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Re: National Primary School Atlantic Football League Thread.
« Reply #60 on: November 21, 2016, 05:37:48 AM »
Tobago primary school footballers on cusp of history.
T&T Newsday Reports.


PRIMARY school footballers from sister-isle Tobago, are on the cusp of history in the Atlantic-sponsored National Primary Schools Football League.

The young Tobagonians will feature in all three of the league’s finals to be played at Hasely Crawford Stadium on Wednesday. No school from one district in the history of the league, has ever won all three titles in the same season.

And President Anthony Carmona has been invited to see the possibility of history unfold.

First up, national champions Bon Accord Government will attempt to defend their Under-15 title when they take on Enterprise Government from 9.15 am.

Bon Accord Government, also national champions, defend against Sangre Grande Government in the Girls Under-15 title match from 10.45 am.

And finally, the Under-12 boys of Whim Anglican meet St Agnes Anglican in the Under-12 final from noon.

Sports Minister Darryl Smith, Minister of Education Anthony Garcia, THA sports and education Assemblyman Huey Cadette and TTFA president David John Williams have al been invited to attend.

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Re: National Primary School Atlantic Football League Thread.
« Reply #61 on: November 24, 2016, 08:39:58 AM »
Champs Bon Accord - the Pride of Tobago.
By Rachael Thomspon-King (Guardian).


Kyron Melville and Nigel Burnett were the only players on target during regulation time of the three finals played yesterday in the Atlantic National Primary School Football League and their accuracy earned their team, Bon Accord Government, the Under-15 boys' title while the other two champions were determined through penalty kicks after stalemates.

The action unfolded at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo in front of a star-studded crowd which included President Anthony Carmona and three-time Olympic silver medallist Richard Thompson and another Olympian, sailor Andrew Lewis. Both Thompson and Lewis are Atlantic ambassadors.

President Carmona spent his morning viewing the opening match between Bon Accord and Enterprise Government and appeared very much pleased with the young talents, who fought till the final whistle to earn the national crown. In the end, it was St Agnes emerging with the 2-0 victory.

Bon Accord went into the lead in the 21st minute through a strike by Melville and went in at the half with a 1-0 lead.

On the resumption, Bon Accord went on the attack again but could not convert as Enterprise fought hard to level the scores. However, Burnett was not having it and off a right-footed bullet from 25 metres out, cemented the win for the Tobago champion.

Burnett was later named the "Most Valuable Player" (MVP) for his outstanding play in the finale.

In the second match of the triple-header, Sangre Grande Government prevailed over Bon Accord 2-1 on penalty kicks after a goalless scoreline at the end of regulation and extra time. Bon Accord missed two sitters and was left to rue its inability to score.

Good goal-keeping from the Sangre Grande custodian Tishana Orosco and impressive play from captain Aaliyah Trim ensured that the championship title was taken back to the North Eastern education district.

For her resilience in the goal, Orosco was adjudged the MVP after keeping Bon Accord attackers at bay.

In the final match-up, Whim Anglican took on St Agnes Anglican School in the U-12 title match and the two teams could not be separated staying goalless at the half-time interval. At full time, the scores remained unchanged as both teams created good scoring chances but neither could connect. It went down to penalty kicks and the former champion won 2-1.

Theo Carvador emerged the MVP for his defensive effort for the St Agnes unit and for scoring the final goal in the penalty shoot-out.

Present to meet the players for the three finals were Minister of Sport Darryl Smith, Theophilus Trim, the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Sport and Education officer and Atlantic's Nigel Darlow, Chief Executive Officer, vice president, Corporate Operations, Toni Sirju-Ramnarine, Camille Salandy, Head of Sustainability and Corporate Communications, Derek Daniel, Manager Branding and Communications and Anil Seunath, Branding Officer.

President of the League, Kelvin Nancoo said, " This was a great day for sport. This was a day when Sport won. I must thank Atlantic for their great contribution to sport and education and hope they continue to assist our country as they have done for the past decade.

"This really was a big day to have the President of the Republic of T&T and her excellency Mrs Carmona hand out prizes and meet the players. Nigel Darlow could not have been a more gracious sponsor and I know they all thoroughly enjoyed the day. But today Sport and our Country won."

​Tomorrow's Matches
Santa Cruz Recreation Ground

San Juan Jabloteh vs W Connection, 6pm

November 29
Ato Boldon Stadium

Club Sando vs Pt Fortin Civic, 6pm

Central FC vs St Ann’s Rangers, 8pm

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Re: National Primary School Atlantic Football League Thread.
« Reply #62 on: November 25, 2016, 07:26:08 AM »
WATCH: Highlights of the Primary School Football League Finals

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Re: National Primary School Atlantic Football League Thread.
« Reply #63 on: December 16, 2016, 07:45:23 PM »
Brian McClair Joins coaches for Atlantic Football Development and Life Skills Camp
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Former Manchester United striker Brian McClair will share his world-class football skills with Trinidad and Tobago’s top 50 primary school footballers at the seventh annual Atlantic Football Development and Life Skills Camp, which gets underway this Saturday December 17 at the QRC Grounds.

McClair, who won 15 trophies as a player with Manchester United from 1987-1998, will be joining coaches Eamon Mulvey and Kevin Ward from the Manchester United Academy, who have been lead facilitators of the Atlantic-sponsored initiative since its inception in 2010.

Camille Salandy, Atlantic’s Head of Sustainability and Corporate Communications said that with McClair’s assistance this year, the Football Development Camp will expose its young participants to even more techniques and game advice from the international field of play.

“A former Manchester United player of the stature of Brian McClair brings an extra dimension of skill and knowledge to this year’s Development Camp, adding to the already extensive wisdom and experience that coaches Eamon and Kevin already bring to the programme,” Salandy said. “All of us at Atlantic including our partners the National Primary Schools Football League, are looking forward to the impact that this trio of international veterans will have on the next generation of local footballers.”

The three-day camp will be held from December 17 – 19, and will feature special training for the top 50 boys and girls who played in this year’s Atlantic National Primary Schools Football League Competition. In addition to technical football practice sessions, the young footballers will also be exposed to workshops in life skills and life management, led by officials from the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC).

This year’s participants are:
 
South-Eastern District
Girls
Ebony Yahkarhim, Holy Trinity Anglican
Fanta Paul, Moruga RC
Annale Pierre, Moruga RC
 
Boys
Tryike Lucas, Fifth Company Baptist
Keemali Dewayne, St. Thomas RC
Anthony Williams, St. Mary’s Government
 
North-Eastern District
Girls
Patrice Miller, Sangre Grande Government
Isha Johnson, Sangre Grande Government
Aaliyah Trim, Sangre Grande Government
 
Boys
Donte Felix, Sangre Grande Government
Jaheim Bissoon, Sangre Grande Government
Justin Butcher, Sangre Grande Government
 
St. Patrick
Girls
Kimora Whyte, Vance River VC
Ronnel Diaz, Vance River VC
Jeniah Jerome, Cedros Government
Queen Jacent, Vance River VC

Boys
Akini Barriteau, Vance River RC
Duhrell Young, Siparia Boys RC
Derel Garcia, Penal RC
 
Caroni
Girls
Tenuka Lynch, Chaguanas RC
Khalasia Adams, Chaguanas RC
Sarah St. Clair, Longdenville Government
 
Boys
Jonathan Ryan, Enterprise Government
Aaron Raymmond, Enterprise Government
Justin Gilbert, Chaguanas Government
 
Victoria
Girls
Vanessa Ramjit, Vos Government Primary School
Hope Daniel, Mon Repos RC
Ariel Luke, Mon Repos RC

Boys
Jalon Jones, Grant Memorial Presbyterian
Keron Baptiste, San Fernando Boys RC
Dezon Deane, Marabella Boys Anglican
 
St. George East
Girls
Destiny John, Bon Air Government
Isha St. Louis, Bon Air Government
 
Boys
Kanye Eastman, Tunapuna Boys RC
Jaheim Faustin, Arima Boys RC
Lindell Sween, La Pastoria Government
 
POS and Environs
Girls
Dominique Stuart, Diamond Vale Government
Mariah Williams, St. Agnes Anglican
Jasel Small, St. Agnes Anglican

Boys
Jelani Cox, St. Agnes Anglican
Theo Crovador, St. Agnes Anglican
Kareem Emmanuel, St. Agnes Anglican
 
Tobago
Girls
Diamond Arthur, Bon Accord Government
Twinkle Thomas, St. Andrew’s Anglican
Dilleasia Nicholson, Bon Accord Government
Talia Martin, Charlotteville Methodist
 
Boys
Daniel Jonathan Thomas, Belle Garden Anglican
Orlando James, Whim Anglican
Justice Williams, Patience Hill Government
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Re: National Primary School Atlantic Football League Thread.
« Reply #64 on: December 23, 2016, 06:13:47 AM »
50 youths sharpen skills at Atlantic/Man United camp.
T&T Guardian Reports.


