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TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
« on: March 03, 2015, 05:38:03 AM »
Sport Ministry vows to launch women’s pro league by May 2015.
By Lasana Liburd (wired868).


Sport Minister Brent Sancho seems bent on shattering the perception that he is a caretaker appointment after revealing his plans to start a women’s professional football league in less than four months.

Sancho told Wired868 that the league, like the local men’s Pro League, will be modelled on the United States’ Major League Soccer (MLS) set-up with franchises for sale and no relegation. And he says that the women’s competition, which would envelop the current T&T Women’s League Football (WOLF), will kick off in May 2015.

“It will be a three month league (…) and (the cost) is very practical and very doable,” said Sancho, who recused himself from his role as managing director of Pro League club, Central FC, to run the Sport Ministry last month.

The Sport Minister did not reveal the final proposed cost for the project or a minimum wage for players. But he estimated that it would cost between TT$500,000 to TT$700,000 a year to run a “franchise”, which is inclusive of salaries, operation costs and promotions.

“This league isn’t designed to make anyone a millionaire or to be able to live off it in year one,” said Sancho. “But what it does is give women players the capacity to play football for three months of the year, coupled with international friendlies around it.”

The Sport Minister said he has already discussed the proposed league with the management of WOLF (T&T’s Women’s League Football). However, Wired868 found women’s football officials to be excited and alarmed in equal measure.

“I think it is a great idea but we have so much development work to do,” said one official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “Who is going to coach these teams when so many local women’s coaches are underprepared? Does it help school football players and their development?

“I think there are so many factors to take into consideration… To me, our priority should be about building our pool of players.

“It is a great idea but I just think it is rushed and we should bring all the stakeholders to the table and think more carefully about this.”

However, Sancho, who was sworn in as Sport Minister just four weeks ago, believes that now is the perfect time to start the league due to the increased public attention for the women’s game. And he claimed that his early talks found that corporate Trinidad and Tobago is still buzzing at the excitement caused by the “Women Soca Warriors.”

“This league may be the brainchild of the Ministry (…) and there has been encouraging feedback from corporate Trinidad and Tobago,” said Sancho. “The women (footballers) are high in the memory of corporate Trinidad at the moment.”

There is precedent to a State-run professional league as Ecuador’s Sport Ministry kick started a women’s league in 2014. Ecuador edged Trinidad and Tobago 1-0 on 2 December 2014 to edge the W/Warriors to a Canada 2015 World Cup place.

At present, the men’s Pro League is heavily subsidised by the Government, which pays most clubs between TT$60,000 to TT$80,000 a month to run its operations and also provides an administrative budget of over TT$2 million a season to the League’s executive body.

Sancho, who also discussed radical changes to the Government’s relationship with the TTFA, hopes to help the women’s league to be self-sufficient within three years and has similar plans for the men’s Pro League.

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Re: Sport Ministry vows to launch women’s pro league by May 2015
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2015, 05:53:42 AM »
To much leagues in T&T.

Bad idea.

Same reason why de mens league suffering.

Just take de money and use it to improve WoLF.

Shorten de league and strengthen de teams and use de same format like this women’s pro league.

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$1.7m to kickstart Women’s Professional League.
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2015, 06:21:15 AM »
$1.7m to kickstart Women’s Professional League.
By Andrew Gioannetti (Guardian).


The sum of $1.7 million was yesterday approved by Cabinet to kickstart the inaugural women’s professional football league, scheduled to begin in mid-June. This was revealed at the post-Cabinet briefing by Minister of Sport Brent Sancho. Sancho was appointed Minister of Sport in February and started the planning stages soon after. He said that the funds were to “assist in offsetting start-up expenditure as well as operational and administrative expenses.”

The league will feature six franchise teams and between 30-40 players from abroad, which he Sancho said will give the league “more substance and a higher level of play”. Sancho said the league’s hierarchy comprise members of the T&T Football Association, the Ministry of Sport and the Women’s League Football (Wolf), the latter of which is an existing amateur league for women. Wolf, in fact, is scheduled to kick off tomorrow, just over a month before inaugural women’s professional league.

