T&T Pro League, TT Super League and WoLF to also move to Couva facility
The Headquarters of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association will officially be relocated to the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva at month end with operations set to begin there on June 1st, 2017.
Following the announcement by the TTFA during the recent visit of FIFA President Gianni Infantino that the Ato Boldon Stadium will become the new home of the TTFA, the relocation is the first part of the process which will lead to the establishment of a National Training Centre.
The TTFA, which has been based at the Hasely Crawford Stadium for the past four years, will also welcome the T&T Pro League, the TT Super League (TTSL) and Women’s League Football (WoLF) to the facility with the three organisations being provided with operational space by the FA.
The TTFA believes the new location will help streamline its operations, while facilitating engagement with key stakeholders; including other FIFA Member associations, Regional and local Member associations, Government, Partners, Players, Officials and Fans.
The TTFA wishes to thank the Ministry of Sports and the Sportt Company for its support in this significant development.
“We are thankful to the Ministry of Sport and Sportt Company for fulfilling their promise to support football by providing us with the facility. I think it is a tremendous accomplishment to have the key stakeholders in local football under one roof. It augers well for the development of the game here in trinidad and Tobago and it is an indication of the administration’s drive and ambitions to take the game to greater heights and with the inclusion of the stakeholders,” TTFA President David John-Williams told TTFA Media.
Pro League CEO Dexter Skeene indicated that the new move would be a boost to the overall development of football in T&T.
“I would like to thank the TTFA and its President for opening their arms to the League and for his vision in bringing the major stakeholders in local football together under one roof. I think this will go a long way in improving the local game,” Skeene said.
In a reaction to the provision to the Super League, its Interim President Keith Look Loy stated, “The TT Super League is pleased to have finally received recognition from the TTFA. TTSL now has a permanent home from which to operate and to develop the League, and we thank the TTFA for having facilitated this.”
WoLF President Sharon O’Brien expressed similar feelings, saying “The fact that Wolf can now have an office from which we can conduct our business is a definite boost for the league and for local women’s football. This will help us tremendously in carrying out our day to day operations and will be a positive step towards growing and developing the league, particularly from an administrative standpoint.”
Further information on updates in operational systems and policies will be provided in due course.