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CONCACAF NextPlay
« on: May 12, 2018, 11:38:26 AM »
Concacaf Launches NextPlay, a Social Responsibility Program Designed to Leverage the Game for Good
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Concacaf today announced the official launch of Concacaf NextPlay, a comprehensive grassroots development program that promotes access to football within the region, while leveraging the power of the game for good. 


Concacaf NextPlay is a grassroots participation and mentoring program for kids, administered in six-week modules to provide children the tools to learn the game of football, while fostering a wide range of social values. NextPlay is executed in partnership with Concacaf’s Member Associations, as well as local schools and governments.

“Concacaf NextPlay will deliver widely on a core principle of our One Concacaf Vision -- providing access to play the game, in meaningful and sustainable ways that unite our Confederation through football,” said Concacaf President Victor Montagliani. “We are proud to work with our Member Associations to partner with governments, schools and volunteers across the region to create a grassroots football delivery platform that will serve as an engine for both football growth and positive social impact in their respective markets.”

Concacaf launched the initial modules of the program on Saturday, alongside Member Associations within the Caribbean, with grassroots festivals taking place in four countries.  The host Member Associations for the debut of the program include the Bahamas Football Association, Barbados Football Association, Jamaica Football Federation, and the Saint Vincent & the Grenadines Football Federation. A fifth program in Trinidad & Tobago will kick off later in the month. 

Collaborating with Member Associations, volunteers and Ministries of Sport and Education, affiliated schools with a physical education curriculum will spearhead the implementation of the initiative, immediately impacting the lives of hundreds of children across the region. 

Local coordinators in each country, with newly minted D-license coaching skills acquired through the Concacaf Train-the-Trainer program – the Confederation’s on-going coaching education program - will provide instruction through the NextPlay curriculum for the benefit of the selected school kids, ensuring lasting legacy on the education side for the participating institutions.

“NextPlay is built on solid methodology, to train coaches and work with young people on and off the field, while championing the social values of sport,” said Concacaf Director of Development Jason Roberts. “In addition to teaching kids the fundamentals of how to play the game, we are harnessing the love for our game to instill the right values, and transmit messages that will stay with these kids and young adults for a lifetime, whether they go on to become professional footballers, doctors, educators, or the like.”

Through the first series of NextPlay modules, Concacaf and its Member Associations have proudly partnered with government agencies in each country, including the Ministry of Education of the Bahamas, Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation of Barbados, Ministry of Education of Jamaica, Ministry of Tourism, Sport and Culture of St. Vincent & the Grenadines, and the Ministry of Education of Trinidad & Tobago.

Concacaf and the Member Associations will continue to closely monitor, evaluate and work with participants and partners, to identify opportunities to expand the NextPlay program and curriculum in the near future, further increasing access and participation in the game across Concacaf.
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Re: CONCACAF NextPlay
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2018, 11:41:37 AM »
Concacaf Next Play: Using Football as Pathway for Social Change
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The Confederation is launching its Concacaf Next Play program, an innovative grassroots initiative to promote access and increase participation in the sport within the region.

The program, which inspires the love for our game in younger generations, is a reflection of Concacaf’s new brand and its core focus areas including Unity, Football, Quality and Access.

The Director of Development Jason Roberts describes the initiative as a unique platform to empower people to participate in the game, while inspiring social change through the values of football.

Why is Concacaf launching the Concacaf Next Play Program?

I think everybody will agree on the infinite lessons you learn from participating in the sport. At Concacaf, we want to ensure that we are providing more access to our game and through Next Play, we are implementing an innovative grassroots methodology to capacitate coaches and work with young people, throughout the entire process.

Initially, this is a six-week pilot project in which we will work with the government and four schools, in five countries, with five volunteers from each school who will deliver the grassroots coaching curriculum. The volunteers will also implement our Next Play methodology which encourages safeguarding young people and the importance of values you learn by playing sports, especially football. We are not talking about elite or the best children in school. This is about working with people who we believe are going to have a change in their life, while generating social change through the sport.

To ensure there is an impact in participants, over the six weeks we will monitor, evaluate and work with them on an ongoing basis.

We are very clear that there is huge athletic potential as we have seen many success stories from the Caribbean but we are also committed to deliver on our core brand principles, including to ensure that by providing access, we are also championing the social values of football.