The purpose, Sancho said, is to “fill the gap” of inactivity experienced by some national women’s team players following their narrow two-legged loss to Ecuador last year, which saw them miss out on qualification for this year’s Fifa Women’s World Cup on the final hurdle. Sancho said the league is also intended to give sport for women a “platform to take off from” and to “stimulate corporate T&T” to invest in sport. He said a broadcasting deal is currently being “worked on” to air the matches across the region.

Matches will be played on Fridays and Saturdays. Fridays will feature double-headers, while Saturdays fixtures, according to Sancho, will be community oriented and “tied into the Wolf matches”. “We will be playing in various community venues that we will be selected along the way. One of the things is that we want to have a community tie into a lot of these games.” The matches will be played on Fridays with double-headers and on Saturdays “(with) a community game to be tied into a Wolf Premier League game,” the former T&T World Cup defender said.

Franchises will have open try-outs this month. The Minister said certain teams may draft college players “depending on collegiate rules”.

“We know that there is an avenue for scholarships outside these shores... and stay within the parameters of the NCAA rules for America, for example, we will have one particular team designed for college players that play away in the USA, coming back to these shores, as well as hopefuls. To get (opportunities for) scholarships, (they) will play on one team so that they do not infringe on their collegiate rules that govern collegiate soccer in America,” Sancho said.

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Re: Sport Ministry vows to launch women’s pro league by May 2015
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2015, 03:45:12 PM »
WPL screening on Women's Football Day - 23 May‏.
WPL Press Release.


In recognition of the CONCACAF Women's Football Day, footballers of all ages are invited to participate in an open screening session for the inaugural Women's Premier League (WPL) on Saturday 23 May 2015 from 8am at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.

The event is hosted by the Women's Premier League T&T, in cooperation with the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA).

Coaches will be on hand to put players through the paces and those making the cut will be invited to participate in the WPL Draft with the hope of being selected to play for one of the six WPL franchise teams.

Registration begins at 8am and the screening session is from 9am to 12noon. All players are encouraged to bring any required medication but there will be health care personnel on duty at the venue.

The Women's Football Day initiative was announced by CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb at the confederation's 'Let's Develop Women's Football' seminar held last year in Philadelphia. It aims to unite all 41 Member Associations to celebrate women's football, become a beacon of inspiration for female participation in football and encourage continued investment in the sport.

The TTFA will also host a grassroots festival at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, immediately following the screening, at 1pm. The festival culminates in an international U-17 girls friendly between Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela, which is free of charge to the public.

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Re: Sport Ministry vows to launch women’s pro league by May 2015
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2015, 03:56:55 PM »
It have so much women in TT playing football? We will have 20 leagues!!??!!

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Re: Sport Ministry vows to launch women’s pro league by May 2015
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2015, 06:31:55 PM »
They easily could have put that $1.7 million dollars towards the development of women's football if they was serious.  But why be serious when there are legacies to be bought and votes to be pandered? #shameless

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Re: Sport Ministry vows to launch women’s pro league by May 2015
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2015, 08:13:33 PM »
They easily could have put that $1.7 million dollars towards the development of women's football if they was serious.  But why be serious when there are legacies to be bought and votes to be pandered? #shameless

They should have put the money towards the TTFA Women's Development Program that the TTFA have been implementing and having success with for the past year or so, or even the Program that the TTFA is launching to enable female players to participate in the game and become successful. Either one would have been good, right? #shameful
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Re: Sport Ministry vows to launch women’s pro league by May 2015
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2015, 09:35:36 PM »
They should have put the money towards the TTFA Women's Development Program that the TTFA have been implementing and having success with for the past year or so, or even the Program that the TTFA is launching to enable female players to participate in the game and become successful. Either one would have been good, right? #shameful

If nothing you are consistent.  The bile in your system prevents you from seeing the bigger picture.  Most of the current subvention received from FIFA was put towards the development of the women's game, specifically the Women's U-17 program.  The TTFA does not have the luxury of funding an aging Senior Women's National Team, and funding development at the same time, tough choices have to be made, and were made. 

