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Re: 2019 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
« Reply #120 on: December 04, 2019, 04:24:01 PM »
Spectacular to have had Shaka in the booth. For anyone who has been away from SSFL football for a lengthy period, it would be surreal to have live quality TV coverage, to see Crystal Sobers as the ref, to have heard Shaka's analysis and to have that twinned with Sancho and Murray. Really, the missing ingredient is a full house.
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Re: 2019 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
« Reply #121 on: December 04, 2019, 04:46:13 PM »
Spectacular to have had Shaka in the booth. For anyone who has been away from SSFL football for a lengthy period, it would be surreal to have live quality TV coverage, to see Crystal Sobers as the ref, to have heard Shaka's analysis and to have that twinned with Sancho and Murray. Really, the missing ingredient is a full house.

Yeah boy.  I was real impressed to see the game live on mih phone, followed it all the way home and then watched the end on the TV.  Real good game.  Long time the Stadium would have been full but the attendance was more than a typical Pro League and certainly more than National games recently.

I eh know Pres eh win de title in 40 years before today!!   :o

Nice man....ah happy for them..... :applause: :applause: :cheers:
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Re: 2019 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
« Reply #122 on: December 04, 2019, 05:06:57 PM »
Spectacular to have had Shaka in the booth. For anyone who has been away from SSFL football for a lengthy period, it would be surreal to have live quality TV coverage, to see Crystal Sobers as the ref, to have heard Shaka's analysis and to have that twinned with Sancho and Murray. Really, the missing ingredient is a full house.

Yeah boy.  I was real impressed to see the game live on mih phone, followed it all the way home and then watched the end on the TV.  Real good game.  Long time the Stadium would have been full but the attendance was more than a typical Pro League and certainly more than National games recently.

I eh know Pres eh win de title in 40 years before today!!  :o

Nice man....ah happy for them..... :applause: :applause: :cheers:

As I post this, it is curious and symbolic that my phone is on 44% ... 1% for every year since the last one.
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Re: 2019 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
« Reply #123 on: December 04, 2019, 05:07:51 PM »
Spectacular to have had Shaka in the booth. For anyone who has been away from SSFL football for a lengthy period, it would be surreal to have live quality TV coverage, to see Crystal Sobers as the ref, to have heard Shaka's analysis and to have that twinned with Sancho and Murray. Really, the missing ingredient is a full house.

Yeah boy.  I was real impressed to see the game live on mih phone, followed it all the way home and then watched the end on the TV.  Real good game.  Long time the Stadium would have been full but the attendance was more than a typical Pro League and certainly more than National games recently.

I eh know Pres eh win de title in 40 years before today!!  :o

Nice man....ah happy for them..... :applause: :applause: :cheers:

As I post this, it is curious and symbolic that my phone is on 44% ... 1% for every year since the last one.

Hee hee hee.....
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Or yuh shoes burst off,
You could still jump up when music play.
Old lady, young baby, everybody could dingolay...
Dingolay, ay, ay, ay ay,
Dingolay ay, ay, ay..."

RIP Shadow....The legend will live on in music...

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Re: 2019 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
« Reply #124 on: December 04, 2019, 05:09:59 PM »
But ah cyah believe TV6 just bus it in de middle of the trophy and medal ceremony.
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Re: 2019 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
« Reply #125 on: December 04, 2019, 05:22:04 PM »
But ah cyah believe TV6 just bus it in de middle of the trophy and medal ceremony.

Yeah boy.  I finished watching it on Sportsmax....
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Or yuh shoes burst off,
You could still jump up when music play.
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Re: 2019 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
« Reply #126 on: December 04, 2019, 11:52:20 PM »
That was a great game.  It was good to see Presentation secure the 2019 Intercol title.

Well done, PRES!!!  RePRESent!!!   :beermug: :beermug: :beermug:
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Re: 2019 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
« Reply #127 on: December 05, 2019, 12:33:30 AM »
Congrats to Pres.

