not pay attention to this 2nd of September business that all this trouble came up on us. I don’t know if the players were even aware of the rule. We were not paying attention to it because it never affected us in the past, so it is really a difficult situation for us to have played so good and then reach (so) low.” The league concludes today.

TOMORROW’S FIXTURES
(3.40 pm)

Naparima College vs Trinity College Moka, Mahaica Oval
Fatima vs Presentation College San Fernando, Fatima
St Benedict’s College vs Shiva Boys Hindu College, Barrackpore
St Anthony’s College vs St Mary’s College, St Mary’s



Title: Re: Shiva Boys relegated after SSFL rejects “identity theft” argument for Beal
Post by: real madness on November 04, 2017, 11:19:12 AM
I really don't care about Shiva but this is a bucket of BS ..so what ..a kid played a club match and the school is penalized to that degree..this is school boy football ..it's for the the kids.  :bs: :bs: :bs:

There are rules to be followed.  Now if the rules are unclear, outdated, etc. then they should be changed. I feel bad for Shiva but their management dropped the ball big time in regards to following the rules.
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: royal on November 04, 2017, 05:20:44 PM
Presentation College  2017 SSFL Champions
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DN0wqlCVwAAyMlT.jpg)
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 05, 2017, 05:19:52 AM
Pres prevails... .clinches SSFL title with 2-1 win over Fatima.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Presentation College, San Fernando, was crowned champion of this year’s highly controversial Premier Division of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) yesterday at Fatima College Ground, Mucurapo, beating the home team 2-1 in a must win contest.

Their triumph though was only complete when the Disciplinary Committee of the SSFL confirmed that Shiva Boys Hindu College’s use of defender Matthew Beal was illegal and therefore “Pres” as they are popularly known, were awarded three points and as many goals from an encounter in early October, which they lost 0-3.

Williams Wallace, the SSFL president confirmed that the Penal-based, Shiva Boys was relegated after Beal allegedly played in two matches for the Siparia Angels in the Southern Football Association on September 2 and 23.

With yesterday’s victory Pres took their tally to 35 points, two more than their closest challengers Naparima, who demolished Trinity College Moka, 8-2, but needed the San Fernando-based Presentation to lose if they were to claim the title.

Sean Cooper, the Pres coach was high in praise of his team, saying it felt really great to have crossed the line first, after last year’s InterCol loss to San Juan.

“Fatima gave a great fight as expected. In fact when they equalized it created a bit of panic among the players and I had to tell our players to settle and play the game, which they did,” said Cooper.

Pres got an opening goal from Jordan Riley from the penalty spot in the 21st minute, but Joshua Araujo-Wilson put the game back on level footing with his goal in the 39th. The teams went to the half-time interval at 1-1.

Pres though got the winner in the 62nd minute from super-sub Nathaniel Dyer, who according to Cooper, has mastered the art of scoring when introduced to a game.

The former national youth coach admitted he was a bit lost with the many protests and appeals this season, but said his team got the support of former national coach Stephen Hart and the teaching staff, who were always there to encourage his players.

“We didn’t know how much points we had at one point but we know we had five more games to play. I basically told the boys to win all their remaining games and whatever happens after, happens,” Cooper explained.

Naparima manager Percy Samlalsingh said they did what they had to do, but the other results just did not favour them. They needed to win their match by ten clear goals at home to have a chance of winning, and sure enough they got three early goals from Rondell Payne (4th), Ronaldo Mc Intosh (6th) and Kordel Frontin in the 20th, but they allowed Trinity’s Saleem Henry to obstruct their smooth flow with a goal in the 25th.

However, they persevered with double strikes from Declan Marcelle (37th, 60th) and Mark Ramdeen (40th and 50th), before Judah St Louis rounded off the Naps scoring in the 60th minute for an 8-1 advantage.

But two minutes from the end, Trinity got a second goal from Javon Ward for a 8-2 defeat.

At St Mary’s College Ground the home team put tears in the eyes of their Westmoorings Tigers rivals of St Anthony’s College. First by scoring the opener in the 54th minute from Terran Winner, and later from Devon Charles on the 70th to triumph, in spite of a second half goal from Krishorn Alexander for the Tigers.

Shiva finished a heart wrenching league at Barrackpore Recreation Ground with a 2-3 defeat to St Benedict’s College.

Resuts

Presentation College 2 (Jordan Riley 21st, Nathaniel Dyer 62nd) vs Fatima 1 (Joshua Wilson 39th)

St Anthony’s 1 (Krishorn Alexander) vs St Mary’s 2 (Terran Winner 54th, Devon Charles 70th)

Naparima 8 (Rondell Payne 4th, Ronaldo Mc Intosh 6th, Kordell Frontin 20th, Declan Marcelle 37th, 60th, Mark Ramdeen 40th, 58th, Judah St Louis 60th) vs Trinity College Moka 2 (Saleem Henry 25th, Javon Ward 88th).

Shiva Boys 2 (Ronaldo Edwards 13th, Tyrell Emmanuel 65th) vs St Benedict’s 3 (Reuel Tyson 8th, 63rd, Jaycee Paras 75th)

Standings

Team P W D L GF GA Pts
Presentation 14 11 2 1 39 12 35
Naparima 14 10 3 1 38 15 33
St Anthony’s 14 9 3 2 43 22 30
San Juan N 14 7 5 2 38 16 26
Fatima 14 8 1 5 22 16 25
St Augustine 14 6 1 7 26 28 19
St Mary’s 14 5 4 5 28 28 19
Trinity East 14 5 3 6 22 20 18
Carapichaima E 14 5 3 6 23 21 18
QRC 14 5 3 6 25 25 18
St Benedict’s 14 4 4 6 22 29 16
Trinity Moka 14 4 2 8 20 38 14
Speyside High 14 3 1 10 11 44 10
Signal Hill 14 2 3 9 13 28 9
Shiva Boys HC 14 2 0 12 8 37 6
Fyzabad 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

RELATED NEWS

“Pres Lions” roar in North as Premier title goes South again; Presentation conquer SSFL.
By Roneil Walcott (Wired868).


“Ain’t nobody, ain’t nobody better than Pres!”

Uninhibited jubilation. When referee Nicholas Murray’s whistle sounded to signal the end of today’s final round match at Mucurapo Road, Presentation College (San Fernando) celebrated their 2-1 away win over Fatima as if celebrations were going out of style.

The victory meant that the “Pres Lions” had finally copped the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division title in a topsy-turvy season when, on the final match-day, any one of three teams still had a mathematical chance of being crowned champions.

“The institution is bigger than us and this win was for the institution,” said Presentation coach Shawn Cooper. “I think the principal and the staff at Presentation College worked tirelessly in keeping the boys focused both on and off the field as student athletes.”

But Fatima ensured that Presentation’s victory was no walk in the park and, on an exciting final day in the Premier Division, the visitors needed a second-half strike by sub Nathaniel Dyer to seal the title.

Profiting from an SSFL boardroom decision which went against Shiva Boys Hindu College for their use of defender Matthew Beal, Presentation had yesterday jumped to the top of the table. And they were able to stay there thanks to Dyer’s 63rd minute goal.

The teams were all tied up after the first half, Jordan Riley’s penalty being cancelled out by a leveller from opposing skipper Joshua Araujo-Wilson.

Meanwhile, Naparima, nipping at the leaders’ heels at the start of the day, were doing their utmost to pile on the pressure, leading Trinity College Moka 5-0 at the interval. The 2014 and 2015 title-winners eventually ran out 8-2 victors, good enough to propel them above title hopefuls St Anthony’s College who succumbed away to CIC in the “Battle of the Saints” at Serpentine Road.

“Today, it was a difficult [game] because I had to keep the boys focused,” Cooper told Wired868. “Coming into the game with a two-point lead, a draw could have left us losing on goal difference to Naparima because we knew they had Moka at home and they took them to a bigger and flatter field in Point Fortin where they could use their pace and guile.”

The news of Naps’ dominant performance at Mahaica Oval did not dampen the ardour of one lanky Presentation supporter who remained bold in his predictions.

“Naps could score about 15!” he exclaimed, “but we will still get the job done.”

He might well have believed every word of it but it was not obvious to the observer; his body language as he constantly paced up and down the side-lines did not convey the same confidence contained in his statement.

Perhaps the Presentation players too weren’t quite feeling it as they never really looked like the cohesive unit their fans have become accustomed to seeing. Truth be told, Fatima never really allowed them to settle, coach Wayne Sheppard’s side stroking the ball around nicely and pressing the Lions relentlessly.

“Is only one team under pressure inno,” Sheppard reminded his audience. “We are good.”

Sheppard, it is worth noting, is assistant coach to Cooper at Queen’s Park Cricket Club, a factor which, according to Cooper, contributed to a more keenly fought contest.

“Their coach Wayne Sheppard and I work together at Queen’s Park. He’s a very knowledgeable coach […] and he knows me inside out.”

Prior to Riley’s 21st-minute penalty, the hosts had looked a more composed unit but their 39th-minute leveller was, to tell the truth, fortuitous. Araujo-Wilson found himself on spot to nod the ball into the net from close range after a Presentation defender inadvertently headed a set piece off Jabari Gray’s crossbar.

Araujo-Wilson’s headed equaliser made for an interesting off-the-field side-show between Cooper and Sheppard and a couple near misses by Presentation midfielder Darnell Hospedales raised the tension for Cooper even more. On the stroke of half-time, the midfielder sent a close-range volley wide of the mark after fellow midfielder Terrell Williams played a sweet, lofted pass from the right.

“How he miss there?” a perplexed Cooper asked his technical staff members.

With National Under-15 attacker Jean-Heim McFee up top, Fatima always looked a threat. However, Riley is no slouch on the break himself and he gave wing-back Luke Boucaud a good runaround today.

Kees Dieffenthaller’s “Fighter” had been blaring from the Pres dressing room and the new Premier Division champions must have drawn their pre-game inspiration from it. On the hour mark, Cooper made a substitution which ultimately sent the title to the Southland and Presentation’s doorstep.

Cooper declined to take all the credit for himself, though, heaping praise on his technical staff and Presentation Principal Dexter Mitchell.

“I don’t think they could have gotten a better principal,” he told Wired868. “Since Mr Mitchell came to the school, we have been winning a lot of things; he’s a sort of blessing in disguise for us…

“We had the top performer in the Caribbean in the CAPE exam. And last week I asked him what box is left to tick and he said to bring home a title.”

The speedy Dyer, who has often been used to devastating effect off the bench alongside Jaiye Sheppard, came on the pitch in the 60th minute. Just three minutes later, he had a goal, decisive as it turned out. Stealing the ball off an opposing defender, he wiggled past a couple more Fatima players before banging a right-footed effort past Jacob Camacho between the uprights.

Dyer was able to bask in the glory of his achievement immediately after his close-range effort had rippled the net. But twice thereafter, the home team came dangerously close to spoiling the moment for him with efforts from lanky National Under-15 attacker Jean-Heim McFee.

“I must say kudos to them for giving this last game such a momentous feeling because it was not like we ran over them,” Cooper conceded. “They gave us a fight down to the very last minute.”

In the end, however, when Murray’s final whistle went, the score-line still read Presentation 2, Fatima 1.

And the southerners made merry on Mucurapo Road singing the refrain:

“Ain’t nobody, ain’t nobody better than Pres!”

(Teams)

Fatima College (5-3-2): 1.Jacob Camacho (GK); 7.Stephon Marcano, 22.Jaheim Aguilleria (15.Elisha Taylor 77), 8.Isaiah Lamont, 3.Joshua Evans, 14.Luke Boucaud; 17.Luke Darwent (13.Zachary Welch 70), 10.Andrew Abraham, 20.Jean-Heim McFee; 4.Joshua Araujo-Wilson, 9.Mikhail McComie (11.Justin Araujo-Wilson 65).

Unused Substitutes: 21.Luke Gooding, 36.Lucas Farfan, 40.Matthew Pereira.

Coach: Wayne Sheppard

Presentation College (San F’do) (4-2-3-1): 22.Jabari Gray (GK) [captain]; 16.Mylz Barrington, 3.Juaval Roberts, 2.Shirwin Noel, 17.Omari Cobham (11.Nathaniel Dyer 60); 12.Jerrin Jackie, 8.Terrell Williams; 10.Jordan Riley (15.Aleem Barclay 90+5), 6.Ackeel Jacob (9.Jaiye Sheppard 72), 27.Darnell Hospedales; 7.Omri Baird.

Unused Substitutes: 1.Ishmael Salaam (GK), 13.Christoph John, 19.Zion Springer, 20.Shakeem Julien.

Coach: Shawn Cooper

Referee: Nicholas Murray

Wired868 Man-of-the-Match: Jordan Riley (Presentation College)

SSFL Premier Division Results

(Saturday 4 November)

Fatima College 1 (Joshua Araujo-Wilson 39), Presentation College 2 (Jordan Riley 21 pen, Nathaniel Dyer 63) at Fatima;

St Benedict’s College 3, Shiva Boys HC 2 at Barrackpore;

St Mary’s College 2 (Terran Winner 49, Devon Charles 63), St Anthony’s College 1 (Krishon Alexander 57) at St Mary’s;

Naparima College 8 (Rondell Payne 5, Ronaldo McIntosh 6, 60, Kodel Frontin 19, Declan Marcelle 37, Mark Ramdeen 40, 50, Judah St Louis 68), Trinity College Moka 2 (Saleem Henry 72, Jevon Ward 88) at Mahaica Oval.

Champions: Presentation College (San Fernando)

Leading Scorer: Judah St Louis (Naparima College) 11 goals

Demoted: Speyside High School, Signal Hill Secondary, Shiva Boys Hindu College and the suspended Fyzabad Secondary.

Promoted: East Mucurapo Secondary (North Zone), Valencia Secondary (East Zone), Bishop’s High School (Tobago Zone).

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: RichGFootball on November 05, 2017, 06:05:16 AM
Good morning.

And there you have it.

The TFA U15 program has worked.

Jaiye Sheppard (former Scarborough Secondary School student) wins the 2017 SSFL Premier Division with Presentation San Fernando and Adriel George was instrumental in  Bishop's High School's 2017 Tobago Zone SSFL U19 first ever League title and promotion to the 2018 Premier Division.

This program was initiated this year (2017). Both made it all the way to the Trinidad and Tobago National U15 team earlier this year. Imagine that eh....
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: real madness on November 05, 2017, 10:02:43 AM
Good morning.

And there you have it.

The TFA U15 program has worked.

Jaiye Sheppard (former Scarborough Secondary School student) wins the 2017 SSFL Premier Division with Presentation San Fernando and Adriel George was instrumental in  Bishop's High School's 2017 Tobago Zone SSFL U19 first ever League title and promotion to the 2018 Premier Division.

This program was initiated this year (2017). Both made it all the way to the Trinidad and Tobago National U15 team earlier this year. Imagine that eh....

Jaiye is very talented.  Probably the most talented in his age group.  He and other guys like Judah Garcia, Jordan Riley and Pappy represent the future of our football.  We need to develop them and not let them just be SSFL stars.
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 05, 2017, 06:55:29 PM
WATCH: Chasing Goals 2017 - Signal Hill Secondary

https://www.youtube.com/v/ttfV4vytK8A
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 06, 2017, 02:47:38 AM
Coca Cola Intercol kicks off in North Zone today.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Following a turbulent season in the Secondary Schools Football League Premier Division, schools turn their attention to the one which started it all as the Coca Cola Intercol knockout competition kicks off with preliminary matches in the North Zone today.

Three matches will usher in this year’s competition and among them will see newly promoted team and 2014 champions East Mucurapo Secondary come up against Diego Martin Central Secondary from 3:30pm at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.

That encounter is the second match in a double header which also sees Malick Secondary match wits against Diego Martin North from 1:30 pm.

At QRC grounds in St Clair, St Francis College, formerly Belmont Intermediate will meet Tranquility Secondary from 3:30pm. Since the inception of the new format of the SSFL League competition, schools from the south zone have prevailed in all four years.

On Saturday, Presentation College, San Fernando continued the South Zone’s dominance, following in the footsteps of Naparima College which was the back to back winner in 2014 and 2015 as well as the now relegated Shiva Boys Hindu College which claimed the title in 2016.

The Intercol competition has proven a tougher trophy for the southerners to secure however, as dating back to 2010 only one school has been successful when Naps did the League and Intercol double in 2015. Apart from that the title has been shared amongst the East, North and Tobago Zones. Signal Hill won it in 2010 following a double for St Anthony’s College the next two years\ and one win for St Augustine in 2013.

Mucurapo’s and Naparima’s wins preceded San Juan North Secondary’s win last year.

The defending champs will see action for the first time on Monday November 13, entering the competition at the zonal quarter-final stage against El Dorado East Secondary.

2017 Coca Cola Intercol fixtures

(Monday 6 November)

Malick Sec v Diego Martin North, 1.30pm, North Prelims B, Hasely Crawford Stadium;

East Mucurapo v Diego Martin Central, 3.30pm, North Prelims A, Hasely Crawford Stadium;

St Francis College v Tranquillity Secondary, 3.30pm, North Prelims C, QRC grounds;

(Tuesday 7 November)

Siparia West v La Romaine Sec, 3.30pm, South prelims A, Morne Diablo ground;

Pleasantville Sec v Fyzabad Anglican, 3pm, South prelims B, Mahaica Oval;

Pt Fortin East v Princes Town West, 5pm, South prelims C, Mahaica Oval;

(Wednesday 8 November)

Chaguanas North v Preysal Sec, 3.30pm, Central quarters A, Hugo Francis ground;

Presentation (Chag) v Couva East, 1.30pm, Central quarters B, Carapichaima East;

Gasparillo Sec v Cunupia Sec, 3.30pm, Central quarters C, Carapichaima East;

Trinity East v Holy Cross College, 1.30pm, East quarters B, Larry Gomes Stadium;

Valencia Secondary v Five Rivers, 3.30pm, East quarters A, Larry Gomes Stadium;

(Thursday 9 November)

St Mary’s College v East Mucurapo/Diego Martin Central, 1.30pm, North quarters D, Hasely Crawford Stadium;

Fatima College v Malick/Diego Martin North, 3.30pm, North quarters E, Hasely Crawford Stadium;

Bishop’s HS v Scarborough Sec, 3pm, Tobago quarters A, Bon Accord;

Speyside HS v Mason Hall Sec, 5pm, Tobago quarters B, Bon Accord;

(Friday 10 November)

St Benedict’s v Siparia/La Romaine, 1.30pm, South quarters D, Mannie Ramjohn Stadium;

Naparima College v Pleasantville/Fyzabad Anglican, 3.30pm, South quarters E, Mannie Ramjohn Stadium;

(Monday 13 November)

San Juan North v El Dorado East, 3.30pm, East quarters D, St Augustine;

Arima North v St Augustine Sec, 4pm, East quarters C, Marvin Lee Stadium;

Goodwood Sec v Pentecostal L&L, 3pm, Tobago quarters C, Bon Accord;

Signal Hill v Roxborough Sec, 5pm, Tobago quarters D, Bon Accord;

QRC v Trinity Moka, 1.30pm, North quarters F, Hasely Crawford Stadium;

St Anthony’s v St Francis/Tranquillity, 3.30pm, North quarters G, Hasely Crawford Stadium;

Shiva Boys v Moruga Sec, 1.30pm, South quarters F, Mannie Ramjohn Stadium;

Presentation (San F’do) v Pt Fortin/P’ Town, 3.30pm, South quarters G, Mannie Ramjohn Stadium;

(Wednesday 15 November)

Chaguanas/Preysal v Gasparillo/Cunupia, 3pm, Central semis, Ato Boldon Stadium;

Carapichaima East v Presentation/Couva, 5pm, Central semis, Ato Boldon Stadium;

(Thursday 16 November)

Valencia/Five Rivers v Trinity/Holy Cross, 1.30pm, East semis, Larry Gomes Stadium;

San Juan/El Do v Arima/St Augustine, 3.30pm, East semis, Larry Gomes Stadium;

Bishop’s/Scarborough v Speyside/Mason Hall, Tobago semis, TBA;

Goodwood/Pentecostal v Signal Hill/Roxborough, Tobago semis, TBA;

North D v North E, 1.30pm, North semis, Hasely Crawford Stadium;

North F v North G, 3.30pm, North semis, Hasely Crawford Stadium;

(Friday 17 November)

South D v South E, 1.30pm, South semis, Mannie Ramjohn Stadium;

South F v South G, 3.30pm, South semis, Mannie Ramjohn Stadium;

(Monday 20 November)

Central Zone finals, 4pm, Ato Boldon Stadium;

(Tuesday 21 November)

North Zone finals, 3.30pm, Hasely Crawford Stadium;

Tobago Zone finals, TBA;

(Wednesday 22 November)

East Zone finals, 3.30pm, Larry Gomes Stadium;

(Thursday 23 November)

South Zone finals, 3.30pm, Mannie Ramjohn Stadium;

(Monday 27 November)

Tobago v North, National quarterfinals, TBA;

(Thursday 30 November)

East v Tobago/North, 3pm, National semifinals, Ato Boldon Stadium;

South v Central, 5pm, National semifinals, Ato Boldon Stadium;

South v Central, National Girls Semifinals, TBA;

East v North/Tobago, National Girls Semifinals, TBA;

(Monday 4 December)

National Girls Intercol finals, 3pm, Ato Boldon Stadium;

National Boys Intercol Finals, 5pm, Ato Boldon Stadium.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 07, 2017, 02:37:48 AM
East Mucurapo shut-out D/Martin North 2-0.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


East Mucurapo, newly promoted to the Premier Division of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL), sent a strong signal to its opponents in the Coca Cola InterCol yesterday by shutting out Diego Martin Central 2-0 in the feature match at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo.

Under coach Dale Saunders, who left T&T Pro League outfit Central FC for unpaid wages, the Mucurapo boys got an opening goal from Kevon Edwards 57th minute before Gabriel Charles completed the victory with his strike in the 84th.

Saunders congratulated his team but said they will be taking it one game at a time. “They are a very young bunch of players who are eager to learn. They have been working hard and showing the right attitude, which is important and which is sufficient for him” Saunders explained.

Mucurapo will next face SSFL North Zone giants St Mary’s College at the same venue and Saunders said while he will not make predictions, his team will attempt to progress in the tournament at the hands of a very strong CIC unit.

In another game yesterday Malick Secondary also flexed its muscles against Diego Martin Central in the day’s first match, in winning 3-0, courtesy a double strike from forward Jaheem Granderson.

Granderson tormented the Diego Martin Central defence for his two goals, before Christian Morris added another to put Malick through to the next round. In another game at Queen’s Royal College (QRC) Grounds in St Clair, St Francis, former Belmont Intermediate, clobbered Tranquility Secondary 4-2.

Tranquil’s two goals came from the boot of Kedar Mc Burnie in the 65th minute and Khalis King in the 82nd.

Results

East Mucurapo 2 (Kevon Edwards 57th, Gabriel Charles 84th) vs Diego Martin Central 0

Malick Secondary 3 (Jaheem Granderson 2, Christian Morris) vs Diego Martin North 0

St Francis College 4 vs Tranquility Secondary 2 (Kedar Mc Burnie 65th, Khalis King 82nd)

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 08, 2017, 02:42:59 AM
Secondary schools football scarred for life.
By Andre Baptise (Guardian).


As far as the Secondary Schools Football League is concerned. Perhaps thankfully the 2017 League season is over or is it?

I can only ask that, based on comments attributed to certain coaches and staff of some of the teams (sorry schools), that are already looking ahead to the National intercol tournament set to start

shortly.However, it is both perplexing and some may find it amusing, that many teams which may have been in the limelight for different reasons, are attempting to shrug off those queries and attempting to focus on the intercol.So can the Secondary Schools Football League under its current President William Wallace confess or reveal, if all matters under scrutiny are complete and that teams (sorry schools),

participating in the Schools Intercol, have all their necessary documents in place and there will be no more deductions, suspensions or police investigations going forward?

If the answer is yes, then, I believe the country will be happy and look forward to the National Intercol series of matches that lie ahead of us.

However, if the answer to the question (that is long, I know), is No!! …. Then we need to examine whether the teams (sorry again, schools) in question should participate
As it stands at the moment, President Wallace must be wondering what has gone wrong this season, given the number of off field matters that have drawn the attention of a nation, once believing that secondary schools football was pure.

I could be wrong (although I doubt that), but I believe this 2017 season, may have witnessed the largest number of claims/protests from various schools against one another. If one did not know better, it could have appeared to be an attempt to diminish the incumbents at the Secondary School League, and force them to resign and be replaced by another group of individuals gratefully waiting in the wings.

For the moment and unless there is drastic change, the results of the 2017 season will long remain under scrutiny and sadly perhaps some of those that may have played the game fairly, may also be brushed aside by this large paint brush.