Sancho came up with this hare-brained idea for a three-month professional League which was poorly thought out, already behind schedule, overlaps with the WoLF and therefore threatens to undermine it, and most worryingly, will jeopardize the amateur eligibility of current and would-be scholar athletes who wish to play collegiately in the US.  But what I know... throw some election dollars behind this rush job of a bad idea, distract people- like you- with some sleight of hand, and smoke and mirrors... and pretend yuh doing something for the women's game.  Maylee will get a plumb League job, a handful of WC campaign veterans will get eat ah food paychecks and tings will be criss... until the next cycle come up and stall again.

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« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2015, 10:09:46 PM »
They should have put the money towards the TTFA Women's Development Program that the TTFA have been implementing and having success with for the past year or so, or even the Program that the TTFA is launching to enable female players to participate in the game and become successful. Either one would have been good, right? #shameful

If nothing you are consistent.  The bile in your system prevents you from seeing the bigger picture.  Most of the current subvention received from FIFA was put towards the development of the women's game, specifically the Women's U-17 program.  The TTFA does not have the luxury of funding an aging Senior Women's National Team, and funding development at the same time, tough choices have to be made, and were made. 

Sancho came up with this hare-brained idea for a three-month professional League which was poorly thought out, already behind schedule, overlaps with the WoLF and therefore threatens to undermine it, and most worryingly, will jeopardize the amateur eligibility of current and would-be scholar athletes who wish to play collegiately in the US.  But what I know... throw some election dollars behind this rush job of a bad idea, distract people- like you- with some sleight of hand, and smoke and mirrors... and pretend yuh doing something for the women's game.  Maylee will get a plumb League job, a handful of WC campaign veterans will get eat ah food paychecks and tings will be criss... until the next cycle come up and stall again.

The U17s that just lost to a High School Team? That's where the money going?

Maylee bothering yuh bad boy whey sah, she griping you.  ;D

Notice I never say anything good or bad about the new Pro League eh, that's you just guessing that I'm for it because I pointing out the :bs: that yuh keep talking.


Yuh right, he should have given the esteemed TTFA the $1.7 million to go with the (wait how much did the aging players and Maylee who looking to come up make in the game vs Ecuador?) $1.2 million? from the WWCQ. Then we would have had a program in place, right.


Looking forward to seeing the U17 women travel and compete overseas against quality opposition in the build up to their qualifiers, since we spending the money on them and all.
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Re: Sport Ministry vows to launch women’s pro league by May 2015
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2015, 09:24:39 AM »
Sancho vows to launch women’s pro league by May 2015 and May almost done.

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Re: Sport Ministry vows to launch women’s pro league by May 2015
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2015, 07:08:26 PM »

The U17s that just lost to a High School Team? That's where the money going?

Not sure what that supposed to mean... doesn't that indicate that the program needs radical improvement? Or yuh suggesting spending money on the U-17s is a waste?  Not really following yuh here, unless yuh just looking to ridicule a bunch of young women in attempt to score cheap points here.

Maylee bothering yuh bad boy whey sah, she griping you.  ;D

Maylee bothering me how?  I'm speaking fact pardna... matter of fact it's a done deal.  If yuh doh believe mih ask yuh boy Harrison.

Notice I never say anything good or bad about the new Pro League eh, that's you just guessing that I'm for it because I pointing out the :bs: that yuh keep talking.

Where did I say yuh was in favor of the proposed league??

Yuh right, he should have given the esteemed TTFA the $1.7 million to go with the (wait how much did the aging players and Maylee who looking to come up make in the game vs Ecuador?) $1.2 million? from the WWCQ. Then we would have had a program in place, right.

What??  I have no idea what point yuh think yuh trying to make here. 

Looking forward to seeing the U17 women travel and compete overseas against quality opposition in the build up to their qualifiers, since we spending the money on them and all.

Hopefully some travel, hopefully hosting some games so local fans could support for a change, instead of running dey mouth, right?

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Re: Sport Ministry vows to launch women’s pro league by May 2015
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2015, 02:09:03 AM »
Women’s pro football league to host second screening
T&T Guardian Reports.


The second screening session for any and all female footballers seeking to earn a place within one of the six franchise teams for next month’s inaugural professional Women’s Premier League (WPL), will take place today at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo, from 6 pm.

This follows Saturday’s first screening session, which was held at Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella. Players, who are currently active as players of Women’s League Football (separate entity) were highlighted among those invited to attend the session in a media release issued by the communications department of the Sport Company of T&T (SporTT).