This year’s top 50 primary school footballers received the lifetime opportunity of a weekend’s tutelage from three coaches affiliated with the Manchester United Training Academy from England.

The group of excited boys and girls were participants in the 7th annual Atlantic Football Development and Life Skills Camp, a three-day programme held this year at the grounds of Queen Royal College.

The camp is facilitated every year by Manchester United coaches Eamon Mulvey and Kevin Ward.

This year’s participants had the added bonus of the expertise of former Manchester United striker Brian McClair, a legendary 15-time trophy winner for the world-renowned club.

Representatives of the T&T Olympic Committee (TTOC) also conducted life skills sessions for the youths.

Derek Daniel, Branding and Communications Manager at Atlantic, said the camp was an opportunity for the young players to not only exponentially sharpen their football skills, but also to apply the value of sportsmanship and teamwork to their everyday lives.

Former Manchester United striker Brian McClair shared with the young footballers several pointers from his many years of competitive play. McClair said that the camp took the boys and girls out of their comfort zones—especially for the life skills component, where many of the participants shared some of their experiences related to building discipline, studying for exams and peer pressure.

McClair also participated in a special workshop for coaches being certified under the Atlantic Coaching Excellence (ACE) Programme. He encouraged the coaches to be authentic and embrace their own unique individual communication styles when providing feedback to their players.

Eamon Mulvey, Lead Coach for the Atlantic Football Development and Life Skills Camp also acknowledged the need to make allowance for different coaching styles. He highlighted that players also are to be given leeway to maintain their personal autonomy and playing style.

“Everyone has their own philosophy of coaching, and sometimes we need to give the players the opportunities to make mistakes,” Mulvey said. “It’s not only about winning but also development as a player, because sometimes you may learn more from losing than winning.”

Mulvey and his colleague Kevin Ward have steered the Atlantic-sponsored event since 2010, with logistical support from the National Primary Schools Football League. Among the highlights this year were Exhibition Games between the camp participants and the Warwick Coaching School for Girls and the Queen Royal College Under 14 Team.

The camp concluded with a prize giving ceremony at the Digicel IMAX cinema, where all the young footballers received Manchester United tokens, and a select few were awarded Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC)-branded items for exceptional performance and positive peer interaction.

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Re: National Primary School Atlantic Football League Thread.
« Reply #65 on: March 11, 2017, 02:55:47 AM »
Trio named Atlantic Youth Champs.
T&T Newsday Reports.


THEO Crovador, Matthew Wortman and Shanique Bascombe won the Youth Champion awards when the third annual Atlantic Youth Excellence in Sports Awards were held at the Hilton Trinidad and Conference Centre, Hilton Hotel, Port of Spain, yesterday.

The judges could not separate footballer Crovador and triathlete Wortman, as the two were voted as joint winners of the Youth Champion Male award. Bascombe was unequivocally the female Youth Champion.

Crovador, who is 12 years old, thanked his parents and God for achieving the award. The footballer, whose favourite player is Messi, said his dream is to play for Barcelona and TT.

Crovador led St Agnes Anglican to their first Under-12 2016 Atlantic National Primary Schools Football League title by scoring the winning penalty kick.

Wortman, who is also 12 years old, said local triathlete Jason Costelloe is someone he looks up to. Wortman said it was an “amazing” feeling to win the award, revealing he prefers the cycling and running segments of triathlons (run/ride/swim).

The Dunross Preparatory student finished first in all three events at the 2016 Atlantic Primary Schools Multi Sport Series; the aquathlon, duathlon and triathlon.

Bascombe, 13, who has aspirations of competing in the Olympics, enjoys participating in the 100-metre and 200m sprint events.

Bascombe explained she was happy to win the award but was not expecting it.

The sprinter said the award has given her the drive to achieve more. Bascombe of Maraval Girls RC was acclaimed Champion Athlete at the 2016 Atlantic National Primary School Track and Field Championships.

Chief executive officer of Atlantic, Nigel Darlow, in his address, said developing young people is important to the company.

Darlow said, “Atlantic is in a strong position to help facilitate programmes that build the future - our youth. We see it as our corporate responsibility. We try very hard to ensure that how we invest today, helps develop our young people and prepare them for tomorrow.” Also addressing the young athletes were curriculum officer at the Ministry of Education Euclid Nicholas- Sammy and TT Olympians Richard Thompson and Keshorn Walcott, who are Atlantic brand ambassadors. Fellow TT Olympian and Atlantic brand ambassador Andrew Lewis also attended.

HONOUR ROLL: Female Youth Champion Nominees Diamond Arthur - Football Maria La Foucade - Cricket Savannah Ayoung - Triathlon Isabella Mendoza - Swimming Shanique Bascombe - Track and Field (winner) Male Youth Champion Nominees David Kissoondath - Cricket Jeremiah Joseph - Track and Field Nikoli Blackman - Swimming Theo Crovador - Football (joint winner) Matthew Wortman - Triathlon (joint winner) Administrator of the Year Nominees Gregory Johnson - Football Shazad Khan - Cricket Karen Araujo - Triathlon (winner) Fair Play Award San Francique Presbyterian Primary School - Cricket Coach of the Year Nominees Theophilus Boyce - Football Robert Mahabir - Cricket Angelo Clark - Triathlon Lorraine van Druten - Swimming Kelvin Nancoo - Track and Field (winner) Team of the Year Nominees Port of Spain and Environs District - Track and Field Dunross Preparatory School - Triathlon Bishop Anstey Junior School - Swimming Bon Accord Government Primary School - Football (joint winner) Preysal Government Primary School - Cricket (joint winner)

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Eastern Boys create history
« Reply #66 on: October 28, 2017, 07:48:47 AM »
Eastern Boys create history
T&T Guardian


Eastern Boys Government School yesterday made history when it won both the Under-12 Boys and U-15 Boys titles at the Atlantic Port-of-Spain and Environs Sports Council football competition at the Hasely Crawford training field in Mucurapo.

Both finals were quite competitive with Eastern Boys defeating Dunross Preparatory, 2-0 in the U-12 division in the opening match and then its team in the U-15 category edged Diego Martin Boys RC, 2-1.

In the opening affair, Eastern Boys and Dunross battled hard and despite a number of close chances on either end, the scoreline remained goalless at the half-time interval.

However, on the resumption the Nelson Street-based unit was first to go on the scoresheet through a brilliant strike by Andel Fraser in the 24th minute. Moments later, Zachary Joseph sent the large group of Eastern Boys supporters jumping for joy when he struck home for the winner.

Dunross mounted a number of runs throughout the second half in search of a reply but it never materialised as it was unable to find the back of the net.

The win sees the Eastern Boys team advance to the quarter-final of the Atlantic National Primary School Football League (NPSFL) on November 7, to meet the winner of the North Eastern Education District in the quarter-final of the Boys’ U-12 competition.

In the second match, the Eastern Boys senior team was given a flyer when a Diego Martin Boys RC defender deflecting a ball into his own goal.

However, the Diego Martin Boys squad did not stay down for long and responded thanks to a goal from Hashim Portillo, levelling the scores 1-1.