It is quite noticeable, that when I visit several schools to talk on sports, the question at the centre of attention for these young students in both primary and secondary school, is about the problems and the errors that have been revealed in the Secondary Schools Football.

Further to that, at three schools recently in the …(west…no south no east.no central.wherever), I was told by those in authority, some of whom have knowledge of the level of salaries being paid in the PRO league, or SUPER League to our coaches, that a Secondary School Football coach at certain schools can earn upwards of $10,000 TT for their efforts…in fact it appears some coaches double up as well with Pro League/Super League duties in combination with similar duties in the Secondary Schools league.

Herein may lie the problem, if the Secondary Schools League are brave enough to address it, in that players from Pro League / Super League outfits may be tempted to return to play for schools for a fee or just tempting to join a school, because a coach with connections and influence wants to win a title to add to his resume, and the school authorities because of bragging rights, may turn a blind eye, without checking the quality of all of the relevant information provided.

The situation is dire, and needs to be addressed and no school should be spared or given lenient treatment, despite whatever rich history they may in the sport or the league.

At the moment, some have suggested that it is one rule for some schools (the prestige schools) and another for the rest, if that is so, then this must be stop, and President Wallace has to be open on these points.

Whether anyone likes it or not, this years Secondary Schools Football season has been scared and with doubts still lingering over some of the teams and players, given the drastic transformation in form and results since all these revelations on i95.5fm I sports, it is left to be seen what happens next. Will the Sponsors also run away? Uhmmm.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 09, 2017, 02:46:12 AM
Pres leads by example.
By Colin Murray (Guardian).


The 2017 controversial Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division has ended with Presentation College San Fernando (SF) coming away with the title. Congratulations to both the technical staff and teaching staff at the school for sticking to the rules, being fair and still ending up victorious.

It must give them immense satisfaction to know that they have abided by the rules, worked hard and sweated blood and sand to be victorious. It is indeed refreshing to know that a school was able to abide by all the rules that were put in place by the very principals and teachers and come out on top.

It is beyond comprehension to understand how the same persons making the rules are the very ones breaking them. These nasty occurrences brought the league into disrepute far too many times and I hope that moving forward, the executive of the League ensures that what happened this year will never occur in the future.

Turning to the more positive aspects of the league, there were some excellent games with some good football produced by some of the teams. As I wrote previously, I feared for the Tobago teams and both have been demoted.

I trust that both schools will get some help as they left a lot to be desired technically. I am happy to see another Tobago school - Bishops High School - being promoted. Let us hope they will be a real threat next year.

Shiva Boys were a huge disappointment with their off the field antics and they are fortunate to just be demoted. St Mary’s, Fatima and San Juan North showed on their day that they could match any of the big three.

Unfortunately, Fatima and St Mary’s were too inconsistent and neither seemed to possess the ‘never say die’ attitude that was needed in every game. The talent was there but the grit was lacking at times. The San Juan boys lacked the concentration needed for 90 mins and they conceded silly goals when they were on top. However, they are a talented side that can cause an upset if they played with consistent drive in moving forward.

Trinity East seemed a much more talented side than where they finished the season but they lacked the discipline to see out results when it was needed. St Augustine, QRC and Trinity Moka were not as talented as the years gone by and it was always going to be a struggle for them to avoid the drop.

Carapichaima East was a real surprise. They played some excellent games and offered good value for their position. They were perhaps a little unfortunate to lose some games that they could have easily won.

The top 3 – Presentation College SF, Naparima College and St Anthony’s College were consistently the best teams and on any given day they would beat one another. Presentation and Naparima were well organised and coached and you could see their plan unfolding during a game. They both deserved to finish where they did. As they say, the table never lies.

There are so many talented players in the League which makes it difficult to choose a League team of the season. However, these players have worked immensely hard and their efforts showed throughout earning them a place in my selection.

More info

Goalkeeper:

Jabari Gray (Presentation College SF).

Defenders:

Mylz Barrington (Presentation College SF), Rondell Payne (Naparima College), Derron John (St Anthony’s College), Joshua Araujo-Wilson (Fatima College).

Midfielders:

Jordan Riley (Presentation College SF), Che Benny (St Anthony’s College), Jerrin Jackie (Presentation College SF), Haile Beckles (St Anthony’s College).

Forwards:

Brandon Semper (San Juan North Secondary), Judah St. Louis (Naparima College).

Substitutes:

Levi Fernandes (Naparima College), Mickel Ravello (St Benedict’s College), Gabriel Nanton (St. Mary’s College), Kyle Thomas (San Juan North Secondary), Judah Garcia (Shiva Boys Hindu College), Renaldo Boyce (San Juan North Secondary), Devon Charles (St Mary’s College).

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 09, 2017, 02:48:42 AM
Trinity East fires six past Holy Cross in Inter-Col.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Premier Division campaigners Trinity College East were severe on East rivals Holy Cross College yesterday in their first match of the Coca Cola National InterCol play-off at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Malabar, Arima, firing six goals past them in a 6-0 victory to advance to the next round of matches.

After a poor campaign in which they finished eighth on the 15-team standings in the League, the boys from Henry Street Arouca were in a no-nonsense mood with the talented Nickel Orr spearheading the attack with a hat-trick and an equally talented Kerdell Sween notching a double. In front its home team at the Malabar venue Orr got the opening goal after just six minutes, before adding another in the 41st.

In another game at the same venue, newly promoted Valencia High also marched on to the next round in the intercol by virtue of clobbering Five Rivers Secondary 3-1. After ensuring a berth in next year’s premier division for the first time, Valencia made light work of a team that they defeated twice already for the season, by forging in front in the 32nd minute from Jeremy Adolphus’ goal.

But the Arouca boys found the equalizer when Jamal Thompson shot past the Valencia goalkeeper in the 50th minute, only to discover afterwards that his effort was all in vain. Kerdell De Verteuil gave Valencia the advantage for a second time in the 67th before Daniel La Croix drilled the final nail in their coffin with a 70th minute item.

RESULTS:

Trinity College East 6 (Nickel Orr 6th, 41st, 62nd, Romario Williams 44th, Kerdell Sween 71st, 89th) vs Holy Cross 0

Valencia High 3 (Jeremy Adolphus 32nd, Kerdell De Verteuil 67th, Daniel La Croix 70th) vs Five Rivers 1 (Jamal Thompson 50th)

Presentation (Chag) 4 (Kemuel Hagley 5th, Veron Aqui 40th, Stephen Allong 66th, Joshua Bobb 82nd) vs Couva East 0

Pleasantville Sec 5 (Sherwin Andrews, Dillon Yearwood (2), Jishawn Joefield) vs Fyzabad Anglican 0

Princes Town Sec 2 vs Point Fortin 3

RELATED NEWS

Trinity East hit Holy Cross for six.
T&T Newsday Reports.


Trinity East cruised into the East Zone semi-final round, of the Coca Cola Intercol, with a convincing 6-0 win over Holy Cross in the first game of a double-header at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Arima yesterday.

Mickel Orr registered a hat-trick for the Premier Division outfit, while Kurdell Sween notched a double and Romario Williams got the other.

In the latter game at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Valencia eliminated Five Rivers courtesy of a 3-1 scoreline. Jeremy Adolphus, Kurdel De Verteuil and Daniel La Croix were the goal-getters for Valencia, while Jamal Thompson got the lone item for Five Rivers.

Pleasantville and Point Fortin East registered contrasting victories in their South Zone quarter-final matches at the Mahaica Oval, Point Fortin.

In the opening fixture, Dillon Yearwood netted a hat-trick as Pleasantville blanked Fyzabad Anglican 5-0. Yearwood scored in the 65th, 66th and 76th minutes, while Sherwin Andrews (sixth) and Jishawn Joefield (80th) contributed one apiece.

However, Point Fortin East earned a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Princes Town West in the second of back-to-back games at the Mahaica Oval.

Zidane Geoffroy put Princes Town West in front after 48 minutes before Tyrese Jones replied four minutes later. Brent Williams gave Princes Town West their second lead of the match, in the 61st, but Jones responded once again in the 69th.

The game had one final twist, as Stephan Joseph netted the winner, for Point Fortin East, in the 81st.

Presentation Chaguanas had an easy time in disposing of Couva East 4-0 at the Carapichaima East Ground. Kemuel Hagley, Veron Aqui, Joshua Bobb and Stephen Allang got their names on the scoresheet for Pres Chaguanas.

Today will feature five quarter-final matches, including double-headers in the North and Tobago Zones.

At the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo, St Mary’s will oppose East Mucurapo from 1.30 pm while, two hours later, Fatima will face off against Malick.

In the sister isle, two games will be staged at Bon Accord with Bishop’s High tackling Roxborough at 3 pm and Signal Hill meeting Scarborough at 5 pm.

And, in the Central Zone, Gasparillo and Cunupia will square off, from 3.30 pm, at the Carapichaima East Ground.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 09, 2017, 02:51:19 AM
Girls Intercol kicks off on Sunday.
T&T Newsday Reports.


Quarter-final and semi-final matches in the Secondary Schools Football League Girls Intercol competition will be played on Sunday.

Semifinal matches in the central zone will take place, while quarter-final matches in the east, north, south and Tobago zones will be held.

The top teams will advance to the National Girls Intercol competition from November 26 to December 4. If there is no winner at the end of normal playing time, kicks from the penalty spot will determine the winner.

SUNDAY’S FIXTURES:

Central Zone Semifinals

Chaguanas North vs Miracle Ministries, Carapichaima East, 1.30 pm

Carapichaima East vs Waterloo Secondary, Carapichaima East, 3:30 pm

East Zone Quarterfinals

St Augustine Secondary - Bye

Bishop’s Anstey East - Bye

Valencia Secondary - Bye

San Juan North Secondary vs St George’s College, San Juan North, 3.30 pm

North Zone Quarterfinals

Tranquillity Secondary - Bye

Bishop’s Anstey POS - Bye

St Joseph’s Convent vs St Francois Girls, St Joseph’s Convent, 3:30 pm

Diego Martin Central vs Success Laventille, Diego Martin Central, 3:30 pm

South Zone Quarterfinals

Pleasantville Secondary - Bye

Penal Secondary - Bye

St Joseph Convent - Bye

Point Fortin East vs San Fernando East, Mahaica Oval, 3.30 pm

Tobago Zone Quarterfinals

Signal Hill Secondary - Bye

Bishop’s High School vs Pentecostal Light and Life, Bon Accord, 3 pm

Scarborough Secondary vs Mason Hall Secondary, Bon Accord, 5 pm

Speyside High School vs Goodwood Secondary, To be Advised

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on November 09, 2017, 05:30:49 AM
These articles by Colin Murray (in the Guardian) are a breath of fresh air. They are cogent and fill a breach in the genre. :beermug:
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: che on November 09, 2017, 04:45:11 PM
These articles by Colin Murray (in the Guardian) are a breath of fresh air. They are cogent and fill a breach in the genre. :beermug:

Unlike the one written by Walter Alibey.  His article is a mess. East Mucurapo apparently played both Diego teams. And then Malick did the same.
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Deeks on November 09, 2017, 04:58:38 PM
If i remembered currectly, Colin did play football and cricket for Fatima? Correct me. More a cricketer though.
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: RichGFootball on November 09, 2017, 05:25:53 PM
Tobago Zone SSFL Boys Intercol

BHS U19 1 vs RSS 1. BHS wins 4-2 on penalty kicks.

Signal Hill Sec vs Scarborough will play tmr...10th Nov at @ Black Rock Recreational Facility. 3:45pm kick off

Monday 13th November

Goodwood Sec vs Light and Life
Speyside High vs Mason Hall Sec


GIRLS

Sunday 12th November

Bishop's vs Light and Life (Bon Accord) - 3pm
Scarborough Sec vsMason Hall (Bon Accord) - 5pm
Speyside High vs Goodwood Sec VENUE TBD
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: vb on November 09, 2017, 10:59:42 PM
If i remembered currectly, Colin did play football and cricket for Fatima? Correct me. More a cricketer though.

Correct.

Captained the WI youth team to Eng. in 1974.
Scored a century in the first "Test."

Amazingly there was no tournament that year when they selected the team.
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 10, 2017, 05:06:34 AM
CIC brushes aside Mucurapo.
T&T Guardian Reports.


St Mary’s College has set up a mouth-watering contest with arch rivals Fatima in the Coca Cola National InterCol play-offs next week after brushing aside East Mucurapo 3-1 yesterday at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo.

The usually outstanding Tyrese Spicer was among the goal scorers for the Saints on the afternoon, along with Devon Charles and Michel Poon-Angeron. East Mucurapo, who earned promotion to next year’s Premier Division fought hard in the encounter but could only manage a solitary item from Jelani Ferari in the 56th minute. Coach Dales said afterwards that the better team won on the day.

The win has set up a showdown between the schools at the same venue on November 16.

In the other match at the Stadium, Fatima thrashed Malick Secondary 3-0. Mikhail Mc Comie scored in the 35th minute to send his team to the interval with a 1-0 advantage. And afterwards Jean-Heim Mc See and Joshua Araujo sealed the win with goals in the 79th and 84th minutes.

In the sister isle of Tobago Bishops needed kicks from the penalty spot to turn back Roxborough Secondary 4-2 after the game ended 1-1 at the end of regulation time at Bon Accord.

Roxborough opened the scoring in the 42nd minute from Terrelle Collins and appeared to be heading for the win until Dominic Lyons equalised in the 81st minute.

RESULTS

St Mary’s College 3 (Tyrese Spicer 45+1, Devon Charles 80th, Michel Poon-Angeron 85th) vs East Mucurapo 1 (Jelani Ferary 56th)

Fatima 3 (Mikhail Mc Comie 35th, Jean Heim Mc See 79th, Joshua Arajo Wilson 84th) vs Malick 0

Bishops High 1 (Dominique Lyons 79th) vs Roxborough Sec 1
- Bishops win 4-2 on penalties)

Signal Hill vs Scarborough - (postponed)

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 10, 2017, 10:49:58 AM
WATCH: Presentation College San Fernando midfield general Jordan Riley talks about winning the SSFL Premier Division title and more.

https://www.youtube.com/v/DXemsudv-aA
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 10, 2017, 05:42:58 PM
WATCH: Presentation College San Fernando goalkeeper Jabari Gray chats with EXTV.

https://www.youtube.com/v/4hT1XAYrl28
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 11, 2017, 05:29:30 AM
‘Pres’ boy President hosts Presentation College.
T&T Guardian Reports.


“I want educated footballers. I want educated professionals, persons who engage in critical thinking at all times,” the words spoken by His Excellency Anthony Carmona as he welcomed the Secondary Schools Football League champions and his alma mater Presentation College to President’s House yesterday morning.

The successful squad filled the reception room which last year hosted Shiva Boys, the former title-holders. President Carmona has made it a custom to invite the premier division champions to his residence after the competition concludes. He has often used the opportunity of speaking to the young players as one to impart knowledge and urge them to focus on not only football, but school. This was no exception.

He told the students, “There is a sense of disconnect in the context of us not appreciating fully, as Trinidadians and Tobagonians, that sports and academia can walk hand in hand, and can be successful together.”

Having long advocated for a Caribbean Colleges League, President Carmona says he will now start talks with the Jamaican High Commission here in Trinidad to organise two matches, where the top school from T&T can travel to Jamaica for a match and vice versa. His announcement was met with a loud applause from the Presentation players.

This has been one of the best years in the school’s history. Not only has it won the SSFL Premier Division title, but it was also assessed the best secondary school in the Caribbean and its student Joel Kissoon, topped the region in the CAPE exam.

In highlighting the achievements of Trinbagonians, the President also called on citizens to be more supportive of local talent, and that includes local footballers. He said, “I have seen magic in the Football League that can match the magic of young players in Brazil, but we don’t ‘big up’ our people… Well listen, we have young players here who are just as good.”

President Carmona was presented with a Presentation College football jersey by captain of the team Jabari Gray. The President’s surname was printed on the front of it as he kissed the crest of his alma mater.

Gray noted the honour it was for him and his team to be invited to President’s House, but he also let His Excellency know how hard his school worked for the title. “We worked very hard for this. At a point in time, the season was very draining mentally and physically, but we know we had to keep on pushing through to gain victory,” he said.

Presentation will now take aim at winning the south Intercol.

(http://www.guardian.co.tt/sites/default/files/field/image/30%20shirt.jpg)
His Excellency, President Anthony Carmona (center) with members of the 2017 SSFL Champions Presentation College, San Fernando, including Head Coach Shawn Cooper (center left) and Principal Dexter Mitchell, during the Presidential Honouring Ceremony for the team. PICTURE ALLAN V. CRANE

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 11, 2017, 05:31:16 AM
Naps, Chaguanas clobber opponents.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


It rained goals in the South Zone of the Coca Cola National InterCol play-offs yesterday at different venues.

At the end of four matches 25 goals were scored, with the biggest wins coming from Naparima College which swamped Pleasantville Secondary 6-0 at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium and Chaguanas North Secondary which hammered Preysal Secondary 6-2 at Woodford Lodge Ground, Chaguanas.

Naps got double strikes from Ronaldo Mc Intosh in the 29th and 36th, and Judah St Louis (79th and 81st) while Rondell Payne 77th and Rushawn Murphy 80th were the others scorers.

For Chaguanas Zidane Martin scored his first hat-trick for the season with Roberto Lambert, Darren McIntosh and Drei Guisseppi completing the win their items.

RESULTS

St Benedict’s College 5 (Darnell Charles 9, 13, Reuel Tyson 40, 59, Keon Boney 73) vs La Romain Secondary 0

Naparima College 6 (Ronaldo McIntosh 29, 36, Rondell Payne 77, Judah St. Louis 79, 81, Rushawn Murphy 80) vs Pleasantville Secondary 1 (Dillon Yearwood 58)

Chaguanas North Secondary 6 (Zidane Martin [3], Roberto Lambert, Darren McIntosh, Drei Guisseppi) vs Preysal Secondary 2

Signal Hill Secondary 5 (Akil Frank [2], Jabarry Francis, Akiel Holdford, Shaundelle Williams Own-Goal) vs Scarborough Secondary 0

(Teams - by wired868.com)

Naparima College (3-5-2): 30.Enrique Changiah (GK); 13.Jeron Pantor, 5.Rondell Payne (captain), 2.Tyrike Andrews; 15.Shadeon Arthur (17.Shoaib Khan 76), 6.Judah St Louis, 9.Rushawn Murphy, 10.Mark Ramdeen (14.Ezekiel Kesar 68), 16.Decklan Marcelle; 11.Nikel Rawlins (7.Isa Bramble 55), 18.Ronaldo McIntosh.

Unused substitutes: 1.Levi Fernandez (GK), 4.Asukile Christopher, 27.Chakim Guy, 29.Deneilson Benjamin.

Coach: Angus Eve

Pleasantville Secondary (4-3-2-1): 1.Raheem Lee (GK) (captain); 6.Joshua Cooper, 8.Ephraim Brown, 2.Shane Baldeo, 12.Akeem Marine; 15.Michael Stewart, 18.Nevorne McNicolls, 14.Dillon Yearwood; 7.Sherwin Andrews, 19.Nical Thompson; 5.Mesgenna Davidson (11.Kadeem Dabreau 49).

Unused substitutes: 21.Shaun Hanif (GK), 9.Keston Archibald, 17.Akeal Pierre, 20.Jevaughn Sylvester, 16.Makwesi Dujon.

Coach: Kyle Small

Referee: Julip Singh

Wired868 Man-of-the-Match: Ronaldo McIntosh (Naparima)

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: RichGFootball on November 12, 2017, 09:00:47 PM
Tobago Zone SSFL Intercol

Girls
Bishop's 3 vs Light and Life 0
Speyside 3 vs Goodwood 2
Scarborough 3 vs Mason Hall 0
Signal Hill (BYE)

Girls Semi Final (Wednesday 15th November) Venue: Plymouth
Bishop's High vs Scarborough Sec
Signal Hill Sec vs Speyside High

Boys Quarter Final (Monday 13th November) Venue: Plymouth
Goodwood vs Light and Life
Speyside vs Mason Hall

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 13, 2017, 07:07:59 PM
WATCH: Presentation College San Fernando’s Assistant Coach, Dustan Williams, chats about the SSFL title, reflects on the past and talks about the current issues facing the SSFL.

https://www.youtube.com/v/V9jyxwGItnU
Title: Shiva demolish Moruga 11-0 in Intercol
Post by: Tallman on November 14, 2017, 06:28:14 AM
Shiva demolish Moruga 11-0 in Intercol
By Joel Bailey (T&T Newsday)


Tyrell Baptiste netted a beaver-trick while Renaldo Edwards added a double as Shiva Boys began their campaign in the Coca Cola Intercol South Zone with a 11-0 demolition of Moruga, in the first game of a Zonal quarter-final double-header at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.

In yesterday’s fixture, Baptiste found the back of the net in the 27th, 63rd, 76th and 78th minutes, while Edwards got his name on the scoresheet in the 22nd and 58th.

Jude Phillip (23rd), Tyrell Emmanuel (49th), Judah Garcia (61st), Matthew Beal (73rd) and Aaron Rodney (85th) were the other goal-getters for Shiva Boys.

Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division winners Presentation San Fernando strolled past Point Fortin East 5-1 in the other game at Marabella, courtesy of a pair from Darnell Hospedales, and one apiece from Matthew Joseph, Jayie Shepherd and Aleem Barclay. St Anthony’s and QRC had comfortable victories in the North Zone quarter-final double-header at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo. St Anthony’s eliminated St Francis (formerly Belmont Boys) 3-0 while QRC took care of Trinity Moka 2-0, with items from Mikel Williams and Mark Robertson.
Title: Cops visit Fyzabad Secondary
Post by: Tallman on November 14, 2017, 07:00:49 AM
Cops visit Fyzabad Secondary
By Yvonne Webb (T&T Newsday)


Fraud Squad police yesterday made what was their second trip to the Fyzabad Secondary School where they seized documents as part of investigations that are ongoing into fraudulent acts to facilitate entry of students without the requisite academic qualification, into the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL).

At 10 am, police led by Fraud Squad head Snr Supt Totaram Dookhie and including Insp Kent Ghisyawan, Sgts Earl Smith and Damien Thomas and PC Jointe went to the school where they spoke to several staff members and searched several offices and computers. Shortly before 4 pm, the school’s Principal Troy Jebodhsingh and its Sports Manager Nigel Lackhan were seen leaving the Siparia Road, Fyzabad school compound with the officers.

Investigations were prompted after rumours that two of the players on the Fyzo Tigers team were fraudulently registered as they did not have the necessary qualifications to gain admission into Lower Six. The school was subsequently suspended from the premier league and principal Jebodhsingh also pulled them from all other competitions until internal and external investigations are concluded.

Yesterday, president of the SSFL William Wallace said he was saddened that it had come to this. Wallace said what was bad is that children were engaged in the conspiracy and the message cannot be positive.

“That is the real unfortunate thing about all of this. From where we stand as educators and if we are supposed to be the change agents that we are, then these are not things you do. For us it is totally unacceptable and at the end of the day let the chips fall where it may.” He said that 4,000 students across the country are engaged in playing football at different levels and the message being sent to them is not positive.Asked whether it would have tainted the league’s reputation, Wallace said there are 16 schools playing at a premier division, another 40 plus engaged in the championship division and others in senior division under 16 and under 14.

Saying he was unaware of the Fraud Squad’s visit to the school yesterday, Wallace said he was not surprised because the police investigation is active.

“Can’t say I am too surprised at all, but I am very sad that it had to come to this.”
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 14, 2017, 12:10:59 PM
WATCH: Chasing Goals: Intercol Edition… Can anyone stop the “Pres Lions” in 2017?
Wired868 talks to Presentation College (San Fernando) coach Shawn Cooper, players Jabari Gray, Jordan Riley, Mylz Barrington and Omri Baird, and old boys Andrew Friday and Mr Riley

https://www.youtube.com/v/xtLW65tfZZw
Title: Carapichaima goes after InterCol semi-finals spot
Post by: Tallman on November 15, 2017, 06:33:37 AM
Carapichaima goes after InterCol semi-finals spot
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian)


Premier Division campaigners in the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Carapichaima Secondary will go after a place in the semi-finals of the Coca Cola National InterCol play-off today when they face Presentation College of Chaguanas at the Ato Boldon Stadium.

The match, scheduled to be the feature clash of a double header at 5pm will follow an equally entertaining match-up between Chaguanas North and Gasparillo from 3pm.

Only last week ‘Pres’ prevailed to the quarters courtesy a convincing 4-0 victory over Couva East while Carapichaima booked their place in the quarters by virtue being the top ranked team in the Central Zone and the only school in the premier division from central.