44 years is a long time to wait.
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Pleasantville retain National Girls Intercol title
« Reply #128 on: December 05, 2019, 06:22:30 AM »
Pleasantville retain National Girls Intercol title
By Jonathan Ramnanansingh (T&T Newsday)


PLEASANTVILLE Secondary retained its coveted Coca Cola National Girls Intercol title by trumping Signal Hill 3-1, at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, on Wednesday.

From as early in as the fifth minute, eventual Player of the Match Tsai-Anne Fernandez, sent the defending champions ahead after rifling home a freekick past Signal Hill custodian, Aaliyah Alexander, just outside the penalty box. Although the Tobago backline of Jelese Alexander, Derisha Bristol and Tamia Alfred towered over Pleasantville’s petite forwards, strikers Alexcia Ali and Aaliyah Pascall capitalised on their low centre of gravity, bobbing and weaving past the trio.

Pleasantville continued to press for an extended lead but Kayla Mallaro handed up a golden opportunity minutes later, one on one against Alexander, shooting wide. Signal Hill, though, capitalised on their few and far between opportunities via Tiahj Crichlow, who squeezed past Pleasantville’s defender to slot away and level the play field minutes before the half time period.

At the resumption, Signal Hill returned with a rejuvenated spirit and sought to put pressure on the defending champions. Pleasantville however, continued to defend well and control the midfield while Ali and Pascall searched for the go-ahead goal. In the 72nd minute, Krissy Mitchell broke the deadlock in similar fashion, smashing home a well-hit free kick into the right corner.

Signal Hill showed signs of promise in the remaining minutes but Ali would seal the deal for the South squad, finding the back of the net with just two minutes to go. As the final whistle sounded, the Pleasantville girls and their vociferous supporters erupted in celebration as coach Brian London punched the air.

Speaking with the victorious coach after his team’s well-worked win, London was elated to see his squad’s hard work pay off after such a hectic season of football.

“It’s a very important win for us because we set goals to retain the title. The Big Five was one of our targets and even though we did not win there, we will settle for the League and National Intercol this time around. The team put in a lot of work in training and did a lot of free kicks. Those free kick sessions definitely paid off today. It’s good to see the fruits of our labours. Our programme is doing well and we will continue working with the younger players to step up and hold the reigns,” said London with a huge smile.

Meanwhile, Player of the Match Fernandez, expressed elation with the team’s overall performance. After receiving her award, Fernandez maintained her composure and was pleased to get past the Tobagonians, who ousted the southerners in this year’s Big Five final.

“This is my first year playing for Pleasantville and it was indeed a pleasure to see us win today. It was a tough game for us because they (Signal Hill) beat us in this year’s Big Five final, so we know they would be no run over. We really wanted to ensure the title stayed at our school. I must say thank you to our coaching staff and everyone who contributed to our success today. The girls deserve it,” stated Fernandez.
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Re: 2019 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
« Reply #129 on: December 05, 2019, 07:33:31 AM »
Sinclair guides Pres to first InterCol title.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Jardel Sin­clair may have scored the most im­por­tant goal of his en­tire life yes­ter­day.

Al­though it wasn’t any­thing spec­tac­u­lar, his sim­ple tap in from N’Kosi Charles’ right-side cen­tre in the 94th minute, earned Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege, San Fer­nan­do their first-ever Co­ca Co­la Na­tion­al In­ter­Col ti­tle with a come-from-be­hind 2-1 win over San Juan North Sec­ondary at the Ato Boldon Sta­di­um in Cou­va.

The win was al­so sweet re­venge for the south­ern­ers, who were beat­en by San Juan in 2016 fi­nal.

A tear­ful Pres coach Shawn Coop­er said af­ter­wards that it took years and months of hard work but they were fi­nal­ly able to get the job done.

The south­ern­ers had been the win­ners of nu­mer­ous South Zone In­ter­Col and na­tion­al league ti­tles pre­vi­ous­ly, but the Na­tion­al In­ter­Col had al­ways elud­ed them, at least un­til the mul­ti-tal­ent­ed Sin­clair was tak­en in at the in­sti­tu­tion and broke the jinx yes­ter­day.

