The Youth Pro League (YPL) pulled the plug on its 2020 competition today while the Sports Company of Trinidad and Tobago (Sportt) officially closed all government-run facilities to minors, which will immediately impact on youth sport over a wide range of disciplines.
National Youth League
The Trinidad and Tobago government will not actively block youth sporting competitions, like the Youth Pro League, from going ahead before September. However, they will need to find their own venues to play on.
THE Youth Pro League has not been given clearance to kick off, in August, as originally scheduled.
Many will say that the youth of this country will determine the future rise or fall of society in all aspects from economical to social or simply mental planning and awareness.
Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith confirmed this evening that youth team sport can commence immediately, despite a statement from chief medical officer Dr Roshan Parasram, who said all children activities should wait until September.
A decision was taken by the Board of Directors of the T&T Pro League during a meeting on Thursday, a day after Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith said permission was granted by the Ministry of Health for the Youth Pro League to go ahead as planned.
TRENDSETTER Hawks are the 2019 under-11 and under-13 Republic Cup National Youth Football League champions.
Minister of National Security Stuart Young has cleared the air on whether the Youth Pro League can go ahead or not. There were conflicting messages from the Ministry of Health and the Commissioner of Police on whether the league can kick-off in August. At Saturday’s virtual press conference with the Ministry of Health, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Roshan Parasram said all events with children should be held back until September.
THE 2019 Republic Cup National Youth Football League finals will kick off today from 10 am at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo.