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TTFA aims to set the record straight on its support for Women's football
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The current TTFA administration took office in November 2015, with Women’s football high on its agenda.

We honored commitments to play in USA and accepted an offer to play in Brazil, and then set about an ambitious plan to hire a full time professional staff, and put our top local based players on retainer contracts.

It should be noted that the Women’s program has been fully funded by TTFA over the past two (2) years, and this includes U-15, U-17, U-20 and Senior Women’s teams.

Due to recent public statements on the Senior Women’s programme, the TTFA is obliged to put the following facts on record with respect to the present 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship:

  • No approach was made for an overseas camp to the TTFA‘s General Secretariat nor President by the team manager, prior to nor at the time of postings made on social media by players on Wednesday 12th September 2018. The only request for a Camp from the manager was first made on Friday September 14th 2018, two days after the postings (see correspondence attached).
  • Given the current economic climate, the TTFA did not initially approach Government for funding for the women’s team for upcoming qualifiers, as it is currently seeking alternative financial support. However, without the consent and knowledge of the TTFA secretariat, a member of the technical staff approached the Government directly via email for financial support and we have since been treating with this matter;
  • In terms of preparation, the TTFA has ensured the Womens Senior team participated in nineteen (19) international matches in the last eighteen (18) months, the most for any T&T national women’s team.
    Matches Played – Venezuela (2); Panama (2); CFU Challenge series(3); CFU qualifiers (4); CAC games (4); Concacaf qualifiers (4).

Women’s National Coach Appointment
  • To their credit, the interim coaching staff (which included Assistant Coach, Shawn Cooper) has continued training with the national women’s team, since their return from Jamaica, despite the circulation on social media.
  • The Head of the Technical Committee on the advice of the Technical Director and team manager, made a recommendation to confirm Mr. Shawn Cooper as Head coach of the team for only the Concacaf final Round to be held in the USA. To expedite the process, The Head of the Technical Committee and Board Member prudently round robin the recommendation for Board approval. Of the nine 9 eligible voting members on Board, five 5 gave approval of the recommendation, 1 abstained and 3 did not approve of the round robin process. Mr. Cooper has been since been confirmed to the position.

The following is a breakdown of monies spent on the Senior Women’s Programme only from November 2015
to date.

Note: under the current administration, it is the first time women’s national players were given retainer contracts.

Category Cost$TT
Player Retainer contracts/physiotherapy/consultancy$1,586,407.63
Hotel Accommodation for Travel and Camps$914,749.31
Salary to Manager and Local Technical Staff$640,782.07
Airfares to return foreign players and travel to foreign tournaments$417,152.02
Medical Supplies$47,576.55
Transport$50,000.00
Equipment$45,000.00
Total$3,701,667.58

The TTFA continues to work in the best interest of Trinidad and Tobago Womens football.
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Re: TTFA aims to set the record straight on its support for Women's football
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2018, 06:42:24 PM »
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Re: TTFA aims to set the record straight on its support for Women's football
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2018, 12:10:39 PM »
How many of those games were friendlies? You sending players to a bunch of Tournaments with now match practice and saying" they participated in 19 international matches.."  What is the point? Bull crap!
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Re: TTFA aims to set the record straight on its support for Women's football
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2018, 12:24:07 PM »
How many of those games were friendlies? You sending players to a bunch of Tournaments with now match practice and saying" they participated in 19 international matches.."  What is the point? Bull crap!

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Re: TTFA aims to set the record straight on its support for Women's football
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2018, 03:03:19 PM »
How many of those games were friendlies? You sending players to a bunch of Tournaments with now match practice and saying" they participated in 19 international matches.."  What is the point? Bull crap!
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Re: TTFA aims to set the record straight on its support for Women's football
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2018, 03:54:11 PM »
Another crisis to manage: we await how the TTFA responds to the public comments of the team manager. 
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Re: TTFA aims to set the record straight on its support for Women's football
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2018, 04:32:31 PM »
Who allyuh think penned the tempered TTFA media release?

It's been said that it was Salazar.

No doubt.

Looks like we have been presented with yet another forensic opportunity.  ::)
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Think of the 2022 conversation regarding reparations as the item tabled for future discussion when initially raised for negotiation during talks in 1834. A lot of intere$t has accrued.

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Re: TTFA aims to set the record straight on its support for Women's football
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2018, 05:01:08 PM »
Who allyuh think penned the tempered TTFA media release?

It's been said that it was Salazar.

No doubt.

Looks like we have been presented with yet another forensic opportunity.  ::)

Well Cunningham say this time it is DJW.
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Re: TTFA aims to set the record straight on its support for Women's football
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2018, 05:08:17 PM »
Who allyuh think penned the tempered TTFA media release?

It's been said that it was Salazar.

No doubt.

Looks like we have been presented with yet another forensic opportunity.  ::)

Well Cunningham say this time it is DJW.

Dahis wha ah saying ... compare and contrast.
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Think of the 2022 conversation regarding reparations as the item tabled for future discussion when initially raised for negotiation during talks in 1834. A lot of intere$t has accrued.

