Prisons Service FC walked away with the lion's share of trophies, medals and cash incentives when the Terminix T&T Super League held its End of Year Prizegiving Ceremony on Wednesday night at the President's Box of the Queen's Park Oval, Port-of-Spain.
The Prison officers were awarded for winning the prestigious League Trophy in the scaled-down one-round competition last year, in what will potentially be the last Super League tournament to be held. The T&T Super League will now give way for the coming Tier 1 and 2 League which is still to be given a name.
Keith Look Loy, president of the TTSL made this announcement in front of a small crowd that comprised approximately 10 out of the 13 participating teams. Prisons also received the Best Goalkeeper award, courtesy the heroics of Javon Bourne, and the Golden Boots prize that was won by striker Nathan Julien.
The Prison officers were set to walk away with a minimum of $31,500, an amount that could only change dependant on the figure given for travel.
Look Loy, at the beginning of the season, said from the $200,000 given in sponsorship, the clubs would share $100,000 among them for prizes, leaving the last-place team to receive $1,100, all the way up to the winning prize of $14,000 with trophies and medals.
There were also to be cash bonuses of $1,000 for a win and $500 for a draw. Teams were also to be paid for their travel to and from matches, in the sum of $800 and $1, 500.
However, Bethel United striker Teejay Cadiz was voted the Most Valuable Player (MVP), a decision that was made easier after Cadiz was adjudged the best player in nine of his team's 12 matches.
But despite being ready to collect, clubs still could not collect their cash incentives as cheques made out in their names needed a third signature from the TTSL, Look Loy explained.
The TTSL boss also made it clear that bonuses, travel and other cash incentives will only be paid out to clubs when documents or paperwork is provided.
Terminix owner and managing director Richard Ferguson described the Super League as the best-run football tournament in T&T, saying it was a pleasure to support it financially.
"It shows transparency and accountability, it has the best football and most importantly, the biggest crowds. The T&T Pro League has nothing on the Super League," Ferguson said.
The La Horquetta Rangers boss, who has been a financial pillar of the sports locally, called for Look Loy's style of management in the TTSL, to be transferred to the new football tournaments in the future.