The release noted: “With the advent of the WPL comes an opportunity for women and girls to showcase their skills with and against some of the top players in the Caribbean, Central and South America.”

Minister of Sport Brent Sancho, who boasts the WPL as his brainchild and the Cabinet member who acquired funding to offset operational costs, was quoted in the release as reiterated his assertion that the professional league is not intended to “take away” from the amateur league (WoLF).

“The WPL is not intended to take away from WoLF but to enhance it. We're bringing in some very good players from overseas who are eager to have the opportunity to play because there is so little competition in this part of the world,” he noted.

“The second WPL screening day on Thursday (today) is open to all women and represents another step towards providing a platform for quality, entertaining football for sport fans in T&T.”

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Re: Sport Ministry vows to launch women’s pro league by May 2015
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2015, 05:40:05 AM »
Who is conducting the screening?
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« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2015, 06:22:41 AM »
Who is conducting the screening?

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TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2015, 03:41:24 AM »
Players begin arriving for Women’s pro League.
T&T Express Reports.


The international players for the inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL) have begun arriving.

According to a release yesterday, players from the USA, Venezuela, Canada, St. Kitts/Nevis and the US Virgin Islands touched down at Piarco over the weekend, with a contingent from Brazil, and players from England and the Caribbean due to arrive early next week.

The inaugural WPL will feature international talent alongside local players and members of the senior and Under-20 national teams. Speaking at the League hotel in St. Ann’s, USVI midfielder Jessica Adams said:“We’re really excited to be here for the WPL. We’re enjoying the heat and can’t wait to start training and meeting the local girls”.

Apart from the arrivals, the WPL wil host other key activities in the coming week, such as the combine on June 10-11 featuring all the international and marquee local players displaying their skills to the coaches and the Draft on June 12, which will assign selected marquee players into the six teams that make up the League.

Coaches from Trinidad and Tobago and the CONCACAF region have signed on to work for the WPL. Each head coach will have an assistant, in an effort to give exposure and build capacity in the area of women’s football.

The release from the Ministry of Sport stated that the mission of Women’s Premier League is to “provide a platform, in Trinidad and Tobago, for football that is high-quality, entertaining, promotes social values and encourages the participation of women and girls in sport.”

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THE ANTICIPATION is building for the start of Trinidad and Tobago’s inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL) as several international players touched down at the Piarco International Airport over the weekend.

Female footballers from the United States, Venezuela, Canada, St Kitts/Nevis and the US Virgin Islands have been arriving in TT over the past few days, ahead of the official player draft on Friday at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo.

A contingent from Brazil and players from England and the rest of the Caribbean are also expected to arrive later this week. The first ever WPL will feature loads of international talent alongside local players and members of the senior and Under-20 national teams.

TT’s star female footballers such as Ahkeela Mollon, Kenya ‘Yaya’ Cordner and Maylee Attin-Johnson are just a handful of national representatives who have been pleading for this unique opportunity for quite a while and are all excited about the tournament’s start on June 19.

Speaking at the League hotel (Chancellor Hotel) in St Ann’s, US Virgin Islands midfielder Jessica Adams said, “we’re really excited to be here for the WPL. We’re enjoying the heat and can’t wait to start training and meeting the local girls”.

Apart from the arrivals, the WPL looks forward to other key activities in the coming week such as the draw on Friday which will see the official naming of the six teams, in addition to the revelation of the League’s marquee local players. On Wednesday and Thursday however, both visiting and local players will display their skills to the coaches ahead of the draft. They will also be assigned to their respective teams on the day with the official unveiling of each team list on June 15.

Coaches from Trinidad and Tobago and the CONCACAF region have signed on to work for the WPL. Each coach will have an assistant, in an effort to give exposure and build capacity in the area of women’s football. The mission of Women’s Premier League is to “provide a platform, in Trinidad and Tobago, for football that is high-quality, entertaining, promotes social values and encourages the participation of women and girls in sport.”


International players meet: Tynetta McCoy, from left, St Kitts/Nevis; Jessica Adams, Emily Marie Cota, Zaudita Kaza-Amlak, US Virgin Islands; Shanice Stephenson, Barbados; Alyssa Budhoo, Guyana/Canada are here to be part of the Women’s Premier League. —Photo: Women’s Premier League T&T

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Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2015, 01:55:51 AM »
WPL draft to be held on Friday.
T&T Exprss Reports.