Ryan Radellant, who was later named the “Most Valuable Player” (MVP), remained his consistent scoring self and netted the winner for Eastern to help them progress to the quarter-final of the Boys U-15 competition of the Atlantic National League and will play the winner of the Caroni District on November 9.

School Supervisor II and Port of Spain and Environs Sports Council vice chairman Simonetta Williams and School Supervisor I, Carl Thomas were on hand with along with chairperson of the sports council Abeyola Akowe to present trophies and awards following the matches.

Fraser was named the MVP of the U-12 boy’s competition

St Agnes, the Girls’ U-15 winner, will play the champion of St Patrick on November 8.

All NPSFL matches will be played at at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.

RESULTS

U-12 Boys
Eastern Boys Government 2 (Andell Fraser, Zachary Joseph) vs Dunross Prep 0

U-15 Boys
Eastern Boys Government 2 (Ryan Radellant, own goal) vs Diego Martin Boys RC 1 (Hashim Portillo)
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Re: National Primary School Atlantic Football League Thread.
« Reply #67 on: October 28, 2017, 07:54:27 AM »
Apps, we focusing on development, these are the 'Trinis in Action '. ;D

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Re: National Primary School Atlantic Football League Thread.
« Reply #68 on: November 07, 2017, 02:41:52 AM »
Teams begin battle for U-12 title.
T&T Guardian Reports.


A new champion will be crowned in the Boys’ Under-12 division when action in the Atlantic National Primary Schools’ Football League kicks off today with four matches in the category at various venues around T&T.

Last year’s champion St Agnes Anglican School will not be defending its title as it was beaten at the zonal level in the Port of Spain and Environs Education District.

Today in the quarter-finals, Eastern Boys Government will try to do Port-of-Spain just as proud when it meets St Francis RC, the winner of the North Eastern Education District at 10.30 am in the second match of a double-header at the Marvin Lee Stadium in Macoya in a tournament being hosted under the auspices of the Ministry of Education.

In the opening match at 9.30 am, St George East champion, La Pastora Government and the 2015 national champion San Fernando Boys RC will do battle.

St Patrick’s Education District winner, Siparia Boys RC School will take on South Eastern winner St Mary’s Government at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella from 10 am. In Tobago, Montgomery Government will host Chaguanas RC at the Dwight Yorke Stadium in Bacolet at 10 am.

Tomorrow, Sangre Grande Government will begin its U-15 Girls title defence when it will challenged by Caroni champion Longdenville Government at the Marvin Lee Stadium in Macoya at 10 am.

On Thursday, the second team that will be defending its title, Bon Accord Government, will begin its defence of the U-15 boys crown against St Mary’s Government, the champion of South Eastern District.

This game will be played at the Marvin Lee Stadium at 2 pm.

MATCHES - Today: Quarter Finals

Boys’ U-12 Division

La Pastora Government (St George East) vs San Fernando Boys’ RC (Victoria), Marvin Lee Stadium, 9.30 am

Siparia Boys’ RC (St Patrick) vs St Mary’s Government (South Eastern), Manny Ramjohn, 10 am

St Francis RC (North Eastern) vs Eastern Boys Government (POS/Environs), Marvin Lee Stadium, 10.30 am

Montgomery Government (Tobago) vs Chaguanas RC (Caroni), Dwight Yorke Stadium, 10 am

Tomorrow: Girls’ U-15 Division

Sangre Grande Government (North Eastern) vs Longdenville Government (Caroni), Marvin Lee Stadium, 10 am

Brighton AC (St Patrick) vs St Agnes AC (Port-of-Spain/Environs), Manny Ramjohn Stadium, 9.30 am

San Fernando Methodist (Victoria) vs Scarborough RC (Tobago), Marvin Lee Stadium

Moruga RC (South Eastern) vs Maloney Government (St George East), Manny Ramjohn Stadium, 10.30 am

Thursday: Boys’ U-15 Division

Valencia RC (North Eastern) vs Brighton AC (St Patrick), Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, 10 am

Arima Boys’ (St George East) vs San Fernando Boys’ RC (Victoria), Marvin Lee Stadium, 10 am

St Mary’s Government (South Eastern) vs Bon Accord Gov’t (Tobago), Marvin Lee Stadium, 2 pm

Caroni vs Eastern Boys’ (Port-of-Spain/Environs), Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo, 10 am

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Re: National Primary School Atlantic Football League Thread.
« Reply #69 on: November 24, 2017, 07:12:05 AM »
Arima Boys’ stop Bon Accord in Atlantic football.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Scarborough RC girls reign

Arima Boys’ Government Primary School, in its first ever trip to the finals of the Atlantic National Primary Schools’ Football League, dethroned the defending champs to reign as the best in the land.

Bon Accord Government had won the Boys Under 15 division the previous year and were firm favourites in yesterday’s final but the Arima boys had other plans.

Their encounter was the first in an exciting triple-header of title matches at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, watched by His Excellency President Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona.

The St George East educational district champions matched their opponents and should have been rewarded early but Ability Hazel and Addae Paponette’s attempts were thwarted by the Bon Accord custodian Dajean Moses.

However, in the second session Hazel struck for Arima Boys’ Government and his shot proved to be the winning one in a fiercely contested contest. Addae Paponette was named as The Most Valuable Player of the Games.

In the day’s second game for the Under 15 Girls’ title, Tobago champions Scarborough RC got the better of St Agnes Anglican.

The Tobagonians went ahead in the 15th minute when Kaleah Duke netted to put her team into a 1-0 lead at the interval. However, on the resumption the pint-sized Mariah Williams struck and equalised for the St James-based St Agnes squad.

With action from goal to goal, J’eleiasha Alexander blasted past Liya John in the St Agnes citadel to give Scarborough RC their first lien on the Atlantic championship trophy.

J’eleiasha Alexander was named as The Most Valuable Player.

The day’s activities were wrapped up with a showdown between, La Pastora Government and Eastern Boys Government who could not be separated at the interval.

In the second session La Pastora’s goalkeeper Stephon Langaigne was forced to pull off many saves before team-mate Jadiel Joseph eased the pressure on his goalkeeper, scoring a double within an eight minute span.

Just two minutes after young Joseph netted his second, referee Inskip Carrington sounded the whistle to make La Pastora Government the 2017 Atlantic Under 12 Champions.

FINALS RESULTS

Under 15 Boys

Bon Accord Gov’t 0-1 Arima Boys Gov’t

Under 15 Girls

Scarborough RC 2-1 St Agnes

Under 12 Boys

La Pastora Gov’t 2-0 Eastern Boys Gov’t

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La Pastora, Scarborough, Arima claim Atlantic titles.
By Jelani Beckles (Guardian).


La Pastora Government, Scarborough RC Girls and Arima Boys’ Government all won titles when the Atlantic National Primary Schools Football League Finals were held at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo, yesterday.

La Pastora won the boys Under-12 title, Scarborough claimed the girls Under-15 title and Arima Boys’ copped the boys Under-15 crown.

La Pastora gave their huge contingent of supporters something to cheer about with a 2-0 win over Eastern Boys’ Government in the boys Under-12 final. The La Pastora players could not ask for more support as their fans continuously shouted, “La Pastora we want a goal, La Pastora we want a goal.” La Pastora and Eastern Boys could not find the back of the net as the first half ended 0-0.

Despite the support for La Pastora, Eastern Boys started the second half the stronger team and created numerous chances. One attempt by Eastern Boys struck the crossbar, while the La Pastora goalkeeper kept the match goalless with two brilliant saves.

The goalkeeper’s heroics seemed to inspire La Pastora as they took the lead through Jadiel Joseph. Joseph, who also won the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award, grabbed his second when he easily slotted home a cross from the right side to seal the win.