The Carapichaima boys will be hoping to make up for their poor finish in the league, having finished middle of the 15-team standings starting this afternoon.
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 15, 2017, 11:01:18 AM
WATCH: Highlights of San Juan North Secondary's 6-0 win over Mucurapo East Secondary

https://www.youtube.com/v/on6fTyHl1w4
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 17, 2017, 05:30:55 AM
SSFL to engage stakeholders.
T&T Guardian Reports.


The principal and physical education teacher of Fyzabad Secondary were charged yesterday for a committing a grave foul in secondary schools football this season.

The penalty, however, is not a three-match ban.

Instead, Troy Jebodhsingh and Nigel Lakhan were each granted $120,000 bail with a $15,000 cash alternative and will return to court next week.

As they appeared at the San Fernando Magistrate Court, the president of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL), William Wallace, was talking to Guardian Media Sports about plans for the league to plug the cracks that have allowed this sort of behavior to go on for decades.

The first plan Wallace has is to listen, and not just listen to his committee, but even those in other sports.

He said: “In terms of going forward, we will be looking to the Ministry of Education to tighten up on some things.

“We on our own [SSFL], would like to invite persons who have an interest in secondary schools cricket and persons in the football fraternity, who may have something to offer in terms of going forward.”

When it comes to the Secondary Schools Cricket League (SSCL), Wallace doesn’t have to go very far to find its president.

The SSCL president teaches at the same school as Wallace, Carapichaima East Secondary.

Speaking to GM Sports yesterday, Surujdath Mahabir noted the SSCL had a credentials committee with strict guidelines. He said the deadline for schools to submit credentials was November 30th this year, which gave the committee enough time to vet who would be playing next year and who would not.

Wallace said he would also seek the suggestions of those who watched the league each week.

“I would like to open it up to the public, persons who have been observing what has been happening over the years and if they have suggestions to make, we will gladly embrace those suggestions once they are workable and within the remit of the Ministry of Education,” he said.

The SSFL president also stressed again about the oncoming database, which would aim to keep track of all the student-footballers around the league.

He said: “If you [players] move from the north zone to the south zone, you will have an ID code that goes with you, so we will be able to track all of the players. Things like that will be able to help.”

He also said the SSFL’s constitution committee would look at the constitution of the league and see which areas could be tightened up.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 17, 2017, 05:33:45 AM
Saints reach North Intercol final.
T&T Newsday Reports.


St Anthony’s and St Mary’s both advanced to the Coca Cola Secondary Schools Intercol north zonal final with identical results yesterday.

At St Mary’s Ground, St Anthony’s defeated Queen’s Royal College (QRC) 2-1. A penalty from Tyrese Bailey and Che Benny gave St Anthony’s a 2-0 lead at halftime.

Marc Robertson pulled a goal back for QRC early in the second half, but St Anthony’s held on for the win.

At Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo, St Mary’s got past Fatima 2-1. Fatima opened the scoring in the 32nd minute through Justin Araujo-Wilson. Tyrese Spicer levelled the match for St Mary’s in the 38th minute, before Gabriel Nanton found the winner in the 79th. It was a turnaround by St Mary’s who lost to Fatima 5-1 during the league competition.

There was a stunning upset in the east as Valencia Secondary beat Trinity College East in zonal semifinal action at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Arima.

Trinity East, who played in the premier division league competition this season, were favourites to defeat newly promoted Valencia who proved no pushovers.

Valencia took the lead in the 35th minute through Keegan Farrier, before Nickel Orr equalised just before halftime with a 44th minute item. The match had to be decided with a penalty shootout after regulation time ended 1-1. Valenica prevailed 5-4 on penalties and will face San Juan North in the east zone final.

In the second match of the double header at the Larry Gomes Stadium, San Juan North got past St Augustine Secondary 3-0. After a goalless first half, Renaldo Boyce opened the scoring in the 47th minute before Brandon Semper doubled San Juan’s advantage with a 51st minute goal. Boyce rounded off the scoring with an injury time strike.

In the Tobago zone semifinals, Speyside High defeated Goodwood Secondary 2-0, while Signal Hill edged Bishop’s High 1-0.

Title: Fyzabad Secondary principal, teacher get bail on corruption charges
Post by: Tallman on November 17, 2017, 06:56:35 AM
Fyzabad Secondary principal, teacher get bail on corruption charges
By Kevon Felmine (T&T Guardian)


A month after the Fyzabad Secondary School was booted from the Secondary Schools Football League for submitting false academic certificates for two players, principal Troy Jebodhsingh and physical education teacher Nigel Lakhan appeared in the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court on six charges of corruption.

Jebodhsingh and Lakhan were each granted $120,000 bail with a $15,000 cash alternative.

Jebodhsingh, 50, has 27 years with the Teaching Service Commission of which seven was spent as a principal. The father of two also served as a police officer for four years.

Senior Magistrate Cherril-Anne Antoine read the charges that on September 6 at the Ministry of Education along Farrah Street, San Fernando, Jebodhsingh, being in a public office as the principal of the Fyzabad Secondary School, misbehaved by submitting A Level recommendation forms for 2017 O’Level results for two students to a School Supervisor III of at the St Patrick District Office of the Ministry of Education, knowing that they were not a bona_fide students of the Fyzabad Secondary School and was not qualified to pursue the Caribbean Advance Proficiency Examination (CAPE).

Also, on September 5 at Guapo Road, Fyzabad, while as principal of the Fyzabad Secondary School, him being a member of Teaching Service Commission, contrary to the Education Act, did misbehave himself in public office by signing a declaration on a Secondary School Football League players’ form, authorising the students to participate in the Secondary School Football League’s premier league competition knowing they were not bona_fide students and were not qualified to pursue CAPE.

The charges against Lakhan, 40, a teacher for 21 years, were that on September 5 at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, he submitted player registrations forms for the ineligible students, bearing the school’s stamp and the principal’s signature, knowing that they were false and intended to defraud. Also, at Guapo Road, Fyzabad, he intended to defraud with a forged Secondary School Football League’s player registration form bearing the school’s stamp and the signature of the principal.

Lakhan and Jebodhsingh were jointly charged with two offences that on September 5 at the Ministry of Education office along Farrah Street, San Fernando, they uttered false Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) Secondary Education Certificates for January 2017 for the two players in contravention of the Forgery Act.

The charges against both accused were laid indictably, however, prosecutor Cleyon Seedan did not object to bail.

Jebodhsingh was represented by attorney Chateram Sinanan while Chris Ramlal stood for Lakhan.

Both lawyers protested against the arrest of their clients on Monday before warrants were issued. However, Seedan said the Fraud Squad investigators led by Sgt Smith were liaising with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The charges that occurred in Fyzabad were adjourned to November 22 at the Siparia Magistrates’ court while the Couva matters will be held at the Couva Magistrates’ Court on November 23. They are expected to return to the San Fernando court on November 28.

RELATED NEWS

Fyzabad principal and PE teacher charged with six counts of fraud each over SSFL scandal.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).


Fyzabad Secondary principal Troy Jebodhsingh and physical education teacher Nigel Lakhan appeared before a San Fernando court today on multiple fraud-related offences related to their registration of school footballers Dez Jones and Maurice Dick.

Jones, a former Siparia Secondary student who captained Fyzabad Secondary this season, and Dick, a former Moruga Secondary student, were both enrolled in lower sixth form on the basis of fraudulent CXC transcripts, which claimed they had four passes each.

The Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Executive unearthed the discrepancy—after a probe was requested by Trinity College Moka—and the matter was relayed to the Ministry of Education and then the Fraud Squad. Fyzabad were ejected from the SSFL Premier Division while Jebodhsingh subsequently suspended his team’s entire football programme in both the girls’ and boys’ divisions.

Jebodsingh, 50, faces six charges which include four counts of misbehaviour in public office and two counts of uttering forged CXC certificates. The school principal, who was a police officer for four years, has been in the Teaching Service for 27 years. He was represented by attorney Chateram Sinanan.

Lakhan, 41, will also answer six charges, two counts of uttering forged certificates to school supervisor Zabeedah Abid, two for uttering forged application forms to the SSFL and two counts of forgery. The PE teacher has been a member of the Teaching Service for 21 years. He was represented by attorney Chris Ramlal.

The DPP on Wednesday evening advised the police to charge the two teachers, following investigations led by Head of the Fraud Squad, Totaram Dookhie. The charges were laid by Sergeant Earl Smith of the Fraud Squad.

Jones and Dick were questioned but not charged while coach Brian Williams, a Trinidad and Tobago national youth team coach and former Strike Squad standout, was not implicated.

Jones and Dick maintained that they had no part in the fraud. Both teenagers told Wired868, in an interview last month, that Lakhan requested their exam certificates and never returned them. They were then told that they would be allowed to enter Form Six at the school.

“I just carried what the school asked for, [which was] my original document and birth paper,” said Dick. “I don’t know what they did after that… It is really the administration in the school and whoever had my certificate at the time.”

Dick, who had just one CXC pass in physical education, was taking sixth form classes in business, accounts, physical education, entrepreneurship and communication when the fraud was discovered.

When last month Wired868 contacted Jones, who had two CXC passes, he was not sure what form or class he was supposed to be in—despite already being six weeks into the school term. When the Fraud Squad interviewed the two players, they are believed to have found Jones working on a construction site.

“They asked if I want to come back and play school football,” said Jones, in a previous interview. “And I said ‘yeah, I want to come and play.’ And then I went training…”

Lakhan and Fyzabad vice-principal Suresh Roopnarine told the SSFL that the two boys duped them and somehow danced around the process for vetting students, which saw their documents pass through the school’s screening committee, Principal Jebodhsingh and the school supervisor.

However, only Lakhan and Jebodhsingh will answer for the crime in court.

Both Jebodhsingh and Lakhan were placed on a total of TT$120,000 bail with a total cash alternative of TT$15,000. The principal’s bail will cover the matters in San Fernando and Siparia while Lakhan’s will cover the charges in the three areas, San Fernando, Couva and Siparia.

They will both reappear in the different courts next week.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: soccerman on November 18, 2017, 12:13:08 AM
What craziness I reading here about the principal of all people at Fyzabad Secondary ???
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 18, 2017, 06:51:21 AM
Beal knocks champs out.
By Jonathon Matouk (Guardian).


A lone item from Matthew Beal was enough for Shiva boys Hindu College to triumph 1 nil over this season’s Secondary School’s Football League Premier Division champions, Presentation College, in the first match of the Coca Cola InterCol South Zone semi final double-header at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella yesterday.

Beal, one of the two ineligible players that Shiva fielded throughout the Premier Division season, delivered a goal in the second half of regulation time to send Shiva through to the Coca Cola Intercol South Zone Final.

The team will play against Naparima College in next Thursday’s final at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, after it ran out 4-1 winners against St. Benedict’s College in the other South Zone semi-final.

Midfielder Declan Marcelle opened the scoring for Naps’ in the seventh minute with a far-post strike that gifted his team a dream start.

Premier Division top scorer, Judah St. Louis then gave his team relief in the 57th minute with a well-placed shot from inside the 18-yard box.

After the team were cruising and seemed to be on their way to the final, Ronaldo McIntosh turned up the intensity, registering a quick brace (two goals) within a couple of minutes after a well-worked goal in the 69th minute and a header in the 76th minute.

Letting out his frustration for his team’s no-show, Keon Boney sent a rocket of a shot into the Naps’ goal to provide St Benedict’s a lone consolation goal in the 84th minute.

However, it was too little too late for St Benedict’s as the final whistle blew with the score reading 4-1.

Intercol action will be on hold for the weekend, until Monday, when national finals week will kick-off with Chaguanas North Secondary taking on Carapichaima East in the Central Zone Final at the Ato Boldon stadium from 5pm.

YESTERDAY’S RESULTS

Shiva Boys Hindu College 1 (Matthew Beal 72') v Presentation College 0

Naparima College 4 (Declan Marcelle 7’, Judah St Louis 57’, Renaldo McIntosh 69’, 76’) v St Benedict’s College 1 (Keon Boney 84’)

(Teams by Wired868.com)

Shiva Boys HC (4-3-3): 22.Denzil Smith (GK); 32.Ronald Charles (5.Anderson Peters 52), 19.Yohannes Richardson, 3.Jabari Gray, 14.Matthew Beal; 10.Judah Garcia (captain), 15.Kierron Mason, 6.Tyrel Emmanuel; 17.Ronaldo Edwards (8.Jude Phillip 89), 7.Quinn Rodney (9.Tyrel Baptiste 74), 11.Junior Asson

Coach: Corey Brown

Presentation College (4-2-3-1); 22.Jabari Gray (captain) (1.Ishmael Salaam (GK) 86); 2.Shirwin Noel, 21.Matthew Joseph, 3.Juaval Roberts, 16.Mylz Barrington, 46.Darnell Hospedales, 12.Jerrin Jackie, 17.Omari Cobham (11.Nathaniel Dyer 82), 7.Omri Baird (6.Ackeel Jacob 85), 10.Jordan Riley, 9. Jaiye Sheppard,

Coach: Shawn Cooper

Referee: Michael London

Wired868 Man of the Match: Matthew Beal (Shiva Boys)

RELATED NEWS

Shiva Boys out for revenge in Intercol.
By Stephon Nicholas (Newsday).


Shiva Boys booked their spot in the Coca Cola South Intercol final yesterday, edging Presentation College San Fernando 1-0 in the second match of a doubleheader at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella. Shiva Boys, who were deducted 14 points for improperly registering two players during the recently concluded Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division and subsequently relegated, were indebted to Matthew Beal who ironically was one of the footballers whose rregistration was protested.

Beal’s s second half strike was enough to separate the two teams yesterday and Shiva Boys will now meet Naparima College in the South Final on Thursday after the latter hammered St Benedict’s College 4-1 in the earlier match yesterday. Naparima’s Ronaldo McIntosh had a double while Declan Marcelle and Judah St Louis got one each. Keon Bony got St Benedict’s lone item.

Speaking to Newsday yesterday, Sheldon Maharaj, manager of Shiva Boys, said their team is extra motivated for the Intercol competition as they believe they are the best schools team in the country.

“Definitely, I mean during the Premiership, there were other schools such as QRC’s (coach) Mr (Nigel) Grovesnor stated after he played us that our team is a cut above the rest and this is something that he stated outright. Many teams even Benedict’s said we should not be playing school football, we should be playing Pro League.

“They saw us as the dominant team and we come out to prove that we are the dominant team. We will prove that we had deserved to go out and win that Premiership. Unfortunate circumstances didn’t allow it, but we’re going to prove we have the best team and we’re going to prove it in the Intercol. We’re out to prove something.”

Maharaj noted that had it not been for any deductions in the Premier Division, Shiva Boys would have retained their SSFL title comfortably. He said his players are all highly motivated and they are competing with a chip on their shoulder.

“They themselves want to prove (something). They know their capabilities,” he said.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Deeks on November 18, 2017, 11:26:48 AM
So if Beal was ineligible for the regular season. Why is he eligible to play intercol?
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: AZZURRI on November 18, 2017, 11:37:13 AM
same situation as Mason for Shiva.

They were registered correctly, supposedly, weeks later.
So I believe they are both eligible now

The admins of the teams that were penalised just lapsed big time
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 19, 2017, 05:55:58 AM
Ivyedge Global stages Caribbean College Combine in February.
By Shaun Fuentes (Guardian).


Local Secondary Schools Football League players will have the opportunity to vie for scholarship opportunities in North America when the Caribbean College Combine is staged by Ivyedge Global at St Mary’s College Grounds on February 23rd-25th.

Prior to the combine, there will be an information session on November 24th at St Mary’s College Hall. All forms 4-6 players will undergo an assessment and training programme in February overseen by Russell Latapy, Stern John and Anthony Sherwood also including alumni of Princeton, St John’s and Furnman Universities among others.

There will be coaches present from Butler University, University of Connecticut, St John’s, Florida International, University of Michigan, Tyler Junior College and Monroe Community College.

Ivyedge is an education company with a mission to raise awareness of opportunities available for Caribbean students in the United States.

Shaun Fuentes served as an appointed FIFA Media Officer at the 2010 FIFA World Cup Finals and is also a CONCACAF Champions League and tournament’s press officer.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 21, 2017, 06:08:37 AM
Pleasantville win Girls Big 5; ‘Caps’ cop Central Intercol
T&T Newsday Reports.


Pleasantville Secondary captured the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) First Citizens-sponsored Girls Big 5 crown yesterday, after a narrow 2-1 win over St Augustine in the final at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva.

An own goal, as well as a strike from Aliyah Pascall, was enough to guide Pleasantville to the title.

Joel Maloney, coach of Pleasantville, praised the work of his team as they came up trumps against the highly-fancied St Augustine outfit. “The team played well, they followed instructions and executed perfectly,” said Maloney. “It was a hard victory.”

Pleasantville will now turn their attention towards a Girls South Zone Intercol contest against Penal Secondary. “Hopefully we can get another trophy,” Maloney stated.

The Pleasantville-St Augustine was the first game of a double-header, with Carapichaima East and Chaguanas North squaring off, in the latter match, in the Coca Cola Boys Intercol Central Zone final. And it was Carapichaima East who were victorious, by a 4-2 margin, courtesy kicks from the penalty spot.

The scoreline read 2-2 at the end of regulation time, with Theophilus Bourne and Josiah King finding the back of the net for Carapichaima East, while Zidane Martin and Malique Robinson were the goal-getters for Chaguanas North.

But Carapichaima East held their nerves in the penalty shootout, as they booked a spot in the National Intercol competition.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 21, 2017, 06:09:39 AM
Caps take Central Inter-Col crown.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Carapichaima East Secondary are the Coca Cola Intercol champions of the Central Zone.

Yesterday, they needed penalties from the spot 4-2 to prevail over Chaguanas North Secondary in the final at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Balmain, Couva, after the scores were knotted at 2-2 at the end of regulation time.

After a fairly decent season in the Premier Division of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) where it finished middle of the standings, Carapichaima were in the driver’s seat when Zidane Martin fired them into the lead in the 20th minute, a lead that they took to the interval.

But Chaguanas, beaten twice by its counterparts last year, stormed back with the equaliser in the 49th minute as they remained determined to gain revenge. And in the 76th minute the Chaguanas boys placed one hand on the title when Mikhail Robinson gave his team the advantage for the first time in the game 2-1.

However Theophilus Boyce, the usually prolific Carapichaima striker, spoiled the Chaguanas North party when he found the equaliser with three minutes left on the clock.

Carapichama later prevailed 4-2 from the spot to set up an entertaining semifinal encounter with the winner of the Naparima College/Shiva Boys South final scheduled for Thursday at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.

After the game Randolph Boyce the Carapichaima coach said he felt extremely pleased with the victory. He said his side was up against a really defensively disciplined Chaguanas team and had to dig deep to eek out the victory.

“Chaguanas were discipline today, packing its defence and playing off the counter-attack. They had us trailing late in the game but our boys kept their composure and won the game in the end,” Boyce said.

He congratulated Chaguanas on the challenge, saying its football is in good hands.

Today action continues with finals in the North Zone, a mouth-watering contest between St Mary’s and St Anthony’s at 3.30 pm at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, while a champion will also be crowned in the Tobago Zone when Speyside and Signal Hill will clash at 4 pm at Plymouth.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: che on November 21, 2017, 04:34:50 PM
Congrats St.Mary's north zone intercol champs 2017.
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: vb on November 21, 2017, 06:32:13 PM
Congrats St.Mary's north zone intercol champs 2017.
v

 >:( :cursing: :cursing: :'(
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: che on November 21, 2017, 08:20:08 PM
Congrats St.Mary's north zone intercol champs 2017.
v

 >:( :cursing: :cursing: :'(
1 nil . goal scored in the 89th min  ;D
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 21, 2017, 10:05:45 PM
WATCH: St. Mary’s College claim the 2017 North Zone Intercol title with a 1-0 win over St. Anthony’s College

https://www.youtube.com/v/ZVvnSXAs4sE
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 22, 2017, 05:55:27 AM
CIC wins ‘battle of the saints’.
By Jonathon Matouk (Guardian).


St Mary’s College (CIC) are the CocaCola InterCol North Zone champions, following a 1-0 win over St Anthony’s College yesterday at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port-of-Spain.

A lone goal from Tyrese Spicer in the final minute of regulation time was enough to gift CIC its first North Zone InterCol title since 1989.

The boys in the blue and white stripes entered the “battle of the saints” as the underdogs of the match-up, despite winning the previous encounter of the two teams 2-1 on the final day of the Premier Division season.

However, from the early stages of the encounter, it was clear to see why the team was given that label.

St Anthony’s dominated proceedings and will only have itself to blame for failing to score the numerous chances that the team created.

For the entirety of the match the “Tigers” kept the pressure on CIC, but shockingly the team failed to score any of the chances awarded to them.

Those missed chances would haunt St Anthony’s as CIC struck on a late counter attack.

Spicer was played in on goal with only the keeper to beat, and he sent a brilliant left-footed strike to the bottom corner passed the outstretched hands of Jabari Brice to send the CIC faithful into a frenzy at the stadium. At the final whistle, those fans would storm the field in celebration of the school’s first title in 28 years.

The title win is CIC’s eighth ever, adding to its previous successes in 1964, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1986, 1988, and 1989.

Elsewhere, in Tobago, Signal Hill Secondary captured the CocaCola InterCol Tobago Zone title after a 1-0 win against Tobago rival Speyside High in Plymouth.

Conversely to the match in Trinidad, there were no late minute strikes in the match-up.

The goal came early for Signal Hill, as Jelanie James struck a right-footed shot into the Speyside net inside five minutes.

Signal Hill managed to hold on to the 1 nil lead until the half, and despite some late Speyside scares in the second half the team held on for the victory.

The victory meant Signal Hill Secondary secured its second consecutive Tobago Zone Intercol title and the schools sixth since the turn of the twenty first century (2003, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011).

Today, San Juan North Secondary will take an important step in its National InterCol title defence, when it faces Valencia Secondary in the East Zone finals from 3.30 pm at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Arima.

(Teams by Wired868.com)

St Mary’s College (4-2-3-1): 30.Regaleo Holder (GK); 21.Justin Gibbon, 4.Schileon Phillip, 8.Matthaeus Granger, 12.Kevon Alonzo; 6.Justin Keith, 11.Gabriel Nanton (captain); 7.Terran Winner, 10.Michel Poon-Angeron (22.Augustine Nkemakolam 86),16.Tyrese Spicer (27.Devon Charles 90+2); 19.Trey La Motte.

Unused Substitutes: 1.Jordan Bidaisee (GK), 9.Justin Mohammed, 14.Elijah Bain Hares, 18.Kyle Carrington, 26.Jed Rigsby.

Coach: Ryan Shim

St Anthony’s College (4-2-3-1): 1.Jabari Brice (GK); 6.Khiesa Granger (18.Shakir Clapham 84), 5.Jesse Williams, 4.Nkosi Salandy, 27.Derron John (captain); 8.Jodel Brown, 7.Krishon Alexander (23.Sowande Prieto 79); 10.Tyrese Bailey, 9.Che Benny, 11.Haile Beckles; 19.Jaydon Prowell.

Unused Substitutes: 25.Elijah Shade (GK),13.Quinn Frederick, 16.Jordan Barclay, 17.Omari Wiltshire, 21.Jameiq Pierre.

Coach: Ronald Daniel

Referee: Nickolai Nyron

Wired868 Man-of-the-Match: Matthaeus Granger (St Mary’s College)

Coca Cola Intercol Results

[North Zone final]

St Mary’s College 1 (Tyrese Spicer 89), St Anthony’s College 0 at Hasely Crawford Stadium;

[Tobago Zone final]

Signal Hill 1 (Jelanie James 5), Speyside High 0 at Black Rock;

RELATED NEWS

Saints edge Tigers for North Intercol crown.
T&T Newsday Reports.


Tyrese Spicer’s blistering left-footed strike found the back of the net in the 90th minute to give St Mary’s a 1-0 win over St Anthony’s in the Coca Cola North Zone final at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo.

Spicer raced behind two defenders to collect a ball from the middle and, from the edge of the penalty area, unleashed a powerful shot which flew past the outstretched right hand of goalkeeper Jabari Brice and into the back of the net.

In a post-game interview, Spicer said, “I can’t explain this feeling. I’ll like to thank God and my teammates for everything they have done.”

St Mary’s coach Ryan Shim acknowledged that the players were keen to claim the crown, after they finished 6th in the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division title.

“Everybody on the team was gearing up for this match,” said Shim. “We played some good defensive football and we were ready for (the game).”

And indeed it was a hard-fought game with few clear-cut chances for either team.