San Juan North, beat­en by Pre­sen­ta­tion in the Pre­mier Di­vi­sion of the SS­FL, forged ahead when a throw-in from the left side reached an un­marked Re­nal­do Boyce in the Pres area in the fourth minute. Boyce col­lect­ed the throw-in and quick­ly re­leased to Isa­iah Chase, who hit hard and low shot past Pres goal­keep­er Isa­iah Williams for the 1-0 ad­van­tage.

Coop­er’s at­tempt to avoid be­ing beat­en twice by San Juan in the fi­nal re­ceived a ma­jor dent at this point.

How­ev­er, his team set­tled quick­ly and was re­ward­ed af­ter a se­ries of at­tacks on the San Juan goal. Hard­work­ing strik­er Ac­k­eel Ja­cob was re­leased down the left flank and he quick­ly cen­tred for the un­marked Jaiye Shep­pard to steer home in the 19th minute.

Pres, who de­throned Na­pari­ma Col­lege for the 2019 South Zone In­ter­Col crown, had on­ly them­selves to blame for not tak­ing the lead in the mo­ments that fol­lowed. Sin­clair’s ac­ro­bat­ic at­tempt from Ja­cob’s lift­ed pass in the box sailed over­bar in the 36th minute. Then Shep­pard, who was picked out all alone in the box from a right-side cross, put his head­er wide with the goal at his mer­cy.

The scores thus re­mained 1-1 at the half and when play re­sumed, Pres launched yet an­oth­er at­tack at goal, send­ing the speedy Sin­clair down the right flank to cen­tre for Naim Bis­nath to hit an un­con­trolled left-foot­ed ef­fort over the cross­bar.

The game ap­peared to be head­ing for a penal­ty shoot-out un­til sub­sti­tute Charles, fol­low­ing a god bit of skill on the right side, pulled a cross-back for Sin­clair to guide in­to the goal for the win­ner in the fourth minute of time added on for stop­pages and send the south­ern crowd in­to wild cel­e­bra­tions.

How­ev­er, be­fore the end could have been sig­nalled, ref­er­ee Crys­tal Sobers had to pro­duce red cards for Pre­sen­ta­tion’s Ja­cob and Justin Corn­wall, as well as San Juan’s El­isha Gar­cia for un­sports­man­like con­duct.

Results

Presentation College San Fernando 2 (Jaiye Sheppard 19, Jardel Sinclair 90+3), San Juan North Secondary 1 (Isaiah Chase 2) at Ato Boldon Stadium.

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San Juan North Secondary (4-4-2): 1.Emmanuel John (GK); 19.Adrian Duncan, 4.Elisha Garcia (red card) 18.Malik Farrier, 17.Kareem John; 13.Christon Mitchell (23.Daniel Best 74), 8.Keanu John, 6.Jordan Britto, 11.Isaiah Chase; 10.Jerry Morris (7.Tyrique Sutherland 68), 9.Renaldo Boyce (captain).

Unused Substitutes: 22.Kareem Rodriguez (GK), 5.Darion Thomas, 14.Kendo Matthias, 20.Dedell Jones, 21.Pharez  Sutherland.

Coach: Jerry Moe

Presentation College San Fernando (4-4-1-1): 1.Isaiah Williams (GK); 2.Nigel Caraby, 3.Luke Charles, 5.Justin Cornwall (red card), 6.Zion Allen; 13.Dantaye Gilbert, 15.Aleem Barclay (captain); 11.Adica Ash (16.Jardel Sinclair 85), 10.Ackeel Jacob (red card), 20.Naeem Bisnath (17.Nkosi Charles 79); 9.Jaiye Sheppard.

Unused Substitutes: 22.Kanye Lazarus (GK), 7.Acelino Medford, 12.Markus Mason, 14.Kassidy Davidson, 19.Shakeem Cooper.