In the Under-15 girls final, Scarborough RC made their trip from Tobago count with a 2-1 victory over St Agnes AC Girls. Kaleah Duke and J’Eleisha Alexander scored for Scarborough, while Mariah Williams got on the score sheet for St Agnes. After Scarborough took a 1-0 lead at the half, St Agnes equalised with a low shot 10 metres from goal. St Agnes could not hold on to the lead for long, as Scarborough scored the winner immediately after the equaliser by St Agnes. Alexander won the MVP award.

Arima edged Bon Accord Government 1-0 in the first final of the day.

Ability Hazel found the winner, while Addae Paponette of Arima earned the MVP award. President Anthony Carmona attended the finals and took photos with the teams at the prize-giving ceremony.

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Re: National Primary School Atlantic Football League Thread.
« Reply #70 on: November 24, 2017, 01:35:14 PM »
WATCH: Highlights of Arima Boys Government’s 1-0 win over Bon Accord Government and Scarborough RC’s 2-1 win over St. Agnes Anglican in the National Primary Schools Football League U-15 Boys and U-15 Girls finals.
https://www.tv6tnt.com/news/7pmnews/atlantic-primary-schools-football-final/article_5b273514-d0b6-11e7-a551-ff42853e1a2e.html
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Re: National Primary School Atlantic Football League Thread.
« Reply #71 on: November 24, 2017, 01:57:33 PM »
Nice seeing the little Colts and Fillies playing in the stadium. It is even more pleasant to see the girls playing there also. In my time girls were not allowed to kick wind, far less a football.

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Re: National Primary School Atlantic Football League Thread.
« Reply #72 on: November 24, 2017, 07:52:21 PM »
WATCH: Another set of highlights of the National Primary School Football League finals

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Re: National Primary School Atlantic Football League Thread.
« Reply #73 on: January 25, 2018, 02:59:37 AM »
TTFA Launches Nationwide Primary Schools Project.
TTFA Media.


The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association launched its Nationwide Primary Schools Project with a youth clinic at the Larry Gomes Stadium on Wednesday morning.

Heading the exercise was TTFA Technical Director Anton Corneal and he was joined by National Team coaches Dennis Lawrence, Stuart Charles Fevrier, Russell Latapy, Ross Russell and Director of Football Muhammad Isa along with several TTFA licensed zonal coaches and coordinators as they conducted drills with just about fifty Primary School students from the different districts.

The Project is being hosted by the TTFA in conjunction with titled sponsor Nu-Iron and the Ministry of Education and is titled “Investing in our Youth. Kickstarting their Development.”

According to Corneal, the campaign will target 2,000 kids learning and playing the game at various locations throughout the twin-island. Every kid will be outfitted with uniforms provided by the TTFA as part of Nu-Iron’s sponsorship arrangement.

“It’s an initiative where we are trying to introduce the game to players just a little bit younger that Primary Schools age meaning not their first team but kids that are nine and ten years old for boys and girls. It’s one where we hope to grow the player pool especially on the side of girls where we just don’t have enough girls playing. So we are hoping that we can introduce the game to them, get them interested, get them to love the game and then we can get them to buy into joining clubs, academies and of course get them to play for their schools,” Corneal said.

“This programme is directed to 2,000 kids every Wednesday where we have 1000 boys and a 1000 girls participating in drills and games. This is really the only way. If we would like to compete then this is the way. It needs to start here. There needs to be good coaching, well organised sessions, it needs to be a disciplined setting and the kids need to have fun and if we can do this then we will be on the right path,” Corneal told TTFA Media.

“We have all the coordinators coming together in order to have a dry run of what the programme will look like from next Wednesday,” Corneal added.

“This is going to introduce just the basics of the game with simple technique and probably very little tactical. This is just to get them enjoying being out here and playing, something that is really missing in our sport. Years ago it was done informally which was not a bad way where kids played. But today our kids don’t play. They are on cellphones and other games. So a lot of time is taken doing something else.

“We need to get them out there playing and football needs to do its part in which we are doing. This initiative here is going to kickstart what is going to happen in five to ten years. This is the bottom of our development plan where we need a mass of players being involved in the game,” Corneal stated.

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« Reply #74 on: January 26, 2018, 02:51:38 AM »
Lawrence stresses importance of development at Primary Schools level.
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National Senior Men’s team head coach Dennis Lawrence had some words of endorsement for the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association Primary Schools Project which was launched at the Larry Gomes Stadium on Wednesday.

The former Defence Force player was among a few local football heads who were present at the opening including the likes of TTFA technical Director Anton Corneal and former national captain and head coach Russell Latapy who is now a youth teams head coach and senior team assistant coach Stuart Charles-Fevrier.

“I think it’s exciting times for us. Not often you have the opportunity to get the kids at this age involved in any kind of sport so to have them in football in particular is fantastic and it bears well for the future. I am definitely excited about this programme. Nu Iron has done extremely well with the TTFA to put together this programme and hopefully Trinidad and Tobago will benefit from it,” Lawrence stated.

“It is massively important because I think it’s an opportunity to try and educate the kids, to work with them to see if we can improve them from a technical point of view, from a mental and physical point of view. This gives us the opportunity to get into them as soon as possible. Any programme that runs like this is valuable and it falls in line with what we want to do to try and change the course of Trinidad and Tobago football,” Lawrence added.

Noting that the T&T Senior Men’s team would not be in heavy competitive football in 2018, the former Swansea City defender said it would be a busy development year for the country.

“I think it’s going to be a quieter year in terms of the noises around the world but in terms of in house there is going to be a lot of noise taking place like with what we are seeing here today. This is part of the process where we need to concentrate on our development programmes and this is where it starts for all our future teams, Lawrence said.

The Primary Schools Programme is being hosted by the TTFA in conjunction with titled sponsor Nu-Iron and the Ministry of Education and is titled “Investing in our Youth. Kickstarting their Development.” The campaign will target 2,000 kids, both boys and girls between ages 5-9, learning and playing the game at various locations throughout the twin-island every week with different kids getting the opportunity over an extended period. Every kid will be outfitted with uniforms provided by the TTFA as part of Nu-Iron’s sponsorship arrangement.

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Lawrence mixes with Primary Schools Kids at TTFA nationwide clinic
« Reply #76 on: February 28, 2018, 03:38:46 PM »
Lawrence mixes with Primary Schools Kids at TTFA nationwide clinic
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Another round of TTFA/Nu Iron National Primary Schools Coaching Clinics took place across the country today with one the feature activities taking place at the Nelson Mandela Park in Port of Spain with the attendance of National Senior Men’s Team head coach Dennis Lawrence.

Just over fifty participants from different schools in the North district took part in the two-hour exercise in which Lawrence shared his knowledge and experience with the youngsters. Some of the drills included small sided games, passing, controlling and shooting drills among other skills.

TTFA Technical Director Anton Corneal who is spearheading the project, spoke of the importance of having role models such as Lawrence interacting with the youngsters.

“This was a fantastic occasion today where we had one of our role models, a guy who played in a World Cup was celebrated for playing a major part in getting us there, now being able to show up on a training field and interact with these youngsters who are falling in love with the game. This is all part of the process and I think they were all delighted to get an opportunity to be up close with him and hear his words and spend some time with him on the training field,” Corneal said.

“The FA has embarked on a mission to spread the game and take the games to these kids through the Primary Schools initiative. It will not be an overnight success but every week we are seeing an increase in desire and will from kids to get involved and to play. And what we are also experiencing is some schools coming to us and wanting to ensure that they are involved in it which is certainly a positive sign for us.

“This project is not just about unearthing talent or finding the next National Men or Women’s player but is also using football as a way of teaching teamwork and promoting physical and social development among our nation’s youngsters,” Corneal stated.

Lawrence meantime had stated these type of exercises were important in early development.

“It is massively important because I think it’s an opportunity to try and educate the kids, to work with them to see if we can improve them from a technical point of view, from a mental and physical point of view. This gives us the opportunity to get into them as soon as possible,” Lawrence said.