St Anthony’s striker Jaydon Prowell mistimed his jump and failed to keep down his headed chance, from a Che Benny freekick, in the 18th, and a minute later, Spicer collected a through ball from Gabriel Nanton but shot straight at Brice.

Benny forced St Mary’s goalie Regaleo Holder to produce a magnificent save from his 66th minute freekick, and Spicer’s left-footed effort was parried by Brice in the 73rd.

Prowell had a good chance to put the “Westmoorings Tigers” ahead in the 87th, with a left-footed shot which was denied by the “Saints” goalie, and that miss proved costly as Spicer atoned for his earlier errors with a clinical finish.

Over in the sister isle, Signal Hill retained the Tobago Zone Intercol crown after defeating Speyside 1-0 at the Black Rock Recreation Ground, Courland. Jalanie James struck in the first half to guarantee Signal Hill’s passage to the National Intercol competition (featuring the five Zonal winners), which will get going next week.

Today, the focus will be on the East Zone Intercol category, with San Juan North opposing Valencia High in the final, from 3.30 pm, at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Arima.

The last Zonal Intercol final will be contested tomorrow with Shiva Boys facing Naparima from 3.30 pm at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 22, 2017, 06:54:07 AM
WATCH: Pleasantville Secondary captured the Secondary Schools Football League Girls Big 5 crown with a 2-1 win over St. Augustine Secondary

https://www.youtube.com/v/Huaowglo3O4
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 23, 2017, 03:23:42 AM
San Juan North recapture East Zone InterCol crown
By Jonathon Matouk (Guardian).


San Juan North Secondary School won its second consecutive CocaCola InterCol East Zone title, following a 2 nil win against Valencia Secondary, yesterday at the Larry Gomes stadium in Arima.

The victory ensured the boys from Bourg Mulatresse underscored their dominance of the teams in the zone in recent years. From the start of the game it was clear to see that San Juan North was the hungrier team, and understandably so, as a regular member of the cast of Premiership teams, coming up against Valencia which will only get a taste of the top flight from next season.

Chance after chance fell to the San Juan North strike partnership of Renaldo Boyce and Brandon Semper before the half, but Valencia keeper Hezron Dabro came to the rescue of his team with at least six great saves.

The 0-0 half-time score meant it was anyone’s game after the break, which set the match up for an entertaining finish. San Juan North coach Jerry Moe altered his tactics, opting for the team to play a higher line and put more pressure on Valencia, however, the change in tactic almost backfired for the coach.

Valencia put the ball in the back of the net in the 49th minute, but the fourth official came to the rescue of San Juan North, as he rightfully called the goal offside.

That decision led to a lapse of concentration on the other end and San Juan North took advantage. A long ball forward to Semper, was dispatched into the back of the net in the 50th minute. The prolific Boyce then sealed the win for the “Bourg boys” in the 79th minute after rounding Dabro and slotting in to an open net.

Once the result was all but confirmed, San Juan North dominated the rest of the proceedings as Valencia failed to inspire a comeback. Moe was proud of his team and has high hopes for his team as they move on to the national competition, saying: “We have the commitment of the players, myself, the staff, and also the faculty of the school, everyone is on a high right now and we want to go all the way again, we want to be here until December,” Moe said.

San Juan North will face either St. Mary’s College or Signal Hill Secondary in the national semi-final after a winner between those two teams is decided next Monday.

Today will signify the conclusion of the zonal finals in what will be a mouth-watering encounter between Shiva Boys Hindu College and Naparima College for the InterCol South Zone title.

The match will kick off at 3:30 pm at the Manny Ramjohn stadium in San Fernando.

Results

San Juan North 2 (Brandon Semper 51, Renaldo Boyce 79) v Valencia Secondary 0 at Larry Gomes Stadium.

(Teams - by Wired868.com)

Valencia Secondary (4-2-3-1): 1.Hezron D’Abreau (GK); 9.Kerron Kelly, 4.Jacob Wilson (5.Ronaldo Edwards 78), 15.Nathaniel De Silva, 3.Giovanni Lewis; 11.Kerdel Deverteuil, 8.Daniel La Croix (captain); 7.Andre Robinson (19.Akil Skeete 58), 10.Keegan Faria, 17.Jeremy Adolphus; 14.Remy Butler (12.Ansil Elcock 68).

Unused Substitutes: 2.Arkim Phillip, 13.Kerwin Deverteuil, 16.Kern Fraser, 22.Keiyon Henry.

Coach: Roland Clarke

San Juan North (4-4-2): 1.Shawndell Byer (GK); 20.Isaiah Chase, 7.Josiah Beard, 21.Kyle Thomas, 17.Kareem John; 8.Lukeman Brooks (19.Sherwin Williams 71), 22.Nathaniel Perouse, 3.Elair Brewster, 2.Tyrell Cameron (10.Josiah Phillip 90+2); 6.Brandon Semper (4.Kareem Grant 90), 9.Renaldo Boyce (captain).

Unused Substitutes: 30.Emmanuel Clarke (GK), 5.Keon McPherson, 16.Obadele Dickson, 26.Kellon Murrien.

Coach: Jerry Moe

Referee: Nicholas Murray

Wired868 Man-of-the-Match: Brandon Semper

RELATED NEWS

San Juan North retain East Zone Intercol.
T&T Newsday Reports.


San Juan North retained their Coca Cola Intercol East Zone crown yesterday, after a 2-0 victory over Valencia in the final at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Arima.

In the process, San Juan North joined Carapichaima East, Signal Hill and St Mary’s as the teams who have qualified for the National Intercol competition which will run from November 27 to December 4.

Forwards Brandon Semper and Renaldo Boyce were the goal-getters for San Juan North in the second half.

It was not an easy task for the San Juan North strike pair as the duo missed a litany of chances in the first half – shots were either sent wide of the mark or were thwarted by the brilliant work of Valencia goalkeeper Hezron D’Abreau.

Semper opened the scoring in the 50th minute, as he received a long ball from the left, went between a pair of defenders and slotted his right-footed shot beyond D’Abreau’s reach.

And with 11 minutes of regulation time remaining, Boyce ran past defender Andre Gabriel, rounded the advancing keeper and placed his left-footed shot into the open net.

San Juan North coach Jerry Moe, in a post-game interview, said, “It feels good. It’s what we worked for all season. We want to go all the way again.”

Valencia qualified for the 2018 Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division season and their coach, Roland Clarke, promised “good football, a very tactical team and that we can compete in the Premiership.”

The last of the Zonal finals will be contested today with Naparima opposing Shiva Boys, in the South decider, at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella. Kick-off time is 3.30 pm.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 23, 2017, 04:22:56 AM
Anyone knows who are the South Zone Girls SSFL champs?

And the Girls Big 5 tournament, is that a tournament where the tops 5 teams from each Zones (East, Central, North, South and Tobago) battle it out, if that's the case, then I would also need the Central Champs?

I know that Tranquility Secondary (N), St Augustine (E) and Signal Hill (Tobago) won their respected Zones.

Thanx in advance.

FULL STATS (http://www.socawarriors.net/242-uncategorised/5362-ssfl-champions-and-statistics.html)

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 23, 2017, 09:31:04 AM
WATCH: San Juan North Secondary retain their East Zone Intercol title after a 2-0 win over Valencia Secondary.

https://www.youtube.com/v/JjCBmzIMGMo
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 23, 2017, 11:56:02 AM
Anyone knows who are the South Zone Girls SSFL champs?

And the Girls Big 5 tournament, is that a tournament where the tops 5 teams from each Zones (East, Central, North, South and Tobago) battle it out, if that's the case, then I would also need the Central Champs?

I know that Tranquility Secondary (N), St Augustine (E) and Signal Hill (Tobago) won their respected Zones.

Thanx in advance.

FULL STATS (http://www.socawarriors.net/242-uncategorised/5362-ssfl-champions-and-statistics.html)



Pleasantville Secondary won the South Zone Girls Championship Division and Carapichaima East Secondary won the Central Zone Girls  Championship Division.

Yes, the Big 5 involves the winning team from each zone.
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 23, 2017, 12:20:00 PM
Anyone knows who are the South Zone Girls SSFL champs?

And the Girls Big 5 tournament, is that a tournament where the tops 5 teams from each Zones (East, Central, North, South and Tobago) battle it out, if that's the case, then I would also need the Central Champs?

I know that Tranquility Secondary (N), St Augustine (E) and Signal Hill (Tobago) won their respected Zones.

Thanx in advance.

FULL STATS (http://www.socawarriors.net/242-uncategorised/5362-ssfl-champions-and-statistics.html)



Pleasantville Secondary won the South Zone Girls Championship Division and Carapichaima East Secondary won the Central Zone Girls  Championship Division.

Yes, the Big 5 involves the winning team from each zone.

Thanx

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 24, 2017, 07:14:16 AM
Pleasantville capture Girls’ South Zone crown.
T&T Guardian Reports.


The girls from Pleasantville Secondary can add the CocaCola InterCol South Zone title to the Big 5 title they won on Monday, following a 3 nil win against Penal Secondary yesterday, at the Mannie Ramjohn stadium in Marabella.

Jasandra Joseph, Aalyeh Pascal, and Kimberly Stewart were all on the score sheet for the team from Coconut Boulevard, San Fernando.

Joseph opened the scoring, following a great individual show of skill and composure, and continued the onslaught for her team just four minutes later when she won a penalty after being brought down in the box by Penal’s captain, Jhaney Simon.

Aaliyah Pascal, who secured the Big 5 title for the team on Monday, stepped up to convert the ensuing spot kick, firing a shot past the hopeless Jamilla St. Clair.

Pascal would then register an assist, as she whipped in a corner, St Clair spilled, and the ball fell kindly to Kimberly Stewart who sent a strike into the back of the net.

Elsewhere, Bishop Anstey defeated Tranquility 2-0 in the CocaCola InterCol North Zone Final, which took place at the Fatima grounds.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 24, 2017, 07:19:28 AM
Shiva Boys take South Inter-Col title.
By Vinode Mamchan (Guardian).


Shiva Boys won the Coca Cola Secondary Schools South InterCol title with a comprehensive 2-0 victory against Naparima College at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella yesterday afternoon.

The Penal Boys deserved the victory after outplaying the boys from Paradise Hill in San Fernando. Naps just did not show up on the day and Shiva Boys showed just how well organised they were dominating from the onset.

Two excellent strikes by Judah Garcia and Yohannes Richardson were enough to send the fans wild, as Shiva Boys got some silverware after a tough season off the field.

The plan was clear for Naps as they decided to absorb the pressure from the more fluent Shiva outfit. Shiva came close to scoring on the half hour mark but the woodwork was in the way.

Naps made a few solitary runs at the Shiva goal, but try as hard as they did, they just couldn’t break the deadlock. The game was played primarily in the Naps half of the field goalkeeper Levi Hernandez was made to work very hard. The young man showed great skills between the uprights and this was the only factor that kept the Naps faithful going. The teams went into the looker room goalless.

Shiva continued to dominate on the resumption and the Naps defence came under real pressure. Hernandez had to make a number of saves but in the 70th minute he was left spread eagled on the ground as Garcia running down the left of them penalty area slotted home on the far side. This sparked massive celebrations from the Shiva supporters.

Richardson then killed the contest in the 83rd minute as Richardson scored that goal from about 30 yards outside the penalty area on the right side of the field.

RELATED NEWS

Garcia and Yohannes screamers silence Naps, as Shiva Boys win South title.
By Roneil Walcott (Wired868).


Retribution? Justice? Call it what you like but embattled 2016 Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division champions Shiva Boys’ Hindu College are the 2017 Coca Cola South Zone Intercol kings.

Before a crowd of just over 3,000 persons at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella, Shiva Boys were almost at their irresistible best, defeating Naparima College 2-0 on the day.

Sweetly taken second-half items by skipper Judah Garcia and utility player Yohannes Richardson did the trick for Shiva Boys who were able to get the sweet taste of victory back in their mouths. They had endured a tumultuous Premier Division season, which saw them relegated as a direct consequence of registration issues with midfielder Kierron Mason and left-back Matthew Beal.

Naparima finished second in the 2017 Premier Division league season after memorably grabbing three points from Shiva Boys in the SSFL boardroom—they had protested the latter school’s use of Mason, a former Naparima student, in the season’s curtain raiser.

Assistant coach Corey Browne said last week that the “Penal Princes” had a score to settle with “Naps” although Shiva Boys’ head coach Hayden Ryan tried to play down the revenge theme.

“We came prepared to play this game today and it had nothing to do with the past,” Ryan told Wired868. “We [defeated] this team three times straight now. But having beaten them two times straight did not guarantee that we would win today…”

The tone was set at the back for Shiva Boys, where Richardson and Jabari Graham dominated nearly everything in the air. Meanwhile, on the left flank, Beal was rattling up the mileage, consistently presenting Shiva with an extra option in attack.

Beal’s enthusiasm going forward seemed to free up speedy winger Quinn Rodney, who terrorised Naparima right-back Jeron Pantor. He rarely seemed to know whether to shunt Rodney towards the inside or to allow him space down the wing.

Despite Rodney’s early menace, Shiva Boys’ first real chance came almost out of nothing in the 27th minute when, with the aid of a deflection, Garcia left Naparima goalkeeper Levi Fernandez flat-footed and without a prayer but his left-footed shot cannoned safely off the base of the post.

It was not be the last Fernandez would see of Garcia.

At the other end, just two minutes later, Shiva Boys custodian Denzil Smith had to be alert to fend away a low shot from Naparima’s Judah St Louis who pounced on a poor clearance from opposing defender Rodney Charles.

It was a rare sight at goal for St Louis, though, as he and Naps’ midfield workhorse Rushawn Murphy saw little of the ball and spent most of their time trying to harass Shiva Boys’ midfield trio of Garcia, Mason and Tyrel “Pappy” Emmanuel.

Naparima coach Angus Eve knew that his charges were up against it and must have ground his teeth when lanky attacker Ronaldo McIntosh headed straight at Smith in the 41st minute after meeting a Mark Ramdeen cross. It was probably the only time that McIntosh escaped the attentions of Graham and Richardson.

“The two [Shiva Boys] stoppers were just too strong for our striker,” Eve said. “We are lacking a bit of pace up front and every time the ball went up to him [and] there were good opportunities to attack, we didn’t make the most of it.

“Ramdeen was kinda cutting in a lil bit too much so we basically didn’t take advantage of the counter-attacks.”

In the 65th minute, Ramdeen was played in behind Charles and had the chance to run at Richardson. However, he opted to try a pass instead and Graham intercepted.

The Princes sprang into action and, in two blinks of an eye, Garcia found himself in space and in possession atop the Naparima box. This time he arrowed his left-footed shot beyond a hapless Fernandez and the post did not come to his rescue.

A few Naparima players buried their faces in their tee-shirts.

“We were coming up against a team who had a little more experience than us and had a little more in the tank quality-wise,” said Eve. “I thought it was a good game and a good final. It was a good spectacle for the fans and it was a clean game, unlike what [some commenters] tried to promote on Wired868 [by saying] it was going to be a war.”

Shiva Boys fans would have no complaints about the spectacle. Midway through the second half, they cheered raucously when Asson nutmegged St Louis near the sidelines.

There was another interesting sight as rugged utility player Simeon De Bough prepared to enter the field as a replacement for the injured Charles in the 73rd minute.

“Pappy” and Richardson rushed over to Ryan and appeared to disagree. So the coach introduced attacker Tyrell “Sexyman” Baptiste instead.

After the match, Ryan told Wired868, that he had had a change of heart after consulting with his technical staff.

Sexyman nearly rewarded his teammates for their faith when, within seconds of his entrance, he eluded two Naparima players with lovely skill and slipped in Asson. However, Naparima left-back Andre Raymond put in a magnificent goal-saving block.

There was no stopping Richardson’s 83rd minute blast, though.

It was as close a replica as you are likely to find of the thunderbolt from Soca Warriors right-back Alvin Jones that flattened the USA in the final Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier last month. Richardson took aim from some 35 metres out and his wicked right-footed shot left Fernandez flapping at air.

Although Ryan was unhappy that Richardson whipped off his tee-shirt and picked up a booking for his celebration, the coach was pleased with everything else his reliable utility player did today.

“[Yohannes] scored an excellent goal [and] he played strong and played with character,” Ryan said. “He is a leader of this team and I hope that God blesses him and he does something good for his life.”

Richardson was not the only one to receive plaudits, Ryan commending his entire team on a professional display.

“I am glad they played with that [style] because that’s how we play right through,” said Ryan. “To come here and do something else I would have been very much disappointed. They played strong, they showed character.

“And even when the game was a bit balanced and it looked like it could go anywhere, they stood up and every man was counted.”

Eve conceded that his charges lost to the better team.

“Credit to Shiva. They played a great game but I commend my guys because they stuck to it even when we went down to 2-0,” Eve said. “They were still pushing and trying to make opportunities so I’m very proud of the guys.”

After some regrettable mistakes off the football pitch, Shiva Boys can take some consolation from possession of the South Intercol trophy. For now, Ryan is not looking at their National Intercol semi-final battle with Carapichaima East Secondary on 30 November.

“We are humbly going forward one game at a time and one foot at a time,” said Ryan, “trusting in the Almighty to bless this team.”

If next week Shiva Boys’ Hindu College play like they did today, Theophilus Bourne and the “Caps” crew had better watch out.

Results

Naparima College 0, Shiva Boys HC 2 (Judah Garcia 65, Yohannes Richardson 83) at Mannie Ramjohn Stadium.

(Teams)

Naparima College (4-2-3-1): 1.Levi Fernandez (GK); 13.Jeron Pantor, 5.Rondell Payne (captain), 2.Tyrike Andrews, 19.Andre Raymond; 9.Rushawn Murphy, 8.Kodel Frontin; 10.Mark Ramdeen (7.Isa Bramble 78), 6.Judah St Louis (17.Shoaib Khan 85), 16.Decklan Marcelle (15.Shadeon Arthur 78); 18.Ronaldo McIntosh.

Unused Substitutes: 30.Enrique Changiah (GK), 3.Akil Johnson,  14.Ezekiel Kesar, 27.Chakim Guy.

Coach: Angus Eve

Shiva Boys’ Hindu College (4-2-3-1) : 22.Denzil Smith (GK); 32.Ronald Charles (9.Tyrell Baptiste 73), 19.Yohannes Richardson, 3.Jabari Graham, 14.Matthew Beal; 6.Tyrel Emmanuel (8.Jude Phillip 86), 15.Kierron Mason; 17.Ronaldo Edwards (5.Anderson Peters 78), 10.Judah Garcia (captain), 7.Quinn Rodney; 11.Junior Asson.

Unused Substitutes: 24.Dejon Blondell (GK), 16.Simeon De Bourgh, 21.Aaron Rodney, 23.Jeremy Williams.

Coach: Hayden Ryan

Referee: Joel Cox

Wired868 Man-of-the-Match: Yohannes Richardson

Upcoming Intercol fixtures

(Monday 27 November)

Signal Hill v St Mary’s College, National quarterfinals, TBA;

(Thursday 30 November)

San Juan North v Signal Hill/St Mary’s College, 3.30pm, National semifinals, Ato Boldon Stadium;

Shiva Boys HC v Carapichaima East, 5.30pm, National semifinals, Ato Boldon Stadium;

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 24, 2017, 08:02:19 AM
WATCH: Shiva Boys claim the 2017 South Zone Intercol title with a 2-0 win over Naparima College

https://www.youtube.com/v/r_ShiAK3HrY
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Sam on November 26, 2017, 10:16:59 AM
Ah went to two Shiva Boys games this season, them fellas could beat any Pro League team if they want.

That team playing some real good ball sah.

Yohannes Richardson, Matthew Beal, Tyrel Emmanuel, Jude Phillip, Jabari Graham, Kierron Mason, Judah Garcia and Quinn Rodney real good sah.

Matthew Beal does play left back and he real nice.

Quinn Rodney does make some real good passes.

Levi brother Judah Garcia good, football run in them blood boy.

Richardson could hit that ball hard.

Graham solid in defence.

Mason is a baller...

They coach have them fellas playing a good brand, maybe he should replace Latapy as youth coach.

They win de South Intercol and if they win de entire Intercol they should not get demoted, the SSFL didn't demote San Juan North last year, so why them eh do de same for Shiva.

Shiva to good to play in de SSFL, imagine when they go Championship league next year.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 28, 2017, 04:16:42 AM
One-on-One with Kishon Hackshaw: Trinity East Blue Hawk aims to soar.
By Chanelle Seymour (Wired868).


At 17, Kishon Hackshaw is not just your typical teenage schoolboy with dreams of making it big one day but with no interest in putting out the blood, sweat and tears that success often demands.

The Trinity College East student is a hardworking student with a genuine enthusiasm for football who is prepared to put in the extra hours to service his plan—it’s much more than a dream—to make himself into a successful scholar, pro footballer and/or business owner.

Hackshaw boasts a productive and enterprising spirit and has the good fortune to possess a high level of skill on the field, enhanced by his speed on and off the ball and his ability to use both feet equally well,

His long-term goals in the sporting arena are based on short-term success in the academic sphere; Hackshaw has not the slightest doubt that his football future is linked to his performance in the classroom and he has the drive and the determination and the clear-sightedness not to neglect either and service them both consistently

Unselfish enough to be well aware of the plight of his peers, Hackshaw laments that youth development is sorely neglected in T&T football and one of his big regrets is that no special attention is given to this critical area of local sport. If there was one thing he could change about local football, he says, it would be that.

As far as football outside of T&T is concerned, Hackshaw has his eyes on two professional football players who both have qualities that he admires; the first is the Brazilian Robinho who played for Real Madrid and Manchester City and the second is Philippe Coutinho, who plays for Liverpool in the English Premier League.

Do you have a nickname you want to share?

I don’t really have a nickname, but I’m usually called “Derrick,” which is my middle name, or “Kish” or “Hackey.”

What is your date of birth?

26 February 2000.

What is one thing most people do not know about you?

Everybody mostly knows everything about me; I’m an open book.

How would you describe yourself as a person?

I’m a kind, funny, hardworking person.

What do you do in your free time?

I enjoy playing video games and chatting with people.

What do you hope to do when you finish school?

When I finish school, I’d like to establish my own business, [earn] a scholarship or play professional football.

What kinds of business ventures interest you?

Clothing and sporting equipment.

What would be success for you as a player?

I want to get people to see my performance so that I can get a scholarship or get a professional coach to see me and sign me up for his club.

Do you play with any clubs currently?

Yes. North East Stars.

Who was/were your most important coach/coaches and why?

That would be Dale Toney at [T&TAYSO].  I started off at [T&TAYSO]. He was the coach who helped me develop my technique and the basic fundamentals of football [such as] passing and controlling [the ball].

What makes you stand out as a player?

I would say [my] speed and ability to use both feet.

Who is you favourite player, local or foreign, and why?

I have two favourite players.  [I like] Robinho because he is a very skillful player and he is very confident when he is on the ball, and Philippe Coutinho because he’s very technical and has the ability to shoot from far.  [Also], his dribbling and pace is high.

What has been your best moment in football so far?

[My best moment was] in 2015 when we played against Naparima in the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium. I picked up the ball from our half, dribbled through the team and scored.

And your worst?

[My worst moment] was recently, [while] playing Valencia Secondary [in the Coca Cola Intercol East Zone final]. I took the first penalty kick and missed.

How do you feel about local football?

I find local football to be a bit slow and [there is a] need to focus more on youth development. Many of the local teams like to encourage and engage in minor leagues [without] really focusing on youth development. We don’t have proper facilities and infrastructure to allow the youth to develop and become better footballers.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 28, 2017, 04:18:35 AM
One-on-One with Akil Frank: Frankly speaking…
By Shunella Wilkinson (Wired868).


If there is just one thing you can say for certain about Akil Frank, it is that he is determined to make it big on the international football scene. And the 19-year-old Signal Hill Secondary School football captain looks like he does have a very promising future in football.

Avid for success both academically and professionally, Frank, now an Upper Sixth Business student, remains very passionate about the game. And now that he is almost ready to leave the secondary school football arena behind him, he is more determined than ever to continue to improve himself and his skill level.

Frank was only 10 when he left Trinidad, along with his mother and his two sisters, to make his home in Tobago. He attended the St Patrick’s Anglican Primary School and joined the 1976 Phoenix Academy. He had played a little football in Trinidad but it was only when he came to Tobago and joined Phoenix that he really began to take the game seriously.

Frank says that he gets much of his inspiration from two local footballers, Darren ‘Chucky’ Mitchell and Andel Brown, but it was at the Academy that the motivation to become the player that he is today was spawned.

It was there too that he first learned to maximise his assets. One of the first things you notice about his game is his speed. But not only is he quick but he has great control over the ball, his ability to dribble the ball at pace being truly remarkable.

Frank’s enthusiasm for and love of the beautiful game, which he combines with admirable self-discipline, is so great that it would be a major surprise if he failed to make the career for himself that he seems confident of making.

Here are some more things that you may not know about Akil:

Name: Akil Andwele Frank
Nicknames: Most people just call me by my last name.
Date of birth: 19 May 1998
Hometown: Cumuto
Position: Striker
Number: 10
School: Signal Hill Secondary School
Favourite food: Pizza

What is one thing most people do not know about you?

I am really into a lot of music; I like dancehall and hip hop the most.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

Liming and playing video games.

What do you hope to do when you finish school?

I want to further my career in football and if that doesn’t work out for me I have a plan B; I would like to attend college and study business.

How would you describe yourself as a person?

I am passionate, romantic (lol) I am trustworthy and, if you take the time to know me, I can be very funny.

Who is your favourite player, local or foreign?

Kylian Mbappé. He did what I want to do, make it big at a young age. He is a great goal-scorer and he reminds me of how I play.

What is your favourite football team, local or foreign?

Manchester United.

What makes you stand out as a player?

My leadership skills would make me stand out and I have a strong passion for the game.

What would be success for you as a player?

Winning, scoring goals, leading my team to victory and bringing home the trophies

Who was your most important coach/coaches and why?

Coach Terry Williams. When I came to Tobago, he got me into the football from the grassroots. He has me where I am in football today.

What was your best moment in football so far? And your worst?

It was a semi-final game [against Pentecostal Light and Life in 2013] and we were down 3-2. But in the last seconds of the game, I scored a magnificent header to keep my team in the Intercol and gave us a chance to advance to the finals. That goal brought tears to my eyes. It was indeed my best moment.

And your worst?

My worst was a 4-0 loss to Shiva Boys [Hindu College on 25 October 2017].

What is your major goal for the season?

To at least end the season with the Tobago Zone Intercol trophy and, if we can, to take the National Intercol title too.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 28, 2017, 04:21:02 AM
Signal Hill through to semis.
By Jonathon Matouk (Guardian).


Signal Hill Secondary advanced to the Coca-Cola National Inter-Col semi-finals yesterday, following a 1 nil victory over St Mary’s College (C.I.C) at the Plymouth Recreational Ground in Plymouth, Tobago.

A lone item from Jelanie James in the late stages of the second half proved the difference on the day, as it assured the Tobago Zone InterCol winner passage into Thursday’s semifinal against San Juan North Secondary.

It was as lacklustre a quarterfinal match-up as a football fan could imagine in recent years, as neither team registered a noteworthy opportunity on goal until the late stages of the second half.

However, in the 82nd minute, Jelanie James played hero for a second consecutive week to give the Tobago team a 1 nil lead.

The ball fell kindly to James, who headed into an open net, after Jabari Francis’ shot was spilled by “Saints” goalkeeper Regaleo Holder.

Signal Hill comfortably held on to the lead for the rest of proceedings as C.I.C failed to muster a single opportunity on goal.

The team was in high spirits after the match, and head coach Nigel de Souza believes his team has what it takes to win the title.

“We got demoted, but at the same time we have our spirits up and we are trying to bring home the title,” the Signal Hill coach stated after the conclusion of the game.

As for C.I.C, they can take solace in what was a successful season as the team placed 6th in the Premier Division standings and captured the North Zone InterCol for the first time in ten years, upsetting St.

Anthony’s College in the final.

“Difficult one to take, but I think the boys gave all that they had, Signal Hill settled better, and had the edge on us today,” C.I.C’s head coach Ryan Shim uttered at the end of the match.

Signal Hill will play San Juan North, who were East Zone InterCol champion, at 3:30 pm in the first National InterCol semi-final at 3:30 pm at the Ato Boldon Stadium.

The later match of the round will see South Zone winner’s Shiva Boys Hindu College take on Carapichaima East at 5:30pm at the same venue.

(Teams - by Wired868.com)

Signal Hill Secondary (4-2-3-1): 25.Duvaugn Daniel (GK); 13.Giovani Sebro, 15.Darion Stewart, 6.Jokiah Leacock, 20.Jabari George; 22.Jabarry Francis (11.Kedar Combie 90+2), 7.Akiel Holdford; 10.Akil Frank (captain), 5.Tareek Richards (14.Nicholas Alfred 62), 8.Jalanie James; 9.Ronaldo Samuel (4.Jabari McMillan 79).

Unused Substitutes: 1.Isaiah Campbell (GK), 12.Dexter Cossou, 18.Keishon Small, 19.Omari Edwards.

Coach: Nigel De Souza

St Mary’s College (4-2 3-1): 30.Regaleo Holder (GK); 21.Justin Gibbon (22.Augustine Nkemakolam 85), 4.Schileon Phillip, 8.Matthaeus Granger, 12.Kevon Alonzo; 6.Justin Keith, 11.Gabriel Nanton (captain); 7.Terran Winner, 10.Michel Poon-Angeron,16.Tyrese Spicer; 19.Trey La Motte (27.Devon Charles 68).

Unused Substitutes: 1.Jordan Bidaisee (GK), 14.Elijah Bain Hares,  18.Kyle Carrington, 23.Brendon Lewis, 26.Jed Rigsby.

Coach: Ryan Shim

Referee: Keon Yorke

Wired868 Man-of-the-Match: Jokiah Leacock

Coca Cola National Intercol quarterfinals

(Monday 27 November)

Signal Hill Secondary 1 (Jalanie James 82) v St Mary’s College 0 at Plymouth;

Upcoming National Intercol Fixtures

(Thursday 30 November)

San Juan North Secondary v Signal Hill Secondary, 3.30pm, National semifinals, Ato Boldon Stadium;

Shiva Boys’ Hindu College v Carapichaima East Secondary, 5.30pm, National semifinals, Ato Boldon Stadium;

(http://www.guardian.co.tt/sites/default/files/field/image/intercol.jpg)
St Mary’s Trey La Motte controls the ball ahead of Signal Hill’s Jelani James (#8) during the Intercol National Quarterfinal yesterday at Plymouth Recreational Grounds, Tobago.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 29, 2017, 05:05:59 AM
One-on-One with Signal Hill’s Akiel Holdford: Motoring towards footballing success
By Shunella Wilkinson (Wired868).


Signal Hill Secondary midfielder Akiel Holdford is a humble, easy-going young man who aspires to one day be a mechanical engineer or, if he has to settle for less, a motor mechanic. But he is emphatically not the kind of young man who will easily settle for less.

Holdford is an excellent player who always brings his A game. He sees himself as doing much more than he has so far done in the football arena, including, with luck, helping his team to success in this year’s Tobago Zone Intercol.

Win, lose or draw, however, in that ongoing competition, he hopes to play well enough to make a really good impression and eventually earn a football scholarship. That, he says, will help him to make a better life for himself and his family.

For Holdford, ‘family’ includes just his father and his sister, with whom he lives in Tobago. But there is also the larger ‘family’ that is the St Clair Coaching School, where he first learned continues to learn the game and to improve on his God-given talent.

“I love football,” he told Wired868. “Football is my sport. When I come out to play football, I come with a mind-set to win. I don’t come to lose, I put in my everything.”

Those who have seen him on the field of play this season don’t have to be told about his leave-it-all-on-the-field attitude; they already know only too well—as do most of those against whom he has so far played.

Here are some more things that you may not know about Akiel:

Name: Akiel Holdford
Nicknames: Tacky (that’s what they call my dad)
Date of birth: 27 July, 1999
Hometown: Bethel
Position: Midfielder
Number: 7
School: Signal Hill Secondary School
Favourite food: Dumpling and chicken

What is one thing most people do not know about you?

I have no family in Tobago. It’s just me, my pops and my sister.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

Listening to music and going to the beach.

What do you hope to do when you finish school?

I hope to play hard enough so that I can get a scholarship to play abroad.

What would be success for you as a player?

Winning every game that I play.

How would you describe yourself as a person?

I am friendly and easy to talk to but I have a bit of a temper which I know how to control.

Who was your most important coach/coaches and why

Urinton Samuel. I started playing football under him at St Clair Coaching School.

What makes you stand out as a player?

I love the sport and I can play it well. When I come out to play I leave my all on the field. I put my best into the sport and I am disciplined.

Who is your favourite player?

Cristiano Ronaldo.

What is your favourite football team?

Manchester United. Love to see them play football and how they knock the ball.

What was your best moment in football so far?

My best would have been when we qualified to play in [the Premier Division in] Trinidad.

And your worst?

My worst would be when I threw away a penalty in an Intercol semi-final game against Presentation (San Fernando).

What is your major goal for the season?

We would have worked hard in the SSFL but we were demoted but I want to win the Tobago Zone of the Intercol and I will work hard and put my all towards that. Go to Trinidad and see if we can qualify again. Just to do my best.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Deeks on November 29, 2017, 04:41:24 PM
St Mary’s College (4-2 3-1): 30.Regaleo Holder (GK); 21.Justin Gibbon (22.Augustine Nkemakolam 85), 4.Schileon Phillip, 8.Matthaeus Granger, 12.Kevon Alonzo; 6.Justin Keith, 11.Gabriel Nanton (captain); 7.Terran Winner, 10.Michel Poon-Angeron,16.Tyrese Spicer; 19.Trey La Motte (27.Devon Charles 68).

Unused Substitutes: 1.Jordan Bidaisee (GK), 14 Elijah Bain Hares,  18.Kyle Carrington, 23.Brendon Lewis, 26.Jed Rigsby.


14 Elijah Bain Hares. I think this kid is the grandson of Ian Bain, former Saints, TT and Howard University standout. Can anyone verify ?
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 30, 2017, 04:24:55 AM
San Juan gets Signal Hill test.
T&T Guardian Reports.


P’ville awaits winner of Bishop’s derby.

Pleasantville Secondary School’s girls football team yesterday booked its spot in the 2017 Coca Cola National Intercol Girls’ Final and await an opponent from today’s second semi-final between Bishop Anstey High School East and Bishop Anstey High School of Port-of-Spain.

Yesterday, Pleasantville defeated Carapichaima East Secondary 2-1 at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella, in a match which had to be brought forward by a day to accommodate the Carapichaima coaching staff’s involvement with the school’s boys team that is involved in today’s critical semi-final match-up against Shiva Boys Hindu College.

Pleasantville’s goals came from Aaliyah Pascal in the sixth minute and Jasandra Joseph in the 20th before Carapichaima cut the deficit through Afiyah Cornwall in the 26th, to see her team trailing 2-1 at the break.

Neither team could find the net again in the second half resulting in a win for Pleasantville and a trip to Monday’s final against the winner of today’s Bishop’s derby, which takes place at St Augustine Secondary School grounds from 3:30pm.

Meanwhile, the full line-up for the Boys’ InterCol finals will be decided this afternoon at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, the new home for football. The first match of a double-header brings together defending national champion school, San Juan North Secondary against Tobago Zone winners Signal Hill Secondary from 3:30 pm.

Two hours later, South Zone champion, Shiva Boys and Central Zone winners Carapichaima East will do battle.

San Juan North is aiming to become the first team in the Premier Division era to win back-to-back titles, while Signal Hill can become the first Tobago-based team to advance to the National InterCol final since the Premier Division began four years ago.

The boys from Bourg Mulatresse have been relentless in their pursuit to defend the national crown, scoring 11 goals with none against after - 6-0, 3-0, and 2-0 wins against El Dorado East, St. Augustine Secondary, and Valencia Secondary respectively.

Their strike-partnership of Renaldo Boyce and Brandon Semper will need to be firing on all cylinders, as the pair has accounted for almost 75% of the team’s goals in the tournament.

Signal Hill was relegated from the Premier Division at the end of a disappointing League campaign, placing 14th overall on the 15-team standings. However, the Tobago team should not be taken lightly, as it has also been in formidable knock-out competition form, scoring eight times without giving up any in the four matches it contested, including a shock 1-0 defeat of St. Mary’s College in the quarter-final meeting.

In contrast to the first match, the later kick-off will feature two teams that have never won the title.

Shiva Boys College is still on the march to redemption and it appears that the South Zone champs have put aside their unfortunate and embarrassing relegation league season from the Premier Division, scoring 14 goals and none against in its march to the semi-finals.

The South champions have dominated that zone behind 11-0, 1-0 and 2-0 victories over Moruga Secondary, Premier Division champions and last year’s national Intercol losing finalists Presentation College, San Fernando, and Naparima College respectively.

Carapichaima, on the other hand, will be the underdog team, coming from the weaker, Central Zone. On its way to today’s final-four it defeated Presentation College, Chaguanas 5-0, and Chaguanas North 4-2 on penalties after a 2-2 regulation time score.

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Mama mia! Jasandra propels Pleasantville past Cornwall’s “Caps” and into final.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).


Carapichaima East Secondary, powered by talented Trinidad and Tobago National Under-17 Team attacker Afiyah Cornwall, gave Big Five champions Pleasantville Secondary a scare today in the Coca Cola Girls National Intercol semifinals at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella.

But, in the end, Jasandra “Mama” Joseph’s 20th minute item proved to be the winner as Pleasantville triumphed 2-1 and booked their spot in next Monday’s National Intercol final, which kicks off from 3pm at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.

“P’ville” will face the winner of tomorrow’s 3pm showdown between Bishop Anstey (Port of Spain) and Bishop Anstey East at the St Augustine Secondary ground.

No matter which Bishops show up at Couva on Monday, they face a devilishly difficult time against a balanced Pleasantville outfit which is chasing their fourth title this season, having already lifted the South Zone Championship, National Big Five and South Zone Intercol trophies.

“I have to give them credit,” Carapichaima East coach Christopher Pugh told Wired868. “I think they were very focused and organised and they were competitive. They were a little more competitive than us.”

Pleasantville had a strong spine with a wily and physically imposing midfield trio of Lorall Romaine, Kimberly Stewart and Joseph just behind clever forward Aaliyah Pascall. Together, they pushed high into opposing territory and rocked “Caps” back on their heels.

At the other end, Carapichaima goalkeeper Shanice Lazarus did not take her own goal kicks while central defender and team captain Leah Massiah could barely get her own clearances to about 30 yards from her own goal.

It spelled trouble for the Central Zone champions. Pascall took advantage of a sustained period of pressure with a close-range finish in the sixth minute while “Mama” doubled Pleasantville’s lead in the 20th minute, dancing around Massiah before stroking past Lazarus.

In between, Romain struck the bar with a thumping effort from 25 metres as Pleasantville looked set to run amok.

Carapichaima had something better than a prayer to hang on to, though; they had Cornwall.

In the 26th minute, Caps forward Angel Simon dropped off to collect the ball between the lines and Pleasantville were slow to spot the danger. In a flash, Simon played a lofted pass into Cornwall’s path and it was too late for Pleasantville to find a remedy.

Cornwall outpaced their defence and neatly steered to the right of their custodian Celine Hypolite to halve their advantage.

“Before the game, we told our team that Afiyah is the player they are going to look for,” said Pleasantville coach Joel Maloney. “[…] We knew we had to do some adjustments [to keep her quiet but] the person who was man-marking her drifted off in her own world and [Cornwall] got the ball and scored.”

It is important to understand the make-up of a girls’ school team to appreciate the bizarre unpredictability of any particular passage of play—and Pugh probably summed it up best when he said his team has three levels.

Carapichaima, for instance, had Cornwall and winger Kya Edwards with international experience for the National Under-17 Team. Then, there were midfielder Shenice Maynard and left-back Celine James, who displayed decent football IQ.

Around them, though, were a few teammates with barely a year’s experience in the game while one substitute only got her first taste of organised football in September.

Unsurprisingly, Pugh’s young ladies were always going to lean heavily on individual talent to see them through.

“We didn’t start training until the third week of September and there were setbacks pertaining to the health of some of our players,” said Pugh, who is in his first season as school coach. “We have six players with asthma and two [Cornwall and Edwards] with low blood count. So I believe we did very well when you take that into account.”

Pleasantville were a far more prepared outfit.

“Before the season started, I went to the principal [Philip Allard] and asked for players to be brought in,” said Maloney, “because we lost four starters and three subs [from last season]. So we got four players in from different schools [including Joseph] to come and work with what we have.”

By half-time, Pleasantville knew what they had to do to get to the Intercol final: stop Cornwall!

“I let them know that if someone leaves her, someone else has to take up that responsibility and we did it better in the second half,” said Maloney. “If she was on one side, Lorall [Romain] would watch her and if she switched to the other side Jasandra [Joseph] would pick her up. So we always had a body on her.”

“Mama” Joseph stayed so close to Cornwall at the start of the second half that it seemed as though they were wearing the same shirt at times. And, on at least one occasion, the Caps attacker pleaded with referee Alloy George to keep an eye open for the unnecessary physical contact that came her way.

Incidentally, Pugh also thought that Mama was dangerous enough to merit a man-marker and it made for a touch of farce, which brought a chuckle from the Carapichaima coach after the final whistle.

“It was funny,” said Pugh, “because while ‘Mama’ was trying to man-mark Ayifah, I had [Narsha Jaichan] man-marking her.”

Carapichaima were fortunate not to concede a penalty in the 51st minute as Massiah clattered into Pascall, with the contact coming after the Pleasantville attacker had lost control of the ball. George, leniently, pointed for a goal kick.

At the other end, Cornwall slipped her marker down the left flank in the 58th minute and, with Simon waiting unmarked near the penalty spot, chose to go for goal herself. Her effort beat Hypolite but rolled agonisingly wide of the far post as well.

In the 66th minute, Pascall was at it again as she twisted Massiah inside out but failed to hit the target.

“Mama” seemed in total control of the midfield area now as Maynard, having forgotten to walk with her nebuliser, faded badly in the later stages of the game. But the Pleasantville playmaker’s attempts to conjure an insurance goal for her team did leave some openings for Cornwall on the counter- attack.

In the 69th minute, Cornwall gave another reminder of her ability to wreak havoc as she ran on to a bouncing ball in her own half and neatly flicked it over the head of Pleasantville defender Latifha Prescott before knocking it around the latter’s partner, Shawnelle Rose.

Rose had the presence of mind to cynically tug Cornwall back. It earned the defender a yellow card but probably spared her team an equaliser.

“That too easy ‘Tifa!” yelled a Pleasantville supporter at the embarrassed defender. “That too easy!”

As if she could could do any better against the Central princess!

Cornwall then took the free kick herself and watched in horror as her dipping effort came off the bar; it was as close as Carapichaima would come to level terms on the evening.

Two minutes into stoppage time, Cornwall received the ball, looked at Joseph in front of her and opted to hand over responsibility to Jaichan instead. Fittingly, George promptly blew off the match. Carapichaima had nothing left.

“Hopefully next year we can start earlier,” said Pugh, “because this is my first year with the team and, with what we have here, I think we are heading in the right direction.

“[…] We have work to do but, with the proper structure, we will get somewhere. All in all, I can’t complain. I think the better team won.”

Pleasantville have a fourth title to contest now and Maloney said he will watch the clash of Bishops with assistant coach Brian London tomorrow, before they settling on the details of a training session on Friday to prepare for the National Intercol final.

“We beat [Carapichaima East] already this season and, […] after winning the national title in the Big Five competition, I think we came out overconfident today,” said Maloney. “It was good that it happened today so we can humble ourselves and come out and work hard in the final.”

If Mama is given license to roam on Monday, it will take some doing to stop Pleasantville.

Results

Pleasantville Secondary 2 (Aaliyah Pascall 6, Jasandra Joseph 20), Carapichaima East 1 (Afiyah Cornwall 26) at Mannie Ramjohn Stadium;

(Teams)

Pleasantville Secondary (4-3-3): 20.Celine Hypolite (GK); 15.Ariel Stoute, 6.Shawnelle Rose, 7.Latifha Pascall, 14.Curissa Joseph; 9.Lorall Romain, 8.Jasandra Joseph, 11.Kimberly Stewart (captain) (17.Dinesha Williams 31); 13.Kimberly Sambochan (4.Zahara Mitchell 79), 10.Aaliyah Pascall, 18.Kayla Maillard (16.Kalita Francis 79).

Unused substitutes: 22.Gabriel Greene (GK), 2.Corysa Joseph, 12.Anissa Henry.

Coach: Joel Maloney

Carapichaima East Secondary (4-3-3): 1.Shanice Lazarus (GK); 10.Cynara Smith (20.Jada-Marie Joe), 11.Leah Massiah (captain), 21.Daniella Collier, 6.Celine James; 12.Annalicia Williams, 17.Shenice Maynard, 8.Narsha Jaichan; 13.Kya Edwards, 7.Afiyah Cornwall, 23.Angel Simon.

Unused substitutes: 5.Nicole Honore, 9.Andy-Ann Rowley, 16.Khristie Joseph, 30.Lana Harry.

Coach: Christopher Pugh

Referee: Alloy George

TODAY’S MATCHES - Coca Cola National - InterCol semi-finals:

Boys

San Juan North Secondary v Signal Hill Secondary – 3.30pm, Ato Boldon Stadium

Shiva Boys Hindu College v Carapichaima East – 5.30pm, Ato Boldon Stadium

Girls

Bishop Anstey East v Bishop Anstey POS – 3:30pm, St Augustine Secondary Grounds

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 01, 2017, 08:17:43 AM
San Juan, Shiva Boys set up Inter-Col showdown.
By Walter Albey (Guardian).


San Juan North Secondary stormed into the final of the Coca Cola National InterCol tournament where it will meet Shiva Boys Hindu College on Monday at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva at 5 pm.

San Juan, the title holders, got a single goal from the boot of captain Renaldo Boyce in a 1-0 victory over a 10-man Signal Hill in the opening game of a double header, while Shiva Boys needed kicks from the penalty spot to deny Carapichaima East 3-2 after the game ended 1-1 at the end of regulation time at the same venue.

Signal Hill, a six-time winner of the tournament, could have taken the lead when Akile Frank gallopped clear from a Jabari George through-ball in the 15th minute but struck a weak shot that failed to trouble goalkeeper Stephon Byer. Thereafter San Juan took control of the game and had only itself to blame for not taking the lead early.

In the 33rd striker Renaldo Boyce blew past his marker inside the penalty area, and with only keeper Devon Daniel to beat, Boyce's attempt struck the out-stretched legs of Daniel and flew over. Later speedy winger Tyrell Cameron had the San Juan crowd on its feet when he stormed down the left flank and delivered a pin-point cross for Brandon Semper to turn nicely in the area, but his powerful left footer flew into the side nettings, as both teams went to the break with the score at nil.

The Tobagonians were hard-hit after the resumption when steady defender Jokiah Leacock received marching orders for his second bookable offence of the match, a reckless challenge on Boyce in full glare of the referee in the 47th minute.

Signal Hill were immediately affected when defender Giovanni Sebro raced from a wide position to fumble a routine clearance in the 54th minute, and Boyce tucked it into the vacant right corner for the lead.

A minute later Brandon Semper sought to seal the win with a curling effort from a free-kick on top the box but it was denied by a diving save by Daniel.

And in the 63rd minute Boyce got the opportunity to put the game beyond reach, turning clear in the box before blazing over the crossbar.

In the second game, Carapichaima forged ahead when Kevon Williams dribbled past his marker and split the Shiva defence with a diagonal pass to Elijah King in the 23rd minute. The talented Carapichaima striker picked his spot and fired the ball past the goalkeeper for the lead.

But after a series of relentless Shiva pressure the equalizer came after MasonÕs right side centre was tucked in by Junior Assoon in the 86th minute. From the penalty spot Shiva goalie Denzil Smith kept out three attempts to spearhead the victory.

Shiva, relegated from the Premier Division of the Secondary Schools Football League, were determined to seal a final berth but were bugged down by a dogged Carapichaima defence and goalkeeper. In 35th minute Kerron MasonÕs fierce drive was parried by Aaron Best in the Carapichaima goal before being cleared.

And in the 70th Judah Garcia delivered a pin-point cross which Quin Rodney met sweetly on the head, but Best pushed it over.

Coca Cola Intercol results

(Thursday 30 November)

San Juan North Secondary 1 (Renaldo Boyce 54), Signal Hill Secondary 0 at Ato Boldon Stadium;

Shiva Boys’ Hindu College 1 (Junior Asson 84), Carapichaima East Secondary 1 (Elijah King 23) at Ato Boldon Stadium;
*—Shiva Boys won 3-2 on kicks from the penalty spot

Bishop’s Anstey East 0, Bishop’s Anstey (POS) 1 (Kiana Alexander 67) at St Augustine Secondary.

(Teams - by wired868.com)

Shiva Boys’ Hindu College (4-3-3): 22.Denzil Smith (GK); 32.Ronald Charles (5.Anderson Peters 79), 19.Yohannes Richardson, 3.Jabari Graham, 14.Matthew Beal;  15.Kierron Mason, 6.Tyrel Emmanuel, 10.Judah Garcia (captain); 17.Ronado Edwards (9.Tyrell Baptiste 54), 11.Junior Asson, 7.Quinn Rodney.