International players who will be taking part in the inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL) were treated to a welcome lunch yesterday by the tournament organisers when they were informed of the draft for the tournament which will take place on Friday.

The group of about 15 athletes were briefed about the league, interacted with local Trinidad and Tobago players and received visitor packages from the Tourism Development Company (TDC).

One of the speakers at the lunch was WPL Committee member Jinelle James, who informed the players about what to expect during the Combine event which takes place Wednesday and Thursday as well as the draft event at the end of the week.

James was one of a panel of presenters from the WPLTT who introduced themselves to the athletes and advised them of the exciting tournament being planned for them.

The international contingent of players will make The Chancellor Hotel in St Ann’s their home for the two-month duration of the League as the boutique accommodation has been named the official hotel of the WPL.

Another major sponsor is Caribbean Airlines, the official carrier of the WPL.

It was also revealed that a contingent of players from Brazil will arrive later this week.

The athletes have a busy week ahead, leading up to the draft, which includes training and match practice.

One of the head coaches, Derek Arneaud, has already begun light training sessions with the group of international players.

The mission of Women’s Premier League is to “provide a platform, in Trinidad and Tobago, for football that is high-quality, entertaining, promotes social values and encourages the participation of women and girls in sport”.

The WPL will feature six franchise teams and one development team and will run from June 19 to July 31 with a two week break in between for the Pan Am Games.

The international players will have a practice match against the T&T women’s team at Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo at 6 p.m. today as they get ready for the WPL.

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Players briefed at Women’s Premier League luncheon
T&T Newsday Reports.


International players of the inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL) were treated to a welcome lunch by tournament organisers on yesterday.

The group of about 15 athletes were briefed on the League, interacted with local national players and received visitor packages from the Tourism Development Company (TDC). One of the speakers at the lunch was WPL Committee member Jinelle James, who informed the players about what to expect during the Combine (screening) tomorrow and Thursday as well as the Draft event on Friday. James was one of a panel of presenters from the WPLTT who introduced themselves to the athletes and advised them of the exciting tournament being planned for them.

Over the weekend, several female footballers from the United States, Venezuela, Canada, St Kitts/Nevis and the US Virgin Islands arrived in Trinidad ahead of the League’s draft on Friday. English and Jamaican National team players, notably midfielder Jodi-Ann McGregor and star striker for the ‘Reggae Girls’ Shakira Duncan, also touched down for the 2015 tourney on Sunday. On the English end, Manchester City goalkeeper Elizabeth Seasman was all smiles upon reaching Trinidad and eager to start he campaign in the league.

The international contingent of players will make The Chancellor Hotel in St Ann’s their home for the two-month duration of the League as the boutique accommodation has been named the official hotel of the WPL. Another major sponsor is Caribbean Airlines, the official carrier of the WPL. A contingent of players from Brazil will arrive later this week. Thus far, players from USA, Canada, Guyana and the Caribbean have already touched down for this week’s meetings ahead of the campaign.

The athletes have a busy week ahead, leading up to the Draft, which includes training and match practice. One of the head coaches, Derek Arneaud, has already begun light training sessions with the group of international players.

The mission of Women’s Premier League is to “provide a platform, in Trinidad and Tobago, for football that is high-quality, entertaining, promotes social values and encourages the participation of women and girls in sport”. It is not a professional league but an international tournament comprising national, club and college athletes from Trinidad and Tobago, the Americas and England.

Meanwhile, the Trinidad and Tobago “Women Soca Warriors” will be meeting an International XI, comprising players who are in the island for the inaugural Women’s Premier League, today at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo from 6 pm.

The game will be the first for Trinidad and Tobago since their heart-wrenching 1-0 defeat to Ecuador, at the aforementioned venue, which ended their dream of qualification for the current FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.

The game is also the first for recently-appointed TT coach Ross Russell, who replaced the American-born Randy Waldrum last month.

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Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2015, 06:23:36 AM »
Its interesting to see what sort of treament the locals get.

Sancho paying for a WPL and our national team are suffering.