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Sessions have been held and will continue at the following Locations – Eddie Hart Grounds for St George East; Nelson Mandela Park 3 for Port of Spain and Environs; St Mary’s Government School for South Eastern; Palo Seco Velodrome for St Patrick; Montgomery for Tobago; Woodford Lodge, Chaguanas for Caroni district; TML Grounds, Farah Street in San Fernando for Victoria and Ojoe Road Recreation Ground in Sangre Grande for the North Eastern district.

The Project is being hosted by the TTFA in conjunction with titled sponsor Nu-Iron and the Ministry of Education and is titled “Investing in our Youth. Kickstarting their Development.”

The campaign will target 1,000 kids learning and playing the game at various locations throughout the twin-island every week.  Every kid is being  outfitted with uniforms provided by the TTFA as part of Nu-Iron’s sponsorship arrangement.
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Newtown Boys RC snatches U-12 title
« Reply #77 on: October 31, 2018, 07:02:13 AM »
Newtown Boys RC snatches U-12 title
By Rachael Thompson-King (T&T Guardian)


St Patrick's New­town Boys RC School dis­played an out­stand­ing per­for­mance to get the bet­ter of a de­ter­mined St John's Boys RC 2-1 in a thrilling Boys Un­der-12 fi­nal in Port-of-Spain and En­vi­rons Pri­ma­ry Schools Foot­ball League at the Hase­ly Craw­ford Sta­di­um in Mu­cu­rapo on Mon­day.

The Cen­tral Zone cham­pi­on went in­to the lead as ear­ly as the sev­enth minute af­ter Josan­ta Dun­can made a so­lo run up the right flank and fired away at the St John's cus­to­di­an who par­tial­ly blocked the shot on­ly for the ball to trick­le over the line. The West cham­pi­on fought back brave­ly and was re­ward­ed when the tal­ent­ed Hashim Pati­no equalised with a great goal in the 13th minute.

When ref­er­ee In­skip Car­ring­ton blew his whis­tle to sig­nal the end of the first half, the score was dead­locked at 1-1.

In the sec­ond ses­sion, New­town found re­newed en­er­gy and pressed St John's squan­der­ing a few chances be­fore the Diego Mar­tin-based out­fit showed its re­silience and had to be de­nied by the New­town goal-keep­er.

How­ev­er, New­town Boys had the last laugh and Jel­lani Ot­t­ley scored an ab­solute beau­ty with an over­head kick in the 30th minute to seal the deal for New­town Boys RC.

In the next match, St Barb's Gov­ern­ment drew first blood in the 23rd minute when Nkosi Rud­der scored from the penal­ty spot in the 23rd minute. But, that seemed to send the mes­sage to the Care­nage-based cham­pi­on which equalised through Jaden De Gannes in the 28th minute.

Af­ter the in­ter­val, the for­mer four-time na­tion­al cham­pi­on team Care­nage Boys Gov­ern­ment went in­to over­drive and De Gannes added an­oth­er three goals to car­ry his tal­ly to four over­all. Clint Latch­man added an­oth­er to give Care­nage Boys a com­mand­ing 5-1 vic­to­ry.

Care­nage Girls Gov­ern­ment, which won the best of three match­es se­ries against Mu­cu­rapo Girls RC, will rep­re­sent Port-of-Spain and En­vi­rons next week in the At­lantic Na­tion­al Pri­ma­ry School Cham­pi­onship which will be­gin at four venues in T&T, next week.
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« Reply #78 on: November 03, 2018, 12:24:48 AM »
T&T to host CONCACAF NextPlay Cup involving 56 Primary Schools.
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Trinidad and Tobago is among four CONCACAF member associations that will host the Concacaf Scotiabank NextPlay Cup, a new invitational youth tournament that will be held from November 10 – December 8. 
The announcement of the tournament, which featured football officials, Scotiabank executives and government representatives, took place at the Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica. Also in attendance were Concacaf Director of Development, Jason Roberts and Concacaf Player Ambassador Richard “Bibi” Gardner, former Jamaica international.

The other three nations joining T&T as hosts will be Bahamas, Barbados and Jamaica.

This pan-regional Scotiabank competition, held in collaboration with each of the participating Member Associations, is a new pillar of Concacaf NextPlay, a comprehensive grassroots development program that promotes access to football within the region, while leveraging the power of the game to drive social change.

Over 2,000 boys and girls ages 10-11 will participate in the tournament, that will feature a total of 224 schools, including 56 school teams from Trinidad and Tobago in a joint effort with the Ministry of Education. The teams of 10 players, who will compete in a 7v7 format, will be divided between urban and rural regions, each further subdivided into four groups of six teams.

“We are very excited about the launch of the CONCACAF NextPlay Cup which is an opportunity to take the values of total, increased participation of sport and football and ensure more boys and girls across the region are given more opportunities to access the game,” Roberts told TTFA Media on Thursday.

“There are existing leagues along the pathway for some of the elite players but with NextPlay Cup, further access will be given to those who may not be participating at the elite level and we are very excited about the collaboration with the Schools and the Ministry with the involvement of 56 schools at the under 11 age group,” Roberts added.

“This is about continuing the use of football for social change in the region. We made a clear choice at CONCACAF to have these four countries involved as we see football as a vehicle for social change. We see football as an opportunity to increase the message of teamwork, leadership and participation and NextPlay Cup speaks to that.

“We are very excited about the collaboration with the TTFA and the Ministry of Education to be able to put the programme on the ground to enable the benefits and champion the cause which can lead to young persons not only becoming footballers but also becoming the next set of administrators, referees and play other significant roles in sport,” Roberts said.

CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani added, 
“We are very excited to partner with Scotiabank to host the Scotiabank NextPlay Cup as we continue delivering on a core principle of Concacaf — providing access to play the game, in meaningful and sustainable ways.The competition has been designed to provide boys and girls with an opportunity to learn and practice football skills, while fostering a wide range of social values including hard work, fair play, teamwork and respect.”

Participating Concacaf Member Associations have sanctioned the Scotiabank NextPlay Cup, recognizing it as a top-class youth football competition. The primary partners of the tournament are the local Ministers of Education, which have approved the schools’ participation with the aim of creating a unified competition that promotes the practice of sports and transcends national, cultural, and socioeconomic barriers.

Details on the participating schools and competition in Trinidad and Tobago will be revealed in due course.

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Scarborough RC retain Atlantic football crown
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Scarborough RC retain Atlantic football crown
By Ryan Hamilton-Davis (T&T Newsday)


PRIMARY SCHOOL footballers battled to be crowned the best in the country yesterday at the Atlantic National Primary School finals held at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo.

Crowned champions after a thrilling season where consistency and tremendous skill were displayed were La Pastora Government (U-15 boys), Scarborough RC (U-15 girls) and Point Fortin RC (U-12 boys).

The stands were filled with parents and fellow students as the young footballers took to the pitch. Three fast-paced games then proceeded as energetic youths went end-to-end to bring glory to their school.

The excitement was not limited to the field alone, as the supporters in the stands were screaming, chanting and beating drums to encourage their respective teams.

The children could be heard chanting in rhythm to the beat of the drums, “We want a goal!” as their teams attacked. Fans whose teams conceded replied, “We not taking that!”

The chants and cheers seemed to do the trick in the first match as La Pastora Government Primary edged Carenage 3-2 to win the under-15 boys trophy.

La Pastora took the lead in the first half with a goal by Lindell Sween which held to the interval. Al-Kalipha Henry twice notched equalisers after the break, but Jadiel Joseph matched his brace with one of his own to tip the match in La Pastora’s favour.

It was a blowout in the second match featuring defending champs Scarborough RC against San Fernando Methodist. The Tobagonians shredded San Fernando’s defence 4-0 to retain the title for another year. J’eleisha Alexander scored a double in the first half, and completed her hat-trick after the break. Kaleah Duke added to the score late in the second half.

In the final match, Arima Boys Government faced Point Fortin RC for the under 15 trophy. The Point Fortin footballers managed to slip away with the title after a second half goal by Josiah Ochoa.

Kelvin Nancoo, one of the organisers of the event, told Newsday he appreciated the effort put out by all the finalists, and encouraged the losing teams to double their efforts and return next year to challenge.