Coach: Shawn Cooper

Referee: Crystal Sobers

Wired868 Man of the Match: Jaiye Sheppard



Photo: Presentation College (San F’do) players celebrate with the National Intercol trophy after their 2-1 win over San Juan North at the Ato Boldon Stadium on 4 December 2019.
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Re: 2019 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
« Reply #130 on: December 05, 2019, 08:05:59 AM »
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Pres, who de­throned Na­pari­ma Col­lege for the 2019 South Zone In­ter­Col crown, had on­ly them­selves to blame for not tak­ing the lead in the mo­ments that fol­lowed. Sin­clair’s ac­ro­bat­ic at­tempt from Ja­cob’s lift­ed pass in the box sailed over­bar in the 36th minute. Then Shep­pard, who was picked out all alone in the box from a right-side cross, put his head­er wide with the goal at his mer­cy.

The scores thus re­mained 1-1 at the half and when play re­sumed, Pres launched yet an­oth­er at­tack at goal, send­ing the speedy Sin­clair down the right flank to cen­tre for Naim Bis­nath to hit an un­con­trolled left-foot­ed ef­fort over the cross­bar.

Sinclair wasn't on the field yet.
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Re: 2019 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
« Reply #131 on: December 05, 2019, 08:18:19 AM »
Heartbreak for San Juan North: Late strike ends ‘Lions’ Intercol drought
By Jonathan Ramnanansingh (T&T Newsday)


A 92nd-minute strike from midfielder, Jardel Sinclair, put an end to Presentation College San Fernando’s 44-year Coca Cola National Intercol title drought and also sank hearts of the San Juan North-faithful when action climaxed in the 2019 finals at Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, on Wednesday.

After 94 minutes of end-to-end action, Presentation College emerged 2-1 winners following a gruelling encounter which was sadly marred by an ugly last-minute spat, resulting in three players being sent off in the dying seconds. Amidst an explosion of celebration, coach of the newly-crowned champions, Sean Cooper, seemed lost for words after the well-deserved victory.

“Great!” he said, followed by a long pause. “Great! We worked hard for it. Nobody expected us to do this well this year. It’s our rebuilding year. The win is even sweeter having conquered perennial champions Naparima College along the way. More importantly, we kept the titles in South. Despite what anyone says, South continues to dominate schools football.”

In the opening minutes of the first period, San Juan North looked good up front while "Pres" seemed to have a shaky start. San Juan though, capitalised on their fluidity and silenced the hundreds of chanting South fans when Isaiah Chase latched on to a loose ball, in the Presentation area, and notched home the opening goal in the fifth minute.

The "Pres Lions" though, seemed undaunted. Trailing by one goal in the early stages, the Aleem Barclay-led unit buckled down and began to string some nice passes together. Forwards, Ackeel “Hulk” Jacob and Jaiye Sheppard continuously ran at the San Juan defence as they pressed for the equalising goal. San Juan also created several chances but the "Pres" backline stood firm.

With minutes to go before the break, Presentation's custodian launched a long ball which fell to the feet of Sheppard. He sprinted past one defender and then laid it off to a bursting Jacob on the left flank. Jacob rose his head in search of a team-mate and smartly played a penetrative ball behind the San Juan defence, to find a charging Sheppard, who slotted away past goalie Kareem Rodriguez.

At the resumption, both teams seemed to take some pace off their attack. Most of the second half action took place in the middle of the field as Presentation and San Juan sought to conserve their energy. San Juan’s front two, skipper Ronaldo Boyce and Jerry Morris, tried valiantly to break the deadlock but was constantly crowded out by Presentation’s Adica Ash and company.

Both teams had their moments of brilliance in the second period but cancelled each other out on every attempt. The game was also stopped on a few occasions as cramps became a norm due to the extensive mental and physical pressure placed on these young men. However, with four minutes allotted for extra time to go, "Pres" opted for one last charge.