This is a new focus on the social value of football. We believe that by playing the sport you can change your life. Next Play is about increasing participation in the sport, while promoting its social value.

What inspired the Concacaf Next Play name?

Concacaf wants to champion the message of play next, which fits right with our pillar of creating more access for everybody including men, women, young people, anyone who just want to enjoy the game.

As a former international player and respected football pundit in both the United Kingdom and the Caribbean, how football changed your life?

Football has changed my family’s life. I have been very lucky to come from a family of athletes, including an Olympic champion and three professional footballers. As a human being, the game has made such a difference in my life, in so many ways, giving you discipline, changing the way you communicate with people.

The great thing about football is you don't have to be a superstar to benefit from our sport. I think this is a clear focus of our One Concacaf Vision and Next Play. This is not only about elite players, capacitation for footballers, coaches and managers, and creating more leagues and high-level competition for fans to enjoy the game. Football comes first and we are creating social value through it.

Through our grassroots program, we are attracting the next people that will consume our sport, players, administrators, coaches, referees, and fans. We are confident that after six weeks of implementation, Next Play will demonstrate that value and hopefully we can talk about how to magnify that support and reach out to more young people.

Through this program and additional key trainings, Concacaf is expanding is coaching education platform. Tell us more about it.

Our Development department is currently working on a comprehensive coaching curriculum, including the B license which will point towards the more amateur to professional coaches. What’s great about the grassroots coaches who will impart the Next Play Program is the opportunity to not only deliver football as a sport, but they will also focus on our game’s social value. These coaches will play a crucial role in ensuring that we can champion the social values of commitment, leadership, teamwork, and fair play.

I would like to thank the volunteers, who already work in the schools, for their time and commitment to give back to the communities by helping our Confederation to create the social equity we want through the Next Play program.

Concacaf is creating different avenues to further increase youth participation in the sport. What’s the impact of Next Play in youth competitions?

We are establishing a clear pathway not only to participate in the game by providing the opportunity for an early interaction with the sport through Next Play and with a goal of playing in competitions like the Concacaf U-15 Championship. We are generating a solid platform of opportunities to improve the game’s quality and advance at a higher level.
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Re: CONCACAF NextPlay
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2018, 11:46:24 AM »
Concacaf Next Play aims to develop human resource
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St. Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation (SVGFF) hosted a two-day Train the Trainers Workshop on April 12 and 13, to prepare teachers from the four chosen schools that will participate in the Concacaf Next Play grassroots program. 

The Concacaf Next Play program is guided by the Confederation’s aim to inspire the love for our game and provide children with access to more opportunities to play football across our 41 Member Associations.

In Saint Vincent, participating schools Georgetown Primary, Kingstown Preparatory, Lowmans Government, and Barrouallie Government will benefit from the program. Twenty-five students from each entity are expected to be part of the 100–student pilot phase scheduled to begin May 12.

Speaking of the Concacaf Next Play Program, the Confederation’s Development Officer Lenny Lake said: “The program offers an extraordinary opportunity to access to football within the schools. For many years we have been trying to implement a comprehensive grassroots platform in schools and have attempted many different models.

“I always believe that grassroots should be institutionalized and the end users, the teachers, the PE teachers, the people that work every day for hours with the children, should be the ones that are educated to run this program.

Concacaf Next Play represents five key principles including football, friendship, fun, and promoting social values for the future generations.”

Technical Director of the SVGFF Keith Ollivierre sees the Concacaf Next Play platform as one where the Caribbean “can be competitive with our European partners, and our Central and North American partners.”

In addressing the island’s Ministry of Education, Ollivierre who is also a teacher stated “It’s an exciting day for the game, the Football Federation and the Ministry of Education. I know that down the road the Ministry of Education is going to see the benefits and eventually incorporate football within the curriculum, or the teaching and learning environment within the schools.”

SVGFF President Venold Coombs is of the opinion that the aim of the participating teachers is to advance football not only in their particular local school or institution “but nationally, because through what comes out from the school in an educational and physical settings, the country will gain from it at the national level.”

Coombs pointed out “We have to be very dedicated. We have to show that level of seriousness and progression. Let us go from step to step and build on this program.