Unused Substitutes: 24.Dejon Blondell (GK), 8.Jude Phillip, 20.Adica Ash, 21.Aaron Rodney, 23.Jeremy Williams.

Coach: Hayden Ryan

Carapichaima East Secondary (1-4-3-2): 1.Aaron Best (GK); 4.Brandon St Clair; 6.Josiah King, 2.Colin Wheeler, 18.Akeil Vesprey, 3.Symron Wiseman; 9.Kevon Williams (22.Luke Charles), 12.Kirk Torres, 17.Mecaheil Alexander (captain); 8.Theophilus Bourne, 20.Elijah King (10.Daniel Pascal 65).

Unused Substitutes: 25.Aarion St Clair (GK), 7.Yohance Brereton,  11.Keilon Burnett, 16.Liju James, 23.Ivan Santos.

Coach: Randolph Boyce

Referee: Nicholai Nyron

Wired868 Man-of-the-Match: Denzil Smith (Shiva Boys’ Hindu College)

Upcoming fixtures

(Monday 4 December)

Pleasantville Secondary v Bishop’s Anstey (POS), 3pm, National Girls Intercol final, Ato Boldon Stadium;

San Juan North v Shiva Boys’ Hindu College, National Boys Intercol final, 5pm, Ato Boldon Stadium.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 02, 2017, 05:06:09 AM
Girls, Boys Inter-Col on SportsMax.
By Ian Prescott (Express).


Sponsors announce goodies for fans ahead of Monday’s finals

For the very first time, the national Girls’ InterCol final will be broadcast live throughout the Caribbean on Sportsmax television, alongside the Boys’ final.

This was revealed at a media launch yesterday at the Hasely Crawford Stadium VIP Lounge.

The 2017 Secondary Schools Football League Inter-Col finals will be played on Monday at Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, where Port of Spain-based Bishop's Anstey face South champions Pleasantville in the schoolgirls’ final from 3 p.m., while at 5.30, champions San Juan North Secondary will defend their boys title against Shiva Boys Hindu College.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 02, 2017, 05:07:27 AM
Wallace promises incident-free 2018 SSFL.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).


President wof the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL), William Wallace, has promised an incident-free 2018 season after the 2017 edition was plagued with issues regarding the registration of players.

Shiva Boys, the 2016 Premier Division winners, were deducted 17 points by the SSFL for the improper registration of two players – a decision which saw them relegated for the 2018 season.

Fyzabad Secondary were expelled from the competition after two players were deemed to be illegally registered as students, resulting in the police getting involved.

During a media briefing yesterday, at the VIP Lounge, Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo, Wallace said, “We had a couple issues this year and we have taken steps (to rectify them). The decisive steps were to deal with the issues and, of course we are not just leaving it there.”

Wallace added, “There are some things that we absolutely try to make sure that they do not occur.

We are working closely with the Ministry of Education in that aspect. Yes (we’re hoping) we’ll have an incident-free 2018.”

The SSFL boss continued, “Over the years, perhaps we may have been doing things wrong in that schools were registering in a particular way and this year we decided to make sure that we follow our guidelines. We have a secretariat in place, we are doing a database on players, and that’s supposed to be completed before next (season).”

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 03, 2017, 04:29:14 AM
Alexander brings the pain as Bishop POS kayo their East counterparts.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868)


Bishop Anstey High School (Port of Spain) booked their maiden appearance in a Coca Cola Girls National Intercol final this afternoon, as they edged namesake Bishop Anstey High School East 1-0 in a bruising affair at the St Augustine Secondary school ground.

Forward Kiana Alexander got the decisive goal for the Port-on-Spain outfit in the 67th minute, as she squeezed a shot past East goalkeeper Malaika Dedier from close range before being promptly flattened for her troubles.

Alexander had to be helped to the sidelines by the team medic and never made it back on to the field. Arguably, it summed up the semi-final contest that might have been the fiercest battle between siblings since Cain and Abel.

“The two teams put out a good fight,” Bishop East coach Dwayne Davis told Wired868. “I guess the team that wanted it a little more came out victorious in the end.”

Bishop Port-of-Spain will now meet Pleasantville Secondary in the National Intercol final from 3.30pm on Monday at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.

Pleasantville head coach Joel Maloney and assistant coach Brian London were both in the stands at St Augustine this afternoon. And although Bishop Port-of-Spain do not possess an offensive weapon of the calibre of Carapichaima East Secondary attacker Afiyah Cornwall—who gave “P-ville” a fright before eventually being subdued in Wednesday’s semi-final contest—the North Zone champions have their own strengths.

Between the uprights, lanky Bishop Port-of-Spain custodian K’lil Keshwar looked virtually flawless, ably supported as she was by her central defensive pairing of Brittney Williams and Tracey Pollard and the hard-working midfield duo of Ranae Ward and Selene Smart.

Bishop East flanker Tyanna Williams can attest to the rugged nature of the opposing back four, as she huffed and puffed without ever getting a clear sight of goal, before a strong challenge from opposing midfielder Thrissa Romany ended her on-the-field afternoon.

On the sidelines, the tears flowed freely down Tyanna’s face as she suffered the double whammy of the agony of defeat and the foot.

“The girls really came out strong for this game,” said Bishop Port-of-Spain head coach Brian Smith. “We called this game ‘BOB’—which was best of Bishops—and for us, it was really a fight. This is the first time we are getting the opportunity to play in a National Intercol final after we got to the semi-final last year; so it is a progression for us.”

Whereas Wednesday’s semi-final contest was illuminated by the individual ability of the Pleasantville pairing of Jasandra “Mama” Joseph and Aaliyah Pascall and the Carapichaima duo of Cornwall and Kya Edwards, today’s affair was more notable for solid organisation and stubborn defending.

Tyanna threatened down both flanks while Christi-Ann Wood and Jalene Sobers showed their quality in central midfield for the East Zone outfit. But, with striker Lillian Selvon missing through injury, Bishop East just could not engineer a way past the stubborn Pollard or the perceptive Williams.

At the other end, Ward looked a bright prospect in central midfield for Bishop Port-of-Spain while forward Chantal Thurrell buzzed cleverly between the lines. But the East back four, protected by the deep-lying Wood, was not easily breached either.

Eventually a brief period of sustained pressure and a rare defensive lapse made the difference.

In the 66th minute, Dedier showed sharp reflexes, producing a double save to thwart Ward from close quarters. The subsequent corner was partially cleared too. But just seconds later, Jovannah Williams—converted from central defender owing to another East injury—failed to cut out a right-side cross from Leah Dos Santos and Alexander pounced, controlling the ball quickly before poking it beyond the opposing goalkeeper.

Dedier’s momentum took her into Alexander, though, and as the Bishop Port-of-Spain players pranced in celebration, the goal-scorer remained on the ground, hurt.

On the day, Alexander could not continue. But her school will progress in the National Intercol competition.

At the final whistle, Bishop Port-of-Spain players sang in unison:

“B-I-S-H-O-P-S… Bishops, Bishops, we’re the best!

“Call the linesman, call the ref; tell them that we come to sweat!”

As the Pleasantville coaches and a few of their players headed for the exit, a Bishop East player hobbled over to have a word with one of the southern visitors.

“I hope allyuh beat them,” she said, in a hushed, clipped tone.

There might be a need for additional medical staff for the next Best of Bishops derby.

(Teams)

Bishop Anstey High School (POS) (4-4-2): 1.K’lil Keshwar (GK); 2.Anna Blake, 18.Brittney Williams, 6.Tracey Pollard, 11.Maia Salandy; 7.Leah Dos Santos (captain), 10.Ranae Ward, 17.Selene Smart, 8.Thrissa Romany; 14.Chantal Thurrell, 9.Kiana Alexander (16.Joanna Kennedy 70).

Unused substitutes: 22.Kesi Bennett (GK), 21.Brittney Panteau, 19.Nia Thomas Brown, 4.Tianna Aming, 15.Raesa Ali, 12.Anais Ferguson.

Coach: Brian Smith

Bishop Anstey High School East (4-2-3-1): 1.Malaika Dedier (GK); 18.Shaian Balliram, 9.Jovanah Williams, 12.Glennel Hyacenth, 4.Alexandria Douglas; 14.Christi-Anne Wood, 19.Jalene Sobers; 11.Victoria Williams, 16.Sarah Guyadeen, 10.Tyanna Williams (3.Joleen Noreiga 75); 21.Sheridan Pollonais (8.Akia Morris 66).

Unused substitutes: 2.Latoya Paul, 13.Dalia Wilson, 17.Asianya Bruce, 20.Tinille Matthews, 23.Khaleeqa Garrett.

Coach: Dwayne Davis

Referee: Oswald Samuel

Wired868 Player-of-the-Match: Tracey Pollard (Bishop Anstey POS)

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 03, 2017, 04:29:49 AM
Provisional All-Star teams

South:

Goalkeepers:

Jabari Gray (Presentation College [San F’do]) Levi Fernandez, (Naparima College), Denzil Smith (Shiva Boys’ Hindu College).

Defenders:

Daquon Foster, Mickel Revello (St Benedict’s College), Mylz Barrington (Presentation College [San F’do]), Tyrike Andrews, Rondell Payne (Naparima College), Jabari Graham, Yohannes Richardson (Shiva Boys’ Hindu College), Symron Wiseman (Carapichaima East Secondary).

Midfielders:

Darnell Hospedales, Jerrin Jackie, Ackeel Jacob, Jordan Riley (Presentation College [San F’do]), Tyrel Emmanuel, Judah Garcia, Quinn Rodney (Shiva Boys’ Hindu College), Theophilus Bourne (Carapichaima East Secondary), Jeron Pantor, Judah St Louis (Naparima College).

Forwards:

Josiah King (Carapichaima East Secondary) Omri Baird (Presentation College [San F’do]), Isa Bramble (Naparima College) Reuel Tyson (St Benedict’s College), Junior Asson, Tyrell Baptiste (Shiva Boys’ Hindu College).

Coach: Shawn Cooper

North:

Goalkeepers:

Hezron D’Abreau (Valencia Secondary), Regaleo Holder (St Mary’s College), Emmanuel John (Trinity College East)

Defenders:

Joshua Araujo-Wilson (Fatima College), Matthaeus Granger (St Mary’s College), Derron John, Jesse Williams (St Anthony’s College), Giovanni Lewis (Valencia Secondary), Anfernee Stokes (QRC), Kyle Thomas (San Juan North Secondary).

Midfielders:

Tyrese Bailey, Haile Beckles, Che Benny (St Anthony’s College), Saleem Henry (Trinity College Moka), Gabriel Nanton, Tyrese Spicer (both St Mary’s College), Nathaniel Perouse (San Juan North Secondary), Anthony Samuel (St Augustine Secondary).

Forwards:

Justin Wilson-Araujo (Fatima College), Renaldo Boyce, Brandon Semper (San Juan North Secondary) Devon Charles (St Mary’s College), Akil Frank (Signal Hill Secondary), Kishon Hackshaw (Trinity College East), Kerri Mc Donald (Speyside High School).

Coach: Ronald Daniel

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 04, 2017, 05:34:27 AM
San Juan North eyes National Intercol repeat.
By Nigel Simon (Guardian).


San Juan North Secondary, the defending National Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Boys’ InterCol champion will go after a second straight national title when it faces Shiva Boys’ Hindu College at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, from 5pm today.

Prior to the Boys’ final, the National Girls’ InterCol decider between Bishop Anstey High School (Port-of-Spain) and Pleasantville Secondary will take place from 3pm.

However, all eyes will be on the clash between the Jerry Moe-coached San Juan North, which edged another South team, Presentation College of San Fernando 1-0 in last year’s decider, and Shiva Boys.

Last week at the same venue in the semi-finals, San Juan North got a strike from Renaldo Boyce, his sixth of the competition to edge Signal Hill Secondary 1-0 while coach Hayden Ryan had national Under-20 goalkeeper Denzil James to thank after he made three saves in the penalty-kicks shoot-out to earn Shiva Boys a 3-2 win over Carapichaima East Secondary after a 1-1 draw in regulation time.

Should San Juan North, which ended a ten-year drought by lifting the crown last year, take home the title today for a third time in the school’s history, it will become the first team since St Anthony’s College in 2011 and 2012 to win back-to-back national InterCol crowns, and also the first school to achieve the same feat since the Premier Division was introduced in 2014. It is that history which captain Renaldo Boyce hopes will get them over the line but he indicated that winning must start from within.

“The main concern for our team is really controlling our thoughts and emotions. It will be a very emotional game because we could make history by winning the InterCol back to back. “The hard work our team puts out is with motivation and the aim of winning it back to back.”

Shiva Boys meanwhile, are hoping to end a season which promised so much, but ended in chaos and demotion due to administrative mix-ups on their part by lifting a first national InterCol crown to add to their maiden Premier Division title triumph from last year.

Their captain, Judah Garcia said his team had to dig deep in that semi final but should continue to find motivation to win it all on Monday to redeem his team’s season. “I want to say thanks to the guys for putting this behind us.

This InterCol means a lot to us because losing the league in the protest room and not on the field the guys are sure to tell you that we are going out to come out with nothing less than a victory,” he said.

Spectators at today’s match will also have a chance to win door prizes inclusive of two Play Station 4 consoles, and an iPhone 8 while reigning two-time Soca Monarch champion Voice will perform live.


Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Sam on December 04, 2017, 10:40:04 AM
My best 11
Denzil Smith
Matthew Beal
Yohannes Richardson
Jordan Riley
Judah St Louis
T.Emmanuel
Che Benny
Quinn Rodney
Judah Garcia
Isaiah Lee
Renaldo Boyce


Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: RichGFootball on December 04, 2017, 06:55:07 PM
Bishop's Anstey 6 vs Pleasantville 0
Shiva 2 vs San Juan 2

Intercol Champions 2017

Girls - Bishop's Anstey
U19 - Boys Shiva Boys
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on December 04, 2017, 07:32:24 PM
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Title: Bishop Anstey win Intercol in style
Post by: Tallman on December 04, 2017, 08:38:07 PM
Bishop Anstey win Intercol in style
By Stephon Nicholas (T&T Newsday)


Ranae Ward netted a hat-trick while Brittney Williams added two as Bishop Anstey humiliated Pleasantville 6-0 today, at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, to claim the Coca-Cola National Girls Intercol title.

Pleasantville entered the game as favourites, but they were second best from start to finish to a Bishop team spurred on by a lively and vocal group of students and staff members. Bishop were clearly the better team and banged in goals from all directions past Celine Hypolite in the Pleasantville goal who was in tears before the final whistle sounded.

Ward, a diminutive central midfielder, opened the floodgates in the third minute through a freekick, which looped over the wall, struck the right post, and nestled to the back of Hypolite’s goal.

Hypolite’s nightmare afternoon between the sticks got even worse in the 23rd minute when Ward converted a penalty, after referee Cecile Hinds ruled for a hand-ball by defender Shawnelle Rose.

In a rare opportunity for Pleasantville, captain Latifha Pascall tried her luck with a freekick which was safely held by the impressive Bishop Anstey goalkeeper Klil Keshwar.

The game was virtually over as a contest in the 50th when defender Williams blasted home a penalty, after her skipper Leah Dos Santos was taken down in the box by Hypolite.

Ward played a crucial role in Bishop Anstey fourth goal in the 64th, surging down the right past a number of flat-footed defenders, before she squared the ball to the path of Chantal Murrell. The striker, inside the penalty box, controlled the ball and shot against the back of defender Dinesha Williams and into the goal.

A pair of audacious long-range efforts, from 35 metres out, ended Pleasantville’s misery.

In the 69th, Williams caught Hypolite unawares with a successful effort, which embarrassed the 'keeper to such an extent that she needed the support of teammate Jasandra Joseph as well as a a word from referee Hinds to continue.

And a similar occurrence took place in the 77th, after Ward’s speculative right-footed effort bounced past her for a deserved hat-trick.

Results

Bishop Anstey POS 6 (Ranae Ward 9, 26 pen, 72, Brittney Williams 45 pen, 64, Kiana Alexander 61), Pleasantville Secondary 0 at Ato Boldon Stadium.

(Teams - by wired868.com)

Pleasantville Secondary (4-2-3-1): 20.Celine Hypolite (GK); 15.Ariel Stoute (11.Kimberley Stewart), 7.Latifha Pascall (captain) (2.Corysa Joseph), 14.Curissa Joseph, 17.Dinesha Williams; 8.Jasandra Joseph, 6.Shawnelle Rose; 10.Aaliyah Pascall, 9.Lorall Romain, 13.Kimberley Samboochan (18.Kayla Maillard 34); 5.Teamica Barron.

Unused substitutes: 22.Gabriel Greene (GK), 21.Zahara Mitchell, 12.Anissa Henry, 16.Shackema Buntin, 19.Kalifa Francis.

Coach: Joel Maloney

Bishop Anstey High School (POS) (4-4-2): 1.K’lil Keshwar (GK); 2.Anna Blake, 18.Brittney Williams, 6.Tracey Pollard, 11.Maia Salandy; 7.Leah Dos Santos (captain), 10.Ranae Ward, 17.Selene Smart (15.Raesa Ali), 8.Thrissa Romany (16.Joanna Kennedy); 14.Chantal Thurrell, 9.Kiana Alexander (21.Brittney Panteau).

Unused substitutes: 22.Kesi Bennett (GK), 4.Tianna Aming, 13.Brianna Ferguson,19.Nia Thomas Brown.

Coach: Brian Smith

Referee: Cecile Hinds

MVP: Renae Ward (Bishop Anstey POS)

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 05, 2017, 04:08:48 AM
Shiva Boys Inter-Col kings.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


A double strike by Shiva Boys Hindu College’s Tyrel ‘Pappy’ Emmanuel in the 71st and 78th minutes guided his team to its first ever Coca Cola National InterCol title, prevailing 2-0 over the defending champions San Juan North Secondary in the final yesterday at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.

The in-form Quin Rodney threatened to break the tension early when his cross from the left flank was gobbled up by goalkeeper Shaundel Byer before it could reach a sliding Judah Garcia midway in the half. But it had set the stage for the victory the Penal boys desired after their season in the Premier Division of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) ended in relegation and disgrace.

Emmanuel who was later voted Man of the Match said the victory was one for the whole of the south area after their season was hampered by a series of off-the-field decisions.

“Pappy” as he is affectionately called by his fans, later tormented the San Juan defenders in the 35th minute before delivering perfect cross for Assoon, but the midfielder under pressure from an opposing defender, could not direct his header on target.

During the run of play, however, San Juan almost got the break-through it wanted. Kyle Thomas found himself at the end of a long pass by Kareem John, but after his initial header was blocked by the goalkeeper in the 37th minute, Thomas got another bite of the cherry when Renaldo Boyce centred for him from the rebound. But with the goal at his mercy, he blazed over with his team-mates already calling it a goal.

In the fluctuating affair, Emmanuel thought he had given his team the first goal when his stinging left footed drive from on top the 18 yards box was pushed on to the crossbar by Byer before going over. And with the half-time interval approaching San Juan got a golden opportunity to take the lead. Renaldo Boyce raced clear from a through ball and after going past Thomas and the goalkeeper, he then lifted the ball into the hands of the custodian with the goal gaping open.

Byer, However could do nothing when Thomas was stripped of the ball in defence by Rodney in the 71st minute before his cheeky pass to Emmanuel was slotted into an open net.

Thereafter, the southerners enjoyed a period of control, passing the ball around to its players with a show of confidence, before they drilled the dagger into the heart of the San Juan boys. Kerron Mason, the architect sent Emmanuel through on the right side and with his marker attempting to chauffeur him down the flank, the talented Emmanuel instead cut inside to beat Byer with a fierce low left footer in the 78th minute.

Emmanuel who along with Rodney had dominated the proceedings all night long, was denied the opportunity at his hat-trick when he was set free down the right side in the 82nd, but his effort was blocked by the timely intervention of Byer.

After the game Shiva coach Hayden Ryan said he always knew the trophy was headed down to Penal. He praised his players for the grit shown in the game and promised his school will be back next year.

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Dance, Pappy, dance! Tyrel magic lifts Shiva Boys past San Juan North.
By Roneil Walcott (Wired868).


A super double strike from Shiva Boys’ Hindu College midfield general Tyrel “Pappy” Emmanuel settled the 2017 Coca Cola National Intercol final this evening, the “Penal Princes” downing defending champions San Juan North Secondary 2-0 at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.

It meant a maiden National Intercol title for Shiva Boys, whose Premier Division title challenge was derailed by backroom mismanagement after errors in the registration of midfielder Kierron Mason and left-back Matthew Beal.

Shiva Boys will compete in the second tier Championship Division next season and, remarkably, this evening’s contest was the third time in four years that a relegation-bound team lifted the Intercol trophy. Mucurapo East Secondary did it in 2014 and San Juan North in 2016—although the latter team managed to stay up thanks to boardroom manoeuvring.

Today, before another 3,000-strong crowd in Couva, San Juan rarely looked like repeating their feat from last year and mostly troubled Shiva from set pieces. Last year’s National Intercol final match-winner Brandon Semper cut a frustrating figure for most of the contest, and time and time again, he and his attacking partner Renaldo Boyce were made to tough it out against the Shiva backline.

Although on Friday Boyce had emphatically stated that the National Intercol trophy would be heading to the East with the boys from Bourg Mulatresse, today proved to be Shiva’s date with destiny.

Last Thursday, the Penal Princes took their fans through a roller-coaster of emotions when they battled back from a one-goal deficit to get past Carapichaima East Secondary on penalty kicks. And while some extra palpitations would have been caused by Quinn Rodney’s dazzling runs down the left flank and a 38th minute Pappy effort that crashed off the bar after a fingertip save by San Juan keeper Shawndell Byer, today’s contest was easier to stomach for the faint-hearted among the Shiva contingent.

Pappy saw to that in the second half, producing two clinical left-footed strikes in the 68th and 79th minutes to settle the outcome.

Shiva coach Hayden Ryan could not be a happier man.

“It’s a feeling of jubilation right now and I can’t finish expressing that enough,” Ryan said. “I told the boys in the room that one team will be crying after the last whistle and I knew that it would not be us because we were ready for this game and we showed Trinidad and Tobago and the world that we were ready for this game.”

The first golden swing of Pappy’s left boot came after substitute Tyrell Baptiste dispossessed a San Juan defender just outside the area before passing to the speedy Rodney. And while San Juan coach Jerry Moe suggested that his players shot themselves in the foot with the defensive error, a gleeful Pappy made no mistake, receiving Rodney’s accurate square pass from the left before kissing his shot off the base of the post and into the back of the net.

“The first goal was as a result of a mistake and we were chasing the game for the second goal so that didn’t really matter,” Moe told Wired868. “But the first goal was the turning point in the game.”

As Ryan put it, his gifted midfielder was able “to seize the moment” when two glorious opportunities came his way. San Juan, however, tellingly, were unable to capitalise on their half-chances.

“I think today we didn’t do enough in their 18-yard box [to win the game],” Moe said. “That final pass was lacking and [we didn’t get] those shots on target. Kudos to Shiva Boys’ because they did better than us inside their 18-yard box.”

With the game still goalless in the 43rd minute, Boyce, who had scored in every Intercol round up until today, sent a left-footed shot straight at Shiva goalie Denzil Smith—albeit from a tight—after skipping past a wild Ronald Charles challenge and initially rounding the custodian.

And after a goal-bound Boyce was stopped dead in his tracks by a brilliant Yohannes Richardson tackle in the 47th minute, Moe looked on in agony as, mere moments later, a sweet right-footed volley by midfielder Lukeman Brooks sailed just over the bar.

In a game where chances were few and far between for the defending National Intercol champions, chances like those had to count.

The 2016 Premier Division champions were intent on ensuring that their opponents could find no way back into the contest, though, and after Rodney sent a close-range volley well over the bar in the 57th minute, Pappy stepped up.

Not satisfied with his first item, Pappy notched his brace in the 79th minute after receiving a well-disguised pass from Mason. He checked inside defender Isaiah Chase and stylishly stroked past Byer.

It was all part of the plan for Ryan and Shiva.

“I think we made some adjustments at half-time that put the team in a stronger position to dominate the game,” Ryan said. “I think one or two of the midfielders were going too high and we needed to bring them back to hold the midfield. And allowing those guys to play football and pushing Pappy higher up brought the result.”

With no time to bother about having had to pick the ball out of his net, Byer saved brilliantly with his feet to deny Shiva striker Junior Asson in the 83rd minute. Meanwhile, Semper’s search for a consolation item on the other end came up short when his 35-metre free kick just sailed over Smith’s crossbar.

