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Mucurapo captain Kevin Molino and Debe High School’s Mariah Shade were named Male and Female Footballers of the Year respectively, at the Secondary Schools Football League’s annual award ceremony at the Rudranath Capildeo Learning and Resource Centre in Couva on Friday.
The event was attended by T&T Football Federation Technical Director Lincoln Phillip, communication manager at BGTT Wendell Constantine and several of the top Secondary School football players of 2008. Molino, who led Mucurapo to the RBTT Intercol title, said that his success this season was the result of discipline and team work.

“It’s a good feeling for me. I set a goal and achieved it.” He said, “We came out and worked as a team together.” As part of his prize, Molino will travel to Portugal where he will gain experience with a first division club. Shade, whose school was the BGT&T National Girls Champion, also commended her team for its group effort. “One thing that is positive about us is our team spirit. We gel together and we’re just like one big family.” She said.

In the night’s feature address, Constantine encouraged the students to make the most of their opportunities at this stage in life. “Each of you can use sport, and particularly football to improve your lot in life. However, this requires you to work harder and to place equal focus on your academics and your social development.” He said, “Your decisions now will either positively or negatively impact your future and that of our nation.” Meanwhile, the Veteran’s Football Foundation honoured Glenford Thomas and Leo Braffet for their contributions to local football.


Male Awards:

Most Outstanding Player:
Kevin Molino (Mucurapo)
Top Five Footballers:
Shahdon Winchester (Naparima), Joevin Jones (Mucurapo), Kevin Molino (Mucurapo), Sheldon Bateau (Fatima), Michael Duff (Mucurapo),
SSFL All Star Selection:

Rondel Wright (Naparima), Michael Duff (Mucurapo)
Akel Bruce (Mucurapo), Joevin Jones (Mucurapo), Tyler Scipio (Presentation San Fernando), Jamal Spencer ( San Juan Senior), Sheldon Bateau (Fatima)
Anthony Paerkins (Naparima), Veer Lakhan-Joseph (St Mary’s), Michael Renaud (Carapachaima), Kevin Molino (Mucurapo), Terrence Clarke (Mucurapo)
Shahdon Winchester (Naparima College), Qian Grovesnor (St Anthony’s), Phillip Wickham (Carapachaima), Muta Taylor (Mucurapo), Jerol Britto (QRC)

Female Awards:

Most Outstanding Player:
Mariah Shade (Debe High)
Top Five Players of the Year:
Stephanie Bean (Debe High), Tiana Bateau ( St Joseph ’s Convent), Jennel Kisson ( St Augustine ), Mariah Shade (Debe High), Cassey McKenzie (Malick)

Dimple Walters ( St George’s ), Lenfah Jones (Debe High), Chantelle George ( St Augustine )
Melissa Douglas (Providence), Stephanie Beam (Debe), Tiana Bateau (St Joseph’s), Diamond Hendrickson (Corpus Christi), Cheryl Young (Debe), Stephini Reid (St Augustine), Denisha O’Brien (St Augustine)
Melissa Woo Ling ( Providence ), Jennel Kissoon ( St Augustine ), Kayla Taylor (Debe), Kamile degale ( St Augustine ), Sharice Arthur ( St Augustine )
Mariah Shade (Debe), Cassey McKenzie (Malick), Stephanie Woo Ling ( Providence ), Elizabeth Ng Wai (Debe), Patrice Campbell ( El Dorado )