This guy is some work boy.

He is a traitor and a back stabber.

One of my family members play in WOLF and I can tell you they get pennies.


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Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2015, 11:46:43 AM »
From the WPLTT twitter feed

https://instagram.com/p/3twIwyp0va/

Anyone have the technology to live-stream tonight's match to You Tube or U-Stream  ::)
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Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2015, 12:05:28 PM »
Why are you so negative about Sancho? Are you not understanding the concept of WPL and why he wanted it?

TTFA have not directed a cent towards the women's national team.

Now, the National team will play four or five scrimmages against teams containing foreign players some of whom are national team players.

The same National players will play 5 competitive matches for and against teams containing overseas internationals. They will train with these same internationals. How can that not be good?

You really think its better to play in a league where a 16-0 result is disappointing?

And if your family member has any talent, she had the chance to try out and get a place on a team, gain experience and earn a few dollars.

How can these things be bad?

The WoLF League is ok, but it will not prepare our girls for international competition. If Sancho hadn't stepped up, there would be nothing. 

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Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2015, 12:19:28 PM »
Why are you so negative about Sancho? Are you not understanding the concept of WPL and why he wanted it?

TTFA have not directed a cent towards the women's national team.

Now, the National team will play four or five scrimmages against teams containing foreign players some of whom are national team players.

The same National players will play 5 competitive matches for and against teams containing overseas internationals. They will train with these same internationals. How can that not be good?

You really think its better to play in a league where a 16-0 result is disappointing?

And if your family member has any talent, she had the chance to try out and get a place on a team, gain experience and earn a few dollars.

How can these things be bad?

The WoLF League is ok, but it will not prepare our girls for international competition. If Sancho hadn't stepped up, there would be nothing. 

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Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2015, 01:10:57 PM »
Why are you so negative about Sancho? Are you not understanding the concept of WPL and why he wanted it?

TTFA have not directed a cent towards the women's national team.

Now, the National team will play four or five scrimmages against teams containing foreign players some of whom are national team players.

The same National players will play 5 competitive matches for and against teams containing overseas internationals. They will train with these same internationals. How can that not be good?

You really think its better to play in a league where a 16-0 result is disappointing?

And if your family member has any talent, she had the chance to try out and get a place on a team, gain experience and earn a few dollars.

How can these things be bad?

The WoLF League is ok, but it will not prepare our girls for international competition. If Sancho hadn't stepped up, there would be nothing. 

I did not mean it like that. I wanted him to improve the WOLF league and run it like the WPL.

And I get your point, Thank you Sancho, we really cannot rely on the TTFA to do anything.


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Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2015, 01:29:13 PM »
Its interesting to see what sort of treament the locals get.

Sancho paying for a WPL and our national team are suffering.

This guy is some work boy.

He is a traitor and a back stabber.

One of my family members play in WOLF and I can tell you they get pennies.


Why are you so negative about Sancho? Are you not understanding the concept of WPL and why he wanted it?

TTFA have not directed a cent towards the women's national team.

Now, the National team will play four or five scrimmages against teams containing foreign players some of whom are national team players.

The same National players will play 5 competitive matches for and against teams containing overseas internationals. They will train with these same internationals. How can that not be good?

You really think its better to play in a league where a 16-0 result is disappointing?

And if your family member has any talent, she had the chance to try out and get a place on a team, gain experience and earn a few dollars.

How can these things be bad?

The WoLF League is ok, but it will not prepare our girls for international competition. If Sancho hadn't stepped up, there would be nothing. 

I did not mean it like that. I wanted him to improve the WOLF league and run it like the WPL.

And I get your point, Thank you Sancho, we really cannot rely on the TTFA to do anything
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Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
« Reply #22 on: June 09, 2015, 05:22:25 PM »
Sancho delivers promised Women’s Premier League
By Clint Chan Tack (Newsday).


CABINET yesterday agreed to the establishment of a Women’s Premier League (WPL) in this country. The announcement was made by Sports Minister Brent Sancho at the post-Cabinet news conference at the Diplomatic Centre in St Ann’s.

Sancho told reporters the nation-gripping performance of this country’s senior women’s football team in their unsuccessful bid to qualify for the 2015 World Cup, underscored the need for the league. He said the women’s team is currently 47th in the FIFA World rankings behind the United States, Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica from the CONCACAF region.