“It was a very good day and the matches were very exciting. Some of the players even played better than the adult men’s teams.” Nancoo said.

Billson Hainsley, Communications Officer, Atlantic, told Newsday the performances seen in the finals and throughout the league was evidence of the company’s commitment to invest in the future of the nation and its favourite past time. The championship is in its 12th year.

“The league is part of our commitment to create opportunities for the next generation. I am really pleased with the performances and it just underscores our commitment to the future of football,” he said.

He added, “Atlantic also supports primary school football through their coaching initiative, Atlantic Coaching Excellence.

These initiatives help to strengthen primary school football. We continue to work with the primary school teachers, coaches, and the Ministry of Education to continue building a solid foundation for our youth and the future of football. Like every year, this year had seen children with high energy, high commitment and a great level of skill.”
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Re: National Primary School Atlantic Football League Thread.
« Reply #81 on: November 25, 2018, 01:38:14 AM »
La Pastora Gov't creates football history.
By Kelvin "N" (Guardian).


The play­ers of La Pas­to­ra Gov­ern­ment Pri­ma­ry School of San­ta Cruz wrote their names in­to the an­nals of School's Foot­ball his­to­ry when they suc­cess­ful­ly moved up from be­ing cham­pi­ons of the At­lantic Na­tion­al Pri­ma­ry School Un­der-12 Boys League in 2017, to be­come the Un­der-15 Boys Na­tion­al Cham­pi­ons last Wednes­day at the Hase­ly Craw­ford Sta­di­um in Mu­cu­rapo.

In front of a large crowd, the cham­pi­ons did not dis­ap­point and aid­ed by their biggest sup­port­er, Prin­ci­pal Car­olyn Pati­no, the young team out­played the for­mer two-times cham­pi­ons Car­nage Boys Gov­ern­ment by a 3-1 mar­gin.

Clear­ly, the best Pri­ma­ry School Team in the coun­try, La Pas­to­ra gave a boost to the San­ta Cruz Coach­ing Acad­e­my and to the San­ta Cruz Com­mu­ni­ty at large with their back-to-back suc­cess­es.

Prin­ci­pal Pati­no said, “This is what I want for my stu­dents. I wish that they all could be holis­ti­cal­ly de­vel­oped. We want to en­sure that the school and com­mu­ni­ty work close­ly to­geth­er to get the best for our stu­dents and we cre­ate an en­vi­ron­ment where our stu­dents want to com­pete for our school and com­mu­ni­ty in every as­pect of their lives. We have brought in near­ly the whole school to sup­port our team and that sup­port has pro­vid­ed the im­pe­tus to move to an­oth­er lev­el. I Thank the play­ers, coach­es, par­ents and com­mu­ni­ty for their sup­port in this ven­ture.

Last year, the script was writ­ten and this year, it was the same sto­ry with just an­oth­er year as the Stan­dard Four Stu­dents Lin­den Sween and Jadiel Joseph car­ried the school to vic­to­ry. Just like 2017 Joseph has ad­judged the Most Valu­able Play­er, while Sween pro­vid­ed the fans with a fan­tas­tic goal and many great sup­port­ing pass­es.

Lin­dell has three broth­ers and one sis­ter. He is the last child of his par­ents Melis­sa Chan­dler and Clint Sween. His fa­ther said that from the ten­der age of two Lin­dell showed an in­ter­est in foot­ball. Fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of his broth­er Kerdell Sween, who plays for the T&T Na­tion­al Un­der-17 team. Lin­dell start­ed foot­ball train­ing from an ear­ly age and trains with the San­ta Cruz Foot­ball Acad­e­my and San Juan Jabloteh Sports Club. He is cur­rent­ly train­ing with Blast Foot­ball Club of Ari­ma and the T&T Un­der-13 team. His dream is to be a bet­ter play­er than his broth­er and to one day be a mem­ber of the na­tion­al se­nior foot­ball team.

Lin­dell stat­ed that all he needs to do to fin­ish off an­oth­er in­cred­i­ble which in­clude at­tend­ing the At­lantic Man­ches­ter Unit­ed Camp lat­er this year. He stat­ed, “I en­joy the camp last year and I am look­ing for­ward to meet­ing the coach­es again this year."

Lin­den nev­er works with­out his Pe­tit, ag­ile, twelve-year-old part­ner, Jadiel. Jadiel is the el­dest of four sib­lings to his par­ents, Emer­al Di­az and Per­nell Joseph. Jadiel, hav­ing a keen in­ter­est in foot­ball from the ten­der age of six, was taught the ba­sic skills of the sport by his neigh­bour, Keyel Mor­ris. It was not un­til he start­ed school, La Pas­to­ra that his tal­ents were dis­cov­ered and to­day he's one of the best play­ers in the coun­try in his age group. His par­ents were en­cour­aged to en­rol him in the San­ta Cruz Foot­ball Acad­e­my, where he has been a mem­ber for the past four years.

Over the past eight years, the top 50 pri­ma­ry school foot­ballers re­ceived the life­time op­por­tu­ni­ty of a week­end’s tute­lage from three coach­es af­fil­i­at­ed with the Man­ches­ter Unit­ed Train­ing Acad­e­my from Eng­land.

The camp is fa­cil­i­tat­ed every year by Man­ches­ter Unit­ed coach­es Ea­mon Mul­vey and Kevin Ward and last year had the added bonus of the ex­per­tise of for­mer Man­ches­ter Unit­ed strik­er Bri­an Mc­Clair, a leg­endary 15-time tro­phy win­ner for the world-renowned club.

2018 Win­ning Team Mem­bers

Keyshawn Lan­gaigne, Sha­heim O'Brien, Lin­dell Sween, Jadiel Joseph, Ron­dell Prince, Mikey Nel­son, Malachi Bridge­mo­han, Amelleo Dun­can, Tris­tan Dwari­ka, Jarel Bal­con, Jah­seem Pierre, Cameron Dar­ling­ton, Isa­iah Au­dain, Malachi Lester, Chris­t­ian Cam­po, Mal­ick Fer­nan­dez, Jedan­nie Bap­tis­te­Mekeal Vi­dale.

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« Reply #82 on: December 11, 2018, 03:01:09 AM »
“TTFA is taking advantage of coaches!” Primary school coaches still unpaid after six month wait.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).


“The coaches came out and were willing to work and they did their best with what they got from the [TTFA],” said an official from the TTFA’s Nationwide Primary Schools Project, who spoke under condition of anonymity. “One of the things the [TTFA] does constantly is they take advantage of the coaches who want to give their all to the children…”

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) kickstarted its Nationwide Primary Schools project in January, in conjunction with title sponsor, Nu-Iron, and the Ministry of Education. The aim was to introduce 1,000 boys and 1,000 girls to the game, who would then be coerced into joining clubs and academies and, of course, playing for their schools.

“This is going to introduce just the basics of the game with simple technique and probably very little tactical [work],” said TTFA technical director Anton Corneal, on 24 January 2018. “[…] If we would like to compete then this is the way. It needs to start here. There needs to be good coaching, well organised sessions, it needs to be a disciplined setting and the kids need to have fun and if we can do this then we will be on the right path.”

However, although the 2018 program closed in June, scores of coordinators and coaches hired by the TTFA remain unpaid and irate.

TTFA board member Keith Look Loy wrote to football president David John-Williams on 20 October, requesting information on money owed to the South-Eastern District—on behalf of coordinator Damian Daniel. But, two months later, there has still been no response.

“Mr Daniel wrote to me as a member of the board seeking assistance in receiving payment for work already performed by himself and his staff, particularly when funds were disbursed by the programme sponsor,” stated Look Loy. “I reiterate Mr Daniel’s concern that he and others should remain unpaid in a programme that was sponsored—with much fan fare—to the tune of US$100,000. I also wish to know if programme staff in other areas have been paid.

“Where has the Nu-Iron money gone?”

Daniel has also tried to contact John-Williams directly without any luck. His last such correspondence was issued yesterday on Thursday 6 December.

