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Title: Youth Football Thread
Post by: Flex on September 14, 2019, 12:36:33 AM
Tiger Tanks GM: Sponsorship $$ towards youth development.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).

DENIS LATIFF, general manager of Tiger Tanks Trinidad Unlimited, has explained that his company’s sponsorship monies go towards youth development.

Latiff wrote a post on his Facebook page yesterday, after his company was embroiled in controversy earlier this week, with Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division champions Naparima and St Benedict’s raising the ire of the league’s sponsors, notably SportsMax and Digicel, for donning the Tiger Tanks’ logo on their players’ shirts on Wednesday.

Latiff wrote, “Tiger have been involved, not only in schools football but, for some years, have sponsored the Fyzabad League, the La Brea League and donated trophies etcetera for others.”

He noted, “I have heard cries of student footballers who cannot afford a pair of boots, the meal they look forward to after a game, the distances they have to travel after a football game…income from television (we’re) good with that. Tiger was merely trying to assist teams where we can.”

Title: Re: Youth Football Thread
Post by: Rastaman on September 16, 2019, 08:11:42 AM
Yes but you must respect the League and its sponsors. It was discussed beforehand and you all decided to go against the rules.
Title: Tiger Tanks to invest $1.5M in U-20 football tourney
Post by: Tallman on November 16, 2021, 08:00:59 PM
Tiger Tanks to invest $1.5M in U-20 football tourney
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian)

A $1.5-million-dollar Tiger Tanks-sponsored Under-20 Football Tournament is set to kick off in February next year and is expected to be used in the future for the preparation of national teams.

Dennis Latiff, Tiger Tanks' general manager revealed his plans on Tuesday but he made it clear that play will be subjected to the government's return-to-play orders regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Latiff, an emerging sporting pride in the southland, said the tournament will be held for one month among 14 selected teams, 10 from Trinidad and the other four from the sister isle of Tobago, with the winner due to cash in on a $20, 000 first prize cheque and $10, 000 for the runner-up.

Latiff told Guardian Media Sports on Tuesday that the prize structure could change before the start of the tournament, as the quantity of potential sponsors increases. However, if all goes well with the tournament it will lead to a resulting Under-20 League to be held at a time to be decided, Latiff said.

Latiff's $1.5 million output will include monies for prizes, investment to have live matches and other games on television, payment of two uniforms each (home and away) for every team, insurance for all players, payment of officials (referees, linesmen, commissioners), sponsorship for a social media platform, sponsorship for marketing of the tournament, and a $1,500 incentive for the best defender, best midfielder, best forward, best coach, most goals and man of the match.

He said, invitations were sent to 24 teams from both the T&T Pro League and the T&T Super League, but FC Santa Rosa, a Super League contender has refused to accept, while three other teams La Horquetta Rangers, Cunupia FC and Point Fortin Civic FC are undecided about their participation.

" In the first instance, it is going to be a tournament and after we see how that takes off then it may turn into a league. It will be like the 10 teams here. The Tobago teams will play each other twice in a round-robin play-off, but in Trinidad, we're not too sure because we're looking at the times and so on, that we will get for the stadia, but most likely, it would be each one play one another over here. We haven't gotten permission as yet, everything is being planned and whenever the government says that we're able to play football, whatever guidelines that they have in place, we will put in place. So it's just preparation for when football opens. When that happens we will have everything there and ready to go. The only thing that will be put in place then will be the guidelines for COVID-19," Latiff explained.

He continued. "I want to help with this league to prepare national teams. I am not saying we're only picking national people from it, but I want to use this to prepare national teams. A lot more will come pretty soon with this league, we should be laying out things by Friday (November 19) of this week. It was supposed to be last Friday but there was a little setback, some people got sick and so on and I had to wait on them to finish something that they didn't finish."

He gave the assurance that all teams, coaches, officials, spectators and everyone who would be involved in the tournament will be required to be fully vaccinated in accordance with government's 'vaccinate to operate' mandate.

On November 5, the Minister of Health Terrance Deyalsingh blanked a proposal by the Ascension Football Tournament of T&T to have a League played in an all-vaccinated environment. That League was scheduled to incorporate teams from both the T&T Super League and T&T Pro League etc and was expected to be guided by some 30 rules and regulations to guard against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Title: Re: Youth Football Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on November 17, 2021, 07:23:58 AM
Seemingly no shortage of willing sponsors when it comes to tournaments, but not many raised hands regarding league play.

The entrepreneurial enthusiasm seems to dry up at the door to the TTFA. Or be distracted by [personally] lucrative alternatives.

Tournaments make money circulate?
Title: Re: Youth Football Thread
Post by: Flex on January 04, 2022, 12:59:47 AM
15 teams named for Tiger Tanks U-20 football tourney.
T&T Newsday Reports.

THE STEERING committee of the Tiger Tanks Under-20 Invitational football tournament has named 15 teams for the inaugural event slated to get underway, once contact sports is given the green light by the government.

The committee is chaired by Colin Wharfe and includes Richard Piper and Richard Clayton. According to Wharfe, the committee paid careful attention to several conditions before settling on the ten teams for Trinidad and five for Tobago.

"We took our time and carefully selected what we think is the best 15 teams at the U-20 level," Wharfe said. "We made sure they were TTFA (TT Football Association) compliant as this was one of the major conditions. Another condition that engaged our attention was whether or not these clubs had good youth programmes."

The tournament, which is the brainchild of the general manager of Tiger Tanks Denis Latiff, will see clubs like W Connection, Caledonia AIA, Central Football Club, Club Sando, Defence Force, Petit Valley/Diego Martin United, Police, Queen's Park, San Juan Jabloteh and Trendsetter Hawks Football Academy playing in Trinidad. They will be split into two groups of five each and play a round-robin first phase. The two winners of the respective groups will then meet to determine the Trinidad champions.

In Tobago, the five teams competing are Bethel United, FC Tobago Phoenix, St. Clair’s Coaching School, Stokely Vale and Youth Stars United. They will play each other twice in the league phase and the team with the most points will be crowned the Tobago winners.

The champions from Trinidad will then clash with the winners from Tobago to determine the national champions.

Teams selected for Tiger Tanks Under-20 –

TRINIDAD: Caledonia AIA, Central FC, Club Sando, Defence Force, Petit Valley/Diego Martin United, Police, Queen's Park, San Juan Jabloteh, Trendsetter Hawks Football Academy, W Connection.

TOBAGO: Bethel United, FC Tobago Phoenix, St. Clair’s Coaching School, Stokely Vale, Youth Stars United.

Title: Re: Youth Football Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on January 04, 2022, 08:39:37 AM
Does this mean there are consequential deficiencies in player development/"the structures" in southeast and southwest Trinidad?