At the blast of referee Rodphin Harris’ final whistle, some San Juan players sprawled out on the turf, left inconsolable by the final result.

But Moe suggested that his charges should take this loss on the chin.

“When I win, I don’t get carried away and when I lose I don’t get carried away,” Moe said. “This is just a football game; life goes on. We just have to wheel and come again. Basically, it’s to let the players keep their heads up because there are more important things in life than football.”

And while the truth of Moe’s comments should not be underestimated, his message may resonate with Boyce and company this evening. They will be acutely aware that they made the trek from Bourg Mulatresse and played their part in an exciting final today but they had no answer for “Pappy” as his second-half goals allowed Shiva Boys to end 2017 with broad smiles and an even bigger trophy.

Ryan and his Shiva charges were able to pull off a major victory on the field of play and exorcise some demons which spawned by their own off-the-field mismanagement. The newly-crowned National Intercol champs are set for Championship action next year but Ryan is looking forward to the task with great zest.

“Of course I’ll be here. As long as they bring me back, I’ll be here,” said Ryan. “This is my team. I love it. I love to support the Penal-based grassroots teams. The grassroots team arrived tonight.”

Can fans expect players such as Pappy, Smith and skipper Judah Garcia to turn out in the Championship Division next year too?

“The nucleus of the team will be back for next year,” said a beaming Ryan. “Anywhere this team goes, they will go. This is their team.”

In about ten months’ time, the SSFL followers will see if Shiva really remains a potent force. For now, the Penal Princes will simply bask in the glory of winning their maiden National Intercol title.

Results

Shiva Boys’ Hindu College 2 (Tyrel Emmanuel 68, 79), San Juan North Secondary 0 at Ato Boldon Stadium.

(Teams)

Shiva Boys’ Hindu College (4-3-3): 22.Denzil Smith (GK); 32.Ronald Charles, 19.Yohannes Richardson,3.Jabari Graham, 14.Matthew Beal; 15.Kierron Mason, 6.Tyrel Emmanuel, 10.Judah Garcia (captain); 17.Ronado Edwards (9.Tyrell Baptiste 63), 11.Junior Asson, 7.Quinn Rodney.

Unused Substitutes: 1.Jasse Aguillera (GK), 5.Anderson Peters, 8.Jude Phillip, 20.Adica Ash, 21.Aaron Rodney, 23.Jeremy Williams.

Coach: Hayden Ryan

San Juan North (4-4-1-1): 1.Shawndell Byer (GK); 20.Isaiah Chase, 7.Josiah Beard, 21.Kyle Thomas, 17.Kareem John; 8.Lukeman Brooks (16.Obadele Dickson 80), 22.Nathaniel Perouse, 3.Elair Brewster, 2.Tyrell Cameron (4.Kareem Grant 80); 6.Brandon Semper; 9.Renaldo Boyce (captain).

Unused Substitutes: 30.Emmanuel Clarke (GK), 5.Keon McPherson, 13.Marcus Berot, 15.Jordan Britto, 19.Sherwin Williams.

Coach: Jerry Moe

Referee: Rodphin Harris

Wired868 Man-of-the-Match: Tyrel “Pappy” Emmanuel

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on December 05, 2017, 07:29:20 PM
WATCH: Coca Cola National Intercol 2017--Coronation Day! Shiva Boys' Hindu College and Bishop Anstey High School (POS) are crowned champions in a thrilling final day of action at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva on 4 December 2017

https://www.youtube.com/v/CbJiHDH_emk
Title: Salute Shiva Boys — An exceptional unit
Post by: Tallman on December 07, 2017, 06:33:51 PM
Salute Shiva Boys — An exceptional unit
By Colin Murray (T&T Guardian)


Shiva Boys Hindu College waltzed away with the Coca Cola National Intercol title for the first time in their history. They were given no favours as they did it the hard way with a tough draw having to beat Presentation College San Fernando and Naparima College, before moving on to the national semi-final where they had to crack a tough Carapichaima East Secondary School (Caps). Their victorious journey ended when they got the better of San Juan North Secondary in the final.

I wrote a few weeks ago after the fifth round of the League that I thought Shiva Boys were hard to beat and they were always big favourites to have won the League. Unfortunately, I did not cater for their maladministration and they lost points off the field, much to the chagrin of the players that worked so hard to put the College on the footballing map of T&T.

Shiva Boys are a well-rounded, well-drilled and talented offensive unit. They possess excellent players throughout their team and most of them seem comfortable in playing in more than one position. They have the best goalkeeper in the League in Denzil Smith — he commands his box well and if he continues to work hard, it won’t be long before he is called up to the senior men’s squad.

Defensively, they have some tough men at the back. Yohannes Richardson is extremely talented and reads the game superbly. Jabari Graham is a tough tackler, while the wing backs Matthew Beal and Ronald Charles work the line well with Beal especially dangerous on the left side.

Kierron Mason plays the defensive midfielder in the team. He is a good tackler and wins the ball back for his team. When he learns to use the ball better and make more purposeful passes, his skill level will improve. Judah Garcia and Tyrel “Pappy” Emmanuel are similar players; very creative and they both kick the ball with both feet. “Pappy” in particular is a very intelligent player.

Quinn Rodney is a ball of fire. He is superb with the ball at his feet, quick, and uses both feet well. He has to start to learn to finish better and get his cross ball with more accuracy.

Ronaldo Edwards plays the right side but is more of an orthodox type wide midfielder and is not as gifted as Rodney but he works hard. Junior Assoon up front is a tricky customer who can score goals if given the opportunity and Tyrel Baptiste coming from the bench is quick and can score goals.

All-in-all, Shiva Boys offer a delightful game of football. They move the ball around well, defend in numbers and attack with precision. They are easily the best unit in the SSFL—a shame that they will not be next season’s SSFL Premier division.

I hope those responsible have absolutely nothing to do with football again at the school.

Shiva Boys in the Premier division is a great advert for the SSFL and it would be welcomed if the General Council of the League implement a new rule allowing the National Intercol winners a place in the Premier League should they not qualify through their zone or if they are relegated. For example, in Europe, Manchester United did not qualify for the Champions League because they finished outside of the top four of the English Premier League. However, because they won the Europa League, they were automatically granted a place in the Champions League. Think about it - we want the best playing with the best, and it would be great incentive for future Intercol winners.
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Deeks on December 07, 2017, 06:53:47 PM
Shiva Boys in the Premier division is a great advert for the SSFL and it would be welcomed if the General Council of the League implement a new rule allowing the National Intercol winners a place in the Premier League should they not qualify through their zone or if they are relegated.

pro league or super league? which one?
Title: Coach Ryan lauds Shiva Boys’ family vibe
Post by: Tallman on December 07, 2017, 07:24:44 PM
Coach Ryan lauds Shiva Boys’ family vibe
By Joel Bailey (T&T Newsday)


Shiva Boys coach Hayden Ryan has thanked God for his team’s successful campaign in the Coca-Cola National Intercol competition – especially since the school faced two major obstacles in the 2017 Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL).

Midway during the SSFL Premier Division season, Shiva Boys, the 2016 Premier Division winners, lost the use of their home ground at Lachoos Road in Penal due to security issues.

And with a handful of Premier Division games remaining, the SSFL docked 17 points from Shiva Boys – a decision which saw them relegated from the top flight – due to the school’s illegal registration of midfielder Kierron Mason and defender Matthew Beal.

But Shiva Boys proved their worth when it mattered most, as they whipped 2016 National Intercol champions San Juan North 2-0 in Monday’s Intercol final at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva. Ryan, in an interview yesterday, said, “I give God all the glory. I owe it all to Him.”

The Shiva Boys coach is hopeful the team can continue their impressive showing into the 2018 season, as the majority of the 2017 squad is expected to remain.

“We have about three or four players (who) have reached the end of their rope with the school, but we already have replacements,” said Ryan. “We’re becoming a community team – that’s the key. This is why I want to publicly also thank the supporters who stuck behind us, who cooked food before every match, who prepared refreshments, they’re with the team.”

National midfielders Levi and Nathaniel Garcia are former Shiva Boys stand-outs, while their 17-year-old brother Judah is the captain of the 2017 outfit.

Ryan hailed the support of the brothers, as well as past students, during this year’s season. “This has become a family. We have a whole bunch of (past) players who were monitoring the scene and sending this and sending that. This is a well-backed team by past players. It’s not just calling to congratulate but they’re involved all the way.”

He indicated that the 2017 Intercol success was one of the team’s goals this season (the other was to retain their Premier Division trophy). “(The SSFL) took away our points,” said Ryan.

The Shiva Boys coach is still disturbed over how things transpired during the Premier Division season. “I don’t understand how, in the middle of a tournament, you come to take away a team’s home ground and talking about people fearing for their lives,” Ryan said.

“They never came down and watch a match and see the environment down (here),” the Shiva Boys coach continued. “It’s a community team. So I don’t know how they arrived to this view.” Ryan was impressed by the display of his team in Monday’s final, particularly the adjustments they made during the half-time interval to take control of proceedings.

“Half-time is to fix stuff,” he said. “It doesn’t mean that everything will be going well but we can fix it. We made a couple changes and it did work. As the game (went) along, we were getting stronger and taking more control of the match. In the second half we were the far better team.”
Title: SSFL to host inaugural All-Star game
Post by: Tallman on December 07, 2017, 08:35:23 PM
SSFL to host inaugural All-Star game
T&T Newsday


The Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) will be hosting its inaugural All Star Game on Sunday, at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.

This game will form part of the SSFL’s North-South Classic, with action set to begin at 3 pm.

According to William Wallace, president of the SSFL, “On the weekend of the 9th and 10th, we are putting on, for the first time, what we’ll call a North-South Classic. It’s an All Star game featuring teams from the North Zone, East Zone and Tobago versus the Central and South (Zones).”

Wallace said the North-South Classic will be staged in collaboration with legendary Trinidad and Tobago striker Steve David and local television network ACTS TV.

“We are inviting one and all to this game,” said Wallace. “Entry is free. It’s more than a game, it’s an event.

On Saturday we’ll have a skills competition starting at 3 (pm) and, on Sunday, we’ll have the actual game.”

The SSFL president said that coaches – local and international – will be involved in the process. “The national coaches will be there to look at players,” noted Wallace.

“We’ll also having some scouts at the game from outside of Trinidad and Tobago.

For the secondary school players who are going out on scholarships, that’s a very important thing for us.”
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Deeks on December 07, 2017, 09:02:30 PM
Actually, I beg to differ. There used to be a North South game in the old days. Well, the old div1 teams were onli in POS and Sando.
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 08, 2017, 05:57:43 AM
South wants All-Star victory for sweep.
By Jelani Beckles (Newsday).


A South All-Star XI will look to make a clean sweep of titles this season when the Field of Dreams Football Show/Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) All Star Game kicks off at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella this weekend.

The initiative, a collaboration between the SSFL and former national striker Steve David, will see a South XI battle a North XI in a match featuring the top players in the SSFL on Sunday at 3 pm. Prior to the match, a skills competition will take place on Saturday at 3 pm at the same venue. The skills competition, which is open to all the players in the SSFL, will include a 60-yard dash, a juggling competition and strikers going one on one with a goalkeeper.

South has dominated the 2017 season with Shiva Boys Hindu College of Penal winning the Intercol title on Monday and Presentation College San Fernando taking the league title. Shiva Boys and Presentation players dominate the South squad with nine players from Shiva Boys and seven from Presentation on the 20-man provisional squad. Judah Garcia of Shiva Boys will captain the South team.

The 24-man North team provisional squad will be captained by Matthaeus Granger of St Mary’s College. St Anthony’s College and St Mary’s each have five representatives on the team.

Garcia was at the launch of the All-Star event yesterday and said, “It is a big weekend and I want to thank the Field of Dreams for keeping this event. The players are really excited to play against the other players which includes national players. It is the best players in the country and it will be a very exciting battle to see the North go against the South. What they need to keep in mind (is) that South took everything this year and we are coming all out in that game Sunday to take this All Star game.”

Granger, choosing the humble approach, said his team will let their play do the talking.

“It is a great gesture on behalf of the league and Mr (Steve) David to organise this game for the players. I hear a lot of back talk going on between North and South, but I will leave talking for the pitch on Sunday, because we really confident after the training session yesterday (Wednesday) that we will get the required result.”

Steve David, who is one of the hosts of the Field of Dreams Football Show on ACTN TV, said this weekend’s activities is a great opportunity for the footballers.

“We are going to have coaches from the US Colleges who are coming down and want to see our players. We are hoping we could open up a channel for them to get scholarships or even to get professional contracts,” he said.

David called on the TT public to give the players more motivation to play at a higher level. “All we need is the people in the stands...support is so important, I played, I know, when you run out on the field in front of five people, it is different to when you run out on the field in front of a full stadium,” he said. The event is free to the public.

South All-Stars:

Goalkeepers – Denzil Smith (Shiva Boys), Levi Fernandes (Naparima).

Defenders – Mylz Barrington (Presenation), Jabari Graham (Shiva), Yohannes Richardson (Shiva), Shirwin Noel (Presentation), Matthew Beal (Shiva).

Midfielders – Kierron Mason (Shiva), Tyrel Baptiste (Shiva), Quinn Rodney (Shiva), Darnell Hospedales (Presentation), Judah Garcia (Shiva), Jordan Riley (Presentation), Jerrin Jackie (Presentation), Tyrel Emmanuel (Presentation), Josiah King (Carapichaima East).

Forwards – Keon Boney (St Benedict’s), Junior Asson (Shiva).

Reserves – Theophilus Bourne (Carapichaima East), Ackeel Jacob (Presentation).

North All-Stars:

Goalkeepers – Regaleo Holder (St Mary’s), Hezron D’Abreau (Valencia Secondary), Emmanuel John (Trinity East).

Defenders – Anfernee Stokes (QRC), Derron John (St Anthony’s), Kyle Thomas (San Juan North), Matthaeus Granger (St Mary’s), Jesse Williams (St Anthony’s), Giovanni Lewis (Valencia).

Midfielders – Che Benny (St Anthony’s), Haile Beckles (St Anthony’s), Tyrese Bailey (St Anthony’s), Gabriel Nanton (St Mary’s), Tyrese Spicer (St Mary’s), Anthony Samuel (St Augustine), Saleem Henry (Trinity), Nathaniel Perouse (San Juan North).

Forwards – Brandon Semper (San Juan North), Renaldo Boyce (San Juan North), Devon Charles (St Mary’s), Akil Frank (Signal Hill), Justin Araujo-Wilson (Fatima), Kishon Hackshaw (Trinity East), Kerri McDonald (Speyside).

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SSFL to host inaugural All-Star game.
T&T Newsday Reports.


The Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) will be hosting its inaugural All Star Game on Sunday, at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.

This game will form part of the SSFL’s North-South Classic, with action set to begin at 3 pm.

According to William Wallace, president of the SSFL, “On the weekend of the 9th and 10th, we are putting on, for the first time, what we’ll call a North-South Classic. It’s an All Star game featuring teams from the North Zone, East Zone and Tobago versus the Central and South (Zones).”

Wallace said the North-South Classic will be staged in collaboration with legendary Trinidad and Tobago striker Steve David and local television network ACTS TV.

“We are inviting one and all to this game,” said Wallace. “Entry is free. It’s more than a game, it’s an event.

On Saturday we’ll have a skills competition starting at 3 (pm) and, on Sunday, we’ll have the actual game.”

The SSFL president said that coaches – local and international – will be involved in the process. “The national coaches will be there to look at players,” noted Wallace.

“We’ll also having some scouts at the game from outside of Trinidad and Tobago.

For the secondary school players who are going out on scholarships, that’s a very important thing for us.”

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on December 08, 2017, 07:05:36 AM
WATCH: Former Trinidad and Tobago Head Coach Stephen Hart weighs in on the SSFL scandals. He says "All parties involved have to sit down and tackle the problem."

https://www.youtube.com/v/eE0b3eW1fHg
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: doc on December 08, 2017, 01:52:38 PM
Who were the top goal-scorers in this year's SSFL?
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 09, 2017, 09:22:05 AM
Inter-Col Nostalgia: Forgotten teams of the past.
By Gyasi Merrique (Guardian).


Another season of Secondary Schools Football has come and gone, once again parading to the football enthusiasts out there with another glut of unbelievably talented and promising future stars.

However, the 2017 season will perhaps be remembered for the mischief, malpractices and malfeasance of some school administrators just as much or even more than it would be remembered as the fourth consecutive year that a South Zone team won the Premier Division League title and the second out of four years under the new format that Southern-based teams swept the League and Intercol double.

Long before this essentially national format existed, the College’s Football League (CFL) as it was known before becoming the Secondary School’s Football League, was a conquest many schools dared to take on, and like anything else, there have been periods of dominance by several schools on a cyclical basis.

Teams first established their title winning credentials in their zones before attempting to widen their domain in the InterCol competition.

As calendars have been hung up and then discarded however, many of the schools that would have considered themselves and been considered by many as having pedigree within this arena through achieving league and/or InterCol supremacy through the years, have seemingly disappeared from prominence giving way to new dynasties.

Guardian Media Sport looks back at some of those teams.

Malick Senior Comprehensive/Malick Secondary

League titles:

1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995

North InterCol titles:

1990, 1993, 1994

National InterCol titles:

1990, 1993

Notable Players: Arnold Dwarika, Shawn David, Gary Glasgow, Kerwyn Jermott, Devorn Jorsling, Jason Scotland, Dennis Lawrence, Aurtis Whitley, Densil Theobald, Brent Sancho,

Arguably the greatest school team of the 1990’s, Malick Secondary School was virtually unstoppable during this period.

Led by an over-abundance of star players, who would play for the national team in the future, and legendary school’s coach Kenneth Franco, the school won the league and national InterCol double in 1990 and 1993, and won league titles in 1992, 1994, and 1995. It is no small feat that school had at least five past pupils on T&T’s 2006 World Cup Squad in Germany and many more who played a role in earlier parts of that historic campaign.

These days however, Malick Secondary is a stranger to top flight football and has never participated in the Premier Division since it was formed in 2014, the 50th year of organised Secondary Schools Football in T&T.

Belmont Boys Secondary/St Francis Boy’s College

League titles:

1969, 1975

North InterCol titles:

1969, 1975, 1992

National InterCol titles:

1975, 1992 Notable players: Ron La Forest, Wayne Lewis

Malick’s glory years mirrored that of a Belmont Boys School team which disrupted the status quo decades before. At a time when CFL founding members QRC and CIC together with Fatima College ruled the roost, Belmont stuck a proverbial spoke in the wheel first in 1969, after it won the North league and InterCol titles.

This achievement was no fluke and Belmont stayed on the scene as North Zone hot-shots for at least a decade winning the league and national InterCol double in 1975. They blew hot and cold during the 1980s before returning to display its penchant for crashing the party in 1992 when at the very beginning of Malick’s run, Belmont would do the North and National Intercol double again in 1992. However it is the team of 1975 that will be most remembered for its amazing feat.

Tranquility Government Secondary

National InterCol titles:

1974

North InterCol titles:

1972, 1973, 1974, 1976

Notable players: Russell Latapy

When Belmont first arrived in the 1970s they brought Tranquility Government Secondary with them. After a spell of continuous domination of the North by QRC, CIC, and Fatima, the school notoriously captured the three-peat of North InterCol titles from 1972-1974 and capped off the winning period with a national InterCol victory in 1974.

The school has not lifted a notable trophy in 40-plus years, And after floating between the Championship and top division in the 1990s and 2000s it has seemingly found a permanent place in the lower category on North Zone football.

Princes Town Secondary

South league titles:

2002, 2003

South InterCol titles:

1994, 2001, 2002

National InterCol titles:

1994, 2001

South Zone teams have featured on winners’ row in the College’s Football League since its inception, but Princes Town Secondary has never been mentioned among that elite group. That is until the 1994 season when it won the national InterCol title, ending a nine-year drought during which South Zone teams failed to win the coveted title. Princes in shining amour, indeed, who will always be remembered for bringing the title back to the South.

Seven years later, the team would win another national InterCol title and achieve the unique distinction of winning that year’s Cricket Intercol title too. Minding wicket an goal in both of those title winning teams was current T&T shot-stopper Marvin Phillip. Sadly Phillip remains the only symbolic representation of “P-Town’s” right to be named among the top teams in the mid to late 1990s and early 2000s.

El Dorado East Secondary

East league titles:

2001, 2010, 2011

East Zone InterCol titles:

2001, 2010

National InterCol titles:

1986, 2009

Notable players: Shaun Boney, Stern John, Jamal Gay, Daneil Cyrus

Whenever the debate was about the East Zone, El Dorado Secondary could not be left out of the discussion.

Popularly called “Blue Thunder”, “Eldo” or “Eldo Blue” The school rose beyond the canopy to win a national InterCol title in 1986, but it would fail to capitalize on this momentum and would only capture a second national InterCol title in 2009. Still, the “Blue Thunder” era of the 80’s was unforgettable. And in the very next decade T&T’s all-time national top scorer, Stern John began building his unquestionable legacy when he ran riot for his school team.

Arima Senior Comprehensive Secondary/Arima North Secondary

East league titles:

2012

East InterCol titles:

2011

Notable players: Timothy Haynes, Kerry Jamerson, Mickey Trottman

Arima Senior Comprehensive’s two titles is an injustice to a school which was undoubtedly one of the East Zone’s finest and one which produced a long line of talented players, among them debatably the greatest goal-scorer to ever play in the CFL, Timothy Haynes.

First arriving on the school’s football scene in the 1980’s, Haynes scored an unheralded 40 goals in the 85’ season, registering hat-tricks in six games for the Dial Dynamos.

Unfortunately for the school, however, Haynes existed in the era of Russel Latapy and his legendary San Fernando Technical unit, which meant his team would finish second best to the school which won the league and InterCol double that year.

Arima was among the teams in the debut year of the Premier Division in 2014 but was relegated that year and has never been close to promotion since.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 12, 2017, 12:51:11 AM
South SSFL All-Stars prevail over North.
T&T Guardian Reports.


South All Stars prevailed 4-2 on penalties over their Northern counterparts in the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) All Star match at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium on Sunday, after the game finished 1-1 at the end of regulation time.

Before an appreciative crowd that included Minister of Sports Darryl Smith and a number of ex school and national stars such as Leroy De Leon, Everald ‘Gally’ Cummings, Steve David, Alvin Corneal, Alvin Henderson, Russell Latapy, Reynold Carrington and Anthony Sherwood, both teams produced an entertaining display, but in the end it was Denzil Smith, the Shiva Boys Hindu College goalkeeper whose acrobatics between the uprights in the shoot-out, saving Matthaeus Granger and Andrew Peter-Abraham assured his team the win.

North struck first through San Juan North Secondary’s Renaldo Boyce who was presented with the simple task of tapping in the 50th minute before substitute Quinn Rodney drew the South team level in the 85th minute.

US coach Zach Ganzberg, head of the Mount Vernon Nazarene University was on hand to witness the talent among the T&T schools and said afterwards he was pleased with what he saw.

Smith was later voted the game’s MVP. According to the US coach, “I thought the talent was a little bit better. Obviously, what you get in the American game is a little higher intensity and sheer athletes and size.

But what I’m looking for are creative players and that’s why I’m here in Trinidad. There’s a lot of that here so I was pleased.”

The game was intended to expose players to a wider audience and as such, a video of it will be placed on Youtube, Corneal and William Wallace, president of the SSFL said. They believe more coaches as Ganzberg will get the opportunity to see the players.

The game will be aired today on ACTN (Acts 25TV) from 9.30pm. South coach Shawn Cooper said his players’ involvement in Saturday’s Footy Fest tourney left them weary.

(Teams - by Wired868.com)

South All-Stars (4-2-3-1): 1.Denzil Smith (GK); 2.Mylz Barrington, 5.Yohannes Richardson, 4.Shirwin Noel, 3.Matthew Beal; 8.Kierron Mason, 6.Judah Garcia (captain); 7.Jordan Riley (16.Quinn Riley 52), 10.Tyrel Emmanuel (15.Tyrell Baptiste 55), 11.Darnell Hospedales (14.Joshua King 55 [13.Jabari Graham 76]); 9.Keon Boney (17.Junior Asson 40).

Coach: Shawn Cooper

North All-Stars (4-2-3-1): 1.Jacque Poon-Lewis (GK); 15.Lukeman Brooks (12.Stephon Marcano 36), 3.Nkosi Salandy, 8.Matthaeus Granger (captain), 4.Joshua Araujo-Wilson; 11.Anthony Samuel, 10.Gabriel Nanton (5.Andrew Peter-Abraham 69); 13.Kishon Hackshaw, 14.Jaydon Prowell (7.Justin Araujo-Wilson 72), 11.Nickel Orr (16.Tyrese Spicer 60); 9.Renaldo Boyce (6.Nathaniel Perouse 81).

