Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace today announced a four year deal with Caribbean Chemicals & Agencies Ltd, which will see the latter company offer ‘support in the development and improvement of playing pitches at senior, junior and school level’ and ‘product for the improvement of playing facilities’.
The deal was valued at TT$1.5 million.
Caribbean Chemicals chairman Joe Pires also offered, according to the TTFA Media, his ‘personal support and general counsel on domestic commercial matters as and when required’.
“Becoming the first domestic partner of the new TTFA administration is a significant moment both for Caribbean Chemicals and for me personally,” Pires told the TTFA Media. “It was important to us that we were the first to show our support for a new era in T&T football, as it reflects the confidence we have in this administration and in people like new Senior Men’s coach Terry Fenwick to make the improvements that football fans across the whole of Trinidad and Tobago are desperate to see.
“I’m proud that Caribbean Chemicals has become an official partner and on a personal level, am looking forward providing some executive assistance which I hope can help accelerate overall development.”
The deal, according to a press release, should see Caribbean Chemicals provide the TTFA with internationally trained agronomists (technical representatives) to ensure that all fields utilised by the local football body are of the highest standard.
The TTFA has a long-term lease deal with the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva and also owns the Home of Football in Couva, although the latter facility is closed at present due to insurance issues.
“The confirmation of Caribbean Chemicals as a new Partner is a significant show of solidarity from a major locally based organisation,” said Wallace. “I believe this illustration of local support is a hugely meaningful moment in our overall programme and I look forward to a long and successful association.”
Last week, Wallace announced a four year contract with UK sportswear supplier, Avec Sport, which is also set for four years and was valued at TT$25 million. The Avec Sport deal was supposedly in cash and kind, although the football president did not reveal further details.