“In a futuristic way we now have to mix natural ability with science and technology. That is why we are doing all that is necessary to equip our officials, and develop the human resource.”

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is in a very select group of five countries for the initial phase of the project. Barbados, Jamaica, The Bahamas, and Trinidad and Tobago, are also implementing the program.

The Director of Sports in St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ Ministry of Tourism, Sports, and Culture Nelson Hillocks, commented on the initiative:  “After this program have come to an end, we in St. Vincent (and the Grenadines), the Federation and the Ministry; all of us must bind together to sustain it, keep it going. Together we have to spread it, strengthen it.”

Hillocks added “I know that there are other proposals on the table and that we will not duplicate, but come up with one big national plan where we can spread football. We know the future lies with the grassroots, the future are the youths, and we know that we need the best coaches to start our junior program.”

The Vincentian Director of Sports warned the coaches that “There are sacrifices to be made. We expect you to be punctual and on time and as coaches you will have to adapt to the safe stamp policies. Respect your students and these days we must be careful where child protection is concerned.”

Concacaf Development’s Officer said spoke about the teachers that participated in this workshop.

“We want it to become a family, we want you to recognize that everything you are doing will impact the future of our game - the children. You can ensure that if they are not great footballers, they are great citizens.

“The program has an arm to it that reaches out for social change, and how can you connect the game to transform lives. Too many times we believe if they are playing football there is no connection between what the sport gives to them and how they should live their lives.

“When we play football, we share the ball we pass to each other so there is a social component that represents team work. But yet when a young player – girl or boy leaves the field there is no connection to his life about understanding that ‘I should be a good family member. I should be a good student. I should be a good community person’.

“We want to be able to take from the sessions those values and begin to educate young minds. And in the event they do not become footballers we have done our job to make them great citizens.

“That is our responsibility. That is the future.”
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Re: CONCACAF NextPlay
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2018, 11:46:50 AM »
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Re: CONCACAF NextPlay
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2018, 01:29:38 PM »
Trinidad and Tobago 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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Fifty Primary Schools take part in CONCACAF NextPlay Cup at Home of Football
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2018, 03:21:17 PM »
Fifty Primary Schools take part in CONCACAF NextPlay Cup at Home of Football
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Fifty Primary Schools team comprising of Boys and Girls between the ages 9-13 participated on the second day of the Scotiabank CONCACAF NextPlay Cup at the TTFA Home of Football Training fields on a sunny Saturday morning.

One of the new “Home of Football” training pitches was put to use for the first time in a competitive environment over the past two days of action  as eight small sided fields were set up for a similar number of matches to run simultaneously over four hours of play on each day.

The atmosphere was fun-filled with close to 1000 youngsters engaging in healthy competition on the pitches and forging new relationships off it. Teams of 10 players are competing in a 7v7 format, divided between urban and rural regions, each further subdivided into eight groups of seven teams.  The top two teams from each group will play in the final round of sixteen on the final day on December 1st. Action continues on Wednesday at the TTFA Home of Football. Among the schools participating include Arouca RC, Chaguanas Government Primary, Basse Terre RC, Cumana AC, Lower Morvant Government, Mon Repos RC, Munroe Road Government, Santa Flora AC, Siparia Boys RC, Biche RC, St Mary’s Government Moruga, Toco AC, Valencia South Government,  Mucurapo and Girls among others. (See Full List below)

The NextPlay Cup is a new invitational youth tournament introduced by the Confederation, playing between November 10 – December 8, across the four territories of Concacaf Member Associations, including the Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. 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.

The primary partners of the tournament are the TTFA and the Ministry of the 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.

TTFA Technical Director Anton Corneal spoke on Saturday about the enthusiasm showed by the schools involved including the kids and teachers and other stakeholders.

“It is a pilot project and we are one of four countries chosen by CONCACAF to host. The location is an amazing one because we can go on to grow this project. The first one includes fifty schools and we plan to double this in a year’s time,” Corneal told TTFA Media.

“It is a project started to target players ages ten and eleven so it may not be a Primary Schools representative player involved which is a U-13 player but it’s targeting the age group just below. The objective here is really to grow participation especially with girls and we have insisted that there are three girls in every group of ten players so that there are girls playing in every match. We just really want to grow the amount of kids playing football.

