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Title: 2019 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on February 02, 2019, 01:41:26 AM
Hislop named SSFL ambassador for 2019.
By Andrew Gioannetti (Newsday).

FORMER T&T international goalkeeper and popular ESPN football analyst Shaka Hislop will be the face of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) when the season begins later this year.

Hislop was revealed as the league's first ambassador, during a brief media conference, on Friday evening, at Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain. He and SSFL president William Wallace signed a pre-agreement memorandum, which is expected to be followed shortly by a final agreement once the roles and functions are agreed to by the two parties.

"...I'm delighted and honoured to to be able to play a part in T&T football and in particular with the Secondary Schools Football League, given my own history," Hislop said, noting he would be happy to work in any role asked of him.

"My playing a part was an easy a decision as I've had to make. I didn't hesitate as I understand what the league stands for and I also understand what Mr Wallace and the rest of the SSFL executive are trying to do with the league in affording opportunities for the young men and women in the game, and that opportunity does not have to come solely in the way of a professional contract or a university degree," the 2016 World Cup player said.

Wallace, meanwhile, said he could not think of a better or more suitable role-model to represent the league. "Shaka being on board just as a role model even without getting into the details is big enough for us in terms of our footballer looking up to somebody who has walked the walk. He embodies everything the SSFL stands for," Wallace said.

Title: Re: 2019 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on May 02, 2019, 12:32:21 AM
Wallace to continue as SSFL president.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).

WILLIAM WALLACE will continue as president of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) after the entire executive was re-elected for the period 2019-2021.

The election of people to serve as national officers took place, on Tuesday, at the SSFL’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), at the Carapichaima East Secondary School.

Phillip Fraser will remain as first vice-president, with Tevon La Rose re-elected as the second vice-president.

Gerald Elliott will continue as assistant secretary/treasurer (administration), while Laurence Seepersad stays as the assistant secretary (operations), and Azaad Khan remains as general secretary/treasurer.

The media release pointed out that the firm of Vishnu DK Musai and Company were elected as auditor(s) for the period 2019-2021.


Wallace shares accomplishments and goals as he starts new term as SSFL president.

The following is a statement from Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) president William Wallace who was returned unopposed at the body’s AGM during the week:

It is an honour to serve, especially where our nation’s youths are the beneficiary of this service. It is a humbling feeling to be elected unopposed after one’s first term in office. The feedback that I have gotten from membership is very encouraging and the general consensus is that people are happy with the trajectory of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL).

The League has made some strides over the last two years and I must give credit to the officers and executive members who have been extremely supportive to the initiatives and projects that were presented. After 50 years in existence we were able to set up for the first time a full time office, and for me this was a major accomplishment.

Among other things we were able to accomplish are the following:

    Create a players database;

    Launch the league’s website;

    Forge links with a major international entity in GPS;

    Set up the framework for a scholarship programme;

    Attract a sponsor for 4 of our lower divisions and another for our Form One Division;

    Make constitutional changes to minimize registration infringements;

    Introduce Match Commissioners;

    Hold a stakeholders meeting;

    Train persons through a First Responders course;

    First ‘B’ License Course ever conducted in Trinidad and Tobago;

    Conducted ‘C’ and ‘C-prep’ coaching courses;

    Started online registration;

    Introduce the North vs South classic;

    Conducted combines in Trinidad and Tobago;

    Enhance the League’s closing ceremony and the Intercol Finals;

    Weekly broadcast of League games on SportsMax;

    Sign Shaka Hislop as Ambassador of the League.

For the new term, the SSFL executive intends to:

    Launch a scholarship programme inclusive of SAT Tuition—we are embarking on a drive to get corporate Trinidad and Tobago to buy into this project;

    Launch a National Community Outreach Programme in collaboration with GPS;

    Conclude negotiations on a major uniform deal for the Premier schools—95% of the negotiations have already been concluded and we are on the verge of signing off;

    Continue on a drive to expand viewership.

The SSFL executive for the 2019-21 term is:

William Wallace (president), Phillip Fraser (vice-president), Tevon La Rose (2nd vice-president), Gerald Elliot (assistant secretary/treasurer—administration), Laurence Seepersad (assistant secretary—operations), Azaad Mohammed-Khan (general secretary/treasurer).