Nkosi Charles collected on the right flank and travelled goalwards. There he would find a surging Sinclair, who made no mistake, hammering home one of Presentation College’s most historic goals in Intercol history. Ato Boldon Stadium exploded in jubilation as San Juan dropped their heads in dismay. Sinclair flung his jersey off in celebration and sprinted to his erupting schoolmates, diving into a sea of celebration.

With just seconds to go and tensions running high, Jacob again burst down the right side and was fouled by a San Juan defender near the corner flag. The "Pres" striker opted to live up to his nickname “Hulk” and confronted the North player, which led to a short scuffle. Players from both teams sprinted over in an attempt to quell the situation, but their presence seemed to add fuel to the fire.

Officials from the Presentation and San Juan camp also got involved in the small fracas. Eventually, the San Juan defender was ejected, followed by Jacob and Justin Cornwall, for their unacceptable involvement. Seconds later, the referee had seen enough, and blew off the heated title match as "Pres" fans stormed the pitch in elation.
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Re: 2019 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
« Reply #132 on: December 05, 2019, 07:36:14 PM »
WATCH: Pleasantville Secondary girls team retained their Girls Intercol title with a three to one victory over Signal Hill Secondary. A victory that means a lot more than some may think for them

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NFA U17s in US ‘Winter Showcase’
« Reply #133 on: December 27, 2019, 02:57:19 AM »
NFA U17s in US ‘Winter Showcase’
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The Northern Football Association [NFA] ends a successful year with a historic opportunity for its U17 team. After three months of screening, training and practice matches, 18 players have been selected to represent the NFA at the ‘US Soccer Boy’s Winter Showcase’ in Tampa, Florida from the 26th-31st December.

This is the first time a Trinidad and Tobago team has been accepted and allowed to compete in such a prestigious tournament which is used by the US Soccer Federation to identify and select their national youth players. This tournament is also well attended by US University Soccer Coaches and Scouts which is a major plus.

President of the NFA, Anthony Harford thanks all the persons who assisted; the Sponsors, the US Embassy, volunteer staff, parents and players who played a role in coordinating and covering all the Tour aspects from airfare, hotel, Visas, training, field use and pulling off three major fund raisers, all within the last three months.

Having seen most of these boys participate and develop in the Republic Bank Youth League [RBYL] and the Secondary Schools Football League [SSFL], we thought it fitting to make this trip when the invitation came. It gives our north youth players an opportunity to experience the fringe of national football, and to possibly get scholarships and continue their academics and to develop their football career along a professional pathway.

It also augurs well for our Clubs in the NFA, who have steadfastly done yeoman development work. The players come from our top youth Clubs like Trendsetter Hawks, Queen’s Park, RSSR, North Coast and Petit Valley/Diego Martin United. To see a player making the team from Blanchisseuse is a great accomplishment that there is talent and that football is being played in all our north communities.

Players: Jacob Castillo, Saeed Pompey Charles, Emmanuel Thomas, Daniel David, Daniel Lake, Malachi Celestine, Jude-Anthony Johnson, Aaron Moruf, Jordan Romany, Andrew De Gannes, Antonio Chee Ting, Delaney Zamore, Shervohnez Hamilton, Jahiem Ashby, Kaihim Thomas, Luke Savery [Cpt], Negus Jack and Jumaane McNeil. Volunteer Staff: Marlon Phillip, Paul Decle [Coaches] Kerry Castillo, Nicholas Lochan [Managers] and Donnette Mark [medic].
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Re: NFA U17s in US ‘Winter Showcase’
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NFA U17s in US ‘Winter Showcase’
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The Northern Football Association [NFA] ends a successful year with a historic opportunity for its U17 team. After three months of screening, training and practice matches, 18 players have been selected to represent the NFA at the ‘US Soccer Boy’s Winter Showcase’ in Tampa, Florida from the 26th-31st December.

This is the first time a Trinidad and Tobago team has been accepted and allowed to compete in such a prestigious tournament which is used by the US Soccer Federation to identify and select their national youth players. This tournament is also well attended by US University Soccer Coaches and Scouts which is a major plus.

