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BG TT $.3 million for college football.
« on: September 06, 2007, 05:31:36 AM »
BG TT $.3 million for college football.
By: Joel Bailey (Newsday).

British Gas Trinidad and Tobago Limited (BGTT) has pumped $362,500 into the staging of the 2007 Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) and the girls Intercol competition. This announcement was made at the launch of this year’s season, at the BGTT Corporate Box, Queen’s Park Oval, Port- of-Spain yesterday.
Aleem Hosein, BG TT Head of Public Affairs and Community Relations, noted that a portion of the sponsorship will also go towards the development of the league.
During his address at yesterday’s function, Hosein said the decision to partner with the Ministry of Education and the SSFL was an easy one, given the tangible results of this programme.
“It adopts a practical approach to teaching the young people core values through sport that will lead to success in today’s world,” Hosein said.
“These values I talk of include teamwork, self-discipline, fair play, respect for authority and true sportsmanship, all while pursuing excellence.”
Members of the respective 2006 boys and girls Intercol champs, the “Green Machine” St Augustine, were in attendance at the launch.
“We look forward to the usual exciting, challenging matches and commit to supporting your hard work as you continue to succeed.
“I want to take the opportunity to wish both teams all the best for this year’s matches,” said Hosein.
BG TT has been sponsoring the SSFL and Big 5 championships in the North, East, South, Central and Tobago Zones since 2002, and the Girls’ Intercol since 2006.
And, for the second successive year, the company is funding the cost of one of the league’s websites —, which featured details of players and teams, and general information on the various zones, fixtures, results and standings. SSFL president Ewing Davis revealed that the league plans to have a lot of its coaches certified, in keeping with the standards being maintained throughout the local youth leagues.
Davis also made a plea for the local government bodies to assist in the maintenance of the many grounds which will be utilised by the various schools during the season.
Action in the SSFL Champion-ship division kicks off tomorrow in the North, East and South Zones.
Defending North zonal winners Mucurapo oppose St Anthony’s from 3 pm at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo, while Malick clash with Fatima two hours later.
In the East Zone double-header at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Arima, the defending champs “Green Machine” square off against Toco at 3 pm followed by the San Juan-El Dorado contest.
Simultaneously, Vessigny and Princes Town will face off at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella followed by the meeting between last year’s South zonal title-holders Naparima and Presentation San Fernando. The Tobago and Central Zones will begin on September 11 while the Girls’ Championship division kicks off five days later.
SSFL ready for kick off.
By: Kern De Freitas (Express).

2007 season starts tomorrow

'TIS once again the season for schools football and defending BG T&T Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) champions St Augustine Secondary Comprehensive will kick off the East Zone from 3 p.m. tomorrow against Toco Composite at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Malabar.
The encounter will be the first match of a double-header at the eastern venue, which will see 2006 InterCol champs San Juan Secondary Comprehensive meet El Dorado Secondary Comprehensive.
North Zone 2006 winners Mucurapo will take on the "Tigers" of St Anthony's College at 3 p.m., before Malick lock horns with last year's beaten InterCol finalists Fatima College, both at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain.
With no major changes in the League last year, the most unusual thing about the new season might be the absence of St Mary's College team. The "Saints" were relegated last year for only the second time in the League's history, and the first in more than two decades.
In the South Zone, Vessigny Antilles Government Secondary will take on Princes Town at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella at 3 p.m., before an interesting clash between San Fernando arch-rivals Naparima College and Presentation College at the same venue two hours later.
Action is also scheduled to begin in the Girls competition in the North and East zones on September 16.
Yesterday, the 2007 SSFL campaign was officially launched in the BG T&T Corporate Box at the Queen's Park Oval, St Clair.
At the launch, which marked BG T&T's fifth consecutive year of sponsorship of Secondary Schools football, a cheque for $362,000 was presented to the league by BG T&T head of public affairs and community relations, Aleem Hosein.
That amount will cover both the boys and girls SSFL, as well as the girls InterCol.
SSFL president Ewing Davis urged the young footballers and their supporters to be disciplined and observe the spirit in which the game should be played.
"...At no time," Davis indicated, "we must feel that we must win at all costs."
He said that could only make the game become "a battle, and the competition a war".
And Ministry of Education representative, Physical Education and Sport Curriculum officer Audith Bravo, stressed the need for young footballers to develop all-round skills, not just football, but also academic, and time and financial management skills in order to enjoy their success.
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Re: BG TT $.3 million for college football.
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2007, 07:08:55 AM »
They should demand ,that each school should have a certified coach .


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