“I still receive daily messages from my coaches about the monies owed [and] I still tell them daily I have no new information for them,” stated Daniel, in an email to the TTFA president. “Christmas is coming and my staff [has] been hoping to receive some good news. I am not sure what needs to occur for us to receive what is owed and now after the fourth consecutive day of requesting information, I am not even sure of what needs to happen to get a reply to my emails.

“It is tiring having to remind the Association that they owe money to the same people they depend on to encourage children to participate in football, to then use these kids to get funding for programs for which the staff are not paid.”

An official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Wired868 that the TTFA hired coordinators for each district and, in turn the coordinators were told to select 12 coaches each to cater for a maximum of 120 children. All coaches had to be ‘C’ license holders.

The TTFA promised to provide balls, bibs, cones and staff uniforms. Coordinators were offered TT$300 per session while coaches were due TT$150 per session. There were sessions every Wednesday from January to March and then from April to June.

However, as far as the official is aware, the Tobago district was the only one to receive any payment while the local football body never provided the necessary equipment to the coordinators.

Wired868 confirmed that there were similar issues in the Central and South Western zones.

“Nothing that was promised was actually delivered,” said the official. “The program would have been coordinated and planned before the coordinators were contacted—or at least I’d like to think so—so why is there all this disorganisation?

“While I understand the mandate of the TTFA is to provide opportunities for boys and girls, which is well intentioned, poor execution and unwillingness of the president to pay attention to these matters undermined the programme.”

In early 2018, Corneal stressed the importance of the Primary Schools Project on the TTFA’s website.

“It’s an initiative where we are trying to introduce the game to […] kids that are nine and ten years old [and] grow the player pool, especially on the side of girls where we just don’t have enough girls playing,” he said. “[…] Today our kids don’t play; they are on cellphones and other games… We need to get them out there playing and football needs to do its part in which we are doing.

“This initiative here is going to kickstart what is going to happen in five to 10 years. This is the bottom of our development plan where we need a mass of players being involved in the game.”

So far, according to the official, the Primary Schools Project has not come close to meeting its targets. He complained of a lack of support from the TTFA in all areas while sessions—at least in his district—were often conducted at venues with no signage or branding to indicate what was happening and who was behind it.

“There is no way we could meet the objectives with what was afforded to us,” said the official. “The monitoring and evaluation was a non-factor. The only person who really seemed to be immersed in anything was former director of football Muhammad Isa (now deceased).

“You can’t expect to find talent if you don’t have a network of persons and coaches looking for talent. And I can tell you that Isa was brilliant with that.”

In August, coordinators received an email from a TTFA employee which informed them that the cheques were ready and financial officer Tyril Patrick was “currently awaiting the President’s approval to release the funds.”

The Primary Schools official said they have gotten a runaround ever since.

“As of 10 August, we were told the cheques were ready for monies owed and they were just waiting on the president’s approval to release the funds,” he said. “However, there was no cash on hand to do such. The program was already funded by Nu-Iron. So where has all this money gone? We cannot wait any longer!”

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Carenage Boys’ Government wins again
« Reply #83 on: October 27, 2019, 08:25:48 AM »
Carenage Boys’ Government wins again
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Care­nage Boys’ Gov­ern­ment School have all right to cel­e­brate af­ter they walked away win­ners of the Port-of-Spain and En­vi­rons Ed­u­ca­tion Dis­trict Pri­ma­ry School Un­der-15 Boys’ Cham­pi­onship on Fri­day.

The Care­nage-based unit, win­ners of the ti­tle on eight oc­ca­sions be­fore and three-time na­tion­al cham­pi­ons, de­feat­ed St Mar­garet’s Boy’s An­gli­can 3-0 thanks to a Keron Davis dou­ble and an own goal at the Hase­ly Craw­ford Sta­di­um, Mu­cu­rapo.

They will now move on to the quar­ter­fi­nal of the At­lantic-spon­sored Na­tion­al Pri­ma­ry Schools Foot­ball League which kicks off on No­vem­ber 5th at three venues in Trinidad and To­ba­go
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Newtown Boy's stop Bon Accord in Tobago
« Reply #84 on: November 08, 2019, 07:54:07 AM »
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In the fi­nal match of the Un­der-12 Boy's Di­vi­sion of the At­lantic Na­tion­al Pri­ma­ry School Foot­ball League Fi­nals, Port-of-Spain and En­vi­rons cham­pi­on New­town Boys RC trav­elled to To­ba­go and beat the To­ba­go cham­pi­on Bon Ac­cord 1-0 at Ply­mouth Recre­ation Ground in a thriller on Thurs­day.

The hero for the New­town Boy's team was Joshua Miguel who scored in the 17th minute of the match for the vic­tor.

In the Un­der-15 cat­e­go­ry in To­ba­go, Mont­gomery RC beat Ma­yaro RC 6-0 in the first match, in a very one-sided af­fair.

Scor­ing for the win­ner were Tyrel Fred­er­ick in the 11th and 18th min­utes, Tio Pe­ters (20th), Daniel Tay­lor (38th), Re­nal­do Tim­o­thy (48th) and Akeem Dun­can (75th).

In Trinidad, at the Hase­ly Craw­ford Sta­di­um, the Un­der-15 Boy's com­pe­ti­tion con­tin­ued. Port-of-Spain and En­vi­rons Un­der-15 cham­pi­on Care­nage Boy's Gov­ern­ment moved in­to the se­mi-fi­nal round with a 4-1 beat­ing of St Fran­cis - Cu­napo RC.

Nick­o­lai Lewis, Kay­den Davis, Jay­den De Gannes and Me­yard Pinero were on tar­get for Care­nage Boy's Gov­ern­ment. Mikel Brice scored a penal­ty for Cu­napo RC.

How­ev­er, at the Man­nie Ramjohn Sta­di­um in Mara­bel­la, Beach Camp con­tin­ued its march to the cham­pi­onship ti­tle with a 2-1 de­feat of Ari­ma Boys Gov­ern­ment. An­del Gabriel scored in the 19th minute be­fore Nekiel Au­gus­tus tied the score in the 44th minute. How­ev­er, Der­rel Gar­cia made it 2-1 in the 54th minute to put Beach Camp in­to the se­mi-fi­nal rounds.

In the sec­ond game of the dou­ble-head­er, En­ter­prise Gov­ern­ment which school teams have qual­i­fied for all the se­mi-fi­nal in every cat­e­go­ry, again won 2-0 over San Fer­nan­do Boy's RC. Again, the Out­ar broth­ers were on tar­get with Supreme scor­ing in the 12th minute be­fore Is­rael made it two-nil in the 46th minute of play.

RE­SULTS

Un­der-15

Beach Camp 2 (A Gabriel, D Gar­cia) vs Ari­ma Boys 1 (N Au­gus­tus)
San Fer­nan­do Boys RC 0 vs En­ter­prise Gov­ern­ment 2 (S Out­ar, I Out­ar)
Care­nage 4 (N Lewis, K Davis, J De Gannes, M Pinero) vs Cu­napo RC 1 (M Brice penal­ty)
Mont­gomery Gov­ern­ment 6 (T Fred­er­ick 11th, 18th, T Pe­ters 20th, D Tay­lor 38th, R Tim­o­thy 48th, A Dun­can 75th) vs Ma­yaro RC 0.

Un­der-12

New­town Boys RC 1 (J Miguel) vs Bon Ac­cord 0
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Scarborough RC on track for repeat
« Reply #85 on: November 14, 2019, 06:04:30 AM »
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Scar­bor­ough RC School won its se­mi-fi­nal match in the At­lantic Na­tion­al Pri­ma­ry School Foot­ball League at the Ply­mouth Recre­ation in To­ba­go af­ter a 2-0 win over Vic­to­ria cham­pi­on Mon Re­pos RC on Mon­day.

Cap­tain Kimi­ah Mus­grave scored the open­ing goal in the eighth minute with a well-tak­en free-kick. Jer­mi­ma Gar­bar added the team’s sec­ond in the 13th minute to give the two-time de­fend­ing na­tion­al cham­pi­on a two-nil lead at half time.