Coach: Ronald Daniel

Referee: Kevin Smart

All-Star MVP: Denzil Smith (South All-Stars)

South All-Stars 1 (Quinn Rodney 85) v North All Stars 1 (Renaldo Boyce 50) at Mannie Ramjohn Stadium;
(South All-Stars won 4-2 on penalty kicks.)

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Deeks on December 12, 2017, 05:35:32 PM
The issue is, do these players have the grades to get scholarships?
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: maxg on December 12, 2017, 08:07:50 PM
The issue is, do these players have the grades to get scholarships?
In addition be informed. ~7 K only covers about 1/3 expenses. To get full, it possible to combine excellent grades and exceptional ability. In addition, check the quality of the school, after all, the greatest benefit is the level of education. Some schools are more recognized for certain degrees than others. Not many athletes graduate from college to professional status, thus the quality of education, and contacts made is important. In most cases, academics may be more important than ability, depending on the division.
I have also learned that not all athletic scholarships are equal. A lot depends on what is the main sport at the school, and that sometimes determine the level/div. it plays in. Thus a school with strong history of football or basketball will have less access to full scholarships for soccer or swimming (in our cases). Stuff like that. The potential athletes should ask a lot of questions and get stuff in writing.
eg. Is International student Insurance covered, Foreigner fees,  tuition, books, room and board, meals, student activities..etc be informed.
I have been advised to be careful, many coaches would make promises to get an athlete on campus, but then the story changes to "Well, we will see what we can work out ". Inexperienced be aware.

I noted already the foreign coach made the comment..

According to the US coach, “I thought the talent was a little bit better. Obviously, what you get in the American game is a little higher intensity and sheer athletes and size.

But what I’m looking for are creative players and that’s why I’m here in Trinidad. There’s a lot of that here so I was pleased.”


means IMO, he don't plan or can offer full rides. Yet, one doesn't know for sure.

https://exactsports.com/blog/ncaa-and-naia-scholarships-know-the-difference/2011/02/05/

https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/rankings

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 21, 2017, 04:59:33 AM
Wallace, SSFL praised for work in youth football.
T&T Guardian Reports.


The Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) led by president William Wallace came in for high praises from the Ministry of Education for its commitment and vision towards national development through youth football.

At an end of season appreciation event for its executive, staff and partners at the Ato Boldon Stadium Saturday, Cheryl Ann Wilkinson, Adviser to Minister of Education Anthony Garcia, congratulated Wallace and his team for a successful 2017 football season.

“I want to congratulate Mr Wallace and his executive, the coaches and players for their job this season.

“We are very proud of the league to see that you now have an office and you have indeed come a long way. I will do everything that I can to ensure that you go an even longer way as an administration” Wilkinson said.

“I think there should be a secondment and also a subvention from the Ministry of Education for the League.

“This is a very costly exercise and out of this, so many students continue to get opportunities.

“We have had many players who were able to get scholarships as a result of the football and this is indeed a worthy exercise. I am proud to have been associated with the League and continue to be associated with the league,” Wilkinson added.

She promised to lobby for members of the SSFL to be seconded to carry out their duties, as it brought her a sense of satisfaction to see talented, dedicated and disciplined youths coming together to be part of an effort towards national development through sport.

Wallace spoke of the milestones achieved this year that included the most watched Intercol and Premier League finals on television via Sportsmax TV and other live broadcast of matches during the season.

The League also staged a TTFA “B” License coaching course and will join with the TTFA to play a bigger role in football nationally.

The SSFL also launched its own website and staged a first responders course for team officials. It is expected to hold a symposium for all stakeholders in 2018.

“We are happy that the T&T Football Association is willing to work with us.

“They are the ones who have reached out to us and offered to work and at the end of the day it is about the development of Trinidad and Tobago football.

“It goes beyond us and we always have to see the bigger picture,” Wallace said.

TTFA Director of Football Muhammad Isa said: “I am proud to say that we have started some negotiations with the Secondary Schools Football League on things that we believe need to be looked into to outline the football in the SSFL.

“I am happy to say that the TTFA continues to be supportive of the League.”

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 22, 2017, 03:57:14 AM
Tigers’ football fiesta for ex manager.
T&T Guardian Reports.


A number of big name footballers such as Kenwyne Jones, Yohance Marshall, Jan-Michael Williams, Julius James and Kevon Villaroel etc will be on show when the St Anthony’s College Football Fiesta takes place tomorrow at the Training Field of the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo from 6pm.

This year’s event is being dedicated to ex manager Anthony Clarence who passed away from cancer in January this year. Nigel Grovesnor, the former St Anthony’s coach described Clarence as his man of business for many years and his riding partner.

Clarence who lost the battle for life after ailing for a while, also had two sons who represented the school in football, Abiola and Ajani Clarence.

Both are expected to be among the gathering of ex players from the different eras, who will battle among themselves for bragging rights.

In spite of using a different venue instead of the school ground where it has been held for many years, Grovesnor said he holds the football fiesta close to his heart as he enjoys seeing the reunion of many past players whom he coached when they were at the college.

He called on all past pupils to come out for a time of fun and remembrance of the times they had at the school.

Grovesnor is now coach at Queen’s Royal College (QRC) taking it to ninth in the Premier Division of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) this season.

The fiesta began back in 1990 as a memorial tournament for midfielder Martin Anatol who drowned while he was on scholarship abroad.

It has since grown to include others who have died and those who have made significant achievements in their lives.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 25, 2017, 06:10:52 AM
Bishop Anstey Girls’ Warriors make football history.
T&T Newsday Reports.


Bishop Anstey Girls’ High School, which has traditionally been a strong academic institution, is now making a name for itself as a powerhouse in girls’college football. The Port of Spain team defeated Pleasantville Secondary School 6-0 in the Coca-Cola Girls’ National Intercol tournament final on December 4 at the Ato Boldon Stadium.

Their victory is further evidence of the success that the Ministry of Education’s Physical Education (PE) programme is playing in producing healthy students, who are excelling in the education system.Physical Education is now a compulsory subject in both the primary and secondary schools and is also being tested at both CSEC and CAPE levels.

The Bishop Anstey players made history for their school as the first team to win the prestigious trophy.

A hat trick from Ranae Ward, a double from Brittney Williams and a single item from Kiana Alexander ensured a resounding thrashing of the southern footballers who were left shell shocked after the defeat.

First time Captain Leah Dos Santos said she was delighted with her team’s triumph which she chalked up to the many long hours of training and positive attitude the team gave to the game.

“I’m incredibly humbled by our success,” she said, “especially with how much we were able to win by. I am super proud of my team and it’s really a great feeling seeing all of our hard work reap this reward.”

A happy Principal Joanne Shurland expressed her pride for the team, in particular the level of on-field intelligence and maturity displayed.

“Our girls are academic and they are thinkers. When everybody else was playing football our girls were using strategy… you saw the calmness, the measured thinking,which play to make, where to place the ball,” she said.

Commenting on the team’s first time success, Coach Brian Smith said “It’s actually a fantastic achievement and it took us a period of five years to get here.”

Come 2018, as defending champions, the Bishop Anstey girls’ football squad intend to fight hard to retain the title.

(http://newsday.co.tt/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/2080208-666x1024.jpg)
Captain Leah Dos Santos (left) and coach Brian Smith holding the Coca-Cola National Girls’ Intercol trophy.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 25, 2017, 06:16:55 AM
SSFL receive plaudits from Education Ministry.
T&T Newsday Reports.


The Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) and its executive committee, led by president William Wallace, came in for high commendation from the Ministry of Education for its commitment and vision towards national development through youth football.

At an end of season appreciation event for its executive, staff and partners at the Home of Football, Ato Boldon Stadium on December 16, adviser to the Minister of Education, Cheryl Ann Wilkinson lauded Wallace and his team for the successful completion of the 2017 season which ended with the staging of an All Star Match at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium the previous weekend.

“I am honoured to be here. I do not feel as a guest here, I feel as if I have returned home after some length of time,” the former principal of Arima Senior Comprehensive said.

“I want to congratulate Mr Wallace and his executive, and the coaches and players for their job this season. We are very proud of the league to see that you now have an office and you have indeed come a long way. I will do everything that I can to ensure that you go an even a longer way as an administration.”

She added that will lobby to have members of the SSFL Executive be seconded to carry out their duties within the League

Wallace meantime spoke of the milestones achieved this year which included one of the most viewed Intercol and Premier League Finals on television via live telecast on Sportsmax TV along with several live broadcast of other matches during the season.

Additionally the League was able to stage a TTFA “B” License coaching course for coaches of schools in conjunction with the TTFA and have held discussions with the TTFA as it related to structuring the League to suit the needs of the national football.

The SSFL also staged for the first time a first responders course for team officials an launched its official website in 2017.

A symposium with all stakeholders and officials will also be staged early in 2018.

“We are happy that the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association is willing to work with us.

“They are the ones who have reached out to us and offered to work and at the end of the day it is about the development of Trinidad and Tobago football. It goes beyond us and we always have to see the bigger picture,” Wallace said.

TTFA Director of Football Muhammad Isa said, “We have started some negotiations with the Secondary Schools Football League on things that we believe need to be looked into to outline the football in the SSFL. I am happy to say that the TTFA continues to be supportive of the League.”
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: coache on December 26, 2017, 11:29:39 PM
Allow Trade Schools and Technical Schools...all schools that have students below the age of 19..nobody over 19yrs should be representing in school boy football.

Title: SSFL to host Stakeholders Forum on February 24th
Post by: Tallman on February 14, 2018, 06:40:40 AM
SSFL to host Stakeholders Forum on February 24th
SSFL Media


The Secondary Schools Football League, under the leadership of President William Wallace will host a one-day Stakeholders Forum on Saturday February 24th at the National Cycling Velodrome in Couva.

The day’s proceedings starts at 9:30am, going until 4pm and is aimed at encouraging inclusive cooperation and greater dialogue among football stakeholders and key people in the local football landscape including fans.

“We are excited to host the forum as part of a commitment encouraging more collaborations, dialogue and inclusions of key stakeholders in advancing the Secondary Schools Football League and addressing issues that need to be looked at,” SSFL Presdient Wallace said.

“As an Organisation and a League, we are totally against an organisation such as the SSFL operating in a vacuum but rather in a business environment, which is comprised of different stakeholders, some of which are internal and others external; having the capacity to influence the organisation in one way or the other. We want to encourage a level of influence which in the long run can play a key part  in determining a level of success for the League, our teams, players and by extension football in Trinidad and Tobago,” Wallace added.

There will be discussions dedicated to topics such as development, refereeing, coach education, student athlete policy among other items. And there will also be an open forum segment.
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on February 14, 2018, 04:09:12 PM
Good initiative. Perhaps a bit more lead time would have been ideal (although the SSFL directorate signalled that such a consultation was coming).
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Rastaman on February 18, 2018, 05:44:10 AM
Good initiative. Perhaps a bit more lead time would have been ideal (although the SSFL directorate signalled that such a consultation was coming).
emails notifications were out in good time to the relavant stakeholders.......our school got notification a few weeks ago.
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on February 18, 2018, 06:32:45 AM
Good initiative. Perhaps a bit more lead time would have been ideal (although the SSFL directorate signalled that such a consultation was coming).
emails notifications were out in good time to the relavant stakeholders.......our school got notification a few weeks ago.

Yuh sure they eh jes tell Tobago early o'clock so allyuh could reach. ;D

That is extremely good to hear. Nonetheless, in the context of when placed in the public domain, I'm unaware of publication of information that preceded the media release.

The role of external stakeholders is what directed my comment.

Does your school plan to attend?
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on February 19, 2018, 02:44:45 AM
Tigers claw to two titles at Nostalgia football.
T&T Newsday Reports.


ST ANTHONY’S College won two titles when the Intercol Nostalgia Football Festival 2018 took place at the Marvin Lee Ball Park in Macoya, on Saturday.

Former school footballers from Queen’s Royal College, St Mary’s College, Fatima College, St Anthony’s College, Tranquillity Secondary, St Francis College (formerly Belmont Intermediate) and St Augustine Secondary represented the north, while Presentation College San Fernando, St Benedict’s College and Naparima College were the south representatives.

Tranquillity won the Over-55 category, while St Mary’s had to settle for second place. In the 40-55 age group St Anthony’s won Group A, while Fatima was the top team in Group B.

In the Under-40 age group, St Anthony’s claimed the title in Group C and Naparima took the top prize in Group D.
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on February 24, 2018, 04:36:10 AM
Corneal for SSFL stakeholders forum today.
T&T Guardian Reports.


The first official Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Stakeholders forum is set to take place this morning from 9:30am at the National Cycling Centre (NCC) media room in Balmain, Couva.

Anthony Harford, a former journalist and sport promoter will be the moderator for the forum which will also include members of the footballing public and specially invited guests, League president William Wallace said.

“All is in place for what we expect to be a full day of vibrant, open and productive interactions with members of the footballing fraternity and the Secondary Schools League as an organisation. We have extended invitations to different members and officials and people who hold influential positions in office in local football. At this time I can confirm that the technical director of the T&T Football Association, Anton Corneal will be one of the presenters. And we will also have Attorney Ricardo Williams on the agenda to address related matters,” Wallace said.

The day’s proceedings starts at 9:30am, going until 4pm and is aimed at encouraging inclusive cooperation and greater dialogue among football stakeholders and key people in the local football landscape including fans.

There will be discussions dedicated to topics such as development, women’s football, refereeing, coach education, student athlete policy among other items including an open forum segment.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on March 01, 2018, 02:50:15 AM
Schools’ league grapples with issues of registration, player development and TTFA relations.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).


SSFL Forum:

Academic requirements for school footballers, wider powers for the credential committee, an electronic database for players, small-sided games for Under-14s and a re-evaluation of the registration period and deadline for players to participate in external competitions.

There were no shortage of talking points as the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) held its first Stakeholders Forum on Saturday morning at the National Cycling Centre in Couva.

And that was before you got to the really ticklish stuff.

Should the SSFL be designed with a view to participation or development? Should schools attempt to fill the vacuum left by local clubs or keep off the toes of the latter party?

Where does the SSFL fit into the TTFA’s blueprint for international football success? What impact does refereeing have on the League and vice versa and what is the ideal relationship between the pair? Can the SSFL force-feed morality to dishonest principals?

And perhaps the deepest philosophical question of all, courtesy of Trinity College East principal Derek West: is this a league of schools or just a league that schools play in?

“Criticism helps us grow,” said SSFL president William Wallace, as he kicked off the forum at roughly 10am and with just over 40 persons in attendance.

The SSFL Executive, he stressed, was all ears and willing to take suggestions on board to improve its product. It is worth pointing out the parties who opted not to take part in the process.

Remarkably—especially after the Fyzabad Secondary scandal last season—there was no representative from the Ministry of Education at the Cycling Centre. Just as telling was the absence of direct involvement from the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFA).

True, the football body’s technical director, Anton Corneal, was present—he said he dragged himself out of his sick bed to be there. But, when it came down to the matter of policy, Corneal conceded that his contributions were generally not vetted by his employer and could not be considered the TTFA’s viewpoint.

Arguably, the most eyebrow-raising no-show was—for more reasons than one—the local referees. First, because the issue of “refereeing” was literally high on the agenda as the Trinidad and Tobago Football Referees Association (TTFRA) had promised to send a representative. And because this contentious profession has been highlighted for all the wrong reasons of late and a non-acrimonious sit-down could only help.

But, mostly, because the president of the TTFRA and chairman of the TTFA’s Referee Committee, Joseph Taylor, was at the forum but claimed to be there only as a Mucurapo West Secondary staff member.

Last September, my then 6-year-old daughter was contemplating the definition of a mixture, which was “two or more substances that can be mixed and can be separated.” A cup of tea or bowl of cereal, she suggested, cannot be mixtures then.

Well, if ever there was a man capable of perfectly separating a cup of tea—I would assume that his last name is Taylor.

Perhaps fittingly, Laurence Seepersad, the SSFL’s assistant secretary operations and Credentials Committee chairman, got the show on the road.

The Credentials Committee comprises Seepersad, SSFL general secretary Azaad Khan (who was absent) and the secretaries for all five zones.

The biggest issue, according to Seepersad, was that most schools submitted their teams just before the deadline and created an impossible workload for the volunteers. Notably, schools are able to register players up until three days before the final game of the season. It means that—particularly when you consider the number of zones and divisions under their portfolio—the scale of Seepersad’s task might be second only to curbing violent crime.

There were several suggestions. Keith Look Loy, who was there as Trinidad and Tobago Super League (TTSL) president, recommended that the SSFL implement a registration deadline—just like almost every other league.

Since the forum was recorded, it is possible that the SSFL Executive might consider this at a later date. On Saturday, it got short shrift, though. Apparently, school teams habitually chance across a player they missed during their pre-season and would like to retain the option of belatedly including that boy or girl in their squad.

FIFA match commissioner Norris Ferguson and San Juan North Secondary vice-principal Phillip Fraser suggested that maybe the controversial article 16. 4 (a) should be amended so as to avoid a repeat of the Matthew Beal situation at Shiva Boys Hindu College.

The clause reads: “A player, who having been registered and/or is playing with the TTFA or with another league or association affiliated to the TTFA after 31st August of the current year, shall not be eligible to be registered as a player for their school unless they meet the criteria of the Credentials Committee.”

But, as Wired868 pointed out, if you eliminated the “unless they meet the criteria…” bit, then would this not infringe on the school’s ability to include that last-minute player they had chanced across? Suppose the boy had just transferred in and, through no fault of his own, had represented a zonal team after the deadline since he was not with a school team at the time?

And would most issues not be solved by more interaction between the Credentials Committee and SSFL match commissioners anyway?

For instance, if every school had to submit a 25-member shortlist on the eve of each game, then there would be much less chance of an ineligible student getting on to the field, as happened with Shiva Boys midfielder Kierron Mason.

It was a combination of registration issues between Beal and Mason that led to Shiva Boys being relegated last season and nearly reduced the competition to farce.

Former St Augustine Secondary principal Andre Moses—or maybe it was former SSFL executive Trevor Bridglalsingh—noted that schools were conflating the submission of documents with registration. If they accepted that registration was incomplete until the schools body said so, then maybe there would be fewer issues.

Point well made, sir.

Corneal, who said he was recovering from the virus and looked to be standing by the grace of God, gave pointers for improving the quality of schoolboy players and, ultimately, national youth teams. At Form One and Under-14 level, the technical director suggested unlimited substitutions or, further, a rule to ensure that all squad members received playing time in each game. It was, he said, an idea imported from the United States.

Or, like Belgium and Holland, the SSFL could turn its competitions for the younger players into eight-a-side games so as to encourage more touches of the ball and, as a result, more technically skilled players.

Trinity East coach Michael Grayson, who is also well versed in the US soccer system, agreed wholeheartedly. For others, this radical shift might require some more discussion but at least the seed was planted.

Wallace said he was happy to take Corneal’s proposal to the SSFL Executive and general membership on one condition—that the idea was formally passed over with the TTFA’s stamp of approval.

As straightforward as Wallace’s request might seem, it sparked some to-ing and fro-ing.

Corneal felt that the extra paperwork and/or chain of approval was unnecessary as Wallace could simply jot the point down there and then and move it along the assembly line. Wallace retorted that he felt it necessary to operate within the framework of a memorandum of understanding between the TTFA and the SSFL, which, he stressed, had been repeatedly sought by the schools football body without success.

“What happens if we go ahead with this [without TTFA sanction],”Wallace asked,  “and then there is a new technical director telling us something different next month?”

“Somebody told you something I don’t know?” Corneal shot back, lightheartedly.

Wired868 asked Corneal how could the SSFL better assist the national youth programme starting with coach Russell Latapy’s Under-20 Team that enters Caribbean competition in November.

It sparked a debate on essentially what role the school game plays within the local football ecosystem.

In essence, the SSFL is expected not to get in the way of Latapy’s plans, which means to release players to train on demand and also to have them potentially participate in the 2018 TTSL or Pro League competition. School football fans could expect to miss the likes of Che Benny (St Anthony’s College), Jordan Riley (Presentation College, San Fernando), Judah Garcia and Tyrel Emmanuel (both Shiva Boys) next season then.

Almost inevitably, though, there will be conflict this September when schoolboys are faced with the choice of playing in front of hundreds of schoolmates and live on SportsMax, or in front of a few dozen onlookers in the Pro League.

It is a decision that might cause nights of head-scratching for the teenaged players who feel they might not make Latapy’s final squad anyway. Or those who think they are undroppable.

Corneal pointed out that the last group of schoolboys to sacrifice SSFL glory for the more testing Super League competition went on to qualify for the Egypt FIFA 2009 Under-20 World Cup.

“After that the whole idea [of nurturing national youth teams in adult competitions] just fell away,” said Corneal.

“It fell away because there was no TTFA policy in place,” Wallace retorted. “The SSFL and the TTFA are always operating in silos…”

Corneal had “good news” for the SSFL too; FIFA, he said, had recognised the role of school competitions in its new initiative, which urged all countries to have eight-to-ten months per year of youth football.

The 2018 calendar, Corneal explained, should have been split as follows: January to March (Flow Youth Pro League), March to early July (Republic Bank National Youth League) and September to early December (SSFL).

The Pro League being the Pro League, the calendar is already out of sync as they began their competition two months late. Since the RBNYL—and its organiser and All Sport chairman Tony Harford was the SSFL’s moderator on Saturday—is unwilling to butcher its own schedule to compensate for the Pro League’s sluggish organisation, it means Trinidad and Tobago youth players are already down to eight months at best in 2018.

There were two primary concerns about the TTFA’s eight-to-ten-month football initiative, which came under the heading of youth development.

Several SSFL schools—Fatima College and Trinity College East among them—had taken to opening football academies so as to nurture their players all year round.

Look Loy was sceptical.

“Schools can never replace clubs,” said the TTSL president.

Corneal’s suggestion was that the players would split time between competing with their clubs and training with schools. It means that, apart from having two masters/coaches simultaneously—three if a player were also on the national team—schoolboys would be doing pre-season training with one outfit while doing mid-season work with another.

Pre-season training includes a lot of strength and conditioning work meant to stretch muscles to their limits. Mid-season training means lighter work designed to keep the body ticking over and, specifically, designed not to overburden the players physically.

“But that is madness,” said West.

By then, Corneal had already left—presumably for his sick bed.

It is uncertain whether he heard West’s first point. But he definitely did not hear the second criticism.

“Since when is more competition the same as development?” someone asked. “Where in the TTFA’s youth development plan do the players actually train and improve?”

It was six hours of cut and thrust and there were many fine ideas that will not be touched on in this summary.

Former SSFL president Anthony Creed, ex-Arima North Secondary teacher Gregory Wales, South Zone secretary Essiel Seecharan were not short of ideas as were Look Loy, Bridglalsingh, Moses and, of course, West.

As the sole media house present, Wired868 made a plea too for visible numbers on team shirts and pants—the St Mary’s College kit looked like it was found behind a dumpster—as well as a database of registered players with names correctly spelled.

Photographer and CA Images head Allan V Crane spoke  on marketing and copyright issues, abetted by sport attorney Ricardo Williams who sat at the head table.

Wired868 suggested too that, since schools complained of players who did not show up after the football season or sit exams, perhaps the SSFL should implement a transfer ban. If the majority of a school’s repeaters do not sit exams, the said school would not be allowed to field repeaters in the following year.

It was not a suggestion which seemed to find enthusiastic approval although Wallace was pleased to announce that the SSFL had begun discussions with the Education Ministry to create education centres designed to help players to catch up with their schoolwork.

On the thorny issue of a minimum education requirement for players, Wales suggested the introduction of a GPA formula which rates their performances in the context of their classmates—that way, it would be fair to students from “non-prestige” schools while still challenging for those at the other end of the spectrum.

Although, come to think of it, a GPA system probably would not appeal to colleges who poach students from secondary comprehensives and would have a tall task getting them to fit in academically.

So, there is a lot for the SSFL executive members to consider before they next face their general membership.

And is the SSFL a league of schools or just a league that schools play in? Maybe they will get closer to an answer by the next forum.

Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on October 31, 2019, 07:04:16 AM
2017 SSFL North All-Star selectee, defender Stephon Marcano (Fatima College; Santa Cruz), and his Cal State Bakersfield teammates and coach attract attention for their "diversity".

Story and video accessible  here  (https://www.turnto23.com/sports/cal-state-university-bakersfield-mens-soccer-puts-diversity-on-display-with-nine-nationalities-represented-on-the-roster).
Title: Re: 2017 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on October 31, 2019, 03:20:31 PM
WATCH: Pres hammer QRC 6-0

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