President of the NFA, Anthony Harford thanks all the persons who assisted; the Sponsors, the US Embassy, volunteer staff, parents and players who played a role in coordinating and covering all the Tour aspects from airfare, hotel, Visas, training, field use and pulling off three major fund raisers, all within the last three months.

Having seen most of these boys participate and develop in the Republic Bank Youth League [RBYL] and the Secondary Schools Football League [SSFL], we thought it fitting to make this trip when the invitation came. It gives our north youth players an opportunity to experience the fringe of national football, and to possibly get scholarships and continue their academics and to develop their football career along a professional pathway.

It also augurs well for our Clubs in the NFA, who have steadfastly done yeoman development work. The players come from our top youth Clubs like Trendsetter Hawks, Queen’s Park, RSSR, North Coast and Petit Valley/Diego Martin United. To see a player making the team from Blanchisseuse is a great accomplishment that there is talent and that football is being played in all our north communities.

Players: Jacob Castillo, Saeed Pompey Charles, Emmanuel Thomas, Daniel David, Daniel Lake, Malachi Celestine, Jude-Anthony Johnson, Aaron Moruf, Jordan Romany, Andrew De Gannes, Antonio Chee Ting, Delaney Zamore, Shervohnez Hamilton, Jahiem Ashby, Kaihim Thomas, Luke Savery [Cpt], Negus Jack and Jumaane McNeil. Volunteer Staff: Marlon Phillip, Paul Decle [Coaches] Kerry Castillo, Nicholas Lochan [Managers] and Donnette Mark [medic].

Is this an Express editorial or a NFA media release? :)

Regarding the football: good initiative; may it reap rewards!
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Sheppard, Ali cop SSFL Players of the Year
« Reply #135 on: January 10, 2020, 06:11:36 AM »
Sheppard, Ali cop SSFL Players of the Year
By Jonathan Ramnanansingh (T&T Newsday)


Jaiye Sheppard (Presentation College, San Fernando) and Alexcia Ali (Pleasantville Secondary) were crowned male and female Secondary Schools’ Football League (SSFL) Players of the Year respectively at the 2019 Awards and Presentation Ceremony, which kicked off at the Couva/Point Lisas Chamber of Commerce on Thursday.

Both players were instrumental in leading their respective teams to victory at last year’s Coca Cola National Intercol Tournament. Sheppard led the charge for the SSFL’s top five male athletes and was joined by Isa Bramble (Naparima College), Emmanuel John (San Juan North), Josiah King (Carapichaima East) and Tyrese Spicer (St. Augustine).

Additionally, Ali, hoisted the tournament’s most prestigious individual prize for a second consecutive year. The 19-year old was joined in league’s top five female performers by teammates Latifha Pascall and Tsai-Anne Fernandez, Celine Loraine (Signal Hill) and Afiyah Cornwall.

Speaking with Newsday following the presentation, Sheppard was elated with his capture of the tournament’s most prestigious individual prize and remains optimistic for the 2020 season. According to Presentation coach, Sean Cooper, Sheppard will be placed with responsibility of captaining the title-winning squad when the competition resumes in September.

“It’s an amazing feeling to win this award and I would not have been here without the works of Presentation’s coaching staff and my teammates,” he said. “We had a great season, bolstered by a younger group of players. Altogether, we decided to work hard and God gave us what we deserved. I am proud, not only of myself, but what our team was able to achieve as a unit.”

Meanwhile, after two years of total dominance in the Coca Cola Girls Intercol, Pleasantville’s Ali concludes her SSFL career at the end of the academic year. However, having captured back-to-back Girls Intercol and Player of the Year awards, she leaves contented.

“It’s a great achievement for me on a personal level and I’m very happy for what I have achieved throughout my stay at Pleasantville. I thank my mother, coaches, teachers and teammates for always pushing me to do my best. Going forward, I would like to get a sport scholarship and play football abroad.”