“These players are not necessarily the athletes in the schools. We have asked for kids that are now starting to be involved and we hope they can grow from here to join academies, clubs and hopefully go onto play Secondary Schools Football and then help us to widen the pool for national selection,” Corneal continued.

“We have had good support from parents, teachers, referees and the partners of course.”

Eleven year-old defender Jamal Jemmott, son of former national midfielder Kerwin “Hardest” Jemmott was among the players representing St Crispin AC. He beamed with excitement after completing the day’s play on Saturday.

“I play in defence. I loved this position and I enjoy playing because I am really good at it. The experience is very, very good so far.  I am here to playing with two of my best friends in school. My dad has influenced me a lot and I watched videos of him on Youtube. He is a midfielder but I am a defender,” Jemmot said.

“This tournament is helping me with discipline and production and one day I will like to play for the national team like my father,” he added.
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Re: CONCACAF NextPlay
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2018, 01:35:15 AM »
Fifty Primary Schools take part in CONCACAF NextPlay Cup at Home of Football.
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Fifty Primary Schools team comprising of Boys and Girls between the ages 9-13 participated on the second day of the Scotiabank CONCACAF NextPlay Cup at the TTFA Home of Football Training fields on a sunny Saturday morning.

One of the new “Home of Football” training pitches was put to use for the first time in a competitive environment over the past two days of action  as eight small sided fields were set up for a similar number of matches to run simultaneously over four hours of play on each day.

The atmosphere was fun-filled with close to 1000 youngsters engaging in healthy competition on the pitches and forging new relationships off it. Teams of 10 players are competing in a 7v7 format, divided between urban and rural regions, each further subdivided into eight groups of seven teams.  The top two teams from each group will play in the final round of sixteen on the final day on December 1st. Action continues on Wednesday at the TTFA Home of Football. Among the schools participating include Arouca RC, Chaguanas Government Primary, Basse Terre RC, Cumana AC, Lower Morvant Government, Mon Repos RC, Munroe Road Government, Santa Flora AC, Siparia Boys RC, Biche RC, St Mary’s Government Moruga, Toco AC, Valencia South Government,  Mucurapo and Girls among others. (See Full List below)

The NextPlay Cup is a new invitational youth tournament introduced by the Confederation, playing between November 10 – December 8, across the four territories of Concacaf Member Associations, including the Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. 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.

The primary partners of the tournament are the TTFA and the Ministry of the 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.

TTFA Technical Director Anton Corneal spoke on Saturday about the enthusiasm showed by the schools involved including the kids and teachers and other stakeholders.

“It is a pilot project and we are one of four countries chosen by CONCACAF to host. The location is an amazing one because we can go on to grow this project. The first one includes fifty schools and we plan to double this in a year’s time,” Corneal told TTFA Media.

“It is a project started to target players ages ten and eleven so it may not be a Primary Schools representative player involved which is a U-13 player but it’s targeting the age group just below. The objective here is really to grow participation especially with girls and we have insisted that there are three girls in every group of ten players so that there are girls playing in every match. We just really want to grow the amount of kids playing football.

“These players are not necessarily the athletes in the schools. We have asked for kids that are now starting to be involved and we hope they can grow from here to join academies, clubs and hopefully go onto play Secondary Schools Football and then help us to widen the pool for national selection,” Corneal continued.

“We have had good support from parents, teachers, referees and the partners of course.”

Eleven year-old defender Jamal Jemmot, son of former national midfielder Kerwyn “Hardest” Jemmot was among the players representing St Crispin AC. He beamed with excitement after completing the day’s play on Saturday.

“I play in defence. I loved this position and I enjoy playing because I am really good at it. The experience is very, very good so far.  I am here to playing with two of my best friends in school. My dad has influenced me a lot and I watched videos of him on Youtube. He is a midfielder but I am a defender,” Jemmot said.

“This tournament is helping me with discipline and production and one day I will like to play for the national team like my father,” he added.

