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Member clubs of the newly formed Trinidad and Tobago Super League met on Saturday 7 January 2017 at the UTT campus in O’Meara, Arima, yesterday to discuss an agenda intended to further institutionalize the emerging football body and to prepare for its first football season.

The following clubs were present:
 
Barrackpore FC
Bethel FC
Central 500 Spartans FC
Club Sando
Cunupia FC
Defence Force FC
FC Santa Rosa
Guaya United FC
Marabella Family Crisis Centre
Petrotrin Palo Seco SC
Petit Valley United FC
1976 Phoenix FC
Real Maracas FC
Saddle Hill Hotspur FC
Siparia Spurs FC
UTT
WASA FC
Youth Stars FC

These eighteen clubs approved the formation of “Trinidad and Tobago Super League Limited”, a jointly-owned limited liability company to conduct the financial and commercial affairs of the league, and adopted a Founding Agreement, which defines the fundamental principles on which TTSL is established - equality of ownership and responsibility; commitment to a promotion/relegation relationship with all levels of local football; and equitable profit sharing.
 
The clubs also approved several administrative proposals from the TTSL board of directors, including annual membership and competition fees; an operational budget for 2017; and dates for the start of the 2017 season in each of its two divisions (11 June for the Premiership division, and 24 June for the Championship division). Importantly, TTSL will immediately write to TTFA regarding the status of its Champion of Champions competition, which will determine which regional association clubs will be promoted to TTSL for the 2017 season.    
 
TTSL has submited its membership application to TTFA and the league is awaiting the Association’s response.

FOUNDING AGREEEMENT OF THE TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO SUPER LEAGUE

I. Founding Principles

The founding members of the Trinidad and Tobago Super League, established on 13 December
2016, agree to the following fundamental principles for the operation of the league:

(a) the constitutional and commercial independence of the TT Super League;

(b) an integrated system of promotion and relegation involving the six (6) Regional Associations,
the TT Super League and the TT Pro League;

(c) conduct of the business of the TT Super League on the basis of "one club one vote" according
to the provisions of the TT Super League constitution;

(d) policy adopted by the TT Super League board of directors and/or general Meeting would be
implemented by the League’s secretariat;

(e) revenue from television and/or broadcasting contracts, and/or sponsorship contracts in excess
of the league’s operational costs would be shared as follows -
- 50% would be divided equally amongst the member clubs;
- 25% would be shared on the basis of the league position of each member club at
the end of the season;
- 25% would be reinvested in the TT Super League.

II. Relationship to other leagues

The TT Super League will begin its first season in June 2017;

(a) relegation and promotion between the Regional Associations and the TT Super League will
begin immediately and will include the first and second place clubs in the TTFA Champion of
Champions tournament, which involves the champion of each Regional Association;

(b) TTSL Super League clubs will continue to play in the TTFA and any TT Pro League
competition to which they may be invited; 

III. Incorporation

To achieve its administrative and commercial ends the founding members of the Trinidad and
Tobago Super League agree to form a limited liability company that will be known as Trinidad
and Tobago Super League Limited.

The objects of the company include the following:

(a) to organise and manage (under the jurisdiction of the TTFA) a league of
association football clubs to be known as "The Trinidad and Tobago Super League"
or such other name as the company may from time to time adopt ("the TT Super
League");

(b) to make, adopt, vary, and publish rules, regulations and conditions for the
management of the TT Super League and the matters relating thereto, and to take
all such steps as shall be deemed necessary or advisable for enforcing such rules,
regulations and conditions;

(c) to promote, provide for, regulate and manage all or any details or arrangements
or other things as may be considered necessary or desirable for, or ancillary to, the
comfort, conduct, convenience or benefit of football players and of the public or of
any other persons concerned or engaged in or in or associated with the TT Super
League;

(d) to enter into television, broadcasting, sponsorship, commercial or other
transactions of any kind in connection with the TT Super League. The TTSL
General Meeting has sole authority to finally decide contractual agreements in this
regard.

Agreed this 7th day of January 2017 at UTT, O’Meara by the representatives of the following clubs:

Barrackpore FC - Kirwin WESTON
Bethel FC - George JOSEPH
Central 500 Spartans FC - Mark SIMON
Club Sando - Eddison DEAN
Cunupia FC - Narvin CHARLES
Defence Force FC - Ryan OTTLEY 
FC Santa Rosa - Keith LOOK LOY
Guaya United FC - Jameson RIGUES
Marabella Family CC - Terrence BOISSIERE
Petit Valley United FC - Derek EDWARDS
Petrotrin Palo Seco SC - Aldwin FERGUSON
1976 Phoenix FC - Terry WILLIAMS
Real Maracas FC - Kester LENDOR
Saddle Hill Hotspur FC - Dexter GILL
Siparia Spurs FC - Quincy JONES
UTT - Nicholas LOCHAN
WASA FC - Cavelle McALLISTER
Youth Stars FC - Anselm ROBLEY