Team and individual accolades were also presented to top zonal performers in the Form One/Under-13 Boys (Fruta); Giants Division/Under-14 Boys, Under-15 Girls, Under-16 Boys and Under-20 Boys and Girls (Malta); Championship Division Boys and Girls, Big Five, Premiership and National (Shell/First Citizens Bank).

In his address to the multitude of student-athletes, coaches and teachers at the ceremony, president of the TT Football Association (TTFA) William Wallace, credited the dedicated efforts of those who contested last season’s grueling competition.

The newly-appointed TTFA head also held one minute’s silence in memory of former local football presidents, Oliver Camps and Raymond Tim-Kee, ex-national players Jason Marcano and Shahdon Winchester, all of who passed away last year. Strangely enough, mere hours before the start of the awards, the national football fraternity was again plunged into mourning as former National Under-17 captain, Roderick Anthony, died in a car crash in Tobago.

“Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard,” said the former SSFL leader. “Give one hundred percent all the time. You will not only improve your game but also motivate those around you.”

The feature address was delivered by former National senior men and youth team coach, Hannibal Najjar, who urged the youngsters to maintain focus on their personal, sporting and academic goals.

Other dignitaries present were former player Everald ‘Gally’ Cummings, ex-FIFA referee/instructor Osmond Downer, Ministry of Education advisor Cheryl Ann Wilkinson, Coca Cola senior marketing manager Maritza Ballack, Fruta marketing manager Cindy Gafoor-Lares, Malta brand manager Kenny Maharaj, Shell community liaison officer Oji Borel, First Citizens Bank manager Baldath Maharaj, Central Zone chairman Tara Bansi and other members of the TTFA executive.

2019 SSFL HONOUR ROLL

All Star Males

Goalkeepers; Isaiah William (Presentation), Levi Fernandez (Naparima), Emmanuel John (San Juan North)

Defenders; Luke Charles, Justin Cornwall (both of Presentation), Tyrike Andrews, Atiba Lewis (both of Naparima), Brandon St Clair (Carapichaima East), Elisha Greene (San Juan North)

Midfielders; Aleem Barclay, Ackeel Jacob (both of Presentation), Shoaib Khan (Naparima), Josiah King, Keilon Burnett (both of Carapichaima East), Trent Weekes (St. Anthony’s), Terrell Wiley (Trinity East), Daniel David (Eaat Mucurapo)

Forwards; Jaiye Sheppard (Presentation), Isa Bramble, Seon Shippley (both of Naparima), Akeem Mason (St. Benedict’s), Tyrese Spicer (St. Augustine), Zion McLeod (East Mucurapo), Kai Phillip (St. Anthony’s), Adriel George (Speyside)

All Star Females

Goalkeepers – Chelsea Ramnath (Fyzabad), Tishana Orosco (Valencia)

Defenders – Tsai-Anne Fernandez, Kayla Garcia, Corysa Joseph (all of Pleasantville), Derisha Bristol, Jelese Alexander (both of Signal Hill), Leah Massiah (Carapichaima East)

Midfielders – Chrissy Mitchell, Aaliyah Pascall, Latifha Pascall (all of Pleasantville), Ashante Wilson-Campbell (Signal Hill), Kayla Baboolal, Makeba Moran (both of Five Rivers), Charlize Hood (Holy Name Convent, PoS), Akela Gomez (San Juan North)

Forwards – Alexcia Ali (Pleasantville), Latoya Cayenne (Fyzabad), Celine Loraine, Aaliyah Alvarez, Tiah Crichlow (all of Signal Hill), Afiyah Cornwall (Carapichaima East), Luann Craig (Five Rivers), Havana Ramdeen (Holy Name Convent, PoS), Monesia Mejias (El Dorado East)

National Intercol Boys – 1. Presentation College, 2. San Juan North, 3. Carapichaima East

National Intercol Girls – 1. Pleasantville, 2. Signal Hill, 3. Carapichaima East

Zonal Intercol Boys – Carapichaima East (Central), San Juan North (East), St. Anthony’s (North), Presentation College (South)