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Re: CONCACAF NextPlay
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2018, 08:09:40 PM »
WATCH: Highlights of CONCACAF NextPlay action in Trinidad and Tobago

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WATCH: Jamal Jemmott, the 11-year-old son of former Trinidad and Tobago midfielder Kerwin "Hardest" Jemmott, talks about his experience in the CONCACAF NextPlay Cup in Trinidad and Tobago

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Re: CONCACAF NextPlay
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2018, 01:31:38 AM »
Siparia Boys RC captures CONCACAF NextPlay Cup…. wins a trip to Gold Cup Final in Chicago.
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Siparia Boys RC captured the the inaugural Scotiabank CONCACAF NextPlay Cup with a resilient effort in the final against St Dominic’s RC of Penal at the TTFA Home of Football Training Fields, Ato Boldon Stadium on Saturday afternoon. It took a 3-2 victory on penalties after both teams battled to a 2-2 draw in regulation time of the 7v7 affair.

And the members of the Team not only received the NextPlay Cup and medals but will also enjoy an all expenses paid trip to witness the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final at Soldier Field in Chicago on July 7th.

Captain Vaughn Clement guided his team to the win with two goals during regulation and then he converted his penalty along with teammates Akil Neverson and Elijah La Fleur. St Dominic’s got their goals in regulation from Derrel Garcia (2) while Adam Pierre and Garcia converted their kicks.

Siparia secured their place in the final by way of a 2-1 victory over  Maloney Government  while St Dominic’s progressed via a 1-0 win over St Agnes AC in their semi-final clashes. Siparia then demonstrated good fight and character to pull off the win after losing the final to St Dominic’s in the National Primary Schools League St Patrick’s district final, also on penalties earlier this year.

Sixteen Primary Schools advanced to the NextPlay Cup Final Round of Sixteen on Saturday after three previous days of competitions which saw forty-six Primary Schools kick off the competition just over  a week ago.

Siparia captain Vaughn Clement was ecstatic with the victory on Saturday. 

“This was a great experience for all of us. I would like to thank CONCACAF, Scotiabank and the TTFA for helping put this tournament together all the teams and giving us an opportunity to play so many games. It was a really enjoyable tournament and a learning experience for all of us. We are very happy and hopefully this win will make all of our friends, teachers and everyone at Siparia proud,” Clement told TTFA Media.

And about the trip to the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final next year, he added, “This is a wonderful prize. We are all very excited and overjoyed with it. It will be great to see such a match with the top teams in Concacaf.”

Attending the Final was CONCACAF Development Manager for the Caribbean Andre Waugh who thanked the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs, the TTFA and partners Scotianbank for their commitment and efforts over the duration of the competition. Other officials present were TTFA General Secretary Justin Latapy-George, Technical Director Anton Corneal and representative from the Ministry of Education, Mignon King and Patrice Charles, Director of Physical Education and Sport.

The NextPlay Cup is a new invitational youth tournament introduced by the Confederation, playing between November 10 – December 8, across the four territories of Concacaf Member Associations, including the Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. 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.

The primary partners of the tournament are the TTFA and the Ministry of the 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.

The sixteen Primary Schools which made it through to Final Round of Sixteen were Brighton AC, Pleasantville Government, Chinapoo Government #1, St Agnes AC, La Horquetta North Government, St Dominic’s RC Penal, Morvant AC, Tunapuna and Bon Air #2, Mucurapo Boys and Girls RC, Base Terre RC, Siparia Boys RC, Four Roads Government, St Mary’s Government Moruga, Gasparillo Government, Tunapuna and Bon Air #1 and Maloney Government.

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Re: CONCACAF NextPlay
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2018, 10:17:30 AM »
WATCH: Concacaf NextPlay Cup Final Day highlights

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WATCH: Reactions from Siparia Boys/Girls RC after winning the Concacaf NextPlay Cup

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Re: CONCACAF NextPlay
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2018, 09:11:28 AM »
Didn't see a Tobago team on that list

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Re: CONCACAF NextPlay
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2018, 09:58:17 AM »
Didn't see a Tobago team on that list

Honest question

Was there an invitation to Tobago clubs?

Also, do tobago clubs budget annually for travel to and from Trinidad? Or, do they have sponsors(other than the THA) to assist with these fees?


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Re: CONCACAF NextPlay
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2018, 03:14:05 PM »
I hope to see young "hardest" make it!