Stating that a non profit organisation called WPL TT Limited will have oversight of the new women’s football league, Sancho disclosed that Government will provide the company with an allocation of $1.7 million to assist in offsetting start up expenditure and other administrative costs.

Saying the WPL will kick off in the second week in June, Sancho said the league will be modelled on the American Major League Soccer (MLS) model and could include 30 to 40 players from outside of the country, “to give the league a bit more substance and a higher level of play.” Indicating the WPL will begin with six franchise teams, “comprising of the best female football talent in TT, Caribbean, Central America, South America and even as far as China,” Sancho said there will be a National Football League-style draft at the end of this month to select players for these teams.

He also said these teams will have tryouts for secondary school players to get a shot at making a team. Asked what incentives will be offered to foreign players to play in the WPL, Sancho said, “We want to provide, accommodation, food. We’re not going to be paying exorbitant salaries.” He explained that an important element of the league is buy-in by the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) and CONCACAF “to send their top players to TT to play at a very high level for three months.”

Stating the majority of the countries in the CFU and CONCACAF think this is a great initiative, Sancho said the WPL will help the senior women’s team to prepare for the upcoming Pan Am Games and their 2016 Olympic qualifiers. He added the country’s Under-17 and Under- 21 women’s teams can use the WPL to prepare for their respective qualifiers this year. He also disclosed that a top Chinese women’s team will be coming to TT to play the senior women’s team.

Saying that sports has taken “a big hit” in recent years with respect to corporate support, Sancho said he is encouraged by the level of interest by corporate entities in the WPL, “We’ve even gone as far as working out a TV deal for showing some of these games throughout the Caribbean.”

He also said teams in the WPL will be paired with teams from the existing TT Women’s Football League (WOLF) and this will be beneficial to both sides. Sancho also said he will meet with the TT Football Association (TTFA) to deal with financial issues last week. Stating he met with TTFA President Raymond Tim Kee last week, Sancho said they have agreed that monies will not be allocated to the Association in the absence of their accounts being presented to the Ministry.

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Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
« Reply #23 on: June 09, 2015, 05:23:41 PM »
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Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
« Reply #24 on: June 09, 2015, 08:18:28 PM »
TTFA have not directed a cent towards the women's national team.


Do you have proof of this?  Are you privy to the TTFA's budget, spending and appropriations outside of monies derived from government?  Obviously not. Therefore you are at best guessing or at worst purposely trying to mislead and misinform.

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Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
« Reply #25 on: June 09, 2015, 09:58:52 PM »
TTFA have not directed a cent towards the women's national team.


Do you have proof of this?  Are you privy to the TTFA's budget, spending and appropriations outside of monies derived from government?  Obviously not. Therefore you are at best guessing or at worst purposely trying to mislead and misinform.

Where as you only deal in fact  :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
« Reply #26 on: June 09, 2015, 10:40:11 PM »
TTFA have not directed a cent towards the women's national team.


Do you have proof of this?  Are you privy to the TTFA's budget, spending and appropriations outside of monies derived from government?  Obviously not. Therefore you are at best guessing or at worst purposely trying to mislead and misinform.

Where as you only deal in fact  :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

What you don't recognize your own quote?  Or "lies" are only lies when they come from someone else's mouth.  Show the proof or stfu and be exposed as a liar.

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Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
« Reply #27 on: June 09, 2015, 11:15:26 PM »
TTFA have not directed a cent towards the women's national team.


Do you have proof of this?  Are you privy to the TTFA's budget, spending and appropriations outside of monies derived from government?  Obviously not. Therefore you are at best guessing or at worst purposely trying to mislead and misinform.

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Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
« Reply #28 on: June 10, 2015, 02:30:36 AM »
WPL’s international players are here; but clubs not finalised.
By Lasana Liburd (wired868).


International women football players began pouring into Trinidad this weekend in anticipation of the inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL), which is the brainchild of Sport Minister Brent Sancho.

The overseas players, who come from North, South and Central America, the Caribbean and Europe, will all be based at the Lady Chancellor Hotel in St Ann’s. But their arrival precedes even the announcement of WPL clubs and coaches.