Zonal Intercol Girls – 1. Carapichaima East (Central), 2. Five Rivers (East), Holy Name Convent PoS), 4. Pleasantville (South)

SSFL Premiership – 1. Naparima College, 2. Presentation College, 3. St. Anthony’s

SSFL Championship Division Boys Zonal – Chaguanas North (Central), Arima North (East), Fatima (North), Moruga (South)

SSFL Championship Division Girls Zonal – Carapichaima East (Central), Five Rivers (East), Holy Name Convent PoS), 4. Pleasantville (South)

National Titles – St. Benedict’s (Form One), U-14 Boys Trinity East, Un-16 Boys St. Anthony’s, U-20 Boys Presentation College, U-15 Girls Five Rivers, U-20 St. Augustine

Senior Division U-20 Boys – Knockout – Chaguanas North (Central), San Juan North (East), Malick (North), Presentation (South) – League – ASJA Charlieville (Central), San Juan North (East), Malick (North), Presentation (South)

Senior Division U-20 Girls – Knockout – St. Augustine (East), Barrackpore East (South) – League – St. Augustine (East), Barrackpore East (South)
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Miami-based agency to scout SSFL stars
« Reply #136 on: January 11, 2020, 10:22:35 AM »
Miami-based agency to scout SSFL stars
By Jonathan Ramnanansingh (T&T Newsday)


Long-time national Intercol title sponsor, Coca Cola, is currently working with a Miami-based scouting agency to provide some of T&T’s talented Secondary Schools’ Football League (SSFL) players with an opportunity to secure international scholarships and contracts.

This initiative serves as a springboard for the season’s top league, zonal and Intercol performers (male and female). These players will have a chance to exhibit their athletic skills in front of varying foreign-based scouts via exhibition games.

At the 2019 SSFL award ceremony on Thursday, Coca Cola senior marketing manager Maritza Ballack revealed the plan aimed at providing a platform for young, transitioning footballers.

“We are engaged with a Miami-based scouting agency who is working on the full plan for this exhibition day,” said Ballack during her address.

“The top teams of each season will be able to showcase their players at special exhibition games set up with international scouts in the hope that some of our brightest stars will be picked up by foreign schools and clubs.”

Within the coming weeks, Ballack and her team will share this plan with the SSFL body for finalisation. Once all elements are reviewed and confirmed, the decade-long sponsor is preparing to execute this initiative in March with the top boys and girls Intercol schools invited to participate.

The Coca Cola representative said her organisation is celebrating its 10-year anniversary as National Intercol title sponsors. Additionally, the preceding season was Coca Cola’s first full sponsorship of the girls’ competition. According to her, Coca Cola remains committed to the cause.

She also hinted to the outgoing SSFL president and recently appointed T&T Football Association head, William Wallace, that Coca Cola is willing to partner with football's local governing body.

“I can confidently say that we will be continuing our sponsorship as title sponsors for many years to come for both the Coca Cola girls and boys Intercol. We pledge to continue support of the SSFL for hopefully another ten (years) and beyond. It has been a pleasure working with you Mr Wallace and I’m ready to partner with you and the TTFA as well. Just say the word.”
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Re: 2019 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
« Reply #137 on: February 09, 2020, 08:22:38 AM »
Congratulations goes out to former star defender Juaval Roberts as he takes another step in furthering his sport and academic career.

The national beach footballer got accepted on a partial scholarship to Ottawa University Arizona where he’ll be reunited with former ‘Pres’ stand out player Jordan Riley.

Presentation College, San Fernando will like to thank Mr. Roberts for his contribution to the college and wish him many more success in his new journey - Presentation College Lions

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Re: 2019 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
« Reply #138 on: February 16, 2020, 09:31:30 AM »
Tallman, if we were to do a spreadsheet by school and the securing of a foreign contract, I am curious what the rank order of the schools would be.

At some point I would prefer to exclude players who played beyond X number of years in the Pro League ... to better drill down on what I think is more significant. Of course those not having played domestically are not excluded.

I bet this is data the SSFL doh have organized structurally.
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