Gabar and Ak­i­la Ac­coo had chances to get more goals in the sec­ond half but good de­fend­ing by Mon Re­pos’ Ja­da Ra­mouter kept them from scor­ing. Ak­i­la was im­pres­sive play­ing on the left-hand side. The small-frame play­er elud­ed many of her taller op­po­nents with her speed. She was lat­er named the "Play­er of the Match".

In the sec­ond se­mi-fi­nal match, which was played at the ML Ball Park in Ma­coya, the St George East cham­pi­on Mal­oney Gov­ern­ment edged En­ter­prise gov­ern­ment 1-0 in a thriller. Jeni­cia Thomas was on tar­get for the vic­tors in the 20th minute of the match.

Reign­ing cham­pi­on Scar­bor­ough RC will meet Mal­oney Gov­ern­ment School in the Un­der 15 Fi­nal at the Hase­ly Craw­ford Sta­di­um in Mu­cu­rapo.

RE­SULTS

Un­der-15 Girls
En­ter­prise Gov­ern­ment 0 vs Mal­oney Gov­ern­ment 1 (J Thomas)
Scar­bor­ough RC 2 (K Mus­grave, J Gabar) vs Mon Re­pos 0

To­day's Fix­tures

Un­der-15 Boys (Man­nie Ramjohn Sta­di­um, Mara­bel­la)
Beach Camp vs Care­nage Boys, 10 am
En­ter­prise Gov't vs Mont­gomery Gov't, 11.15 am
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Beach Camp Boys take the double at Atlantic finals
« Reply #86 on: November 21, 2019, 05:59:14 AM »
Beach Camp Boys take the double at Atlantic finals
By Yohance Simonette (T&T Newsday)


THE boys of Beach Camp Community Primary made history yesterday, at the under-12 finals, of the Atlantic National Primary Schools Football League, at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain when they toppled Enterprise Government 4-3 in a nail-biting finish.

This victory came a few hours after Beach Camp’s conquest earlier in the morning, when their under-15 team toppled Montgomery Government in the finals.

According to a release, it was the first time in the history of the Atlantic National Primary Schools Football League that both boys’ titles were claimed by one school in the same year. In the fourth minute of play, in the Under 12 final, skipper Supreme Outar put Enterprise Government on the scoresheet, but Beach Camp soon answered with an equaliser by Andel Gabriel followed by another bullet into the net by to bring the score to 2-1.

Enterprise Government, however, put up a good fight as they continued to fight for possession and created goal scoring chances with Outar taking another shot that only narrowly missed the net.

The second half started with a bang as Donovan Drayton scored a beautiful goal for Beach Camp, bringing the score up to 3-1. Not long after, Drayton scored his double bringing up to the score to 4-1.

Enterprise Government could not be discouraged as Israel Outar shot one into the net for his team to bring the score to 4-2.

With mere seconds to spare, Enterprise Government’s Oncil Immanuel scored in a final attempt to keep his team’s hopes alive, but their opponents could not be caught. With the sounding of the final whistle, Beach Camp Primary were crowned champions.

In the day’s earlier match, in the final five minutes of extra time, skipper Derrel Garcia scored the winning goal for Beach Camp Community Primary against Montgomery Government Primary in an action-packed Boys Under-15 finals.With chants from supporters and a vibrant rhythm section, the energy was soaring on the field as the boys brought their A-game as they vied for the coveted trophy having gone undefeated throughout the season. To kick off the match, Beach Camp held steady possession of the ball. But within a mere five minutes in, Tyrell Frederick of Montgomery Government scored the first goal of the game to put his school on the board. In a quick turnaround, Montgomery added another goal to their scorecard with a free kick by To Peters just shy of the five minute mark.

But this proved to be the greatest motivator for Beach Camp as Derrel Garcia answered back with a beautiful goal past three Montgomery defenders to bring the score to 2-1. In an effort to keep the momentum going and even the score, Beach Camp attempted a free kick but it could not get past Montgomery goalie Le Shawn Garcia. Throughout the match, both teams consistently encroached on their rival’s goalie box but attempts were saved by impressive skill by the respective goalies.

In the second half of the match, Beach Camp looked for the equaliser as they maintained possession in their rival’s half. After unsuccessful free kick attempts and with Montgomery steadily regaining ball possession, Beach Camp finally got the break they were fighting for with a triumphant goal from Andel Gabriel that sent Beach Camp supporters into an uproar, pulling the trophy away from Montgomery with only two minutes left of regulation time.

With ten minutes of extra play time, the first half saw play in the middle of the field, both teams persistently defending their rival’s from play time on their territory. The second half saw a shift as Montgomery’s offence ramped up efforts to keep the ball in their rival’s territory with three goal attempts saved by Clement. But this proved no match for Garcia who once again responded to Montgomery by scoring the winning goal for his school to make Beach Camp the Boys Under-15 football league champions and snag the award for MVP.
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Osmond hails ‘unbeatable’ Scarborough RC
« Reply #87 on: November 24, 2019, 11:45:01 AM »
Osmond hails ‘unbeatable’ Scarborough RC
By Kinnesha George-Harry (T&T Newsday)


THE VICTORIOUS Scarborough Roman Catholic under-15 girls football team returned to Tobago to a hero’s welcome at the ANR Robinson International Airport, Crown Point on Thursday.

On Wednesday, the girls secured their third consecutive win at the national level, as they defeated Maloney Government 4-1 in the girls final of the Atlantic National Primary Schools Football League at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo. Among the scorers were Kimiah Musgrave – with a hat-trick – and Kyla Cooper.

Addressing the welcome reception hosted by the THA Division of Education, Innovation and Energy at the arrival lounge, Assistant Secretary Marissa Osmond said the division was proud of the efforts of the girls and the school.

“This is a hat-trick and of course the trophy stays right here in Tobago. Third victory and one of the ladies was also awarded the MVP.

“Scarborough RC is a school that is unbeatable. As a teacher, on many occasions I have had the opportunity to go watch them play and even the girls at the school I taught had to face them, and their skills are impeccable. They rank as the very best here nationally and we are really, really proud of them… congratulations to you girls,” Osmond said.

The school’s coach, Donnie Stewart, said the results brought him no surprise.

“Just like the rest... a normal game, just that it’s called the finals.

“I stuck to my programme, I stuck to the programme which we have, I stuck to my style of play, defence was good, midfield was good.”

Coach Stewart said the thrills for him remains developing the girls from rank amateurs to talented players.

“The recruiting itself came from within Scarborough RC… you have to take girls that don’t know how to run, how to trap, how to pass, don’t even know how to kick properly and you have to teach them the basics and the fundamentals and have them ready for when the next year comes around.

“I always look forward to the next year, I don’t know what the Lord will entail or provide for us but whatever he blesses us with, we’ll be happy for it,” he said.

Standard Four teacher, Kay-Ann Thomas, who also went to Trinidad with the students said she felt elated at the victory as the team is one that was new to the game of football.

“They did not have football naturally in them, they had to learn the game and they had two years to learn this game and they excelled at practice, they gave up most of their vacation time to accomplish this goal. Most of them, because they play football now, want to become professional footballers, so it is extremely a wonderful feeling,” Thomas said adding that at Scarborough RC, the teachers stress the holistic development of the child.

MVP Musgrave said her game plan going into the finals was to play hard and win. This was Musgrave’s last season playing for the school, as she is set to write the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) next year.

School Supervisor I Phillip Rochford, who is also a past principal of the school, was on hand to congratulate the winners.

“May your victory inspire others and may that motivation and inspiration that you would have brought to Tobago spread throughout our education system and be reflected, not only in terms of the sport but also in terms of the academics,” he said.

In the boys under-15 encounter, Montgomery Government settled for the second place as they were toppled in the final five minutes of extra time by Beach Camp Community Primary School, also on Wednesday at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.
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Re: National Primary School Atlantic Football League Thread.
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