Sancho insisted that the WPL is going smoothly though.

“We are still finalising details with franchise holders but there have been gentleman’s handshakes,” Sancho told Wired868. “We have had a lot of interest, which has kept the cost of taxpayers to a minimum…

“The coaches are here and the players are here. It is all sorted out.”

The Sport Minister named former Costa Rica national coach Karla Aleman, Police FC coach Richard Hood and US-based coach Derek Arnaud among the WPL’s confirmed coaches so far.

Sancho said the foreign players already here should begin training tomorrow under one of the WPL coaches-in-waiting while he said there were also various “orientation exercises” for them.

The WPL will hold its Combine on June 10 and 11, which is essentially a screening session for the competition’s international players and and marquee local players. The draft is carded for June 12.

If there are no confirmed teams or coaches, who selected the 40+ foreign players who will compete in the WPL’s debut season?

“The ones we selected are here after a various of contacts recommended them,” said Sancho. “People like Jamaal Shabazz, Anton Corneal, Jinelle James and even Dennis Lawrence and Sheldon Phillips pointed out some players. And Kendall Walkes helped us conduct the trials for the local players… We reached out to various FAs too…

“It was a huge collaborative effort. I think we got the best that we could have gotten.”

Sancho could not say exactly who was responsible for the selection of players or the composition of the WPL organising committee, which he said he does not sit on.

“I don’t know exactly who made the selection and I can’t remember everyone on the board,” he said. “I know the process rather than names. I know that Jinelle James, Keron Serrette and the Permanent Secretary (Richard Oliver) are there…

“I can’t be on the board. I just get updates from time to time.”

Wired868 tried, unsuccessfully, to reach Keron Serrette and James for comment.

The Cabinet approved TT$1.7 million for the WPL. Sancho could not say how much was spent so far but he claimed that the Sport Ministry was doing its best to minimise costs.

“The Lady Chancellor hotel is a sponsor and also Caribbean Airlines, so the costs for airlines tickets and accommodation are heavily subsided,” said Sancho. “Remember the franchises will cover a lot of the costs (and) we have had a lot of corporate interest, which has kept the cost of taxpayers to a minimum… We are still calculating (the cost) but we are working within the perimeter of the Cabinet note.

“We are looking at the benefit of having our women players work for two months in a very professional environment. The value of that alone it is hard to put a price on and the girls are very excited about it.”

United States Virgin Islands midfielder Jessica Adams told the Sport Ministry that she was happy to be in Trinidad.

“We’re really excited to be here for the WPL,” said Adams, in a Sport Ministry release. “We’re enjoying the heat and can’t wait to start training and meeting the local girls.”

While the overseas women players are certain of their accommodation for the next two months, the Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Men’s Team is still awaiting word on funding for pre-Gold Cup training camps.

However, Sancho blamed the “Soca Warriors” problems on the TTFA’s poor budgeting of the TT$9 million provided by the Government and the failure of football president Raymond Tim Kee to raise corporate sponsorship.

“The women’s league has corporate backing and the national football team does not,” said Sancho. “I made it very clear to the TTFA and their coaching staff that we gave them a ($9 million) cabinet note that we are very close to reaching.

“There is only so much we can do as a ministry but we are trying our best to see how we can assist with their current plight. We have done a lot so far and we have to have respect for the other sports who are also under our umbrella and are patiently waiting for their funding.”

Sancho could not say how the Warriors’ Gold Cup budget is almost exhausted if specific figures were set aside for line items like coaches’ salaries and training camps. He promised to give more information soon but suggested that the TTFA might have spent more than anticipated on arrears.

“We paid what they asked us (to pay),” said the Sport Minister. “It is not up to me to keep tabs, that is their budget… We have come very close to using that money.”

Tim Kee, who is also the Port of Spain Mayor and PNM treasurer, will address the TTFA’s funding issues in a press conference at their Hasely Crawford Stadium headquarters from 3 pm on Monday June 8.


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Re: TT Women’s Premier League (WPL) Thread.
« Reply #29 on: June 10, 2015, 05:17:16 AM »
This is one big confusion. You have TTFA staff member collaborating to for this league, but yet TTFA and the Mosport embroiled in a war of words over money.