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Re: TTFA aims to set the record straight on its support for Women's football
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2018, 05:35:47 PM »
Another crisis to manage: we await how the TTFA responds to the public comments of the team manager.

If there is/was a sensible bright spot in this ill-fated WWC qualification venture,  it might be not having fired Jinelle James for speaking out. That might have really cracked  the hull of the ship.
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Think of the 2022 conversation regarding reparations as the item tabled for future discussion when initially raised for negotiation during talks in 1834. A lot of intere$t has accrued.

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Re: TTFA aims to set the record straight on its support for Women's football
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2018, 06:31:55 PM »
They getting hammered. 4-0 at the half. It was 2-0 in the 41 first, then 2 quick goals in succession. Panama beat Mex. 2-0. Wow!
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Re: TTFA aims to set the record straight on its support for Women's football
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2018, 06:48:19 PM »
Is now 6-0!!!!

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Re: TTFA aims to set the record straight on its support for Women's football
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2018, 07:28:52 PM »
7-0. Final score.

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Re: TTFA aims to set the record straight on its support for Women's football
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2018, 10:46:57 PM »
All dat money spend and de women and dem looking like dey does play in a Sunday rec league...dem eh ready fuh dis level..

De women not fit..where de Point Fortin Striker?

Corneal coach dem, Shabazz coach dem, now ah see Cooper.. wha kind ah preparation dem girls get?

..not physically fit..leh we doh talk bout de football dey playin ..dat real sad..dem girls can't even string two jumbie bead together far less make ah chain outta jumbie beads..it real sad..

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« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2018, 04:41:19 AM »
All dat money spend and de women and dem looking like dey does play in a Sunday rec league...dem eh ready fuh dis level..

De women not fit..where de Point Fortin Striker?

Corneal coach dem, Shabazz coach dem, now ah see Cooper.. wha kind ah preparation dem girls get?

..not physically fit..leh we doh talk bout de football dey playin ..dat real sad..dem girls can't even string two jumbie bead together far less make ah chain outta jumbie beads..it real sad..

De money wasn't spent on preparation.
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« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2018, 03:32:23 PM »
All dat money spend and de women and dem looking like dey does play in a Sunday rec league...dem eh ready fuh dis level..

De women not fit..where de Point Fortin Striker?

Corneal coach dem, Shabazz coach dem, now ah see Cooper.. wha kind ah preparation dem girls get?

..not physically fit..leh we doh talk bout de football dey playin ..dat real sad..dem girls can't even string two jumbie bead together far less make ah chain outta jumbie beads..it real sad..

De money wasn't spent on preparation.

please coache, doh start with that again. First of all Shabazz had that team. What did he do with them. He should not  be coaching any national team. He has visa issue with the US embassy. The TTFA knew that for ever,  why the hell they keep on picking him to coach national teams. The icing on the cake was his utterance that "this is the furthest that he can take the team". Everybody know he can't go to the US! What an f--king waste.
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« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2018, 08:45:52 AM »
All dat money spend and de women and dem looking like dey does play in a Sunday rec league...dem eh ready fuh dis level..

De women not fit..where de Point Fortin Striker?

Corneal coach dem, Shabazz coach dem, now ah see Cooper.. wha kind ah preparation dem girls get?

..not physically fit..leh we doh talk bout de football dey playin ..dat real sad..dem girls can't even string two jumbie bead together far less make ah chain outta jumbie beads..it real sad..

De money wasn't spent on preparation.

well said Tallman

Ppl need to stop talking bout stuff with little to no info.
We are a land of fight down and speculation.
The ladies did not get proper preparation at all.
Granted the assoc. is not the only party to blame in all of this and the internal struggles with the players which is well documented also has a part to play in all of this; BUT again, the poor preparation over the past couple years surrounding this program has always made it an uphill struggle for these ladies.

Ms Morace had a decent looking program in place wherer the younger players were being involved in the training/process.
And even with her gone, there needed to be a succession plan. How can we expect to rely on the same core of players for 2-3 campaigns especially.
Injuries, form, discipline issues all could have been alleviated with better continuity within the pool of players (which in itself is sthg we obviously need to look at to keep the younger core going)

There were a few younger players(still not enough), used in previous tournaments and qualifers within the last campaign and this one ----but we didnt see them later down in the qualifers and even the tournaments before (only a couple maybe were there)

We can't expect them to produce miracles if they are not training regularly AND playing at a high level consistently.
If we want to develop the program, we need to have that player pool of ALL foreign based players in college and clubs abroad(look at Jamaica as an example ---most of their team is playing regularly and based in colleges/clubs abroad or within the youth system and are active)
Our very own WOLF league needs vast improvement in order to be deemed a success.
We can't have a league with just 5-6 games and poorly run at the same time.
Expecting success from this model is unfair to the players involved if they are not given the respect and resources due.



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Re: TTFA aims to set the record straight on its support for Women's football
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2018, 10:53:29 PM »
Tallman, you trying to explain why the women team were so bad. All the commesse that preceded this tournament was all out in the open. So what do we expect?